Start Line Accommodation Tips
Staying Apollo Bay / Wye River / Cumberland River / Skenes Creek:
Riding 130km? Stay in Apollo Bay or other coastal towns, with parking available on the morning of the event in Lorne for the 130km (we recommend arriving before 7am and parking behind the Lorne Information Centre). Great Ocean Road will reopen at 3:30 pm to drive back if staying Sunday Night.
Riding 45km? The 45km Medio Fondo starts in Apollo Bay and Finishes Lorne. After Lorne Finish, either ride back to Apollo Bay under open roads or use transport available for purchase during registration to get back to your accommodation.
Get along to the Saturday night Amy Gillett Foundation pasta night, before riding the 130km Gran Fondo at 7:30am Sunday morning, which starts and finishes in Lorne. Ride the 45km Medio Fondo at 11am and either catch transport on the morning of the event, or ride on open roads to the start line.
Please note for 45km, if you ride to the Start Line, you must arrive in Apollo Bay by 9:30am to avoid the closure of The Great Ocean Road.
Aireys Inlet Getaway
Aireys Inlet Getaway villas are centrally located, close to the beach, walking tracks, lighthouse, the village cafés and Airey’s pub. Getaway offers a great place to unwind and relax with tennis court, hot tub and gas log fires in villas. There are a limited number of villas still available.
Phone: 03 5289 7021
Lightkeepers Inn Motel
Located in Aireys Inlet on the Great Ocean Road, we offer comfortable and spacious rooms to suite different accommodation needs. Walking distance to cafes and restaurants and directly opposite Airey’s Pub. Visit www.lightkeepersinn.com.au or call (03) 5289 6666.
We still have left some Self Contained apartments right in the heart of town, only 100m from the start line!!
2 night minimum stay
1BR Apartments from $250pn
2BR Apartments with Ocean views from $360pn
3BR Apartments with Ocean views from $420pn
10% off for 3 night+ bookings.
Web: www.anchoragelorne.com.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 03 5289 1891
Located directly across from glorious Louttit Bay and nestled between vibrant restaurants and boutiques, Cumberland Lorne Resort combines breathtaking views, friendly atmosphere, and the most luxurious Great Ocean Road accommodation available. With indulgent penthouses, as well as one and two-bedroom apartments available, Cumberland Lorne’s beachfront position provides the perfect setting for your next getaway.
The only beachfront property in Lorne, Mantra Lorne offers wonderful accommodation in one of Australia’s most sought after destinations, the Great Ocean Road. Built around the oldest guesthouse in Victoria, Mantra Lorne is now a part of the rich history of Lorne and the surrounding region.
Limited rooms remaining, don’t miss out!
Apollo Bay & Surrounding Areas
Great Ocean Road Real Estate
For accommodation along the Great Ocean Road:
For accommodation in Deans Marsh visit www.deansmarsh.org.au/accommodation
The Great Ocean Road has several local accredited Visitor Information Centres. Drop in or call for more information on the region and accommodation bookings and enquiries:
Hidden Valley Cabins are set on 30 acres of magnificent Otway forest just 15 minutes from Lorne. Each two-bedroom cottage looks down upon our tree-lined valley where bird life and wildlife appear on a regular basis. Click here to book now.
Otway Escapes Luxury Cottage Accommodation Victoria offers you a choice of 4 private and exclusive holiday experiences, custom designed as romantic retreats for couples. Click here to book now.
King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre provides accommodation near the Great Ocean Road and Lorne in the Otway Ranges, nestled on the north-facing hillside of the spectacular Pennyroyal Valley. This accommodation is ideal for larger groups. Click here to book now.
Skenes Creek Lodge Motel & Licensed Restaurant – We consider our Great Ocean Road accommodation to be an ideal base to explore the inspiring coastline and natural wonders of Skenes Creek and nearby Apollo Bay, along with the cliffs and natural rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and the Port Campbell National Park, plus the many 19th century shipwrecks that are scattered along the Otway Coast. Give Joyce a call on 03 5237 6918 for the best rates and room availability!
Motel Marengo, Apollo Bay – Motel Marengo is located directly on the iconic Great Ocean Road, just 2.7 kilometres from the town centre of Apollo Bay. Click here to book now.
Apollo Bay Holiday Park – located in walking distance from Apollo Bay, there are a number of different accommodation options to suit every type of budget. Click here to book now.
Cape Cottages – Cape Cottages is in Skenes Creek North. Perfect for large groups “Cape Cottages” comprises of two properties on the one parcel of land. The main house “Ollies View” Sleeps 6 and the smaller cottage “Sassy Dream” sleeps 2. The property sleeps a total of 8. Click here to book now.
Kennett River Holiday Park – located half way between Lorne and Apollo Bay, there are a number of 2 x 2 bedroom cabins available for the event weekend and plenty of powered and unpowered camping sites. Click here to book now.
