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Seafarers Holiday Retreat

Thursday, May 6, 2004
Are you in a constant battle on weather to take the next holiday to the bush or the beach? Well, we have found both in one spot.

Apollo Bay on Victoria's Great Ocean Road is known as paradise by the sea. Set into the green foothills of the Otway Ranges, it boasts long, sandy beaches and deep blue water. Nearby are the rainforest beauty and coastal delights of Otway National Park.

Seafarers Holiday Retreat is on nine hectares of beach frontage, which means marvellous views from private balconies and a 30m walk to the sand. The sun setting over the Great Ocean Road and the night lights of Apollo Bay are beautiful to see.

Eighty people can stay at any one time in a choice of four styles of accommodation. Each has a self-contained kitchen and access to barbecue facilities.

Top Lodges and Beach Lodges have two bedrooms and gas log fires. Beach units are ideal for couples — a one-bedroom studio unit with single bed to accommodate a child. Centre Lodges have one bedroom and are open plan.

There's plenty for children to do — heading out early with the fishermen is fun, surfing and swimming burn up loads of energy. The property's four dams provide great yabbying and fishing and the sheep and alpacas are always a hit.

There are good walking tracks and waterfalls, horseriding, hang gliding, paragliding, fishing and glow-worm tours.

There is a nine-hole golf course not far away, art galleries, a museum and each Saturday the markets sell freshly-caught seafood.

Otway Fly, shown on Getaway in February, 2004, is a 600m walking ramp high above the tree tops. It is well worth a visit.


Two-and-a-half hours west of Melbourne


Seafarers Holiday Retreat starts at $125 a couple a night.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Seafarers Holiday Retreat
6080 Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay 3233
Ph: (03) 5237 6507

Qantas: 13 13 13

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