The Outpost Retreat
Tool Shed
Entrance to The Outpost Retreat

The Outpost Retreat

Address: 38 Loch Valley Rd, Noojee, Victoria 3833

Phone: 03 5628 9669  |  Fax: 03 5628 9767  


The Outpost Retreat was originally an old farmhouse that was built in the early 1900's and owned by four families before John and Barb Snelling purchased the property in 2003 for what they called a Tree Change.

John, who had previously worked as head chef at Café Di Stasio in Melbourne for seven of his 13 years there, gained a wealth of knowledge and a passion for food.

The Outpost Retreat has regularly been featured in The Age Good Food Guide and is the only dining establishment in the Baw Baw Shire to have ever received the prestigious Chefs Hat.

Due to the increasing demand for high quality pub style food, and the popularity of The Toolshed Bar and Bistro, The Outpost Restaurant has changed to Toolshed style food and service. Same menu, same prices, same quality, same service. Entrees and desserts will also be available from the restaurant along with a selection of gorgeous cakes and fresh coffee.

The Outpost Restaurant is able to cater for any occasion. It is the perfect venue for weddings as you can get married in the beautifully landscaped gardens and then sit down to a magnificent lunch or dinner. You can enjoy the views from the wide veranda and indulge with outside dining in the warmer months or nestle in next to the open fire place when the weather turns cool.

With four cabins dotted along the Latrobe River, it is the perfect location for your next getaway. The cabins are ideally situated to ensure maximum seclusion, breathtaking views and pure tranquillity. Each cottage can sleep up to six people and the cabins are only a short walk to The Outpost Restaurant and the Toolshed Bar and Bistro.

Content: The Outpost Retreat

Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms


One bedroom cabins that can sleep up to four people. One bedroom with a Queen and a single bed and a single bed in the living areas0

Payment methods accepted

EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

More than 14 days notice; full refund of deposit or change to different date. Less than 14 days notice; non refundable.

Local directions

Coming off the Monash Freeway from the city and onto the Princes Highway. Keep on Princes Highway passing Pakenham. Look out for major sign on left side saying Mt Baw Baw, Neerim South turnoff. Follow the Mt Baw Baw, Neerim South, Noojee signs right through and you will hit Noojee. The Outpost restaurant is very well signposted in Noojee.


  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Cots available
  • Gardens in property
  • High chair
  • Open fireplace
  • Restaurant - licensed


  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking

Reception opening hours

Check in:  1:00pm

Check out:  10:30am

Disabled access

Disabled access to both Outpost Bistro and Toolshed Bistro

How to get here

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