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Guest rating: 5 / 5 reviews

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Truly escape to heaven at the luxurious and spacious Manna Gum.

Equipped for easy living and that sense of luxury you want to wake to every morning, you will instantly feel refreshed, renewed and replenished after time in this idyllic bush setting.

This magnificent straw bale home is designed to stay cool in Summer and warm in Winter.  The barn style vaulted ceilings give a sense of space and calm while the gorgeous floor to ceiling windows help you feel part of the natural bush setting.  

Explore the 20 acres of hidden gully nestled at the base of Mt Porepunkah.  The property is surrounded by beautiful state forest affording an abundance of Australian native flora and fauna.

Spend long summer days (and nights!) relaxing by the in-ground pool and heated spa with the sounds of nature to serenade you.  

BBQ under the stars in serene peace & quiet or take the short drive into Bright to experience chef's hats dining.

Relax in the spacious open plan living and dining area with picture windows to bring the stunning outside in.  Lose the hours with a movie from your smart TV with Netflix or put your feet up by the fire with a good book.

In Winter, the toasty wood fire sets the mood or take a quick dip to cool off in Summer.  The entire property features ducted heating & cooling for year round comfort.

Whip up a feast of local produce in the beautiful fully equipped kitchen with everything you could need.

Enjoy breakfast at the bar with a coffee from your own pod machine or enjoy an afternoon tea by the pool.

Unwind in the glorious deep, shaped bath with views to relax to.  The luxurious master bedroom features a gorgeous window seat to curl up with a great book or relax by the wood fire on the custom floor seating.  The master features a queen bed and ensuite just for you.  The 2nd bedroom also features a queen bed with all bedding & linen supplied.  The 3rd bedroom features 3 single beds and a slide out trundle, sleeping 8 guests in comfort.  The 3rd bedroom also includes a TV & DVD, perfect for the kids to use as their own space.

Wake up to the symphony of our native birds.  Watch out for the wallabies and kangaroos.  Walk though the bush enjoying the native orchids & flowers.  Spot Bindi our resident wombat on her nightly ramble.

Cap your stay off with a fully equipped laundry & office, Free WIFI with Netflix, spacious lawns to play and enjoy and true tranquility in a luxurious setting, Manna Gum is what dreams are made of.


  • Fully self contained house
  • Sleeps 8
  • Queen bed in master bedroom with ensuite & wood fire
  • Queen bed in 2nd bedroom
  • 3 x single bed + trundle in 3rd bedroom with TV/DVD


  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Coffee machine - pod style
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven/stove - electric
  • Pantry
  • Open plan living
  • Smart TV/DVD with Netflix
  • Free WIFI
  • Ducted heating & cooling
  • Ipod dock/CD
  • Window seat
  • All bedding & linen provided
  • Robes
  • Bath - extra deep
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower - separate
  • Toilet - ensuite
  • Toilet - separate
  • Private laundry
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Washing machine - front loader
  • Washing line
  • BBQ - 4 burner gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor setting
  • Off street parking
  • Wood fire - enclosed
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor spa
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mountain Views
  • Gardens

We can also help you with any little extras you would like to complete your Bright getaway.

Let us arrange an in-house massage, book you a tour, help with local activities, have a yummy local hamper waiting for your arrival, whatever your heart desires!
Celebrating a special occasion? We can have flowers, balloons, decorations or even gifts waiting for that special someone. Won't you win brownie points!

Lazy late check-out may be available on request.

Just let us know what we can do to complete your holiday...........


Manna Gum situated on the outskirts of beautiful Bright

There are so many reasons why you will keep coming back to beautiful Bright. Every season is a new experience and there is something on offer for every holiday maker.

Take a dip in the sparkling Ovens River, make the most of the swimming hole with water slide!
Take in the fresh Alpine air with a leisurely walk along one of many tracks or take a more challenging mountain hike.
Catch your own dinner of fresh trout (or cheat at the trout farm).
Hit the slopes in winter with easy access to Mt Hotham, Falls Creek AND Mt Buffalo.
Take a tour of the award winning local wineries & breweries or enjoy a leisurely lunch in the sunshine.
Take to the skies in a micro-light or try paragliding for the more adventurous!
Get involved in the many festivals & special events held throughout the year.
Lose the kids in the 'Wandi Maze', living hedge maze & cafe.
Enjoy local produce & quality dining at chef's hat restaurants & award winning cafes.
Get on two wheels on the 'Rail Trail' or challenge yourself with mountainous road ascents & exhilarating downhill tracks.
Explore the region along the Great Alpine Road - Beechworth, Yackandandah, King Valley, Milawa and the rest!
You get the idea, we could go on & on but best you come and find out for yourself!

34 Meyland Road, Porepunkah VIC 3740, Australia

Laundry facilities
No smoking
Pets Welcome Outdoors
BBQ - Gas
Spa Bath
Accept VISA
Accept MasterCard
Air conditioning
Linen supplied
Undercover or off street parking
Log fires
Internet access
Fans (ceiling/standard)
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Cable/Satellite TV
Pets Welcome Indoors
Heated Spa (not spa bath)
Books/Magazines Supplied
Bath towels provided
Clothes dryer
Cooking facilities
Gas stove
Hair dryer
Heaters provided
Iron and ironing board
Level access
Reverse cycle heating
Washing machine
In-house Movies/Videos
Free WiFi
Both the property itself and the location were outstanding. Nestled in amongst a private bushland setting with beautiful views, the stay at Manna Gum far exceeded our expectations. The standard of the accommodation was second to none for value and was very tastefully furnished/decorated. I was thoroughly impressed by the quality of utilies (kitchen/linen) that were made available for guests as well. This was another very pleasant surprise that made our stay that much more enjoyable.Communication from the owner/s was both prompt and very helpful and assisted in making our stay at Manna Gum a very memorable experience.I would hope that we will be able to repeat the experience multiple times in the not too distant future!5/5 by ,
We loved it! Beautifully furnished and equipped cottage in lovely surroundings. Welcomed with champagne, chocolates and fresh milk. We can highly recommend Manna Gum Cottage. Neville and Yvonne5/5 by ,
What a wonderful piece of paradise, hidden away within walking distance of both Porepunka and Bright. The fact we keep coming back to place, speaks for itself.5/5 by ,
Mana Gum was with out doubt the perfect place to stay. It offered great views from the bedroom, lounge and dining areas, the fire place was wonderful on the chilly winter nights and the decking was perfect for viewing the wildlife around the cottage of a morning. It was the little touches like chocolates at the front door, a bottle of wine (and even a carton of milk) in the fridge on arrival that made the stay even better. We will certainly be back next snow season.5/5 by ,
Excellent accommodation, very cosy with the fire and great kitchen for cooking.Very relaxing spot and just great to kick back. Good walks amongst the trees.Only thing is that maybe you should warn guests that there is no television reception. No, you don't need/miss it but we did spend some time trying to get a football score.5/5 by ,
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