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Experience the peace and quiet of farm life while staying at Otira On Needle's Eye, a working farm on Phillip Island, only 90 minutes from Melbourne.

Otira On Needle's Eye is situated between the township of Cowes and the famous Penguin Parade. Located inland and surrounded by gently undulating cypress lined paddocks. The Island's natural attractions are within 15 minutes travel.

The homestead was built by John's parents in the 1920s. There are four in house rooms; two with ensuites and two bedrooms upstairs, suitable for family or friends travelling together, sharing a bathroom. The lounge room downstairs has an open fire. A delicious country breakfast is served in the dining room. Afternoon tea on arrival.

The Garden Cottage is most suitable for families. The cottage has two bedrooms one queen side bed and two single beds. The fridge is well stocked with breakfast provisions and the children are encouraged to collect the hens eggs to eat.

There are hay bales to run along and John, a third generation Islander, is happy to take guests on a Farm Tour. Local knowledge is shared with all.

Content: Otira On Needle's Eye

Price & booking

Double room

Two rooms with ensuite in the homestead. One upstairs and one downstairs. Each has a Queen bed with electric blankets.

Garden Cottage

Two bedroom self-contained cottage, with one queen size and two single beds. Kitchenette, and barbecue for all cooking needs. Small living area opens into the Garden. Laundry facilities available.

Payment methods accepted
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Cancellation and booking policy

Deposit can be posted. This is nonrefundable if cancelled 48 hours or less before arrival. Credit card details will secure booking. No deposit taken but if cancel less than 48 hours before arrival $50 will be charged. If no notification of cancellation and a no-show a full night's tariff will be taken.

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Local directions:

Cross bridge at San Remo, travel 12 kilometres. Turn left at Gap Road. Around corner on right is Ventnor Beach Road, turn right. Travel two and a half kilometres and Otira On Needles' Eye is on right.

  • 24 hour reception
  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Cots available
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Open fireplace
  • Tennis court - full size
  • Farm/Station
  • Tennis
  • Animal Viewing
  • Visitor Information Centre