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Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

03 5237 3234

Hand-feed and touch Aussie animals for free at Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat.

Take your own photos, as many as you want! One stop to get up close and take photos with koalas, wombats, kangaroos and wallabies. Animal feed 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. 15 minute drive to Otway Fly, Triplet Falls, five minutes to glow-worms at Melba Gully, 45 minute drive to The Twelve Apostles.

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),

Ideal for families, animal lovers and/ or international guests, Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat offers a great base to explore all the Otway's 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 ensuite room (sleeps double and single).

Special off-peak rates available two night stays. All proceeds go to the animals and their upkeep.

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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Price & booking

Wombat Cottage

1 Room

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

Type Valid Price
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.
01/10/11 - 29/02/16 $165.00 - $210.00

Kangaroo Family Unit

1 Room

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

Type Valid Price
Standard
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.
01/10/11 - 29/02/16 $165.00 - $180.00

Koala Suite

1 Room

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

Type Valid Price
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.
01/10/11 - 29/02/16 $165.00 - $180.00

Joey Room

1 Room

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

Type Valid Price
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.
01/10/11 - 29/02/16 $110.00 - $150.00
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.

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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
Opening hours:
Disabled access:
Contact operator for further details.