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The Boomerangs at Johanna
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Highly recommend a stay at Boomerang Cottages if staying in the Otway region. Lots to see and do, or just relax and enjoy the sea view, with peace and quiet and luxurious accomodation. We found the cottages had all we needed and more with ample supplies, a balcony with BBQ, Spa bath ( with bubble bath) oraganic toiletries. We stayed for three nights in March 2013 and wished we had another three. Close to Johanna beach, attractions and Great Ocean Walk tracks. Excellent hosts. Luxurious decor and free wi fi made it a most relaxing location worthy of another visit to explore more of this beautiful spot in Victoria. Like a Boomerang - we'll be back. Ian and Sue

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark and Roz O, Owner at The Boomerangs at Johanna, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you for your high recommendation. We are grateful for you taking the time to write a review for us.
It's nice to leave wanting to stay longer, and there is so much to see & do in this area that a second visit might be necessary.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

My partner and I have long loved the Great Ocean Road and the Otways National Park. But the scene around Apollo Bay and Lorne seemed too busy for us. Then we found the Boomerang cottages in Johanna Valley, and for us they are an escape but yet they are home. The setting amidst flowers and flowering shrubs gives a feeling of seclusion from the world and from the frantic road. But all the glass of these modern cottages looks out onto a pastoral scene of cows on the hills, forested sand dunes in the distance, and then beyond is the deep blue of the Southern Ocean. It is a fabulous place to just rest on the veranda to take in the view or to read good book. Also, the appliances in the kitchen are new, the cupboard is well stocked, the hardwood floor shines, and the barbecue on the veranda invites great meals. My partner and I were very happy at the Boomerangs, and we will go back.

Joe and Vesna

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark and Roz O, Owner at The Boomerangs at Johanna, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

We always appreciate guests taking the time to write a review for us, and we are pleased when they return- Like a Boomerang!
We try to offer a home away from home in a peaceful rural setting, away from the busier parts of The Great Ocean Road.
Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have driven past the Boomerangs several times and promised ourselves we would book a stay sometime. Finally got around to it and we were not disappointed. We love the Otways, the peace and tranquility and beauty of the rainforest and the proximity of pristine beaches. Boomerangs is perfectly located to make the most of this area. Thanks to the luxury of our accommodation, we had a restful weekend while enjoying the surrounds at a leisurely pace. Waking up to sweeping views and abundant birdlife was a treat. Our cabin was extremely well provisioned. (not many holiday rentals have a decent set of knives.) The bed was comfy, and the spa was very welcoming at the end of a hot day.
We also loved the ambience of the Lavers Hill township.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark and Roz O, Owner at The Boomerangs at Johanna, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you for writing a review for The Boomerangs. We are glad that after driving past a few times you decided to stay.
We love sharing the Otways with our guests and hope you will return sometime soon.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

A friend and I spent two nights at the Boomerangs, and what a lovely two nights they were. Located on the Great Ocean Road, the Boomerangs were easy to access, yet felt a million miles away from the nearest town, which made them the perfect place to forget about concrete and clients and clammy city air. I loved the earthy tones of the cabin -- imagine rich brown wooden furniture, dark green tiles around the bathtub, a high ceiling, and large windows that provide views of hills and sea. The wine and the shortbread were very much appreciated; as were the pile of firewood by the door, the free wi-fi on offer, and the organic shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Mark and Roz O, Owner at The Boomerangs at Johanna, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to be a place where people can forget about the city!
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Boomerangs in the future.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We had a lovely time at Boomerangs. Stayed for three nights and loved the wonderful views and ambience. The spa was also great after a day of sightseeing. Perfectly positioned to enjoy this part of the coast. Roz, Mark and Hannah were wonderful hosts.

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Mark and Roz O, Manager at The Boomerangs at Johanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are glad you had a lovely time & hope to welcome you back again someday!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I spent three night at Boomeranges. We enjoyed our stay so much. It is an amazing place at the middle of the Great Ocean Road. I love its design. Even I stayed inside the house, it made me feel melt into the nature. It is one of the most special experience during our vacation in Australia. Thanks Mark for your good wine.

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Mark and Roz O, Manager at The Boomerangs at Johanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Thank you for your review.
We are glad you were able to feel part of nature. Our floor to ceiling windows in the living area allow
guests to experience our natural surroundings from the inside.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Spent three nights at Boomerangs. We enjoyed our stay. The owners make sure you enjoy your time and will help you out with what you need. There are three cabins on the property probably slightly too close together. The bedrooms are tiny and I felt at $300 per night the bathrooms could have been a little more modern. They are starting to show their age. The cabins are however very clean, we were given a bottle of wine on arrival, the kitchen is very well equipped and they offer free wi-fi which was great as my phone had no reception.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Mark and Roz O, Manager at The Boomerangs at Johanna, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are glad you enjoyed the isolation & your stay.
We have recently renovated the kitchens (Sept 2012) and the bathrooms will be modernised later this year.

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Additional Information about The Boomerangs at Johanna

Address: 3815 Great Ocean Rd, Johanna, Victoria 3238, Australia (Formerly The Boomerangs at Johanna)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Johanna
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Johanna
Price Range: $278 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Boomerangs at Johanna 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boomerangs at Johanna on the Great Ocean Road are quintessentially Australian. Three award winning boomerang shaped cottages offer guests a truly memorable experience. Set within three acres of magical, landscaped gardens they provide guests with sensational, forest, valley and ocean views. Very quiet and very private. Midway on the Great Ocean Walk. ... more   less 
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