Hepburn Springs (Vic) Retreat

The Yarn Retreat – 31 August to 3 September 2023


Peppers Mineral Springs is located in Victoria’s breathtaking Daylesford and Macedon Ranges and I invite you to join me for The Yarn Retreat, Victoria and spend a long weekend of crafting, relaxing and enjoy the splendid surroundings.  Joining us will be some of Australia’s best tutors in both knitting and crochet and this is your opportunity to learn from the best and get to know them in person. 

A Victorian retreat has been requested continually and it is with excitement I can finally offer it to you.  Hepburn Springs is very close to both Bendigo and Ballarat, both craft and yarn meccas in their own rite.

The Venue – Peppers Mineral Springs

Originally a 1930s guesthous, Peppers Mineral Springs has developed into a picturesque hotel featuring onsite signature restaurant, award winning day spa, flourishing leafy gardens, stunning courtyards and guest lounge.

Located slightly over an hour from Melbourne, the deluxe accommodation includes superior/spa rooms, traditional and spa garden rooms and self contained spa villas. Outside the hotel, Hepburn Springs offers delightful boutique shopping, an 18 hole golf course, bush walks, art galleries and many more adventures.

For more information on Peppers Mineral Springs go to:  Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel

The Tutors

There is so many talented tutors in Australia and I am currently narrowing down the selection for this retreat and putting together a program full of wonderful projects, techniques and learning experience in both knitting and crochet.  Full details of the tutors and workshops will be available toward the end of this year.


Additional Details on the weekend:

Thursday 31 August 2023
Arrive at Peppers Mineral Springs at your leisure and take some time to check in, unpack and explore the gardens if you like.  The Main hub will open at 3pm so you can browse the pop up shops, meet some new friends or just sit and relax with your latest project.  After welcome drinks and a sumptious dinner you will hear all about the tutors and the workshops.

Friday 1 September 2023
After breakfast, the workshops will begin!  Today there is two @ half day workshops on offer, some project based and some technique based with numerous offerings in both knitting and crochet.  Dinner is your choice from any of the spectacular restaurants at the venue or nearby, or you may opt for room service and a quiet night in.

Saturday 2 September 2023
Saturday offers a full day workshop and lunch is again included in your package.  The workshops finish at 3pm so you can decide how creative, energetic or lazy your afternoon will be.

After a sumptuous A La Carte dinner, you may like to return to the main hub to continue on your project or why not experience any of the other activities offered at Peppers.

Sunday 3 September 2023
An additional workshop is offered today if you would like to extend your stay a little longer.  Alternatively you may like to explore the surrounding area and all that it offers.  Perhaps a wine tasting? Some shopping? or just a browse through the local art gallery?

Costs and Packages

Choose from a range of accommodation options to suit your budget – single room; twin share or you may like to upgrade to a luxury room!

LIVE IN PACKAGE - Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation in the style of your choice including breakfast.
  • Dinner Thursday and Saturday Night
  • Lunch Friday and Saturday
  • Workshops of your choice on Friday and Saturday
  • The Yarn Retreat special edition gift pack

$1670 – Single Room

$1270 – Twin Share Room (per person)

$1770 – Double Room (Couple) – Does not include workshops or meals for 2nd person.

$400 – Deposit per person


FULL Retreat Package: $725

Booking Terms and Conditions:

A deposit of $400 per person (includes a booking fee of $100) is required to secure your place at The Yarn Retreat 2023 (Victoria)

The remaining balance owing is due on 15 July 2023.  Alternatively I can offer you a monthly payment plan for the balance remaining at no additional charge.

In the event you cancel prior to 1 July 2023, your deposit less the booking fee is refundable only if your place is filled.  In the event you cancel after 1 July 2023, no refund is payable.

In the event COVID restrictions or venue changes result in postponing the event you will have two options:

  • Transfer your booking and all payments to the new dates at the same package price.
  • Transfer your payments to any other retreat or product offered by Yarn Creative.

In exceptional circumstances and subject to venue terms, conditions and refunds, a full refund may be provided less the booking fee of $100.