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Southern Anchorage Retreat

Upscale lodge within easy reach of Great Otway National Park

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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50 Parkers Access Track, Wattle Hill, 3237, VIC, Australia
9.6.Exceptional.
  • Southern Anchorage Retreat is in a stunning location, very close to the 12 Apostles. Drew…

    Jan 22, 2021

  • Private and clean, wood fire and spa were great. Waking up to the view each morning was…

    Jul 20, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Great Otway National Park - 11 min walk
  • Moonlight Head - 1 min walk
  • Wreck Beach - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Latrobe Bushland Reserve - 4.6 mi / 7.5 km
  • Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Marie Gabrielle Cottage Week
  • Anchor CottageWeek
  • Anchor Cottage 4 Day Special
  • Marie Gabrielle 4 Day Special
  • Fiji Cottage 4 Day Special
  • Marie Gabrielle Cottage
  • Anchor Cottage
  • Fiji Cottage
  • 12 Apostles Romance
  • Fiji Cottage Week
  • Coastal Suite
  • Harbour Suite (Shared Commercial Kitchen)

Location

50 Parkers Access Track, Wattle Hill, 3237, VIC, Australia
  • In a national park
  • Great Otway National Park - 11 min walk
  • Moonlight Head - 1 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Great Otway National Park - 11 min walk
  • Moonlight Head - 1 min walk
  • Wreck Beach - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Latrobe Bushland Reserve - 4.6 mi / 7.5 km
  • Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
  • Twelve Apostles Marine National Park - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Port Campbell National Park - 11.8 mi / 19 km
  • The Twelve Apostles - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Princetown Wildlife Reserve - 10.5 mi / 17 km
  • Clifton Beach - 12.8 mi / 20.7 km

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 114.4 miles/184.2 km

At a glance

Size

  • 5 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas (2-device limit)
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 2004
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Small print

Also known as

  • Moonlight Retreat
  • Moonlight Retreat Hotel
  • Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge Wattle Hill
  • Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge
  • Southern Anchorage Retreat Wattle Hill
  • Southern Anchorage Retreat
  • Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge
  • Southern Anchorage Retreat Wattle Hill
  • Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge Wattle Hill

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 20.0 per night

Policies

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Southern Anchorage Retreat also has a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice and quiet, relaxing in the countryside. Great view across the valley and landscape. Everything you need to look after your own meals, just bring the food.

    Wisey, 1 night romance trip, Mar 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great relaxing getaway property

    We loved our 3 night stay. The property is FIRST CLASS, very clean with absolute quietness. Great location for bushwalking.

    arthur, 3 night trip, Mar 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful view and peaceful which is exactly what we needed after a long day of hiking!

    1 night trip, Mar 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Bush stay on Great Ocean Road

    Nice and clean. Good directions and good communication from hosts. Great view of hills from room balcony and much wild life evident. Saw kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburra and galah from balcony chair. Very pleased with stay.

    2 night family trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had an absolutely enjoyable weekend in February 2020. I am compelled to right this review because currently the world is going through a pandemic and we are in lockdown. Southern Anchorage Retreat will always be in my heart as it is a peaceful place with beautiful views and within a hop, skip and a jump to the 12 apostles and Port Campbell. When you are in lockdown and thought of longing to get back to a place to relax and spend time at is what makes this established the pinnacle of all great places to stay at. It is that good. Drew has a real gem and during these tough times I encourage anyone to come and spend a weekend or longer here when the boarders open up for travel. Support your local rural business as my family would be doing when we get back to some form of normality. You want be disappointed.

    4 night romance trip, Feb 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Top of the world

    Absolutely amazing place to stay! Loved the local walks and Drew provided some great tips with local knowledge. Highly recommend

    Frances, 2 night family trip, Dec 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We checked in late to the property and caused noise disturbance to the harbor room guest and we are really sorry about. The host was very responsive and room was good as describe in the reviews.

    2 night family trip, Dec 2, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good. Isolated.

    Great for an isolated stay in the bush. Good for getting to the Apostles before all the masses arrive from Apollo Bay. Note that there are no restaurants nearby.

    david, 2 night trip, Oct 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Tranquil and relaxing

    Lovely, quiet location set among rolling green hills not far from the Twelve Apostles. Nice to sit on the balcony and watch the sun go down.

    James, 1 night trip, Oct 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What's not to love?

    Absolutely charming! We loved our stay at the Southern Anchorage Retreat. The view from our cabin was private and spectacular. We loved our couple of nights there. And it's perfectly situated, so close to the sights of the Great Ocean Road. Should we ever be back in the area, we'd be thrilled to stay here again..

    Bill, 2 night trip, Oct 6, 2019

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