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Great Ocean Ecolodge

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635 Lighthouse Road, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Ecolodge is in a quite remote area of Cape Otway, but easy to find and a good place to stop if you a following the Great Ocean Road. The building blends with the countryside and inside is clean, welcoming, has a homely feel and is comfortable. Guests are welcomed with a coffee/tea and a slice of Chef's cake of... More 

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LizzieCorke, CEO & Co-Founder at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

Tanks so much for taking the time to write a review - it really is much appreciated and very helpful to everyone. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we agree that it is a very special place and sharing it with our guests is our privilege. I am sorry that the communal dining arrangements didn't work on the night... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stayed here for one night whilst on our drive of the Great Ocean Road. Had a tour and talk from Shane who explained all that the Ecolodge is about. We were shown the quoll's the potaroo and the sugar gliders. Dinner was lovely and our room was clean and well appointed. It was a chilly evening when we were there... More 

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LizzieCorke, Chief Executive at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thanks so much for sharing Cape Otway with us - it is such a special place and such a privilege for us to be able to welcome our guests to share it with us. I'm pleased you had a nice time. I'm really sorry about breakfast though - our usual breakfasts include a range of cereals but also... More 

Oregon
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you are just looking for a room for a place to stay on your way along the coast road, then this might be more than you want or need. (Stay in Apollo Bay, or go west to Port Fairy.) But if you want something special that is a destination of its own as well as a place fromk which... More 

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LizzieCorke, Chief Executive at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. You totally get what this place is about and it is a particular pleasure to share Cape Otway with people like you! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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166 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was a great experience.Oir room was simple and comfortable, with everything we needed.Comfortable bed.Dinner and breakfast were good, and eaten communally with other guests, which was interesting.The lodge had dozens of kangaroos around ,and quite a few koalas, plus many birds. We had a very informative walk with Shane, who explained he aims of the Ecolodge, plus the problems... More 

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LizzieCorke, Chief Executive at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Llewellyn, Thank you so much for the lovely review. Pip the Potoroo is particularly gorgeous isn't he! All the best, Lizzie and Shayne More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Recognizing that the price for a stay is on the high side, we opted for 2 nights in the Ecolodge in order to have the opportunity to see and learn about Aussie wildlife. The room was simple but charming and clean, with a very comfortable bed. The food was delicious and we enjoyed chatting with other travelers. Best of all... More 

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LizzieCorke, Chief Executive at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Roberta, Thank you so much for your lovely review - it is so helpful. We're delighted you enjoyed your time at Cape Otway as much as we enjoyed welcoming you. All the best, Lizzie and Shayne More 

USA
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Charming room, delicious fun dinners and Roos waiting outside your door every morning. Great sharing stories with other adventurous guests with cold beers around the dining table. Very very knowledgable wildlife guides and caretakers of amazing rare Australian species. Would love to return.

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LizzieCorke, CEO & Co-Founder at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time with us as much as we enjoyed welcoming you to this special corner of the world. We really look forward to next time! More 

Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was our first accommodation as part of a six day walk package along the Great Ocean Walk. We stayed here two nights and were wishing it could have been more. The Lodge is beautiful and the grounds are - as you would expect - full of wildlife. As soon as we arrived we went for a 2 hour guided... More 

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LizzieCorke, CEO & Co-Founder at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are delighted you enjoyed your time here and hope you had a great time along the rest of the Great Ocean Walk. Spotted Ale is wonderful isn't it! Brewed by Otway Brewing's Prickly Moses 100% of profits from its sale support Tiger Quoll conservation through the Conservation Ecology Centre -... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had a fantastic weekend at the Great Ocean Ecolodge! A clean, comfortable room surrounded by the magnificent Otway rainforest. Everything ( food, service etc.) was excellent, but by far our favourite part of the stay, was the opportunity to learn about and get as close as possible to some of Australia's unique wildlife. It was an unforgettable experience. Koalas, Sugar... More 

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LizzieCorke, CEO & Co-Founder at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Joe - it was a delight to host you! I hope you collected some great photos. We look forward to crossing paths again. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I stayed here for a conservation experience package costing USD 1555 for 2 nights/3 days all inclusive. My room was simple, but comfortable. From my window, I could observe many kangaroos grazing, prancing and their many other adorable antics. Just outside the Lodge, Koalas are readily sighted on the surrounding trees. I had an amazing time watching them sleep under... More 

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LizzieCorke, CEO & Co-Founder at Great Ocean Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much - we so enjoyed meeting you! More 

Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was the surprise hit of our month long vacation in Australia. We stayed at the EcoLodge (3 days/2 nights which was perfect; 2 couples and young adult) as part of our drive from Melbourne to Adelaide. I booked based on the TripAdvisor reviews and our stay far exceeded our expectations. We simply loved staying with Shane and Lizzie. Why... More 

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