Great Ocean Eco-Lodge
Great Ocean Ecolodge is a social enterprise, established and operated by the Conservation Ecology Centre.
All profits from your stay are reinvested into wildlife conservation and the Ecolodge itself is entirely solar powered and ecologically responsible, resting gently in the landscape.
The Great Ocean Ecolodge is surrounded by pristine bushland, lush rainforests, secluded beaches and steep cliffs, close to one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines.
The Ecolodge has been planned, designed and built to celebrate natural resources like the sun and the rain. Every activity at the lodge is carefully established to ensure nothing is done to adversely affect the pristine surroundings. The Lodge is intimate: only 5 guest rooms, each with an en suite bathroom and beautiful views of the garden and grasslands where kangaroos come to graze at dawn and dusk!
Staying at the Great Ocean Ecolodge is not only good for the world, it’s also good for you.
Each room is private and peaceful, furnished with a comfortable bed, crisp clean linen and timeless antiques. The five rooms have all been individually designed and offer different experiences.
Hollow is on the ground floor, overlooking the Otway Ranges and grasslands where kangaroos come to graze. This room shares a sundeck with Burrow.
Burrow is also located on the ground floor, and offers slightly more living space than Hollow.
Eyrie is on the first floor, as well as Drey. While Eyrie overlooks the Otway Ranges, Drey overlooks the Kitchen Gardens.
Nest is on the ground floor and overlooks the Kitchen Gardens.
In the Nature Gallery you will find a collection of artworks created by local artists celebrating the natural beauty of the Great Ocean Road. It’s a varied collection, consisting of photographs, paintings, lithographs and furniture carefully constructed from driftwood.
The Hall overlooks grasslands, where mobs of kangaroos come to graze against the backdrop of the Otway Ranges. Filled with light, warm and cosy in winter and beautifully cool in summer, the Hall includes the Dining Room, Guest Lounge and Library.
It is here that you can make a difference and help conserve koalas (Sep – May) and the endangered tiger kuoll (June – Sep).
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed, 170 mile (243 kilometre) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. A great spot to volunteer and help conserve koalas and tiger quolls.
Ways you can help in Great Ocean Road
Play a vital role in an urgent wildlife rescue mission! The Tiger Quoll is the largest remaining marsupial carnivore on the Australian mainland and it is fast heading towards the same fate as its cousin, the Tasmanian Tiger. The forests, woodlands and coastline of the Great Ocean Road are one of the last strongholds of the […]
On the Great Ocean Road between Melbourne and Adelaide, join passionate and dedicated conservationists in conserving one of the world’s most enchanting animals. Venture into the Australian bush with the conservation team to participate in inspiring fieldwork, learn about koala and woodland ecology, gain skills in survey techniques and assist with the rehabilitation of injured […]