Emeu Inn in Heathcote Victoria
Emeu Inn Heathcote Victoria Australia Luxury Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: Leslye and Fred Thies

Guestrooms: 6 suites + one self contained cottage.

Address: 187 High Street, Heathcote, Victoria 3523 Australia

Telephone: (+61 3) 5433 2668

Fax: (+61 3) 5433 4022

Activities/Attractions: Located at the junction of two major highways, Heathcote is a convenient distance from Melbourne, Bendigo, Echuca and other large towns. Heathcotes’ atmosphere and lifestyle are widely recognised and celebrated.

Heathcote boasts a range of tourism interests - historical and cultural; National and State parks, relics from the gold rush days, burgeoning wine industry.

  • bushwalking
  • cycling
  • orienteering
  • photography
  • wildflowers
  • birdwatching
  • sightseeing
  • gold prospecting
  • gemstone fossicking

With dark skies away from city lights, Heathcote is an ideal locality for astronomers and stargazers. Destinations within the town precinct include: the unique geographical reserve at Pink Cliffs; historic buildings such as the newly refurbished Old Goal, Courthouse, Council Office and other significant buildings.


"Thanks Leslie and Fred for your warm hospitality and great food and wine last weekend. We were particularly pleased that you made our 12yr old son feel welcome too. We had 2 fantastic breakfasts and 2 sumptuous dinners - the steak was high quality and absolute perfection and our fireside seating much appreciated."

"A huge thank you to Leslye and Fred for their warm welcome, wonderful food and all the little extra touches that make this such a great special to stay. We had such a good time, and even though it was just one night it felt like we had been pampered away from the stress of the real world and transported to our idea of nirvana (great food, good wine and a spa bath for 2!) We hope to make it back one day but if not then it is certainly a place that will be highly recommended to all of our friends."

"Thank you for allowing us to share your home. Give Max and Brandy a pat for us and we hope to see you guys soon!"

"Absolutely beautiful B&B, with great hosts. Can't wait to go back!"

" Amazing food; thank you for your hospitality."

"Once again - we're treated like royalty"

"Absolutely fabulous!"

"Pure indulgence. Superb!"

"We look forward to coming back here. Definitely the best B&B."

"Lovely! Beautiful accommodation, food & hospitality. Thank you Leslye & Fred."

"Wow! What am I supposed to say?"

"Thank you for a very comfortable stay. We managed to re-charge our batteries."

"1st class all the way."

"A great experience."


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Emeu Inn

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"... fully restored to a haven of hospitality, serving as a cosy restaurant and a warmly welcoming B&B"

"Thanks to Fred and Leslye (the new Aussie) for a wonderful weekend - great company, great food, great wine and great weather - made our tenth anniversary extra special."

"... home-made chocolates and a bottle of champagne set the scene for a most relaxing weekend."

General Information: Welcome to Emeu Inn ... if you're looking for superior accommodation while you're exploring the food and wine of the Heathcote region of Victoria, Australia, join us. Enjoy our Restaurant where you'll find an international menu "taking you on a dizzying jaunt around the globe". Taste the wines of the region in our Wine Centre where over 60 labels are on display. Be sure to take a bottle or two home with you. Relax by taking a stroll along the main street, playing a game of golf or wandering through the surrounding forests.

The spacious B&B suites are designed with your comfort in mind - a queen-size bed, a sitting area, your own TV and DVD player and private ensuite, and each is individually climate controlled.

  • Six luxury Bed and Breakfast suites with ensuites (two with an open fireplace, five with double spas)
  • Continental breakfast included with homemade pastries and jams
  • Fully Licensed Restaurant and Wine Centre, licensed to takeaway wines. Over 60 local Heathcote labels available
  • Conveniently located just 110Kms from Melbourne and 1 hour from the airport
  • Secured parking at the rear of the property
  • Large double spas
  • Open fires
  • Dog friendly
  • Queen-size beds
  • Pillow Bank
  • TV & DVD Player
  • You have access to a private lounge where you'll find games, CDs, books, newspapers and magazines
  • Tea, coffee and port are always available

We now also offer a deluxe, one bedroom self-contained cottage for guests with:

  • bathroom with a large double spa and separate shower
  • sleeps four in a queen-size bed and a double sofa bed
  • mini kitchen
  • fully air conditioned & heated
  • pet-friendly

The dinner menu features game meat, bush-tucker flavourings and some German specialities. Emeu Inn also showcases many of the local wines, and we have an extensive cellar of older vintages for you to enjoy!

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club & Bartercard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).

$190-235/night (Brady, Charlett & Heidi suites)
From $575/2 nights + 1 dinner (Elly, Sage and Shiraz suites)
$300/night (Cottage)

Continental breakfast included.


  • 2004 Best B&B in the Goldfields Tourism Awards
  • Finalist: Tourism Restaurant 2004 Goldfields Tourism Awards
  • Finalist: 2004 & 1999 Bendigo Business Excellence Awards
  • Finalist - Tourism Restaurant 2003 & 2004 Restaurant & Catering Victoria Industry Awards
  • WINNER - Best Tourism Restaurant
    2002 Goldfields Tourism Awards
  • WINNER - Best B&B 2000 Goldfields Tourism Awards
  • CERTIFICATE OF MERIT - Best New Business 1999 Goldfields Tourism Awards
  • RECOMMENDED Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards
  • 14/20 - International/Bush Food The AGE Good Food Guide