Compact and diverse, Melbourne and the state of Victoria is a perfect playground for adventurers and wildlife lovers, foodies and road trippers. Discover remote beaches and rugged coastlines, alpine outlooks, and lush forests, all within easy reach of Melbourne, Australia’s culinary capital.
See kangaroos and koalas on guided wildlife walks, enjoy organic dining from the kitchen gardens, learn about sustainability and explore the nearby beaches and rainforests.
After a couple of days exploring Melbourne, you’ll take a guided journey along the most scenic Great Ocean Road. Your guide will pick you up from your Melbourne hotel in the morning and show you the sights along the way. Settle in at the ecolodge with afternoon tea and join an ecologist on a guided walk through beautiful bushland to observe the wild kangaroos, koalas, and birdlife which inhabit the region. This twilight nature walk is exclusive to the guests at the lodge.
Share dinner specially prepared from the extensive kitchen gardens. Taste a selection of wines from the local region. Take a picnic lunch and spend time exploring the coastal walks or simply relax. Visit the Lighthouse for a guided tour or head out on a bushwalk to Blanket Bay. During low tide, follow the beach track near the lighthouse and look for rock pools. See the famous Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge, which are ancient rock sculptures rising out of the wild Great Southern Ocean.