COVID19 -  Our standard booking and cancellation policy is currently eased which allows guests some peace of mind and to secure dates with minimal risk of cancellation fees if Health Department recommendations re travel restrictions change.  Call 52374219 or email if you’d like to clarify or select your dates and book your stay HERE    Helen and Julian.

farm stay accommodation on the great ocean road

Johanna River Farm & Cottages is located at the foot of the Otway Ranges just off the Great Ocean Road ~ midway between Apollo Bay & the 12 Apostles. It is central to all the highlights of the Great Ocean Road & the Great Otway National Park. Johanna Beach, a step on & step off point for the Great Ocean Walk, is just 4 kms down the road. Our 280 acre working farm & four fully self contained cottages offer the perfect location to base yourself if you're wanting to explore the coast & forests of this region. If you're looking for genuine farm stay accommodation on the Great Ocean Road then this will not disappoint.

Holidaying with kids is ideal as our two bedroom cottages are well equipped & there is lots to do in the region. Each cottage has beautiful ocean, valley & farmland views, are fully self contained & fully equipped. Our one bedroom cottages provide couples with a picturesque, peaceful escape, with all the comforts, & a truly secluded location.

Group Accommodation Great Ocean Road : Travelling in a large group? Our cottages are popular with larger social or family groups who holiday together. Enjoy the large common lawn & garden area which encircles 3 of the cottages as well as enjoying the comforts & extra amenities when booking multiple cottages.

We are ‘pet friendly’ so the family pet is very welcome!

centrally located on the great ocean walk

The Great Ocean Walk extends along the coastline & Johanna Beach is the midway point where you can step on & off the walk ~making Johanna River Farm & Cottages an ideal central accommodation base to complete the whole walk or spend a couple of nights respite from camping. Self cater in our fully equipped cottages ~ eat out at nearby cafes & restaurants ~ or speak with us to arrange ‘in house’ catering – where meals and provisions can be delivered to your cottage. Johanna River Farm & Cottages are official partners in Parks Victoria Great Ocean Walk Program.

in the top 50 places to stay in victoria

The top 101 places to stay in Victoria were voted for on the RACV website in 2009. Johanna River Farm & Cottages made it into the top 50. In 2007 the best tourism experiences were voted for. The number one attraction was the Great Ocean Road. Experience one of the top farm stay accommodation venues in one of the best regions of Australia. Experience a real Australian working farm. Johanna River Farm & Cottages - farm stay accommodation for families & couples.


If you intend to stay elsewhere in the Otways or on the Great Ocean Road either before or after your stay with us then we recommend the following sites:

The Otways
The Great Ocean Road

For further afield:

Port Fairy
Bellarine Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula