Koala Experience
Tan family from Singapore enjoying an up-close Koala Experience.
Guests can take as many of their own photos as they like.  No extra cost.
Wombat Cottage situated in the middle of our private wildife park (only available to guests)
Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat
Animal feed supplied for close-interaction.
Koala Picnic
Hold a python

Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

Address: 5040 Colac-Lavers Hill Rd, Lavers Hill, Victoria 3238

Phone: 03 5237 3234  |  Fax: 03 5237 3234  

Email: info@faunaaustralia.com.au
Web: faunaaustralia.com.au

Hand-feed, touch Aussie animals at no charge at Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat. Take your own photos, as many as you want! One stop to get up close (hand-feed) and take photos with koalas, wombats, kangaroos and wallabies. Animal feed is supplied.

Personal, mutually convenient times made with you to offer these memorable moments (you don't have to share your experience with other people or families).

Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat is centrally located midway between Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, on the main road to the Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Triplet Falls, surrounded by the Otway's National Park, high in the rainforest.

Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat is an Animal Lover's Haven, with their accommodation situated on private property dedicated to endangered breeding of some of Australia's rarest species. Hosted by Dean (Zoology) and Kirsten (B.Sc Ecotourism), it is home to some of the largest and most successful breeding colonies of endangered nocturnal mammals.

Ideal for families, animal lovers and, or international guests, Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat offers a great base to explore all the Otways and the Great Ocean Road has to offer.

Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat is extremely child friendly. Wildlife for staying guests only (no large numbers).

Accommodation on offer is self-contained spa cottage (sleeps five), self contained family unit (sleeps five), self-contained family unit (sleeps eight) and twin share en-suite room (sleeps double and single).

Lonely Planet reviewed Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat saying "International folk love staying at the Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat where almost-tame native animals (bred on the property) snoop about at night. Their independent authors have visited Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat and selected this as one of the recommended hotels in Great Ocean Road".

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Accommodation pricing information (GST included)

Wombat Cottage

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Price per two people. Minimum nights stay may apply. All tariffs include linen, animal feed for close interactions, torch for nocturnal viewing, and a complimentary up-close koala experience (take as many photos as you like). Extra adult $30 per night, child $15 per night. One night stay $30 surcharge. Please contact for details.

01/10/1127/12/14$210.00$210.00

Kangaroo Family Unit

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Price per two people. Minimum nights stay may apply. All taiffs include linen, animal feed for close interactions, torch for nocturnal viewing, and a complimentary up-close koala experience (take as many photos as you like). Extra adult $30 per night, child $15 per night. One night stay $30 surcharge. Please contact for details.

01/10/1131/12/14$180.00$180.00

Koala Suite

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Standard
Price per two people. Minimum nights stay may apply. All tariffs include linen, animal feed for close interactions, torch for nocturnal viewing, and a complimentary up-close koala experience (take as many photos as you like). Extra adult $30 per night, child $15 per night. One night stay $30 surcharge. Please contact for details.

01/10/1131/12/14$180.00$180.00

Joey Room

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Standard
Price per two people. Minimum nights stay may apply. All tariffs include linen, animal feed for close interactions, torch for nocturnal viewing, and a complimentary up-close koala experience (take as many photos as you like). Extra adult $30 per night, child $15 per night. One night stay $30 surcharge. Please contact for details.

01/10/1131/12/14$150.00$150.00

Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

Wombat Cottage

Fully self contained. Queen bed and two single and trundle (sleeps five), includes spa.1

Kangaroo Family Unit

Fully self contained. Double bed, two singles and a bunk.1

Koala Suite

Queen bed, single and bunk (sleeps five). Self-contained, newly built. Situated at car park. Disabled bathroom.1

Joey Room

Double bed and king single, ensuite and kitchenette. Newly built. Situated at car park.1

Cancellation and booking policy

Fifty per cent deposit required to secure booking, with remainder due seven days prior to arrival. Standard industry cancellation fees apply to all bookings above one night: 21 to 60 days prior to booking date, 50 per cent of deposit. Up to 21 days prior to booking date, 100 per cent deposit. Up to seven days prior and after arrival, 100 per cent of total price. One night stays forgo the full deposit on cancellation. In extenuating circumstance, a credit may be offered to change the date of arrival.

Local directions

If travelling from Port Campbell, continue along The Great Ocean Road to Lavers Hill. Go through Lavers Hill and continue past the last shops. It turns into Colac-Lavers Hill Road. They are two kilometres along this road on the left. If travelling along The Great Ocean Road from Melbourne, they are 45 minutes drive from Apollo Bay. Once in Apollo Bay travel until you get to the top of the mountain and reach a T-intersection. At this intersection, turn right and they are two kilometres along this road on the left.

Facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Cots available
  • EFTPOS
  • Gardens in property
  • High chair
  • Laundry
  • Movie hire
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Spa

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Animal Viewing

Reception opening hours

Daily
8:00am  - 10:30pm
Operators live on site, and have a reception office at the house.

Check in:  4:00pm

Check out:  10:00am

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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How to get here

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