Red Rock historical cottage is nestled into the rolling hills of the Volcanic Lakes and Craters region. Alvie was named after the Scottish village within the Aviemore region of the Cairngorm Mountains by the early settlers. Rich in indigenous history and boasting stunning views, the area has recently become part of the Kanawinka Geopark. At the foot of Red Rock Reserve close to Red Rock Winery, there are many walks on private roads or through the paddocks to admire the breathtaking views. One can relax and leave the hustle and bustle behind. Originally a small family dairy owned by the infamous CLIFFIE YOUNG, the cottage oozes charm and character whilst still maintaining modern comforts. Set on over six acres, one can meander through the orchard, pat the pet miniature goats and Irish donkeys and get a taste of country life or sample the local wines. Alternatively, hop in the car for a leisurely drive to charming town of Birregurra or to the Great Ocean Road in any direction....Lorne, Apollo Bay, Johanna or visit the Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell. Colac the closest major town is 10 minutes away where one can enjoy the beautiful botanical gardens, sample local produce or delve into the magic of the Otways.
Directions and local tips from an overnight stay this is achievable.
Great Ocean Road Holiday Tips en route to ALVIE.
ANGLESEA 1st stop on Great Ocean Rd
Find your way to Anglesea Golf Club for loads of kangaroos freely roaming. Better than a zoo, only local know.
LORNE Great seafood restaurant by the pier.
Erskine Falls nearby beautiful walks.
The Pacific Hotel….old pub great views.
Drive through to Deans Marsh,
BIRREGURRA quaint Aust. rural village, antique shops and Great Pub for meals. Also, the famous restaurant BRAE is close by.
Drive on to take a left onto the highway to COLAC.
COLAC supermarkets, petrol, restaurant FUSION.
Try Timboon cheeses or local wines. Local fresh produce deli/store on way out of town next to the nursery on right.
Stay at Alvie
Day 2 Port Campbell/ 12 Apostles
Either take the inland route through Timboon and then on to Port Campbell returning via the alternative route.
OR ALTERNATIVE ROUTE
From Colac, drive to GELLIBRAND, great bakery/café and another old pub. Otways Winery is along this route. Also OTWAYS FLY TRAP a scenic walk /drawbridge. Need time and it costs BEECH FOREST is another old village. Take the route to left through OTWAYS Tropical Forest…tree ferns galore en route to APOLLO BAY, Great Ocean Rd., beautiful panoramic views. Continue along the Great Ocean Rd until you reach 12 Apostles and Port Campbell.