Olive Harvest

Here at our affiliated accommodation, Moonbeam Cottages, Dennis and his family have just finished harvesting their olives. This morning the rain set in after a weekend of glorious weather.

On Saturday night, they had a family dinner at our Rainbow Gallery Cafe. We served them South-East Asian (Indonesian and Malaysian) buffet. We are grateful for Dennis and his family for their support of our small thriving restaurant.

Dennis harvesting olives

Dennis with children on ute

Dennis with grandson



Pyrenees Art Retreat

Pyrenees Art Retreat and Artist Residencies
-weekdays and weekends @ Moonbeam Cottages, Moonambel
Nestled in the Pyrenees Mountain Ranges, Victoria, Australia
a qualified Artist-in-residence if needed

2 nights, 4 meals, 2 pack lunches,
$390 singles, $300 per person twin share
0409616984  dawnllim@gmail.com

(03) 5467 2135 Rainbow Gallery Cafe  rainbowgallerycafe@gmail.com

if the accommodation is unaffordable, we can provide camping at local camping grounds. You can bring your own equipment for the artists camp.

image of cottage

stardust cottage

We have 7 rustic mudbrick cottages available with Queen size and single beds; each room with their own private en-suite. Private single chalets or groups with private bedrooms and en-suites. Each cottage has spa baths, some having more than one. Open fireplaces in all cottages. Starry nights, quiet and peaceful, natural wildlife environment, with nearby wineries and Gold Mines.

bedroom of moonbeam cottage

dinning room of moonbeam cottage

dinning room


spa bath


bedroom single

Weekdays checkin in the mornings

Weekend checkin in after 3 pm Friday
Dinner Friday and Saturday. Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
packed lunches Saturday and Sunday to take on location. (please advise of dietary requirements)

check out Sunday.

scenery 2

Many varied and interesting scenes for painting within the grounds or take a leisurely stroll through natural Australian bush land and Red Bank forest. There are Goldfields trails, and you can visit wineries. Art classes if required by resident artist. Artist Residencies also available.

Moonbeam Cottages is located 2 hours travel time from Melbourne, nestled in the Pyrenees Mountain Ranges, 92 kms from Ballarat, in the Pyrenees Gold and Wine Triangle.

map of moonbeam cottages location