Great Ocean Road accommodation guide

where to stay on the great ocean road

Looking for Great Ocean Road accommodation? Victoria’s south western coastline has a wide range of accommodation for your trip. From a basic campground or cabin park, to the stunning Cape Otway lightstation keepers cottages or a five star luxury resort, there is a perfect stay for you.


Choose a resort on the Great Ocean Road if you’re looking to combine a luxury stay with the incredible scenery of the region. There are several top class resorts along the coastline that combine hotel facilities with the freedom of apartment-style facilities.

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RACV Torquay Resort

RACV Torquay Resort is next to the golf course, with sea views from some rooms. Facilities include sauna, spa, games room, on-site restaurants and rooms with air-conditioning and coffee machine > click for more information

Cumberland Lorne Resort

Cumberland Lorne Resort offers accommodation right across from the beach. Every apartment has a balcony and corner bath, and the resort has a pool, fitness centre and tennis courts > click for further details

Great Ocean Road Resort Anglesea

Great Ocean Road Resort offers apartments or private rooms by the river, just five minutes’ walk from the beach in Anglesea. The resort has a day spa, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court, BBQ area and children’s play park with trampoline and kids’ splash pool > more information


You’ll find a wide range of motels and hotels on the Great Ocean Road in the major towns such as Apollo Bay, Lorne and Warrnambool. They range from boutique adults-only and garden hotels to a luxury pick that is the home of the region’s geothermal springs.

Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs

Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs can be found in Warrnambool. This is home to the Geothermal experience, featuring sensory caves, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy and geothermal rock pools. The hotel offers rooms, suites and apartments, and has a restaurant and bar > discover the hotel and spa

Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn

Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn is directly opposite the beach. There is a range of accommodation in a lush garden setting. All rooms have air-con and free WiFi, and some offer sea views > click for more info

Chatby Lane Lorne

Chatby Lane Lorne is a boutique-style property for adults only, five minutes’ walk from the nearest beach. Studios have kitchen, dining and sitting areas plus spa baths, with partial ocean views from the balcony or patio > learn more


If you want to stay somewhere completely private and unique, check out the listings on Airbnb. From little beach houses for two and  rainforest retreats there are some great options offered for groups of all sizes.

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Beach house for two in Apollo Bay

The Little Beach House is right by the sands of Apollo Bay. This squeaky-clean property is perfect for one or two people, and includes helpful facilities like a dishwasher, washing machine, wine glasses, LCD TV and Bluetooth speaker. There are two outdoor decks – one off the lounge and one by the bedroom > view full listing

Rainforest retreat for up to six in Timboon

This modular retreat enjoys a natural, peaceful setting among the trees, close to Timboon swimming pool. The luxurious, light-filled rooms offer everything you need for a relaxing stay, including air-con, Smart TV and Netflix > view full listing

Luxury views for up to 7 guests in Lorne

This property is an elevated, multi-storey home in Lorne, set among treetops inhabited by kookaburras and parrots. There are three balconies, with views towards the ocean. Facilities include free WiFi and Nespresso machine > view full listing

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Unique accommodation – stay at the Cape Otway lightstation

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The Cape Otway lightstation is one of the best things to see on the Great Ocean Road – so why not make it your place to stay? Of all Great Ocean Road accommodation, this surely has to be the most unique base.

The property has self-catering studios, B&B suites and the separate Lighthouse Lodge. There is a cafe on site, and as you might expect you’ll enjoy sweeping views over the Southern Ocean > check prices and availability

Holiday and Caravan parks

Are you taking your campervan or caravan on your trip? Or maybe you’re looking for a cabin or unit close to the sea? You may like to try one of the famous Great Ocean Road caravan parks. You’ll find some of the best holiday parks by the beach with playgrounds, pools and other  and great for families seeing Great Ocean Road attractions like the 12 Apostles.

