Dufflebird Map by David (Macca) McArthur of Maccatoons

Welcome to the hinterland of the Great Ocean Road

We all know the seascapes of the Great Ocean Road are a huge attraction to the region, but have you veered off the famous coastal route to discover the fern-filled forests and cloud-reflective lakes and rivers?

Our properties Otways Loft, Steam Carriage and Bootmakers Cottage are tucked away in beautiful Forrest and Birregurra, just waiting to be discovered. You’ll be able to fill your days with walks through the rainforest to waterfalls, platypus spotting on Lake Elizabeth, or exploring the many kilometres of famed mountain bike trails. If you’re a foodie at heart, you won’t be disappointed with an afternoon in the sun at Forrest Brewery, or for something really special, do your best to nab a reservation at Victoria’s most awarded regional restaurant, Brae.

Lee Atkinson shares her words on ‘The Secrets of the Great Ocean Road’, with Australian Traveller. You can view the full article, here.

Discover the delights of South Gippsland

Now’s the time to treat yourself to that long-sought after escape - to magnificent national parks edged with lush green farmland, charming country towns and wild, untouched beaches.

Our properties Liptrap Loft, Shearwater Beach House and Shellback centre around Cape Liptrap and Walkerville and put you in a prime position to restore your soul and make that escape. Follow the food trail through rich dairy country and quirky towns, taste award winning cheeses and beers and while away a morning at Foster’s Gurneys Cidery. You’ll be able to sample high-end wines and enjoy lunch at a myriad of nearby wineries. But the world-class outdoor activities top it off, allowing you to trek the iconic Wilsons Prom, spot lyrebirds in the verdant Tarra-Bulga National Park or hire an e-bike and cycle parts of the Great Southern Rail Trail. Or, maybe you will just prefer to stay local and take the lovely walk through coastal woodland to Walkerville South beach, basically deserted in the quieter months of the year.

Paige Richardson took a road trip around South Gippsland, and shared all about it with Australian Traveller, ‘From Loch to The Prom: roadtripping South Gippsland’. You can view the full article, here.