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Great Ocean Road retreatVictoria, Australia

It’s one of the greatest drives in the world, but luxury accommodation along the Great Ocean Road is rare. Thankfully, we’ve discovered Alkina Lodge, a trio of four-bedroom villas designed by Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin. Positioned in a clearing above the Southern Ocean, they offer every facility you could need plus luxuries like a fireplace, Bose sound system and a huge, freestanding bathtub.

The lodges are positioned to offer the utmost privacy while allowing guests to wake to the sight of kangaroos grazing on the lawn. Sky windows in the bathrooms and living spaces encourage lying back and enjoying a view of wafting clouds or twinkling stars. Best of all, this is a prime jumping-off point for the region’s attractions, from the 12 Apostles to the koala-rich area around Cape Otway.


get there

Start your journey in Melbourne and hire a car to get you down the Great Ocean Road.

  • Free Wi-fi and Parking
  • Bikes for use
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden to chill in
  • DVD player, DVDs and books

From US$300 a night

Alkina Lodge
alkinalodge.com.au

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