Where the River meets the Sea

We packed up the wagon for a dark and stormy weekend. With no reason to rush we took our time on the road, stopping off at Winchelsea markets then snaking our way through the Otways towards our final destination. Exploring Beauchamp Falls nature walk and The California Redwood Forest along the way and taking in the lush woodlands - Mother Nature at it’s finest! The fireplace was roaring and welcoming at Otway NouriShed where we recharged our batteries. An iconic Australian café, it’s like a mini museum full of rich local history and a friendly shop keeper. 

Next stop - Pebble Point, our home for the weekend. The safari style tents are nestled upon a hill overlooking the wetlands. We got chatting with the care-taker and he clued us up about a lookout 5 minutes walk towards the coast with “the best view in the world”. As we approached the cliff-edge overlooking the ocean we were greeted by wild winds and sea foam whipping up and hitting our faces, completely invigorating the senses. 

Climbing into a big warm bed and watching the ominous grey clouds roll in was a truly unique experience. We woke to the sound of plentiful birdlife. You really are at one with nature in this little pocket of the world.

Pebble Point is waiting for you only 3 hours drive along the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Each sturdy, safari-style tent has its own private modern bathroom with floor to ceiling glass so you can enjoy the views at all times. Have a hot shower whilst watching the rain fall! The tents are super luxurious, with wooden floorboards and a king size bed with electric blankets, perfect for getting cosy and unwinding amid the wild nature. The sheltered deck is a great spot to sit and watch the world go by. We enjoyed many cups of hot tea here, absorbing the view across Princetown Wildlife Reserve. The surrounding shrubbery is rich with bird life. All of your senses are tuned in to the here and now. We used the communal facilities to cook, enjoy a warm fire and to chill out. This one-of-a-kind spot has everything you could need for a weekend of nature and unwinding. Just pack a good book, a warm coat and head to the edge of the world!

Things We Did

  • Lookout
  • Food & Drink
  • Forest
  • Beach
Views along the road to Port Campbell
We stopped at Gibson Street, and then various locations along the road to Port Campbell that were less populated (not sign posted) to enjoy the views without the crowds....
Grass Roots Deli Cafe
We popped up to Port Campbell to stock up on food to take back to camp and found this little gem. The service is incredible and the cakes are delicious!...
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    Californian Redwoods
    The breathtaking forests are a must see. Feel a sense of calm wash over you as you walk the soft ground and the cool air surrounds you, it’s dead silent apart from the occasional knocking of the crowns high above....
    Princetown Beach
    Where the river meets the sea. This beach lay completely untouched. The wind had whisked the sand in to beautiful wave like patterns. We walked the stretch of the beach absorbing the fresh ocean air....
    Otway NouriShed
    One of my favourite cafes in Australia. Relax in the huge barn, buy some local produce, eat a hearty burger or relax with a hot drink and a blanket near the fireplace. The walls are rich with history from a simpler time....

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