Come and immerse yourself in the magic of The Source -rest, explore, create and connect with yourself, your loved ones and pristine nature.If you've come to enjoy the Great Ocean Road and the Otways, but haven't yet stayed with us, you haven't experienced it all
Welcome to the Cottage at The Source, Otways.
Here you will find not only a comfortable private getaway with all the conveniences and little luxuries, but also a spectacular rainforest and waterfall adventure on a totally private land.
On arrival, as you come through the gate up the treelined driveway, look out for Barry, the resident Koala, and the sheep on the nearby paddock, who curiously greet the visitors. You'll be able to drive up directly to the Cottage and park your car near the entrance, for easy unpacking.
Your Cottage features all the essential conveniences and some little luxuries for a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable stay.
There are two separate bedrooms - one with Queen-sized bed, another with two single beds a 3rd trundle bed is available upon request - with lovely fresh linen, pillows, doonas, and blankets.
The separate modern bathroom has a toilet, spacious shower and vanity, with towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hairdryer provided for your convenience.
Enjoy and relax on the cosy couches by the log fire in your living area, or sit at the dinner table enjoying a meal or playing a game. The adjoining kitchenette is equipped with a mini-fridge, coffee machine, kettle, mini-oven, single induction cooking plate, tableware and essential pots/pans for some basic meal prep or make your way down to one of the local eateries see our recommendations for a fabulous country fair.
Wifi is provided for your convenience, but many choose to "disconnect to reconnect" with themselves, each other and the spectacular nature at The Source, Otways. You may also enjoy some games and books provided for you in the Cottage and there is plenty of firewood ready for your stay. There is a heater for those particularly chilly winter nights, and an air conditioner for the Otways hotter days.
If you are staying with a little one, a cot and a pram are also available on request.
An if there is anything else you require to make your stay more enjoyable, please feel welcome to ask We will do our best to accommodate.
Besides having exclusive use of the Cottage, we invite you to explore the surrounding gardens, visit the sheep that are grazing on one of the paddocks and most of all take an unforgettable stroll through the temperate rainforest that covers over 100 acres of The Source estate.
Visit the Secret Garden and sit around a log fire in the firepit available strictly outside fire ban season, listening to the sounds of the forest and sharing stories.
Go on brief or a day-long adventure, just following kilometers of world class walking tracks, timber boardwalks, bridges and steps that meander through The Source rainforest, past 300 year old Mountain Ash, magnificent Myrtle Beech and ancient ferns. The tracks will take you to each of the 3 private Waterfalls situated on the property, one of which is 30 metres high, and another in The Grotto that comes alive with glow-worms at night. Walking track maps provided.
Pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon relaxing in the Rainforest Pavilion, that is suspended over the Creek after your rainforest walk. Here you can lounge around on the comfortable couches, sheltered away from the heat or the rain, or splash around in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy this magnificent nature experience, away from tourist crowds, in absolute peace and privacy of The Source.
There is just so much here to explore
Interaction with guests
If you need anything before or during your stay, you will have a contact number to reach us.
Other things to note
The Cottage is nearby the main house, so you may see other guests on the property, but the only shared space is the outdoors.