Marvellous Melbourne: The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

We’re blogging over at Owl Fly Away today – all about the great outdoors on the outskirts of Melbourne and an awesome farmstay!

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Through a search on AirBnb, we were very fortunate to find this awesome farmstay opportunity on a working farm located in Wandin North, which is within the Yarra Valley and not far from Melbourne.

Aquila Acres Farm Stay and Equine Learning is run by Debs Parsons, who specialises in Equine-assisted therapy. Basically, she helps people with physical, cognitive and emotional issues to work through their problems by caring for and riding the horses and ponies on her farm.

The self-catering accommodation itself is a very comfortable two bedroom converted stablehouse, and is right next to where some of the horses and ponies bed down for the night. It is real treat to wake up and watch the miniature ponies gambolling in the surrounding fields. The kids certainly enjoyed getting up in the morning and then wandering outside to feed hay to the horses and ponies whilst still in…

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