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Great Ocean Walk Retreat

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3227 Great Ocean Rd Castle Cove beach, Glenaire, Victoria 3238 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
4.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This retreat is suitable for singles, couples or a group who are doing the Great Ocean Walk or for those who just want to spend some time down the coast or in the bush. It is half way between Apollo Bay and the Twelve Apostles...More

Thank Lynette G
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Our group of 10 walkers stayed with Bruce who also organised our breakfast lunch and dinner with locals whilst we walked this section of the Great Ocean Walk. The accommodation was excellent, in great shape, good hearing, comfy beds and warm spacious showers, perfect for...More

Thank tbgk
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Recently, my husband & I stayed @ the GOWR. We were warmly welcomed by the hosts & the apartment was equally as warm. The king bed was incredibly comfortable, luxurious linen appreciated & a quiet environment all made for a great sleep & stay. Our...More

Thank Rosielucindale
Reviewed 29 June 2018

It's a spacious suite - bedroom, living room with kitchen, all clean and modern. The bed is comfortable, the kitchen has all you'd ever need, it's very quiet, and Bruce the owner left material for a fine breakfast for me to cook (eggs, bacon, mushrooms,...More

Thank tnbms162016
Response from Bruce C, Owner at Great Ocean Walk RetreatResponded 1 July 2018

I’m sorry that you found our rural setting isolated . Many guests come to enjoy the natural beauty of Glenaire. We are reliant on satellite for our Wifi with restricted downloads.Lavers Hill ,10 minutes away , has 5 food outlets and the Pub has a...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018

When we visited the weather was pretty awful - 45mm of rain over 3 days with gale force winds. So it was great to have a warm and comfortable place to retreat to after getting soaked. It was also lovely to sit in the lounge...More

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Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
3
Price range
USD 139 - USD 206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Great Ocean Walk Retreat Glenaire, Victoria
Location
Australia > Victoria > Glenaire
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
3
Price range
USD 139 - USD 206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Great Ocean Walk Retreat Glenaire, Victoria
Location
Australia > Victoria > Glenaire
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"Bruce said there was wifi if we wanted but I was not sure whether we had to pay. In today's context..."
SKannan69
7 Feb. 2015
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"Talk to the manager when you book, the apartment configurations are flexible so they can accommodate..."
KelliG805
23 May 2013
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"We have stayed on both apartments. They are all excellent and well appointed with wonderful views. The..."
DNandPSW
21 Apr. 2013
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"The upstairs bedroom in the Riverview apartment has fantastic views and lots of natural light."
Victorine1
9 Sep. 2012
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