STAY IN THE OTWAYS
accommodation as unique as the region
If you’re looking for somewhere a bit different to stay then you’ll find it in the Otway Country to Coast region, be it a secluded spot with spectacular views of the ocean or hills, a hidden treasure tucked away amongst forests and ferns or fascinating stay amongst native and farm animals overlooking valleys and rolling hills. The Otways offer a range of accommodation choices from romantic getaways for couples to convenient self contained cottages and houses for families as well as larger accommodation options for groups. Each with their own unique style, settings and views. Some with their own attractions.
Feeling a bit more indulgent? The Otways fully self-contained accommodation options offer you a diverse range of places to stay. Choose a romantic cabin for two tucked away in a secluded setting, or designer house with sweeping ocean views and room for a family or two, you'll even find quite a few pet friendly accommodation options.
If you plan on spending a few days consider combining a couple of locations to make your stay even more memorable or come back and stay somewhere new for a totally different Otway holiday experience.
Stunning architect designed luxury accommodation for up to 8 adults
Perched on a hill top overlooking the sea, Moonlight Escape offers the discerning traveller private architect designed, luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. This stunning private house was designed by award-winning architect Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin, and offers unparalleled luxury and wonderful ocean views. Everything is here to guarantee your perfect holiday, be it a weekend with friends and family or a romantic holiday for two. The house is beautifully equipped to meet all of your needs and accommodates up to eight adults.
The master bedroom boasts a Savoir bed and ensuite with double shower and bath. Each of the other three bedrooms are furnished with king sized beds that can be separated into twin beds. These rooms are serviced by a full bathroom. Beautiful linens and bedding are also provided. The kitchen comes with all the appliances you could hope for: including a fully automatic coffee machine. The living room is the perfect space to relax in the late afternoon. In winter the open fire, combined with floor and central heating, will keep you warm and cosy. In summer, open the stunning glass doors to enjoy the ocean breeze, or sit on the deck and watch the sun set.
For information call Paul 0401 056 031 or email us.
Bimbi Park Camping under the Koalas
03) 5237 9246 • Katrina and Frank
Accommodation for all budgets. Campsites to Cabins. Great for couples and family holidays.
As well as our camping and bunkroom options, Bimbi park have a range of semi self contained and fully self contained cabins available – Our cabins are all set in a natural environment. Wake up with koalas above you and native birds singing.
Choose from Standard En-suite cabins - 1 Bedroom, Standard En-suite cabins - 2 Bedroom Standard Ensuite Cabins – 2-bedroom Comfortable cabins with a lounge/dining room, two bedrooms one with a double bed and 1 with a set of bunks, full en-suite and kitchenette,(no microwave or oven due to limited power – available in the camp kitchen). Deluxe Open plan en-suite cabin These cabins are on the bottom block overlooking the horse paddocks. They have a king size bed in the living room, a bed room with a bunk (2 beds) and trundle (1 floor bed), kitchenette (due to low power no oven or microwave-available in camp kitchen), toilet and shower Family Deluxe 4 Star 3 Bedroom en-suite cabins. These cabins, have a kitchen, lounge/dining room, T.V., three bedrooms, 1 with a double bed, 1 with 2 singles and the other with 2 singles (bunk bed), separate toilet and bathroom.
Blue Johanna Cottages and B&B
(03) 5237 4224
One bedroom cottages - spa, breakfast basket.
Luxurious, self-contained, pet-friendly accommodation in the Otway Ranges
Specifically designed for couples, Blue Johanna Cottages offers luxurious, private accommodation at Johanna, just off the Great Ocean Road, close to magnificent Johanna Beach.
We offer self-contained accommodation in our picturesque fairytale cottage, designed so that each of the two halves can’t be seen from the other half, or bed and breakfast accommodation in two in-house suites with private entrances and completely separate facilities.
Dogs are more than welcome in our cottages, each has its own secure courtyard, kennel and feeding bowls. Spectacular Johanna Beach is just down the road, perfect for an evening walk with the dog, surfing, a spot of surf fishing or exploring the rock pools at low tide.
Blue Johanna Cottages is nestled within 12 acres (4.8 hectares) of fern gullies and cottage gardens an ideal spot to unwind and relax.
Nearby you’ll find a range of restaurants and cafés in the townships of Beech Forest and Lavers Hill.
Cape Otway Lightstation
(03) 5237 9240
Lighthouse Keepers residence. Great for groups or couples.
