Claerwen Retreat
guest house suite with king bed
Cottage lounge room
cottage bathroom with double spa
Yellow Studio lounge
cottage bedroom

Claerwen Retreat

Address: 480 Tuxion Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233

Phone: 03 5237 7064  |  Fax: 03 5237 7054  


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Claerwen Retreat is located "high above the world" overlooking the Great Ocean Road, at Apollo Bay. It is the highest point in the area, an old aboriginal sacred site, with stunning ocean views.

Claerwen Retreat offers a holiday experience in the relaxing environment of peaceful solitude and healing nature. The guesthouse has four luxurious suites with king beds. You can relax in the spacious lounge with a glass of wine, a light meal or a deliciously cooked breakfast.

The two cottages have three bedrooms each, a 360 degree view, a king spa, open fire and are great for a group of friends or family gatherings. Also two small apartments are nestled in 280 acres of park, rainforest and fern gullies.

The beautiful beaches of Apollo Bay are a short ten minute drive away. It is a place where your spirit can rest. Once you have recovered your equilibrium, there are plenty of things to do. The Otway rainforests are waiting to be explored. Surf beaches like Moonlight Head and Johanna are close by and The Twelve Apostles are a year-round attraction. Claerwen Retreat is an ideal base for tours along Victoria's dramatic west coast.

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Accommodation pricing information (GST included)


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For up to six adults/children.



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Per couple


Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Suite in Guest House

Four spacious rooms with king bed, ensuite and private lounge. Panoramic views. One suite with two double beds. The four suites are located in a separate wing. Guest then share a huge lounge/library/dining area in the main lobby. All guests have free internet access.4


Two three bedroom cottages sleep up to six adults and children. These free-standing self-contained holiday houses have three bedrooms with a king, a queen and two single beds. They are surrounded by nature. The spacious lounge room invites to sit around the open fire or you may want to to enjoy the majestic views overlooking the coast from Cape Otway to Cape Patton from the sundeck, which has a barbecue. The ensuite comes with a king spa. A spacious kitchen, and of course a flat screen television, DVD and sound system.2


One bedroom self-contained. The Purple Studio has a double bed, a dining area, small kitchen and the most amazing view possible. The en-suite comes with a bath. The Yellow Studio is an A-frame with a queen bed in the mezzanine and fantastic ocean views. Rather steep steps! Downstairs is a lounge, dining and kitchen area with unhindered views of the Otways. The private garden area comes with a barbecue.2

Payment methods accepted

MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

They require credit card details to confirm a reservation. For self-contained accommodation cancellations within less than seven days prior to arrival will incur the full amount. To cancel suites in the guesthouse 48 hours notice is required or the full amount is due.

Local directions

Coming from Melbourne take the first turn to the right after the second 50 kilometre per hour sign. From Port Campbell turn off the Great Ocean Road two blocks after the Mobil service station. Follow this road five kilometres to the top of the hill. They are the last and only property at the end of Tuxion Road. Avoid using GPS units for directions in regional areas as they are often incorrect. Please contact Claerwen Retreat as it is accessed via a gravel road.


  • Cots available
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Library
  • Masseur/Masseuse
  • Movie hire
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Open fireplace
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Spa
  • Tennis court - full size


  • Meditating
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking

Reception opening hours

Daily. Check-in from 2.00pm onwards. Check-out 11.00am.

Disabled access

All rooms are ground floor with direct access to the gardens. However, we do not have specially fitted bathrooms.

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How to get here

Great Ocean Road