Farm Stay Accommodation on The Great Ocean Road
Johanna River Farm & Cottages is located at the foot of the Otway Ranges just off the Great Ocean Road ~ midway between Apollo Bay & the 12 Apostles. It is central to all the highlights of the Great Ocean Road & the Great Otway National Park. Johanna Beach, a step on & step off point for the Great Ocean Walk, is just 4 kms down the road. Our 280 acre working farm & four fully self contained cottages offer the perfect location to base yourself if you’re wanting to explore the coast & forests of this region. 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!
Centrally Located on The Great Ocean Walk
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. Self cater in our fully equipped cottages ~ eat out at nearby cafes & restaurants ~ or speak with us to arrange ‘in house’ catering – where meals and provisions can be delivered to your cottage. Johanna River Farm & Cottages are official partners in Parks Victoria Great Ocean Walk Program.
In The Top 50 Places to Stay in Victoria
The top 101 places to stay in Victoria were voted for on the RACV website in 2009. Johanna River Farm & Cottages made it into the top 50. In 2007 the best tourism experiences were voted for. The number one attraction was the Great Ocean Road. Experience one of the top farm stay accommodation venues in one of the best regions of Australia. Experience a real Australian working farm. Johanna River Farm & Cottages – farm stay accommodation for families & couples.
A cosy one bedroom hide-away for 2 with ocean views from your bed, lounge & veranda.
Located in a wonderfully secluded location in a hidden valley, on the banks of a fishing pond, with an elevated verandah looking out over the farm to the ocean, forest & surrounding countryside. Bliss! Small pets only by prior arrangement.
Blackwood & Teatree Cottage:
Each of our two bedroom cottages can cater up to a maximum of 5 people. Fully equipped with all the comforts, including reverse cycle air conditioning, they are ideal for families & / or friends seeking a private, comfortable place from which to explore this wonderful region.
A 280 acre working sheep farm & home to Zac and Jagger the sheep dogs, Dora & Blossom & the other pet sheep; Cashmere, Kristy, and Micky the goats, Berba, Honey, Caramel, & Nougat the Alpacas, Pickles the donkey, Holly & Chilli the ponies, Robert the rooster & his hens, ducks & turkey Tom. Guests are welcome to explore the farm and meet the animals. Bring a torch as a night time walk under big starry skys can be fun & you can visit the glow worms in the fern gully. There are bush tracks down along the river where you can discover cascades, hidden fern gullies in our beautiful forest. You might even spot a platypus. Meet & feed our friendly farm animals, collect eggs from the chicken house, fresh herbs from the garden & fruit from the old orchard.
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