Southern Anchorage Retreat

in Wattle Hill, Victoria, AU


Southern Anchorage Retreat perfectly located in the Otways, just a short 20 minute drive to the iconic Twelve Apostles. Revitalise yourself in a peaceful bush setting, enjoy the comforts of being close to nature or use the retreat as a base to explore the many attractions close by, with sunsets and nature sure to captivate you.

Unwind and relax on the deck with nature surrounding you, with kangaroos often passing or birdsong gently lulling you. It is impossible not to be swept away by the beauty of the environment of Southern Anchorage.




We have two cosy overnight suites (continental breakfast included) and three superb cottages, each loaded with luxuries to pamper your needs. A cottage stay lets you relax in a luxurious jacuzzi, enjoy the warmth and romance of the wood heater fires or simply laze on the comfy king and queen beds.
Views are superb to all cottages and suites.

$150.00 - $380.00

Southern Anchorage has two levels of accommodation.
The suites are priced from $150 to $200.
The cottages are priced from $210 to $380.
Fiji & Marie Gabrielle Cottages are perfect for couples and our Anchors Cottage is ideal for the larger group.
Please enquire for more details.

Adventure Details

Discover all the information you need for your Riparide adventure. Activities to excite and challenge and natural beauty to quiet and centre the mind. Head outside to explore a world of adventure and fulfilled living.
Amazing bushwalks and hikes are close by for any level of adventurer... from 5/10 minute scenic walks to the captivating Great Ocean Walk- all 108 kms! Then there's the waterfalls, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Gourmet Trail, rainforest walks, Otway Fly Treetop adventure... there's just so much to see and do.
Our views are sensational- with nature our greatest companion. Kangaroos, kookaburras, crimson rosellas, gang gang cockatoos, etc, are just some of the amazing Aussie animals that call Southern Anchorage home.
A perfect base to relax or to use as a memorable adventure!



Great Ocean Walk
There is nothing like the Great Ocean Walk located on the Great Ocean Road region between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles, the trail follows the coastline for more than 100km. Admire this spectacular coast and the changes in landscape each day.

Twelve Apostles, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, Wreck Beach, Moonlight Head...
Southern Anchorage is a fabulous base to explore some of Victoria's most spectacular coastline, from the mighty Twelve Apostles to off-the-beaten-track beauties, like Wreck Beach. This part of the Shipwreck coast is rugged, yet spectacular and a real treasure to behold. Over winter experience our mighty southern Ocean storms where the waves crash and sculpt our imposing coastline, or catch a glimpse of the Southern Right Whales that cruise along our coast.

Otways Rainforest & Waterfalls
Within 30 minutes of Southern Anchorage we have three captivating waterfall walks- Triplet Falls, Hopetoun Falls or Beauchamp Falls, ranging from 30-90 minutes duration, the walks show off the amazing Otways rainforest- where lush ferns are home to some exotic plants, fungis and animal life. Close by there's the spectacular Redwood forest or Otway Fly Treetop Adventure and a real treasure- 'the Otway Nourished'- great for coffees & meals- Amy will really look after you!
What a great wholesome day for a couple or family!

Love an outdoor adventure then here's a great spot. Experience a breathtaking birds-eye-view of the magnificent Otway Ranges from the world's tallest treetop walk.The 600 metre-long, elevated walkway provides unrivalled views of the unique beauty of the regions flora and fauna, from the rainforest floor up into the soaring heights of the treetops.
Then there's the Otway Fly Zipline Tour, an extreme rainforest experience you will never forget.

Great Ocean Road
Experience some of the best surf in Victoria for advanced riders along the Great Ocean Road. From Bird Rock, the world-renowned Bells Beach, Winki Pop, Centreside or Cathedral Rock. Along the coast, between Lorne and Apollo Bay, there are good surf spots at Cumberland River, Wye River, Baldy Rock, Skene's Creek, Sawmills and Kennett River.



Hopetoun Falls
Hopetoun Falls offers spectacular views of the falls as they cascade into the Aire River. Or for a different view take the steeper walk down to the pool at the base of the falls. The walk starts from the carpark located on the Aire Valley Road in Beech Forest.

Beauchamp Falls
Beauchamp Falls crashes dramatically over a ledge into a large pool. The 20-metre waterfall is quite the reward after the walk in. The three-kilometre track is an hour's walk return. The descent to the falls leads to a viewing platform. The path back is steep and has steps that can be slippery when wet.

Melba Gully
Melba Gully (Madsen's Track) is one of the wettest places in the state. The gully has lush plant growth and is a dense rainforest of Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Tree-ferns, with low ferns and mosses. The Madsen's Track Nature Walk is an exploration into a world of ancient, mossy trees and temperate fern gullies. This short walk is a good spot to see the remarkable glow worms at night.

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My wife and I have just reopened Southern Anchorage- formerly Moonlight Retreat. It's an amazing place and we love this part of the coast and world. We are passionate about the ...

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