BIG4 Wye River

BIG4 Wye River is a holiday park in the Otway Ranges region, right opposite the beach. Air-conditioned, self-catering accommodation is complemented by a shared lounge, games room, BBQ facilities, kids’ play park and an inflatable bouncy pillow. This holiday park is very popular so book early > more information

BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park

BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park offers stylish accommodation directly opposite the beach, with many rooms having sea views. Self catering cabins and caravans are air-conditioned with cooking facilities and WiFi, and there is a heated outdoor pool > click here for details

Discovery Parks Warrnambool

Discovery Parks in Warrnambool has a range of cabins and units with fully equipped kitchens, air-con and TV. The park is right by the beach and has a kids’ play park, swimming pool and spa pool > more info

Camping grounds

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Camping Grounds on the Great Ocean Road range from basic sites with few facilities to parks complete with well-equipped cabins, rooms or units. Here are some favourites:

Bimbi Park

Bimbi Park within Cape Otway offers the unique experience of ‘camping under koalas’, as they live in the gum trees above. The selection of accommodation includes rooms with shared bathrooms and units with private facilities. There is a children’s playground and table tennis on site > more info

Cumberland River Reserve

Cumberland River Reserve is a camping ground that also offers units and cabins. The park is on the river, around five miles from Lorne, with cliffs just beyond the water. There is a kids’ playground, and accommodation comes equipped with a TV, oven, fridge and private bathroom. This idyllic spot is a year round favourite so book well in advance at peak times like school holidays > click for details

Allenvale Mill Walk-In Bush Campground

Allenvale Mill Walk-In Bush Campground near Lorne is free to stay at, though you cannot book and allocation of 16 pitches is on a first come, first served basis. It offers camping in a natural setting, with no running water, rubbish collection or fireplaces. There is a shared picnic table and non-flush toilet.

Stays near the 12 Apostles

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Stay close to the 12 Apostles by choosing accommodation in or near Port Campbell. There is a range of options to choose from, including spacious villas, apartments and motel-style accommodation. Airbnb offers the biggest range of properties in this area.

Port Campbell Parkview Motel and Apartments

Port Campbell Parkview Motel and Apartments can be found on a quiet street, just five minutes’ walk from the beach. Modern studios and apartments have ocean or garden views. Air-con, kitchen facilities, private bathroom, flatscreen TV, DVDs, towels and linen are all supplied > learn more

Surf View Beach House Port Campbell (Airbnb)

Surf View Beach House is in a prime position, with views over Port Campbell beach. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this stylish, modern property can sleep up to ten guests and is offered on a sole use basis > view full listing

Sea Foam Villas

Sea Foam Villas are directly opposite Port Campbell beach. There is free parking and WiFi, and villas have kitchen and lounge areas. Some have sea views or a spa bath. Lord Street shopping area is just two minutes’ walk away > click for details

Luxury accommodation

If you’re looking for luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road you’ll find options from deluxe all-suite hotels, boutique properties and a large, plush beach houses for up to ten people.

The Drift House Port Fairy

The highly-rated Drift House in Port Fairy comprises all-suite accommodation. Contemporary rooms have private bathrooms complete with hairdryer and bathrobes, and some feature fireplaces or bathtubs. There is free parking and WiFi, plus an outdoor pool too > more information

RACV Torquay Resort

Located by Torquay’s Golf Course, this RACV Resort has a range of facilities including restaurants, sauna, games room, spa and air-conditioned accommodation. All rooms have a coffee machine, and some offer sea views > click for details

Wye Eyrie (Airbnb)

Wye Eyrie truly is a top-end property, occupying a beach front location in Wye River. The luxurious, top quality facilities include Bose sound systems, keyless entry and 180 degree ocean views. This house sleeps up to ten, and you can even watch as the kids play on the sands from within > view full listing

Gallery Apartments Warrnambool

Gallery Apartments are located on Lava Street in Warrnambool, combining hotel-style luxury with apartment facilities. Many have laundry rooms, separate living and dining areas and private courtyards > more info

Where will you stay on the Great Ocean Road?

where to stay on the great ocean road

As you can see, there is a comprehensive selection of Great Ocean Road accommodation to choose from. Will you opt for a seaside cabin with family facilities, spoil yourself at a deluxe spa property, or book into a unique AirBnB? Wherever you stay, the options listed here have been hand-picked to showcase the Great Ocean Road’s best accommodation choices.

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