great ocean road accommodation
BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park offer FSC cabin accommodation with ensuites, powered caravan & tent sites. The cabins offer magnificent views over the Wye River Valley & camping & caravaning is next to the Wye River. And it's just across the road from a safe swimmimg beach. Just magic! more info
Kennett River Holiday Park enjoys a safe and pristine beach, one of the few patrolled beaches on the Great Ocean Road between Lorne and Apollo Bay. It's a great place to see koalas, native birds (including king parrots, rosellas and kookaburras) and also dolphins, seals and even whales. more info
Wye River is a small, seaside village in Victoria. It is also the name given to the waterway which flows through the town and into the sea at this point. Situated some 155 km west of Melbourne, on the Otway Coast part of the scenic Great Ocean Road, the Wye River township is a popular tourist destination about 15 km west of the resort town of Lorne, Victoria. It became a popular place for Melbournians to holiday after the Great Ocean Road was officially opened in 1932. Wye River, situated between Lorne and Apollo Bay, is one of those magical little hamlets that demand attention. To begin with there is Wye Beach and whether you're into swimming, surfing, diving, fishing or just lazing around in the natural bathing pools at low tide, this is the place for you. A picnic ground with public BBQs is also available here. For those more keen on land based activities there are numerous walks which attract hikers and birdwatchers from all over the country. The Wye River Heritage Trail starts at the Wye River picnic area. Two walks are on offer but the beach trail to Separation Creek can only be accomplished at low tide. This small village also has a local shop and the Rookery Nook Hotel which serves great meals and has sensational ocean views. The area is known for scenic coastal views, the Otways National Park, and surfing. There are two caravan parks, the Foreshore, located close to the main beach, and the Wye River Valley Tourist Park, which is privately owned. There is one general store which contains a post office and takeaway, a cafe, and a pub. Why stay anywhere else but Wye River Accommodation.
Kennett River is a small seaside town in Victoria, Australia. It is also sometimes referred to as simply Kennett. Situated 174 kilometres (108 mi) west of Melbourne, on the Otway Coast part of the scenic Great Ocean Road, Kennett River is a popular tourist destination 27 kilometres (17 mi) 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 Kennet 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.
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