Flying Duck Orchid
- SQM 100
Find your Freedom at The Flying Duck Orchid
Inspired by Anglesea’s Caleana major orchid, the Flying Duck is a rare Australian bloom that only grows in the wild:
Shaped like a tiny duck,
its head held high,
purple wings swept back.
As if ready to take flight,
that’s the call to freedom,
from this boutique retreat,
across from the wildflowers of Anglesea Heath, and the ocean.
Sun-Kissed Living - Modern Meets Mid Century
- Radiant with light from its north facing aspect
- Newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms with all the essentials
- A mid century vibe brings the 50s and 60s to life across a cosy home of eclectic furnishings
- Spot the vintage gems dotted across the house
- Wrap yourself in the boutique luxury of solid beds and fine grade linen
Fairy Hunters and Fur Kids
- Walk across the road to a magical expanse of natural heath, woodland and forest. Anglesea Heathland is home to over 80 different types of orchids, erupting into a sea of vibrant colour in spring. This is exactly the place to find fairies – hiding amid Sun Orchids, Bush Peas, Blue Stars, and Sweet Wattle.
- Dog friendly (inside and out)
- An adventure for children and pooches with a big flat fenced yard, trampoline, books and toys
- Sliding doors to the deck for cool drinks and a BBQ at sunset, enclosed from the wind
- Walk amid the flowers, hit the trails on a mountain bike, or explore the region with your fur kid (on leash)
Bush and Sea
- In easy reach of the beach and the bush, 30 metres from Anglesea Heath park entry
- Right on the fringe of a wildlife corridor that stretches from Anglesea to Cape Otway
- Borrow our bikes and boogie boards. Ask us for the best spots to surf or swim
- Watch the kangaroos gather at dawn and dusk at the golf club
- Explore glorious white beaches, towering red cliffs and hidden rock pools
- Visit cascading waterfalls and prehistoric trees in the Otways
Discover a tranquil sanctuary rich in biodiversity and natural wonder
• Fully self-contained house
• North facing deck enclosed from the wind
• Fully equipped laundry
• TV, lots of DVD’s, games and puzzles
• Spring-less Trampoline
• Indoor wood fireplace. Firewood, kindling and firelighters supplied.
• Clean, comfortable beds with quality pillows
Sleeps 7 people (with a trundle bed if you need to sleep 8): 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms (2 showers, no bath) laundry with WC.
• Master bedroom with en-suite and queen bed
• Second bedroom with queen bed
• Third bedroom with a single bed, bunk bed and trundle bed
Interaction with guests
This is the first time we have managed something in Anglesea where we live. We are excited to be able to offer a more hands on approach. There is also a key safe for those who prefer not to be disturbed.
If you are unfamiliar with holiday house rental and how it varies from hotel room rental let us know and we can talk you through it.
A lot of time, effort and money has work has gone into making Flying Duck Orchid a special place. It is dearly loved by its owners. We hope to attract the sort of people who will respect the property and enjoy it as much as they do.
No parties or events. The property is available for your quiet enjoyment, with respect to neighbours and the local community.
Please make sure you consider the Terms & Conditions carefully on booking.
Full linen service. Beds will be made up for you on arrival. Cleaning on departure is included.
PhONE Reception & Wifi
Phone reception in Anglesea is good across all networks. We offer NBN internet and WIFI. It is pretty fast. Please don’t download movies or big files.
Well behaved dogs and cats are welcome inside and out.
No bond. No extra charge. We just ask strictly not pets on furniture or beds and you clean up after your dog in the garden. Its vital that future non pet owning guests are not impacted.
Prices listed are based on 4 adults. The booking system will calculate the exact price when you book.
The property has 5/6 beds and sleeps a maximum of 8 people.
Only the guests nominated and agreed in the Booking may stay in the property overnight. Overloading could render the guest liable to termination of the booking.
Off peak, we have a 2 night minimum. Ask us about discounted rates for an extra or third night.
2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room
EntertainmentBroadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
OutsideGas BBQ, Private Garden
95 Harvey Street Anglesea , Anglesea, 3230, Australia
Flying Duck Orchid, you can find it on Google Maps with the address:
95 Harvey St Anglesea 3230
Check in after 3pm
The keysafe is located around the back of the house behind the timber screen, next to the clothes line. Code: 3207 Please replace the key in the keysafe when you leave.
WiFi name is ‘TelstraBA321D’ password 9myrnfafc7xt
Top tips for Anglesea:
Roadknight beach is the safest beach for kids. It is sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds. It has long rolling waves that are ideal for learning to surf, particularly for small kids.
Main beach has smaller waves than the open surf, but larger than Roadknight. It is good for learning to surf for older kids, or small kids if there is not too much swell. It is patrolled peak periods and summer weekends, but there usually isn't strong rips, so it is fairly safe.
Most of the other beaches around have large surf, strong rips and no life saving patrols, so beware.
Most beaches are dog friendly. There is signage at all beach entrances with instructions. Keep dogs away from the rare Hooded Plover nesting sites.
Anglesea Main Beach is a timeshare dog friendly area and from the 1 December – 28 February and Easter dogs are only permitted off leash between 7pm and 9am.
The Otways National Park starts across the road and stretches 70km to the west along the Great Ocean Road. There are walking and mountain bike trails networking throughout, just waiting to be explored, winding down to the ocean. The area around Anglesea is famous for it heathland flowers in Spring. Busloads of people visit each year to see the orchids and heath.
Food and Drink:
Captain Moonlight-Surf Club Restaurant. Watch the swell rolling in to main beach all the way to Pt Addis. Open weekends and a few weekdays. Check open hours.
Poppies Nursery, food-store and Cafe (formerly McGains)
GROW - Great Ocean Whole Foods - Bulk wholefoods, cafe, yoga classes etc. Next door to Poppies.
Kiosk at Point RoadKnight Beach.Open 7 am til 7 pm in warmer months. Weekends.Good coffee. Fish and chips.
Anglesea Golf Club. Have drinks at club house at dusk and watch the kangaroos gather on the fairways. Lots of roos, usually 50 to 100? They are most prolific at dawn and dusk, but are often there during the day. They also do little Kangaroo tours in golf buggies with retired golfers. Kind of fun in a daggy kind of way. Even if you are not a golfer, it is worth playing 9 holes, just for the wildlife experience. The roos have no fear of golfers.
Coffee and Cafes:
Minerva and Bean - 69 Great Ocean Road
Bumblebeez - 95 Great Ocean Road
Laneway in the main shops good coffee
4 Kings has good breakfast and coffee
Diggers Veggie Kitchen- good vegetation and clean food.
If you are looking for a pub. The Anglesea Hotel is pretty uninspiring. I’d recommend you drive to Aireys Inlet ( 9 km up The Great Ocean Road) . Great pub, lawn, brewery and atmosphere.
The Fairhaven Surf Club has spectacular views, food and a bar open on weekends.
Little Feast Restaurant In Aireys Inlet also good.
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery is at the top of the hill coming in to Anglesea
If you want to feel nurtured, book a massage with Sandrina (the purple lady). She's in demand, so book well ahead. Ph 0438 353 830. $70 one hour, $90 one and a half hours. Ask for a tarro reading at the end.
Horse riding at Blazing Saddles is as relaxed and inexpensive as you could hope for. From the back of Airey's Inlet, you can do bush or beach rides and there is even a ride that stops for lunch at the Aireys Pub. For small kids, you can lead your child on a pony ride through the paddocks and bush for $6. Give your kid a lifetime memory for the price of a big coffee!