Looking for something different? Spend some time at Cape Otway Lightstation, Australia's most significant lighthouse
and experience the tranquility of a world-class destination, with spectacular Southern ocean views, glorious sunsets, close encounters with koalas. The sound of the ocean will be among the highlights of your stay in our heritage accommodation.
During the day we're open to the public but after 5pm, once the gates close, you can enjoy the grounds and views in privacy.
Choose from a range of accommodation choices, suitable for couples, families and larger parties. Self cater, or arrange with our staff to prepare a private dinner party. Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea are served in the Lightkeeper's Café.
03 5235 8410 • Deb Gartland
Adjoining the Gellibrand River Gallery, the Gallery Accommodation is situated close to the Old Beechy Rail Trail for walkers and cyclists. The property is perfect for accessing much of the natural beauty of The Otways including Lake Elizabeth, waterfalls and the Californian Redwoods near Beech Forest.
The fully self-contained two bedroom house can accommodate up to four people and guests have full independent access to the house and the garden. Gellibrand River is 20 minutes South of Colad and is the perfect spot to take some time out to recharge and explore the beauty of the Great Otway National Park.
(03) 5237 9237
Wood fires, ocean views, air conditioned, spas and private forest walks.
Welcome to “Glenaire Park” - top shelf accommodation for both human and canine guests.
Nestled amongst 100 acres of bird filled forest, with private walking trails and stylish country hospitality, Glenaire Cottages will make your holiday one to remember. Our delightful timber cottages include fireplaces, spas, aircon, dishwashers, outdoor entertainment areas and more, each with their own amazing ocean, forest and valley views. Chef prepared pre ordered meals available on request, ask for a menu when you book.
Take a stroll along our own private walking trail, exclusively for guests. A 40 minute return, medium grade track that offers a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna as you travel through tall trees, along mountain tops with spectacular views and into the magnificent fern gully below with its famous gloworms and carnivorous Otway Black snail.
Glenaire Cottages are within easy access to Johanna Beach, Castle Cove, Otway National Park, the Aire River, the Great Ocean Walk and an easy drive along the Great Ocean Road to the Cape Otway Lighthouse, The Otway Fly and the Twelve Apostles.
Visit our website for more details.
Great Ocean Walk Retreat
(03) 5237 9253
1, 2 & 3 bedroom units / villas. Sleeps up to 14
Great Ocean Walk Retreat at Castle Cove / Glenaire beach offers architecturally designed, luxury accommodation just five minutes from the Great Ocean Walk. Their modern, spacious apartments have stunning views over the Glenaire valley. Each apartment has been designed to create a spacious and comfortable atmosphere.
‘Valley View’,’ Riverside’ and ‘Walker’s Lodge’ apartments offer accommodation for singles, couples and families. The entire complex can comfortably accommodate larger groups of up to 13 people.
The Great Ocean Walk Retreat is situated on a 200 acre stunningly beautiful sheep and beef farm, rich in natural history.
Iona Seaview Farm
(03) 5237 4254
Affordable two bedroom cottages and of course ‘The Shed’
Farm stay accommodation midway along the Great Ocean Walk that won’t cost you an arm and a leg!
Choose one of our 2 bedroom cottages that sleep up to six people or if you’re looking for something a little more unique ‘The Shed’ may be just the thing. A 2 bedroom unit sleeping 4 with a fantastic potbelly BBQ along with other eclectic items that promises a memorable holiday.
What we have to offer is comfortable accommodation, conveniently located in an absolutely beautiful part of the world and it’s very reasonably priced.
Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins
0427 519 230 • Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins
2 & 1 bedroom cabins with spas, wood and gas fires, ocean and valley views. 1 km from beach.
Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins offer a choice of 3 stylish self contained holiday cabins. All are pet friendly, have great
views and just a few minutes to Johanna Beach.
Johanna Falls cabin is named after the nearby Johanna falls. Nestled on 6 acres it is fully self-contained and boasts complete privacy with views over a privately owned Agroforestry plantation and just a few minutes to the beach!
Seaspray cabin is a stylish, self contained, and recently refurbished. Set amongst 5 acres of land for wild life, its hilltop position commands stunning views over the Southern Ocean and into the Johanna Valley and is also just a few minutes to the beach!
Eaglenest, our 3rd cabin is classy, secluded and recently refurbished as well. It is fully self contained and has sensational views of the Johanna valley with ocean views as far as the eye can see. Eaglenest shares the same 5 acres as Seaspray, from its hilltop perch you will feel like you are on top of the world. No clues for how it was named.
