Let us introduce ourselves, your Kangaroo Ridge Retreat hosts, we are Rebecca and Simon Ritte.  We are the new owners of Kangaroo Ridge Retreat. Our family also has two not so little furballs called Janie-Jones and Floyd, two portuguese water dogs who love to run and run and then swim some.

We recently moved to Healesville and are the new managers of Kangaroo Ridge Retreat. However this in not an new arrival, we have family connections to Healesville that go back to the sixties when Rebecca’s family immigrated from The Netherlands to Healesville. We are truly excited to now become part of this striving community, support other local businesses and like minded people by providing the best possible experience for all guests that visit beautiful Healesville and the Yarra Valley.

We are an easy-going couple in our mid 30s. Simon is originally from Germany and Rebecca is from Australia. Simon’s background is in finance and Rebecca is a researcher and we are both avid music fans, craft beer lovers and love traveling. We can both speak German and English.

It has been a whirlwind period of adjustment from living in Melbourne to living in Healesville. We are still getting used to tank water, dog proofing our fences, brown outs and interim internet connection. But life could not be better! We are getting to know more and more people everyday. We also come into contact with the local wildlife, wombats, wedge tail eagles, lizards, frogs and of course kangaroos.

We both hope to bring our millenial spirit to the forefront and take advantage of the new innovations that are developing in the industry without sacrificing exemplary service. We are looking forward to revitalising the guest experience up here on the ridge and making it one that is unique and memorable.

This amazing 50 acre property was initially developed by the Beestons over the past 20 years or so. They established an amazing place and we wish them tremendous luck in their new endeavors further north in New South Wales.
We look forward to welcoming you up on the Ridge.
Rebecca and Simon

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