Destination guide

Enjoy Wye River holiday homes to rent

The southeastern Victoria town of Wye River is a charming destination that’s named for the river that runs through it and is perfect for all types of holidays. Within lovely Wye River you’ll find forests, mountains and a blend of rocky and sandy beaches waiting for you to soak up their scenic views. If you enjoy the outdoors, Wye River holiday homes to rent are ideal for families, couples and solo travellers alike. You can experience a relaxing getaway while admiring picturesque views or taking a coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road. Regardless of your specific travel desires, holiday rentals allow you to experience all the beauty that Wye River has to offer.

History

Heritage sites near Wye River holiday rentals

Originally a farming and fishing settlement, Wye River has a hard-working rural culture that emerges as you travel throughout the town and countryside. If you plan to head to the beach, you can explore the rocky coastline to find the rustic remains of a historic pier. Since the 1930s the Great Ocean Road has been a primary means of transport and scenic tourism, with many heritage stops near holiday homes. Just outside Wye River in Lorne you can experience the Great Ocean Road Story, a history museum dedicated to the region.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Wye River

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Wye River a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Live Wire Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Lorne Country Club (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Gosling Creek Winery (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Wye River

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Wye River is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Otway National Park (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Teddy's Lookout (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Gentle Annie Berry Gardens (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Wye River

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), the closest airport, located 53.4 mi (85.9 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Wye River holiday accommodation

With so much natural beauty to behold in Wye River, transport around town or out to the countryside is a destination in and of itself. The primary method of transport through the town is walking, as the pleasant weather is ideal for travelling on foot to your next scenic location from holiday homes. Many travellers won’t want to miss a chance to cruise down the Great Ocean Road, and Wye River has car hires available for this purpose. If getting out to the countryside or surrounding region is something of interest, you can catch the coach that runs along its rails to nearby cities.

Food & drink 

Local cuisine near Wye River holiday homes

Get ready for a full range of local delicacies as you venture throughout Wye River from your holiday accommodation. At many of the local eateries you’ll find a wide selection of beers both local and national to Australia. While seafood is the main staple because of Wye River’s coastal proximity, you can get much more than just clams or grilled prawns. Wye River has a strong Mediterranean influence, and if you are in the mood for Italian cuisine you can find good parmigiana here.

Essential info

Key info about holiday accommodation in Wye River

For the most immersive holiday experience possible, it’s good to understand some essential information about Wye River. The Otway Country to Coast Tourism Association offers a lot of insight to help you enjoy the perfect Wye River holiday. Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is located about 160 km northeast of Wye River. The official spoken language is English, and you can tip your local server or bartender with Australian dollars, the official currency. Like in other parts of Australia, emergency services are available by dialling 000. Wye River is known as a safe area, as it’s a small town that’s off the beaten path and away from heavily trafficked tourist areas. If you plan to try a local brew, the drinking age is 21.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Wye River?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 509 holiday rentals around Wye River. From 370 Houses to 97 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Wye River is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wye River?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Wye River. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Apollo Bay Harbour: 435 holiday rentals
  • Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre: 435 holiday rentals
  • Great Otway National Park: 432 holiday rentals
  • Split Point Lighthouse: 1,376 holiday rentals
  • Erskine Falls: 1,080 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wye River listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wye River?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 370 Houses in Wye River. Our other popular types of Wye River holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 97 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 12 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 12 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wye River?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 19 holiday homes with pool available in Wye River. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.