The Hotel: Great Ocean Road Resort
Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Groupies escape to Great Ocean Road Resort for a sea change. Located on the famous stretch running along Victoria’s coastline, the resort blends the natural beauty of the area with cosy boutique accommodation to suit couples and families alike. Whether guests are planning a weekend sojourn or weekday getaway, inviting Suites await, kitted out with coastal-themed finishing touches. Enjoy all the modern technological conveniences inside, bask in the sunshine in the private alfresco area or relax and unwind in the bubbling spa bath.
The Great Ocean Road Resort is renowned for their day spa, a serene hub of relaxation for guests to enjoy seven days a week. The spa menu aims to pamper and please from top to toe, with services like facials, mud body wraps, massages and nail treatments on offer. Travellers receive two 20-minute massage vouchers to ensure the indulgence continues. Relaxing can be hungry work, which is why The Coast Restaurant offers Italian and Australian cuisine for guests all day, every day. When it’s time to leave this slice of paradise, a late 12pm check-out eases the transition back to reality.
- Bed size/type: Queen bed
- Standard/maximum occupancy: Two people
- Features a private outdoor area, kitchenette, dining area, TV with Foxtel, DVD player, ironing facilities, and boutique bathroom amenities
- Bed size/type: Queen bed, two single beds and sofa bed
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Four adults and two children
- Open-plan design, kitchenette, indoor and outdoor dining areas, Foxtel TV, air conditioning, and ironing facilities
The Area: Anglesea, Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road traces a spectacular 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. The coastal gem of Anglesea is situated between Torquay and Lorne, an ideal hub to base a plethora of adventures. Soak up the natural diversity of the area with a day trip through the rugged Great Otway National Park or a stroll along the 44km Surf Coast Walk and admire the ocean and lush forest.
Swap the hiking shoes for a set of fins and take to the water at one of the nearby beaches. Anglesea’s main beach is perfect for splashing around or carving up waves, while nearby Point Roadknight Beach is ideal for a casual paddle. For a closer look at life under the sea, head to Point Addis Marine National Park to explore the rock pools teeming with unique critters. The waters are well known for supporting a range of marine life, including dolphins, seals and colourful sponges.