Bluestone Country Houses, Birregurra – unique accommodation on offer ideal for larger groups with eight and six bedroom accommodation options available. Follow these links to book Tarndwarncoort Homestead (8beds) or Bleak House (6 beds)
The Dolphin Apartments – offers spacious and comfortable two bedroom two bathroom apartments with a touch of luxury. Choose from a Ground level, Seaview, or if you are looking for the best view, the Penthouse apartments. Visit thedolphinapartments.com.au or contact (03) 5237 2000
Sandpiper Motel – offers quality motel accommodation in Apollo Bay. There are varying room types including a Family Apartment. Visit: sandpiper.net.au or Ph (03) 5237 6732
Richie Bikelane – If you and your cycling buddies are taking part in AGF let Richie look after you, based in Lorne. Click Here to find out more
Cumberland River Holiday Park – located on the iconic Great Ocean Road, just 7 kilometres from the township of Lorne, the park has two bedroom ensuite cabins available on the event for those who wish to utilise these facilities, while there is also plenty of campsites available. The Park is close enough to Lorne that it will provide a great warm up ride or is a short drive to the start line. Visit cumberlandriver.com.au
Cumberland Lorne Resort – located directly across from glorious Louttit Bay and nestled between vibrant restaurants and boutiques, Cumberland Lorne Resort combines breathtaking views, friendly atmosphere, and the most luxurious Great Ocean Road accommodation available.
To book your accommodation at Cumberland Lorne Resort, visit cumberland.com.au
Smyth Real Estate – for all your accommodation needs, contact (03) 5289 1278 or email: email@example.com
Scully Mills Studios – Just 200 meters from the beach of Separation Creek, this accommodation is situated just meters from a babbling creek, and within the Otways rainforest. Peace and tranquility are assured. Visit: stayz.com.au/accommodation/vic/great-ocean-road/wye-river/9024929
The House at Forrest – Perfect for those who are craving nature at its pure form. We welcome anyone who is looking to experience an authentic stay rich in the raw Australian landscape. Visit: airbnb.com.au/rooms/13033729
Apollo Bay Holiday Park – The only park within walking distance to town! Head to: apollobayholidaypark.com.au
Forrest Otway Escape – An idyllic 3 bedroom Holiday House set on a generous 3/4 acre block, surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife. It is here peace, serenity and privacy are in abundance. abnb.me/R1HWxEIj4O
BIG4 – Wye River – Stay in a lovely riverside valley with mountains as your backdrop, a gentle river beside you, koalas in the trees, the surf beach on your doorstep, a great cafe at the park entrance and the Great Ocean Road leading you to some of Victoria’s most remarkable scenery. You’ll love BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park – https://www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/vic/great-ocean-road/wye-river-holiday-park
Wye Solace – Luxury Family Accomodation – Brand new property with extraordinary views! The perfect getaway for the family or group of friends. It boasts three/ four bedrooms and sleeps up to 7/10 people comfortably. Enjoy a BBQ on the deck overlooking the ocean or snuggle up by the fire and watch a flick. Tranquility at it’s finest. https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/13051344
Rabbiter’s Cottage – Rabbiter’s Cottage is a magnificent weatherboard shack, with comfortable furnishings & quirky finishes. Our cottage is ideally placed to explore the Otway’s, the Great Ocean Road or the Shipwreck Coast. We are beside the mountain bike trails, close to the Forrest Brewery, Bespoke Harvest and Brae district. Please read below ‘Getting Around’ for transfer details to Brae. https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/8037409
Seymour Views Apollo Bay – Our place is close to the beach, restaurants and dining, family-friendly activities, has terrific views and a great garden. https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/15134396
Otway Retreats – We offer a bespoke personalised service specialising in holiday accommodation, holiday home management, event management, property maintenance & cleaning services. otwayretreats.com.au
Tucker House Wye River – Surrounded by native bushland, rugged coastline and glorious sandy beaches, Tucker House is the perfect place to forget it all in the peacefulness of a rural setting. Whether you choose to unwind on the balcony or whip up a feast in our chef’s kitchen, go on a bush walk or catch some waves at the surf beach, Tucker House offers absolute seclusion, peace and luxury. http://www.tuckerhousewyeriver.com
Apollo Bay Beach House – Aloha is a perfect option for an Apollo Bay holiday house rental. This Apollo Bay Waterfront Accommodation is a modern two-storey house with four bedrooms, sleeping up to 10 people, making it ideal for families and friends who want to escape and experience the beautiful beaches and attractions that Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road have to offer. alohaaccommodation.com.au
Smyth Real Estate has been providing exceptional real estate service in the Great Ocean Road and Surf Coast region since 1988. Throughout these years of operation along this scenic coastline we have prided ourselves in offering the most professional, knowledgeable and friendly service available. For all holiday bookings, please refer to: smythrealestate.com.au/holiday-rentals
Ocean Inlet Holiday Accommodation – Located at Fairhaven on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Ocean Inlet offers unique style private and luxurious accommodation and is a perfect base to explore the Great Ocean Road. www.oceaninlet.com/
Wye Indeed Beach Hideaway – Wye Indeed is a 2 bedroom 50s beach house in the tree tops with wildlife & ocean views, perfectly suited for a couple, two couples or a family. A short walk down to the surf beach, cafe/general store and pub situated on the Great Ocean Road. airbnb.com.au/rooms/22508137
Fisheye9 – Wheel chair accessible and pet friendly accommodation located on the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Fisheye9 is a unique two bedroom cottage located along the stunning Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. fisheye9.com
Apollo Bay Retreat – Beach style charming weatherboard home set in quiet street of Apollo Bay perfect for ultimate rest and rejuvenation. airbnb.com.au/rooms/21786771
Sea Salt – Set in the heart of Apollo Bay and only a short walk to the Beach, Pub, and all the Cafes & restaurants that make Apollo Bay the place to holiday. Sea Salt is the large Beach Holiday home that ticks all the boxes. stayz.com.au/accommodation/vic/great-ocean-road/apollo-bay/9163866