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Luxury Accommodation Great Ocean Road: Stylish Places to Stay

Luxe lofts to stylish getaways, book the best luxury accommodation the Great Ocean Road has on offer for a glamorous road trip adventure.

Sunnymead Hotel

Forever etched in Australian folklore, the Great Ocean Road, with its string of beaches and national parks, is a destination that has holidaymakers flocking in droves.

With surf breaks that have made it onto Hollywood’s big screens to rock formations that grace many a social feed, this much-loved stretch of coastline is dramatic, yet beautiful at every turn.  

You’ll find your pick of luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road, with boutique stays and contemporary wonders scattered all along the coastline, perfectly positioned to capitalise on the incredible vistas that only this stretch of coast can deliver.

From quaint cottages to romantic retreats, these are places to book on your next Victorian adventure.

Luxury Accommodation Great Ocean Road: Torquay

Ella's Rest

Abide by the name of this striking abode - home to some of the best accommodation on the Great Ocean Road - set at the beginning of this striking stretch of Australian coastline.

Ella's Rest is for just that - rest and relaxation. A couple's retreat, nestled on a seven-acre property in a quiet pocket of Torquay, this eco-friendly, two-bedroom stay was designed by a local architect as a unique and evocative escape from the everyday.

The natural aesthetic creates a space that captures light and views from every room, making it seamless from the inside out.

Relax with a wine from the sheltered deck overlooking the dam, and enjoy the north facing courtyard with outdoor dining, shower and firepit. A retreat that's near impossible to leave. 

Address available upon request 

Luxury Accommdation Great Ocean Road: Anglesea & Aireys Inlet



The Sundowner is a relaxed 80's beach house with good vibes and nostalgia, set in Anglesea. The perfect spot to relax, unwind and enjoy the quintessentially Australian way of living or holidaying, surrounded by bush and set against a stunning coastline of cliffs and pristine beaches.

With casual, colourful, and cosy interiors, the house has a warm and relaxed retro vibe, but all the appliances are new and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need.

Designed for eight guests, organise your best crew for a weekend away you won't soon forget. 

Address available upon request

100 Steps to the Beach

100 steps... to the best Great Ocean Road accommodation! Set right on the beach, literally 100 steps from the front door, 100 Steps to the Beach is a getaway with a relaxing vibe.

It's also gorgeous, with artistic features, multiple lounge areas, north-facing windows, and an amazing plunge pool.

The perfect escape for family or friends, and a chance to live in coastal solitude and recharge awhile. 

Booking enquiries made here

Anglesea, Great Ocean Road

Hideaway Shack

Hideaway Shack

Located just 100 metres from Anglesea Main Beach, Hideaway Shack is perfectly located for your next coastal getaway.

The house is made up of three bedrooms, and filled with art, books, a big comfy couch, a fireplace, and a wood-fired oven on a large private deck.

This hidden gem is beautifully tucked away, with ample outdoor space to relax in privacy. It's also a very short walk to great coffee. Perfecto!

Address available upon request

Sunnymead Hotel

Sunnymead Hotel

For fun seekers and sun seekers, Sunnymead Hotel is a wonderful stay from Adelaide to Melbourne, and some of the best accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. Serving up good vibes for days, it's full of fun, colour and personality.

Located in the heart of Aireys Inlet, a small coastal town with a vibrant culture enjoyed by foodies, art lovers and nature seekers, it's also breathing new life into a classic motel-scape.

Fancy a little me-time? Sunnymead's onsite spa, Indie, is equipped with a rasul (mud chamber) and bathhouse, designed for sitting back, soaking and sipping on a cocktail or two. 

There's also an onsite restaurant, Santara, and Sunnies Bar brings all the vacay vibes too, where hanging out by the pool never looked so good.

64 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet, 3231

The Pole House

The Pole House

There’s a reason why this is the most photographed house on the Great Ocean Road.

Suspended 40 metres above Fairhaven Beach, The Pole House was built in the 1970s and has been a Great Ocean Road accommodation landmark ever since.

