Explore

Rotten Point House is the perfect location to use as your base to explore some of the stunning landmarks along the Great Ocean Road.

NEARBY

8 mins drive to Johanna beach.
Basic supplies at Lavers Hill – 15 mins.
30 mins to Apollo Bay for fresh local seafood at the Co-op and good general shopping.
30 mins to Cape Otway Lightstation.
45 mins to Twelve Apostles Visitors Centre.
1 hour 30 mins to Lorne.
Otway Fly Treetop Walk – 30 mins
The Otway Waterfalls – 40 mins

PROVIDORES

If you’re coming to Rotten Point House via Birregurra and Colac we highly recommend Birregurra Farm Foods and Providore for local treats and regional wines.

THE GREAT OCEAN WALK

Rotten Point House is situated near the Great Ocean Walk track, a 100 kilometre track running along Victoria’s Southern Coast, from the beach town of Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles. The track passes through a dramatic landscape, much of which is inaccessible by vehicle.

Find out more here.

DID YOU KNOW?

Rotten Point was so called because of the crumbling nature of the Palaeocene rocks exposed in the cliff face. It was most likely named by Commander John Stokes from the Beagle in 1843. Stokes had been on the Beagle’s previous voyage with Charles Darwin. It was shown on a map used by C.J. La Trobe during his March 1864 journey to Cape Otway.

Just after Castle Cove the [Great Ocean] walk passes the evocatively named Dinosaur Cove and Rotten Point, where in 1984 a dig took place that yielded 80 dinosaur bones in a single session.
From www.greatoceanwalk.info/geology

IN THE PRESS…

Postcards… Great Ocean Walk

Traveller Magazine

GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK

The Great Otway National Park encompasses ancient rainforests, the drier forests of the inland slopes and the very diverse heathlands and woodlands, fringed by a spectacularly rugged coastline and studded with some of Victoria’s most striking waterfalls and other attractions.

JOHANNA BEACH

An alternative venue for world surfing titles when Bells Beach is not working. It’s an unpatrolled stretch of gorgeous beach which you’ll often have all to yourself.
Or try some beach fishing with popular catches of salmon, mullet and silver trevally if you’re lucky.

APOLLO BAY

Go to www.visitapollobay.com to find out what’s on in and around Apollo Bay.

THE OTWAY FLY

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures takes your rainforest experience to new heights in the lush surrounds of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Find out more.

WILDLIFE

We shot this little bloke (err, photographed him) up a tree only about 20 metres behind the house. And there’s sometimes an echidna or two.

For bird watchers, here’s a shortlist of the sightings we or our guests have noted:
Peregrine falcon
Wedge-tailed eagle
Eastern yellow robin
Superb fairy wren – blue wren
Yellow-faced honeyeater
Brush wattlebird
Red wattlebird
Grey shrike-thrush
Silver-eye
White-eared honeyeater
Yellow-throated honeyeater
Gang-gang cockatoo
Crimson rosella
Grey currawong

CAPE OTWAY LIGHT STATION

Cape Otway Lightstation is the oldest surviving and most important lighthouse on mainland Australia. Built in 1848, the lighthouse perches on towering sea cliffs where Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean collide.
www.lightstation.com

THE TWELVE APOSTLES

It’s an easy drive to some of the most spectacular coastline in Australia.
Visit the 12 apostles.com.au for lots more information.

HELICOPTER FLIGHTS

Experience a breathtaking helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles, fly to the Bay of Islands via London Bridge, or take in the beauty of the entire Shipwreck Coast all the way to Australia’s oldest lighthouse at Cape Otway.

www.apollobayaviation.com.au

Or for the ultimate indulgence take a flight from Apollo Bay to The Age Good Food Guide 2017 Restaurant of the Year Brae at Birregurra.