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Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay Accommodation - Between Bendigo and Heathcote

Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay Accommodation - Between Bendigo and Heathcote

Welcome to River Gardens Axedale.


River Gardens is located in the Central Victoria wine region just off the McIvor Highway and only minutes from Bendigo, Heathcote, Lake Eppalock, Toolleen and Elmore.

River Gardens offers a luxury Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay on the banks of the Campaspe River. The accommodation is surrounded by 133 acres of farmland, which is home to a variety of farm animals including goats, sheep, guineafowl, ducks, working dogs and much more. River Gardens is named and known for its magnificent gardens full of roses, lavender, ornamental grape vines, fishpond containing water lilies, citrus trees, orchards, vegetable gardens, and much more. 


River Gardens is owned and run by husband and wife Mark and Wendy who purchased the property in 2021. Mark and Wendy invite you to treat yourself to a luxury getaway for you and your partner, your family, friends or even a solo escape to relax and unwind at what is said to be the best farm stay Victoria has to offer. We will even welcome your furry friends*. 


River Gardens Axdale Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay is rated 5 Stars by AirbnbTripadvisor and Google guests. Read the Weekend Notes independent review of central Victoria's best Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

What River Gardens has to offer

  • Bed and Breakfast with a fully self-contained unit and a Motel Room priced from $180 per night for 2 people. (a cooked breakfast is included in this price). 
  • Open Garden’s and Devonshire Tea.
  • We welcome singles, couples, families, small groups. 
  • We are pet friendly (*pets must not pose a risk to our resident animals and wildlife).
  • Private Functions.
  • We invite you to feed the chickens and collect the eggs and feed the goats and sheep.
  • Cast a line in the Campaspe from the shore or a kayak for the chance to catch a fish.
  • Try your luck at catching yabbies in the creek.

Off-Grid Farm Living

  • River Gardens Axedale is completely off-grid. 
  • We generate our own power from a bank of solar panels on the roof. We store that power in a battery bank for night use. We do have a back-up generator for emergencies.
  • Drinking, cooking and shower water is collected from the roof and stored in three 33,000 litre tanks. 
  • The toilets use clean dam water.
  • Gardens are watered from the river and dams using a stand-alone solar powered floating Mono pump.
  • The main area's of the house are heated by a Coonara Wood Fire.  
  • There are also an electric split systems which are used to heat and cool certain area's of the house. 

Local attractions:

  • Bendigo is just a 20 minute drive west of River Gardens. Bendigo offers excellent shopping and award winning tourism venues.
  • Heathcote is just a 20 minute drive south-east of River Gardens which offers boutique shopping as well as Gaffney’s Bakery and Pie Kitchen, which was awarded the best regional bakery in 2021. 
  • River Gardens is less than a 20 minute drive to cellar doors, boutique wineries, and vineyards of Axedale, Eppalock, Mandurang, Toolleen, Redesdale, Mount Camel and Heathcote.
  • River Gardens is situated on the Campaspe River. We invite you to watch the magnificent sunsets over the Campaspe River whilst drinking local Heathcote wines.
  • River Gardens is situated on the famous O'Keefe trail halfway between Heathcote and Axedale making us the perfect choice for long distance runners and cyclists. Journey to Bendigo one day and to Heathcote the next. 
Bed and Breakfast

River Gardens Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay is situated just minutes from the wineries and cellar doors of Axedale, Eppalock, Mandurang, Elmore, Toolleen, Mount Camel, Bendigo and Heathcote.

River Gardens offers a luxury bed and breakfast farm stay on the banks of the Campaspe River. 

Book at either our self-contained unit or our motel-style room for as little as $180 per night.

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River Gardens Axedale
PO Box 9144
91 Brownes Lane
Axedale Victoria 3551
0425 716 369
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