If you think you would enjoy camping with koalas then Kennett River is the place for you to stay on
Kennett River is a small seaside town in Victoria, Australia. It is also sometimes referred to as simply Kennett. Situated 174 kilometres west of Melbourne, on the Otway Coast part of the scenic Great Ocean Road, Kennett River is a popular tourist destination 27 kilometres from the resort town of Lorne, Victoria. In 1882 Alex MacLennan was, with his cousins the MacReas, looking for an area suited to farming and fishing and chose this site west of the MacRea’s chosen site which he named The Kennett after a river in England. His cousins settled on the other side of the creek at a site they named Wye River. Kennett River is a great place to see kangaroos, king parrots or to catch sight of a koala in the forest behind the town or at nearby Grey River Reserve. Head to the beach, which is patrolled and safe for swimming and a good place for a walk. Look out for a glimpse of dolphin pods and, between July and September, Great Southern Right Whales as they journey past. Walk to waterfalls, drive through the Otway ranges, fish, swim and surf. The caravan park, with the river running through it is a popular place for visitors in summer. Kennett River accommodation – share it with the koalas.
Kennett River Holiday Park
One of the few patrolled beaches on the Great Ocean Road between Lorne & Apollo Bay. It’s a great place to see koalas, native birds (including king parrots, rosellas & kookaburras) & also dolphins, seals & even whales.
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