We set out on our tour of the Great Ocean road with 5 days to get from Melbourne to Adelaide. We hired a car and did not really know where we would stop. We picked up lots of pamphlets from the tourist information. Friends had told us the main places to stop on the way – Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, Port Fairy.
We travelled from Melbourne Airport to Torquay and were surprised at how little accommodation was available. There was one backpackers a couple of motels and the Torquay Hotel. As we passed through the other towns they were all quite small. Lorne had more accommodation.
We stopped in Port Campbell as we wanted to see the 12 Apostles at sunset and sunrise. The pamphlets only showed a few places to stay. We were really pleased to stumble across Flashpackers in Port Campbell. It’s attached to the Port Campbell Guesthouse. We paid $80 for a double room.
The building itself is an old fishing hut converted but has been converted into a really homely guesthouse. In the main house there are four rooms, some doubles some bunk beds. The rooms are decorated in a simple nautical theme and are all spotless. Our room had a view over the patio and had air-conditioning. There was a nice communal kitchen, dining room and lounge with good bathrooms. There’s also a TV and DVD player in the lounge. One of the double bedrooms was a good sized en-suite. There are also some bedrooms in other outbuildings too.
It’s literally a 3 minute walk into the (small) centre of Port Campbell. Breakfast is provided (toast, cereal and fruit). It’s all quite informal with the fridge stocked and guests helping themselves at breakfast. Mark the owner is really helpful and is around if you need anything.
I would definitely recommend this for backpackers and couples, a really good base either for one night if you’re moving on the Great Ocean Road or for a few nights if you’re using Port Campbell as a base for exploring.
- Also Known As:
- Port Campbell Guest House Great Ocean Road, Australia