Johanna River Farm & Cottages
(03) 5237 4219 • Helen & Julian
1 and 2 bedroom cottages with wood fires, spa (1), ocean and farm views
Our 280 acre working farm & four fully self contained cottages offer the perfect location to base yourself. If you're looking for genuine farm stay accommodation on the Great Ocean Road then this will not disappoint.
Holidaying with kids is ideal as our two bedroom cottages are well equipped & there is lots to do in the region. Each cottage has beautiful ocean, valley & farmland views, are fully self contained & fully equipped. Our one bedroom cottages provide couples with a picturesque, peaceful escape, with all the comforts, & a truly secluded location.
Group Accommodation Great Ocean Road : Travelling in a large group? Our cottages are popular with larger social or family groups who holiday together. Enjoy the large common lawn & garden area which encircles 3 of the cottages as well as enjoying the comforts & extra amenities when booking multiple cottages.
We are ‘pet friendly’ so the family pet is very welcome!
The Great Ocean Walk extends along the coastline & Johanna Beach is the midway point where you can step on & off the walk ~making Johanna River Farm & Cottages an ideal central accommodation base to complete the whole walk or spend a couple of nights respite from camping.
Johanna Seaside Cottages
(03) 5237 4242
The perfect romantic getaway, indoor heated pool, wood fires, spas and ocean views.
Johanna Seaside Cottages provides a stylish blend of rural living with seaside adventure and is one of the best romantic getaways in Victoria. Choose from five lovely beach cottages with ocean views, king size beds, wood fires, spas and access to our heated indoor pool. Depending on your accommodation choice the walk to the beach is anywhere from 300 - 700 meters and offer 4, 6, 8 and 10 people options.
Whilst staying at our Great Ocean Road Accommodation feel free to forage in our organic veggie garden and help yourself to some free range eggs from our chickens. We even provide a meal service prepared by local chefs. All of our beach cottages are pet friendly accommodation.
0411 711 001
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Family friendly log cabin accommodation for 8-10 people
Muxy's Place is a 22 square 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom holiday house surrounded by 3 acres of lawn and 4 acres of natural eucalyptus bush land, nestled in the foothills of the Otway ranges in Johanna.
Located 1km south of the Great Ocean Road and 3km from the magnificent Johanna beach and less than a 40 minutes to the Twelve Apostles. “Muxy’s Place” is a log cabin construction with open plan living and panoramic views of local farmland and native rainforest, including its own private rainforest, fern gully walk.
“Muxy’s Place” is an ideal retreat for families, groups of friends and after a beach holiday, fishing trip, surfing adventure or just an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
03 5233 8400
Otway Estate Cottages provide adult accommodation in a peaceful and tranquil environment.
We have 3 spa cottages, all of which are nestled amongst the bush landscape and looking out over the vines. Each cottage is fully self contained with all the amenties you will require for your getaway.
Suited for all seasons, you can curl up in front of the fire in Winter or relax out on the veranda in Summer. Read a book, watch a DVD, listen to some music or laze back in the spa as the jets make the strains of a busy day disappear. Enjoy a glass of your favourite Otway Estate Wine, Prickly Moses Beer or a Forbidden Fruit Cider and relax. Your most difficult decision will be whether to cook dinner inside, use your private BBQ or head out for dinner.
Our cottages welcome well mannered dogs. Your canine companion will be well looked after with a bed near the fireplace, their own set of towels, bowls and welcome treats.
We have two of one bedroom studio cottages suitable for a couple, and a two bedroom cottage which can accommodate 4 adults (2 couples), you are sure to find the right cottage for a perfect getaway.
Otways Tourist Park
03 5235 8357 • Corrie & Dorthe Koorn
Fully self-contained Villas and Cabins, Motel Units, En-suited sites and Camping sites
14 Fully self-contained cabins ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms and 4 motel style units with a total sleeping capacity of 72 beds. Situated on 3.2 ha of landscaped parkland, located at the foot of the Otway ranges, in the heart of the Gellibrand township.
An alternative to the hustle and bustle of a sea-side resort town, yet we are only a 40 minutes drive away from The Great Ocean Road beaches. Park facilities include BBQ, TV and Games rooms, Playground, Solar-heated pool and camp kitchen.
1 bedroom secluded cottage with spa and wood fire.
Parkwood Cottage has been designed for couples looking for something private and special. It would be difficult not to have a romantic getaway at Parkwood Cottage. In winter cuddle up in front of a cozy log fire, in summer revel in the fresh mountain air.
Parkwood Cottage is fully self contained with all the amenities you will need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.
