Conveniently near Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, and just five minutes drive from Johanna Beach, Johanna River Farm & Cottages has pet friendly, and family friendly, self catering cottages with some lovely ocean views. The farm is a 280 acre working farm with animals including sheep, goats, hens and ducks. The cosy cottages are spacious, comfortable and stylish and all have an outside terrace with seating from where you can enjoy some great views of the sea and the surrounding Read more [...]
Gracefield Cottage farm stay, is just a half an hour’s drive from Warragul Victoria, Australia, and is set on a large farm right beside the Neerim State Forest, an area great for bush walking and horse riding.
Their modern, clean and cosy cottage can fit between one and 6 guests, and has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom & lounge area with flat-screen TV, DVD, WiFi and laundry facilities. And outside the door you’ll find a nice patio with BBQ equipment.
It’s self catering but with true Aussie hospitality, to get the guests through the first morning, they provide a breakfast basket of eggs, bread, fresh fruit, jams and spreads, tea and coffee.
It has a full 97 acres of lovely green pasture land with herds of cattle and deer, and all sorts of native wildlife to be seen.
Beyond the gentle joy of wandering around the farm and the adjoining forests, Gracefield farmstay is also a good base for exploring some of Victoria’s loveliest rural areas.
To the east there is the stunning Baw Baw National Park where on the sub alpine plateau you can go skiing in winter and bushwalking in summer. There is also plenty of places to go horse riding, canoeing, rafting and fishing as well as rock climbing at mushroom rock and some of Victoria’s best white water rafting on the Thompson River.
To the north are the Yarra Ranges with their famous mountain ash trees and cool temperate rainforests. Be sure to visit the Rainforest Gallery with its spectacular walkway where you can walk along by the tree tops and see all sorts of wildlife. There are winter sports too in the Yarra, up on Lake Mountain, and you can find some beautiful waterfalls, particularly at Keppel and Phantom Falls.
There is also the similarly interesting Bunyip Park to the west and closer to the farmstay there are plenty of smaller attractions; trout fishing at the Noojee trout farm for example, the waterfalls at Tooronga, or the cute village of Yarragon where you’ll find some nice cafes, bakeries and shops.
And to the south you can tour the West Gippsland wine region with over a hundred vineyards and wineries, many of which do tours and wine tasting sessions, and you’ll also find some of Victoria’s best food in this area too.
Gracefield farmstay is about an hour and a half’s drive from the centre of Melbourne.
Address: 135 Latrobe River Rd
- Laundry Facilities
- Farm With Animals