The house itself may be small, but it sure does pack a punch – floating high with uninterrupted views up and down the coastline.

Completely self-contained with one bedroom and one bathroom, waking up to the sounds of crashing waves, has never felt so magical. 

Great Ocean Road, Fairhaven

Luxury Accommodation Great Ocean Road: Lorne

Ocean House

Ocean House is an architect-designed coastal dream house that is one of Australia’s most exquisite examples of holiday accommodation (it’s been featured in both Elle and Vogue Living).

Just 100 metres from North Lorne’s secluded beach, it’s a five-bedroom masterpiece of design. From the circular bedrooms and panoramic outdoor lookout to the glass pavilion and designer furniture, every room offers novel delights.

It's one of the most striking examples of luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road available today. 

2A Trade Winds Avenue, Lorne

Luxury Accommodation Great Ocean Road: Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, Forrest & Birregurra

Long Tide Retreat

Long Tide Retreat

A sanctuary in the forest, Long Tide Retreat is a beautiful property, set amongst the trees. With breathtaking ocean and forest views to enjoy; it's some of the best accommodation on the Great Ocean Road that enchants with surrounding natural beauty.

Looking within, its an earthy barn-style guest house that puts romance at the forefront. A truly magical space to rest and retreat from the world.

Address available upon request

Bootmaker's Cottage

Bootmaker's Cottage is a delightful heritage cottage in Birregurra, named in honour of bootmaker and saddler James Townsend, who first built the simple dwelling along with a shop and stables around 1864.

Th cottage is rich in history and character and has been lovingly restored to evoke the simple and warm pleasures of Victoria's pioneering past.

A hammock swings amongst the lavender for lazy afternoons, and there's an outdoor barbeque for delicious alfresco feasting under festoon lights, followed by warm conversation beside a roaring fire in the fire pit.

The old stables and bootmakers workshop has been converted into a fabulous bar and retreat, well set up to occupy family and friends alike.

Step out the front door and you are in the middle of historic Main Street Birregurra - an idyllic town that still feels a little undiscovered. Don’t be surprised if you wake to the aroma of coffee and freshly baked bread drifting in from the Otway Artisan, literally next door.

73 Main Street, Birregurra

Luxury Accommodation Great Ocean Road: The Otways & Johanna

Steam Carriage

Steam Carriage

The Great Age of Steam can be found at this stunning retreat, an incredibly unique option for luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road with a wonderful past, that will appeal to train enthusiasts and history lovers alike.

A touch of steampunk can be felt throughout, with warm wooden antique furniture, ornate chandeliers, wood panelling, deep red velvet curtains, leather lounges and gloss black floors evoking a feeling of nostalgic travel to a faraway place.

Prepare your morning coffee in the Italian stove-top coffee maker, and keep cosy by the wood fire in the living room.

Outside, it’s quiet and peaceful, with leafy trees, bird life, and a garden with an outdoor setting to relax in. 

1 Sanderson Lane, Forrest

Otway Tree House

Otway's Loft

Otway's Loft is the ultimate in unique Great Ocean Road stays - a secluded hand-built tree-house like no other, nestled amongst the treetops of Forrest.

Full of character, this labour of love is a curious creation of hand-built raw and recycled material, that spans up to three stories high.

If all you ever wanted as a child was your very own treehouse, then we are sure that Otway's Loft will make all your dreams come true. 

With a balcony to enjoy the summer nights, and a fireplace to cosy up in winter, your days will slow, as you wander the nooks of the loft, and nestle into a time gone by.

42 Station Street, Forrest 

The Boomerangs

The Great Ocean Road offers up a bunch of luxurious stays, and The Boomerangs is yet another.

Aptly named after the boomerang-shaped cottages, each one is designed to soak up the views of the valley, forest and ocean. The cottages have two bedrooms, a self-contained kitchen, barbeque and a cosy fireplace.

Perfect for retreating to after a day exploring Johanna Beach and nearby Otway National Park and Twelve Apostles, it's easy to see why The Boomerangs is one of the best Great Ocean Road accommodation spots.

