Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat in Lavers Hill Victoria
Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat Lavers Hill Victoria Farmstay Family Cottages Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Dean, Kirsten, Jaryd, Sophie & Chloe

Guest Accommodations: 2 Cottages/Units.

Address: 5040 Colac-Lavers Hill Rd., Lavers Hill, Victoria, 3238 Australia

Telephone: +61 (0) 3 52373234

Activities/Attractions: Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat is located in the Heart of the major attractions along the Great Ocean Road. The world famous Twelve Apostles are only a stone's throw away. Other attractions include the Cape Otway Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on mainland Australia built in 1848 and the newly developed Otway Fly Treetop Walk.

Waterfalls and Rainforest Walks scatter the region with Maits Rest and Triplet Falls being high up the itinerary. Visit Melba Gully during the day to see the Big Tree (300+ years old), or return at night to see the Glow worms. Also enjoy:

  • Shipwreck Coast
  • Helicopter rides
  • Triplet, Beauchamp & Hopetoun waterfalls
  • Melba Gully glow worms
  • Horse riding tours
  • Platypus tours at Lake Elizabeth
  • Visit Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, Warnambool

During your stay, help feed some of the animals, meet the animals or just relax and watch the animals come to life as the sun goes down.


"We stayed at Fauna Australia and really just wanted to write and thank you for a truly fantastic experience. Our children had an absolute ball seeing all the animals, hand feeding them, and 'spotlighting' them at night. The time Dean took to allow us to get up close and hand feed the koalas was just superb. The knowledge he gave us about the koalas was fascinating. This is an experience I have not yet had even having lived in Australia all my life! My husband Kevin really enjoyed being able to cook the barbecue on Saturday night with the Sugar Gliders and Bandicoots right next to him foraging around. He said it was surreal. The accommodation itself was perfect for our large family and had everything we could have needed. It was tidy, clean, warm and roomy. Thank you for a fabulous weekend. It is a rare experience for us to be able to afford to get away for the weekend, but we certainly hope to return to your accommodation someday and will definitely recommend it to all our friends."

"We had the pleasure of staying overnight at this terrific enclave off the beaten path. A very nice change from the commercialism of most resorts!"


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"I just wanted to send you a quick e-mail on behalf of myself and the other girls, to thank you and Dean (and the kids) for a fantastic weekend away. We enjoyed our time immensely, it was such a fun and different experience. It was nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get 'back to nature', literally! It is definitely an experience that I will remember, that I will encourage others to do and that I look forward to doing again. Your hospitality was amazing, thank you for your friendliness, even when you had your hands so full with the kids. Once again thank you so much!"

General Information: Welcome to Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat ... centrally located, midway between Apollo Bay & The Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia ... offering a unique opportunity to get up-close & hand-feed friendly Australian animals from the surrounds of your accommodation. Watch the place come alive at night with our nocturnal species. Our vision is to create a haven for our native wildlife where people can visit, stay and interact with our native wildlife and appreciate the range and diversity.

Staying at Fauna Australia, you have the added bonus of staying in our self-contained accommodation located within our private wildlife park grounds (not open to the general public). We are an attraction in our own right: no need for the kids to get bored in a motel. They can meander around and make some new friends and ideal for international visitors and families eager to meet Australian animals up-close and personal, without the crowds!

  • Wombat Cottage is ideal for a family with 2 children (a 3rd child can be catered for on mattress), or 2 couples
  • This is a one bedroom (queen bed), modern cottage with king sized single and trundle bed in the living area
  • It has a spa
  • 68cm TV/DVD in the lounge & a 51cm TV/DVD in the bedroom (so you can still put young children to bed early)
  • Washing machine and drier
  • Fully self contained kitchen
  • Its own private yard with wallabies and rabbit-sized kangaroos
  • Kangaroo Family Room is a large open plan room/ barn-style building (10m x 10m), ideal for families
  • With solid partitions providing alcoves to screen sleeping areas
  • It has a double bed, 2 singles, a bunk and a futon sofa
  • It is designed for nuclear families (parents and kids)
  • It has a separate modern bathroom (shower, vanity and toilet, sorry no spa)
  • Floor is new carpet and tiles
  • It has cooking provisions, and a large gas BBQ under the veranda

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).

From $150/night

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Proceeds from your stay go directly to the husbandry, maintenance, feeding and running costs associated with maintaining the animals.