Being located within the owner's extensive property enables guests to take full advantage of the magnificent surrounds. Take a short stroll from your cottage to your own private rainforest lake. Rainforest walks, loads of native parrots and of course this property boast its own glow worms. The evenings literally come alive! It's fully self contained and has a fenced yard for pets.
Parkwood Cottage, situated at the highest point on the Great Ocean Road. The cottage is the perfect base for those who wish to explore all that the Great Otway National Park has to offer.
Rotten Point House
Magnificent architectural house with outstanding ocean views.
Rotten Point House is a modern, eco-friendly property nestled in 100 acres of untouched Australian bushland along the Great Ocean Road. From its private cliff top perch above Johanna beach it has stunning views over the Southern Ocean to Moonlight Head and beyond.
Rotten Point House sleeps up to eight people in three bedrooms with two king beds and one with a split king. There are two spacious bathrooms and large open living areas featuring a double sided fire and a protected courtyard area. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook up a feast. If you don’t feel like cooking, requrst a private chef to cook in-house for you or pre-order cooked meals to be delivered to the house ready to heat and serve when you want. Floor to ceiling windows enable you to take in the ever changing views from every room.
Shearwater Cottages Cape Otway
03 5237 9121
Relax, Rejuvenate and Unwind in our 1 & 2 bedroom luxury Cape Otway cottages.
Absolute Privacy in Complete Comfort
Shearwater Cottages comprises four spacious, luxury, self-contained cottages positioned high in the dunes, surrounded by the magnificent Great Otway National Park. Each of our cottages enjoy dramatic ocean and Otways views. Accommodation is spacious, comfortable, self-contained & private.
Our cottages allow you to immerse yourself in all that the Otways offer, with the creature comforts of home to retire to after your adventures.
Located ‘track side’ on the great ocean walk – we provide the perfect base for private accommodation for great ocean walkers.
We’re very pet friendly, and pets are welcome inside. We can also accommodate horses by arrangement.
Southern Anchorage Retreat
0428 160 366 • Andrew & Maria Devlin
Southern Anchorage Retreat boasts 3 cottages and 2 suites in a stunning bush setting
Anchor Cottage is a beautiful cottage which is perfect for the family or friends to enjoy the beauty of nature, as you are surrounded by a tranquil bush setting. Relax and be pampered by the amazing jacuzzi, which has a captivating bush outlook. The rustic interior is sure to impress and the warmth of the fire is a natural attraction. Both bedroom suites have their own luxury bathroom and cosy decor and the large kitchen and lounge will be sure to impress. A very popular cottage which is beautifully appointed.
Fiji Cottage is a beautiful cottage with amazing valley and coastal views, set in a tranquil bush setting. Relax and be pampered by the amazing jacuzzi, which has a captivating bush and coastal outlook. The rustic interior is sure to impress and the warmth of the fire is a natural attraction. Relax and be invigorated on the spacious deck; with kangaroos, kookaburras and native parrots regular visitors. The peaceful bush scene is accompanied by the sights and sounds of nature.
Marie Gabrielle Cottage is a rustic cottage with spectacular valley and coastal views, and is set in a tranquil bush setting. The sunsets can be spectacular as you look west towards the cliffs of the Twelve Apostles. Relax and be pampered by the amazing jacuzzi, which has a captivating bush and coastal outlook. The rustic interior is sure to impress and the warmth of the fire is a natural attraction. Relax and be invigorated on the spacious deck; with kangaroos, kookaburras and native parrots regular visitors. The peaceful bush scene is accompanied by the sights and sounds of nature.
Southern Anchorage Coastal & Harbour Suites. See B&B listing.
(03) 5237 4213
Two bedroom boomerang shaped luxury residences. Spas, wood fires, ocean views.
The iconic Boomerangs at Johanna is quintessentially Australian accommodation at its best. Three award winning boomerang shaped cottages, each with 2 bedrooms, offer guests a very quiet and very private experience. Free Wifi is available for those that need to stay in touch.
Do nothing, take in the spectacular views, go for walks on the beach, visit the local attractions, have a BBQ, dine out at a local restaurant or have a massage in the comfort of your own cottage. There is no shortage of things to do.
Set in three acres of magical, landscaped gardens prolific with birdlife, the apartments have forest, valley and ocean views. There is nothing like this in anywhere in Australia. This is an accommodation experience you wont forget.
We recommend a stay of at least 2 nights. Anything less will disappoint. The Boomerangs is wheelchair accessible accommodation.