what exactly is a yurt?

Yurts, also known as gers, are a circular structures that have been used by nomadic tribes in central Asia for thousands of years. Even today, yurts are lived in for many months at a time, and are deconstructed & transported when it is time to move.

The structure of a yurt is made of timber, sinew and ropes. It is then covered with a cotton lining, thick felt and canvas. Yurts are well insulated and are designed to withstand extreme weather, including high wind and storms.

Yurt Hideaway features a genuine Mongolian Yurt, handmade with traditional materials and imported direct from Mongolia. The hardwood floor, furnishings, mod cons & landscaping, transform this amazing structure into a luxurious retreat.

the setup at yurt hideaway

This hidden gem is glamping at it’s best! Tucked away in the quiet suburb of Tootagrook, Yurt Hideaway is a private and peaceful place to relax and unwind.

Guests have described the hideaway as a private oasis, and this gorgeous space is perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway or a rejuvenating personal retreat.

This unique accommodation is centrally placed on the Mornington Peninsula. Guests are close to the activities, sights and tastes of the peninsula, which of course includes the hugely popular Peninsula Hot Springs – that boast natural thermal mineral waters to be enjoyed in pools and private baths.

Inside Yurt at Night

The Yurt

The spacious round room provides a modern, open and comfortable feel. There’s free parking and Wifi is included.

  • large, 6 metre wide circular room constructed with the traditional method & materials direct from Mongolia.
  • hardwood (bamboo) floor
  • luxurious queen sized bed with linen included
  • reading nook – chill out on the chaise lounge
  • indoor dining area
  • extra blankets & heating for cosy winter nights and a fan to keep cool in summer
Outdoor BBQ & Dining at Yurt Hideaway Glamping Accommodation

Outdoor Area

The fully covered outdoor sitting area is perfect to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. The outdoor lighting allows you to spend time in the courtyard after nightfall.

  • fully paved and covered outdoor area
  • garden designed for outdoor living
  • alfresco dining area
  • an awesome outdoor kitchenette with:
    • sink, cutlery & crockery
    • bar fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave
    • BBQ
    • coffee machine with quality coffee pods
    • fair trade tea & hot chocolate
Modern Bathroom at Yurt Hideaway, Mornington Peninsula


Everything you’ll need plus a touch of luxe.

  • a modern full sized bathroom
  • situated just a few steps from the yurt door via a paved path
  • hot water, shower, basin & toilet
  • towels for two
  • hairdryer
  • shampoo, conditioner, body wash & other luxury (eco-friendly) products
Comfortable bed at Yurt Hideaway Tootgarook Accommodation, Mornington Peninsula

Eco-friendly features

Yurt Hideaway treads softly on the environment with reliable solar power (PV grid-connect), in addition to eco-friendly products and line drying of linen & towels.

At Yurt Hideaway we want to offer the chance to break out of your normal routine and get into holiday mode. So there’s no TV – but rest assured there is wifi to connect your device and chill out with a movie or some tunes.

General facilities

  • Wifi is included.
  • Free street parking is available.
  • The space allows for a maximum capacity of 2 people and 1 car.
Tootgarook Beach, Mornington Peninsula


This private getaway designed for couples, or as a solo retreat space, is hidden away in the quiet suburb of Tootgarook. Tootgarook is located between Rye and Capel Sounds on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.

Turn right at the driveway and walk just 800m to arrive at the endless beach and calm shallow waters of the bay, known as Capel Sounds, the perfect place for a dip, relaxing in the sun or a long beach walk.

Nearby are our local cafes, namely A Good Little Thing and The Hidden Kitchen. The Kitchen is a local favourite for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Within a 5 minute drive is the Peninsula Hot Springs, the Independent Wine Store with it’s chilled out vibe and Unica for genuine Italian. Venture a little further for the St Andrews Brewery, and all the sights & tastes of Sorrento and Red Hill.