The Hotel: Beacon Point Ocean View Villas
Enveloped in natural bushland, Beacon Point Ocean View Villas offer travellers a secluded setting accompanied by expansive views of the ocean and the surrounding countryside of the Otway Ranges. The self-contained villas are located just a five-minute drive from the Great Ocean Road, 10 minutes from Apollo Bay, and 30 minutes from the Great Otway National Park, making them an ideal base for quiet getaways and unforgettable adventures.
Groupies can make themselves at home, staying in a Deluxe Spa Villa equipped with all that’s needed for a fuss-free stay. Recline on a balcony overlooking the ocean, sip on some wine and nibble on artisan chocolates while soaking in the spa bath or cosy up in front of a wood fire and watch the twilight descend.
Deluxe Spa Villa
- Bed size/type: Queen bed and double or two singles
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Four people
- The villa feature a spa bath, wood fire and air-conditioning, BBQ, and LCD TV with DVD player and satellite channels
The Area: Apollo Bay, Victoria
The Great Ocean Road traces a winding route along Victoria’s dramatic coastline, where sheer limestone cliffs are buffeted by rolling surf, and the Twelve Apostles rise like colossal statues out of the sea. Nestled into the feet of the Otway Ranges, Apollo Bay is one of the region’s inviting seaside towns, with golden beaches and plenty of restaurants and activities to tempt the visitor.
Take a day trip (and a camera) to see the wild splendour of the Twelve Apostles, which rise from the ocean about an hour’s drive to the west of Holiday Park. Wake early and get there at sunrise to watch the towering limestone bluffs transform from eerie, shadowy forms in the darkness to shining sentinels under a full sun. Be sure to stop off at nearby Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge to see even more giant natural sculptures.
Take a detour to Cape Otway on the way back, where the road winds through thick forest canopies to reveal native animals and panoramic coastal views from the headland. Get into the swing of Apollo Bay’s fishing heritage and cast out a line in the harbour; or head inland to explore the lush rainforest, waterfalls and walking tracks of the Otway Ranges.