Aire River Escape

Cabin in Hordern Vale, VIC
96% Recommended
2 people
No pets
Tucked away, just off the Great Ocean Road is Aire River Escape. A cool little cabin, designed and built for couples seeking something indulgent and secluded. Nestled on a wide bend of the Aire Heritage River the cabin overlooks rich farmland and the Otway National Park. The views, accompanied by the sounds of wildlife and farm animals will lull you into a state of calm.

Paddle to the Aire River mouth (kayaks and safety gear provided) and take a walk on the secluded Glenaire Beach or head upstream and take in the peaceful surrounds of the lush Otway forest. Terrific for bird watching, koala spotting and platypus stalking. At the end of the day relax in the sauna and spa overlooking the valley views.

Return guests to Aire River Escape enjoy the peaceful solitude and the low impact, solar passive cabin. The perfect place to switch off, your only neighbors are the cows, sheep, and the native wild life. .

If you can bear to tear yourself away from this peaceful property, the closest beach is a 5 min drive away and is excellent for surfing and beach fishing. Very handy to the best part of the Great Ocean Walking Track.
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Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
Indoor fireplace


  • Check in after 2pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information


- Full kitchen (with dishwasher and coffee machine)
- Cedar sauna
- Outdoor spa
- DVD library
- Sorry the cabin is not safe or suitable for young children
- please note there is no central heating or air-conditioning, there is a wood fire and ceiling fans.

- 2 x kayaks & life jackets

- I will rarely interact with the guests. The whole attraction to this place is the seclusion. The key is in a key safe with a code. I can be contacted if there are any problems.

- 2 night minimum on weekends. Minimum stays are also applicable during long weekends, Easter and January holidays.

- The toilet is located in an out building. It is an environmentally friendly, no water, no smell composting toilet. I know it sounds gross, but I promise you it's not.
- There is no TV reception at the cabin, an extensive DVD library is provided.
- There is a weak Telstra Mobile signal at the cabin. But it improves if you walk up the hill.
- Rain water is captured and stored in tanks, it is clean and safe. If you do not wish to drink this lovely water straight of the Southern Ocean, you will need to bring your own.

- Fire wood is not provided during warmer months. (Jan, Feb, March). You are welcome to have a fire in the fire place, if you bring your own wood.

- Respectful guests only and please don't be wasteful of resources. Guests that meet this criteria will be welcomed back with return guest discounts.


  • Base Price $298 / night
  • Weekend Price $368 / night
  • Security Deposit $500

Outdoor Equipment Provided

Enjoy the outdoors with the following equipment included in your stay.

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Two kayaks and life jackets are provided for guests to explore the Aire River....


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Kayaking Aire River

There are two kayaks provided for guests to explore the Aire River. Go paddling upstream and take in the peaceful surrounds and bird life or drop in a line and catch a fish. The river gently flows through the Great Otway National Park, joined by three tributaries, significant wetlands An do the most magnificent surf beach...

Great Otway National Park

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay over to Princetown and through to the Otways hinterland near Colac. The park contains rugged wild coastlines, sandy beaches, exposed heathland and gorgeous spring wildflowers. In the north, the park has tall forests, lush ferny gullies, stunning waterfalls and peaceful lakes....

Erskine Falls

Experience your own Great Ocean Road adventure and discover one of the world's most scenic and beautiful coastal drives. See the impressive Twelve Apostles, spot native wildlife, take in iconic surf breaks, unspoiled rainforest and cascading waterfalls. Discover the stunning Erskine Falls, feel the fine mist from the water cascading 30 metres into the lush valley of the Erskine River. One of the most popular waterfalls in the Otways....

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....

Fishing at Johanna Beach

Johanna beach is also a very popular fishing spot and during winter, a major lure for anglers are the sea-run brown trout which are returning to the river to spawn and are often caught on lures around the old bridge pilings....

Surfing at Johanna

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


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I'm Lisa. I am semi retired and enjoy sailing and gardening and running my holiday rental properties. It's important to me that my guests have a great holiday and feel like they got value for money. I have tried to ensure my property has a low impact on the environment; this is not just token. You wont find wasteful throw away toiletries or harsh cleaners. You will find recycling, composting and little touches that help to minimize the footprint of your holiday. I value guests that respect this and are conscious of the resources that you use. You'll love Aire River Lisa
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Reviews (42)

96% Recommended


16 Jun 2019
Such an amazing place, can not recommend it enough! Perfect getaway!...


7 Jun 2019
What a beautiful cottage, perfectly accomodating for a quiet couple of night. Thanks Lisa, we will be back....


3 Jun 2019
What a wonderful weekend escape. Lisa's property is just perfect for a quiet winter getaway - we made full use of the outdoor bath, sauna, and wood fire. The property is so cosy, we chose not to leave for the entire weekend, except for taking the kayaks up the river. Have already recommended to family. Will definitely be back!...

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Our stay at Aire River Escape was truly unforgettable. Winding our way through the stunning Otway Ranges with sunbeams slicing through the gigantic gum trees, we reach the ocean and moments later arrive at the gate of our accommo...

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