Why Healesville and why us?

Wow, where do we start. The entire region of the Yarra Valley is for exploring… whether you fancy a vroom vroom experience of discovering the beer and cider trails, forest walks, art galleries, wineries, culinary delights, dairies, Healesville Sanctuary (native animals), hot air ballooning, farmers markets, the famous Four Pillars Gin Distillery…. the list goes on -  look at our attractions page to help plan your activities whilst staying at The Old Mechanics.

At the end of your fabulous day out, The Old Mechanics is perfectly located for you to park up and walk to all the amazing restaurants, bars and cafes in the centre of Healesville. Stroll down the hill for amazing brekkie, lunch and dinner options as well as plenty of options for sippy sips!

Donia and I purchased this amazing historical old building in 2014 and spent the next two years restoring the old girl from the ground upwards. Its quite humbling to rebuild something that has so much rich and diverse history, many stories linger from days gone by from the building  and surroundings of historical Healesville, and we are privileged enough to be able to offer one of the few heritage listed buildings in the area for accomodation.  The piccies below are a reminder of the work that went into the renovation.

I’ve devoted a section to the fascinating history of the building and Healesville on the website, so if history interest you, I hope this section makes you happy


With the heritage listing, we have retained the character of her origins from 1892, whilst completely updating every element of the building. Inside retains some original features whilst being completely modernized to suit our guests.

Being the owners of the Tuck Inn next door, it was always our dream to restore the Old Mechanics and add a different type of accommodation to the more traditional B&B. We hope you have the chance to stay with us and enjoy our hospitality and the comfort of the Old Mechanics. It’s a great place to stay being so close to the centre of town but just far enough away to feel a bit secluded.

Comprising of 4 spacious self-contained apartments with all the comforts you need for a few days away from the hustle and bustle. Being in the centre of Healesville, it's a 1 minute stroll down the hill to all the amenities Healesville has to offer - you won't be disappointed!

GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE - a great idea for family or friends, contact us to arrange & can be delivered via email same day