3815 Great Ocean Road, Johanna

Luxury Accommodation Great Ocean Road: Princetown & Port Campbell

Alkina Lodge

Alkina Lodge

Surrounded by Otway National Park, Alkina Lodge takes luxury Great Ocean Road accommodation up a notch. Three private residences have been architecturally designed with stone floors, a fully equipped Gaggenau kitchen, European furniture and a living room that is bathed in natural light from the stunning sky windows above.

It’s all only a short drive away from the Twelve Apostles and the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean.

35 Parkers Access Track, Wattle Hill

Luxury Accommodation Great Ocean Road: Warrnambool

Warrnambool Retreat

Designed with relaxation in mind, Warrnambool Retreat is a haven of luxury, class and comfort. It has all the amenities you'd expect from a high-end retreat, but with a local touch, and the added benefit of being in one of Australia's most beautiful and serene locations.

Over 90 years old, there are two Great Ocean Road accommodations available onsite, named Henna and Merri. Both have been completely renovated to the highest quality - bringing back their gorgeous historic features and original character.

Within walking distance to town, and situated on a beautiful Norfolk Pine tree-lined street, you'll likely never want to leave this gorgeous spot. 

Corner of Henna & Merri Streets, Warrnambool

Lady Bay Resort

Lady Bay Resort

Welcome to Lady Bay Resort, located in Warrnambool at the end of the Great Ocean Road. This self-contained resort is located directly opposite the beach, so guests are mere minutes away from doing what the locals do – swim, hang out and relax.

Onsite are 65 appointed one, two & three-bedroom fully self-contained apartments and 13 hotel studio rooms. There is an in-house restaurant, a seasonally heated outdoor pool, free WiFi and free outdoor parking. 

So whether you are planning a family getaway or honeymoon, or you simply need a comfortable bed and a delicious meal; Lady Bay Resort is your answer. 

2 Pertobe Road, Warrnambool 

Luxury Accommodation Great Ocean Road: Port Fairy

Oak & Anchor

Oak & Anchor Hotel

For some of the best accommodation on the Great Ocean Road in the heart of charming Port Fairy, you simply can't look past Oak & Anchor Hotel.

There are seven boutique bedroom suites onsite, and it's easy to see that this heritage dame has been transformed into the classiest lady in town.

Unique and individual in layout, it's all about the detail here, with custom-made bed heads, deep bathtubs, artisan pottery and locally made chocolates ensuring each suite is a story to be told.

Unwind in luxury at this romantic, adults-only retreat. 

9 Bank Street, Port Fairy


Oscar's Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Unique riverfront accommodation in picturesque Port Fairy, Oscar's is where you can enjoy a luxury “home away from home” experience.

Spacious rooms are just the tip of the excellent accommodation iceberg here. Add in the ideal location and absolute riverfrontage, and you get the best of both worlds - stunning views and easy access to everything Port Fairy has to offer. 

Relax in the sitting room with your favourite newspaper or a good book. Or sit up on the terrace at sunset and take in the stunning views while enjoying a complimentary drink. Simply divine! 

41B Gipps Street, Port Fairy

Cove Beach Luxury House 

The Cove Beach House is nestled upon East Beach in Port Fairy, with stunning ocean views abundant. Step out the back door, and meander down a short path to rest your feet on the sand, with the home a stone's throw away from crystal clear water.

The house is brimming with large spaces and natural light. It encompasses a modern coastal aesthetic to keep you calm the minute you walk through the door.

We adore the large decking, perfect for relaxing, drinking a cup of coffee or tea or a glass of wine, and taking in the amazing beachfront view, sunrise to sunset.

It's one of the most blissful, beach-beautiful escapes on the Great Ocean Road. 

Address available upon request

There you go! We’ve rounded up the best luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. For your next road trip adventure, why don’t you book a weekend away and enjoy the much-loved stretch of this dramatic, yet beautiful coastline? Or start ticking off this scenic Victorian bucket list, perfect for summertime travelling. 

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