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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cottages are very well appointed, light, bright and very clean there's also a fireplace!! The farm has plenty to do, relaxing walks or feeding the friendliest farm animals. The lambs are absolutely adorable but as are the cows, horses, llamas and other farm animals!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at black wood cottage which was well equipped and easy for cooking too. We loved the toasty fire place and our twins enjoyed roaming the farm freely and feeding the animals anytime of the day. Great hospitality from Helen and many thanks to julian for helping to arrange for another baby chair for the twins. My son liked... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We stayed a couple of nights in the Blue Gum cottage in early March for my wife's birthday. She often mentioned she would love to do a farmstay and spend time with animals. Being a male it took me a little while to catch on, but I finally worked it out and organised this stay as a surprise for her... More 

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johannafarm, Owner at Johanna River Farm and Cottages, responded to this review

Hello - and thank you for posting such an enthusiastic review of the farm and your cottage - Happy to read you had a great time away, that you enjoyed the amenities of Bluegum Cottage and found it well equipped and comfortable. It was nice to meet you both and show you around the farm - Sounds like you enjoyed... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The 2 cottages we stayed in were well appointed and comfortable in a working farm setting. Julian had been very helpful and provided a fantastic tour around his farm. His advices and recommendations to attractions around Johanna/ Great Ocean Road were also very helpful. You can walk freely around the farm with Zac and Charlie, their very friendly dogs, playing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

On Arrival , we were warmly greeted by Julian and Helen( owners of this magical place) and the very friendly animals. We were promptly introduced to the animals and shown the vegie and herb gardens, where to collect the freshly laid free range eggs and the orchard, where you are free to roam and pick what you need to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This must be the most wonderful family farm stay ever, my 3 children thoroughly enjoyed the stay. 2 nites. Would love to stay a 3rd. Helen and Julian are great host sharing with us all the beauty the Lavers Hill area provide from sights to eateries and little nuggets of gold which you can't get just traveling by road. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A lovely place that I highly recommend. Our cabin was perfect both inside and the view from it. The farm was fascinating and worth exploring. The Otways are beautiful. The cabins are close to many attractions and places of interest. The road to the Cape Otway lighthouse had lots of koalas. You could easily spend a week here and use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We highly recommend the River Farm and will be back next year for sure. We have been coming on the Great Ocean Road every year and love the Johanna area, it is quiet, green and blue, perfect distance from everything. We have been wanting to stay at the Farm many times but it is booked out very quickly for long... More 

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Thank magaussie
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

9 of us walking the Great Ocean Walk rented the one bedroom Bluegum, the 2 bedrooms Blackwood and Tea Tree cottages and used them as a base. Well appointed and cosy cottages with fire place for cold weather and lovely verandah to absorb the sunshine. Helen and Simon are fabulous hosts, extremely helpful. Wild blackberries plentiful in season. Very relaxing... More 

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Thank Jenny N
Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are looking for an escape from city life and still want to enjoy some comforts from home, then this is the place for you. Julian and Helen are the friendliest and most helpful of hosts and their cottages are clean, well-appointed, and very comfortable. The wood-fed fireplace was a treat and keeping warm during a cold front induced... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideal base from which to explore the Great OCean Road - central to all attractions. One and two bedroom fully equipped cottages - offering guests all the comforts. Secluded spa cottage - ideal for couples and two bedroom family cottages - wonderful for a fun family holiday. Located on 280 acre working sheep farm - with friendly farm animals to meet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Johanna River Farm and Cottages

Address: 420 Blue Johanna Rd, Johanna, Victoria 3238, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Johanna
Price Range: $144 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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