The Great Ocean Walk Retreat is situated on a 200 acre stunningly beautiful sheep and beef farm, rich in natural history.
Only a short walk to the Great Ocean Walk and Castle Cove, the Retreat offers three spacious and well-appointed eco-friendly apartments nestled in the Aire Valley and surrounded by lush farmland and rolling green hills.
Architecturally designed, the apartments, known as ' Valley View',' Riverside' and 'Walker's Lodge' offer accommodation for singles, couples and families. The entire complex can be booked to comfortably accommodate larger groups of up to 13 people if required.
The spacious living areas offer entertainment systems with plasma TV, DVD and sound systems. Any discerning cook or chef would be very satisfied with the well-designed and fully equipped kitchens. The luxurious bedrooms feature king, queen and single beds. All linen is supplied.
The Great Ocean Walk Retreat incorporates modern, eco-friendly energy- saving principles. They include natural cross flow ventilation, a waffle floor slab to maximise insulation, north facing living areas and double glazed windows to harness the sun's energy. There is gas heating and instant gas hot water as well as the use of rainwater, resulting in maximum use of natural resources and minimal use of electricity. All assist in reducing environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future for everyone.
Relax in the sunshine and take in the views of the Aire Valley with grazing cows in nearby paddocks. Take a short stroll to the surf beach at Castle Cove, well known for its rock and surf fishing. For those wanting a longer walk, follow Sand Rd, adjacent to the Retreat and continue to the estuary at the Aire River Camping Ground.
If you need guidance in planning your activities during your stay, your hosts have many years of local knowledge to assist you in getting the most out of your vacation in such a unique part of the Otway Ranges. The Great Ocean Walk Retreat is short drive to the Cape Otway Lighthouse (25 mins); Apollo Bay (30 mins); Otway Fly (25 mins); Lavers Hill (10 mins); Johanna Beach (10 mins); 12 Apostles (40 mins); Melba Gully Rainforest/Glowworm Walk (15 mins); Triplet Falls (25 mins).
The Retreat has easy access to the Great Ocean Walk Sectors.