DON'T LEAVE ANYONE AT HOME.
THE YANAKIE HOUSE & CABINS
A romantic getaway for two, a relaxing escape for the whole family, get together with friends or for the perfect event we invite you to come and experience the magic of Yanakie.
Hi, I'm Wendy!
I'm an outdoor loving architect with an absolute passion for finding elements of beauty in every aspect of life. I am a proud mother of three enjoying the next stage with grand-babies.
Life has been busy and full of surprises but now it has led me on a new adventure. I craved a relaxing escape, a place of solitude and pure natural beauty. A place where I can be creative, be outdoors , plant a garden and I can enjoy every single moment with family and friends.
The refurbishment of the Yanakie House and Cabins has allowed me to express my lifelong interest in art, collecting and making. I immediately loved the connection I developed with the space. My creative and practical skills were combined to create an artistic and relaxing paradise in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. I have ensured access for all levels of mobility and now I want to be able to share this with all of you!
The Yanakie House is a perfect base for my walks into the prom, we are ten minutes from the gate of Wilson’s Promontory National Park. My first ever hike was through stunning Wilsons Promontory many years ago and I have wonderful childhood memories of Christmas in my uncle’s VW combi on Waratah Bay.
Yanakie, a Koori name from the Gunai language, is interpreted as “ between the waters’ draws strong parallels to it's incredible heritage. To our South West is beautiful Waratah Bay and Sandy Point with their fabulous swimming beaches. To the East, Foster, Port Franklin and Toora open onto Corner Inlet. The region has is a strong aboriginal heritage, nearby is Toora, (which translates from the Koori Gunai as “women who look after the fire and keep the fire alight’.
From me to you, I would love you to enjoy this space. Come and get creative, reflect, relax. There are so many stunning hikes, places to visit, fish to catch, you can paint or do yoga in our studio, set up a marquee for a special day or just relax with an indescribable view.
Make it special, in your own way.
We recommmend our neighbouring towns of Loch, Koonwarra, Meeniyan, Fish Creek and Foster.
Creative heaven, there are plenty of gorgeous galleries to add to your to do list.
FOOD & WINE
See Wendy's list of nearby recommended restaurants and wine stops.
Pack your exploring shoes, there's an abundance of stunning hikes nearby.
Wildlife Coast Cruises. Departing from Port Welshpool, and Cowes
Wilson’s Prom Whale Cruise.
Treat yourself luxury Spa locations.
Visit The Wilsons promontory National Park,Waratah Bay Sandy Point and Shallow Inlet.
A list of must-see artisan lifestyle and pottery stores nearby.
Recommended neighbouring supply stops.
"What a beautiful rustic property! My friends and I absolutely LOVED our stay in this beautiful property! It was very clean, beautifully rustic with modern appliances. We couldn’t have asked for a better location, being only 5 minutes from the entrance of Wilson’s prom. We would DEFINITELY stay again and highly recommend this property."