Johanna River Farm & Cottages – Johanna

Idyllic, indulgent, and picture perfect: Johanna River Farm and Cottages is surrounded by some of Victoria’s most spectacular sights and is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Nestled in the Otway Ranges, the property is a scenic three-hour drive from Melbourne along the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road. Less than four kilometres from the beach yet surrounded by lush greenery, the farm is perfect for nature lovers.

Cottages are dotted across the expansive 180 acre working farm, with plenty of furry friends to visit and feed. The friendly dogs, donkeys, ponies and alpacas love a good scratch, and are great playdates for kids. The cosy two-bedroom cottages feature a combustion fireplace, perfect for keeping toasty, and elevated balconies offering unparalleled views of the shimmering sea and rolling countryside. With fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and a TV and DVD player, there’s all the creature comforts of home. The three main cottages can be booked together, perfect for large groups of families and friends. Surrounded by a beautiful garden and lawn, along with BBQ facilities, there’s plenty of space to spread out in the great outdoors.

Honeymooners and romantics can indulge in one another’s company in the one-bedroom cottage. Situated on a separate part of the property, this suite is secluded and serene, ideal for reconnecting. It even features an indulgent corner spa, perfect for a bit of pampering.

Spend your day wandering around the property, fly-fishing in the damn and at night, admiring the starry sky and gully illuminated by glow worms.  Explore the best of the Otway Ranges with the Apollo Bay, the 12 Apostles, and the Otway Fly Treetop Walk under an hour’s drive from your relaxing retreat.