The Ecolodge in gorgeous Cape Otway

Book your escape to the Great Ocean Ecolodge in Victoria’s beautiful Cape Otway.

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Help us secure their future

Your donation to the CEC will help secure the future of our precious wildlife.

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Your gateway to the Great Ocean Walk

Enhance your experience with one of our Self-guided walks.

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Escape. Relax. Indulge.

Whatever holiday you have planned, we’ll have something to make it extra special.

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Australian wildlife right on your doorstep

Enjoy close encounters with wildlife and other unique experiences

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Welcome to the Ecolodge

The Great Ocean Ecolodge is a social enterprise, established and operated by the Conservation Ecology Centre. All profits are invested into wildlife conservation and the Ecolodge itself is entirely solar powered and ecologically responsible, resting gently in the landscape.

Stay in our award winning eco retreat, venture out into the bush with researchers to help save endangered species, explore the Great Ocean Walk, indulge in the region's finest local produce or just relax in the dappled shade of the eucalypts – whatever the escape you have planned, we'll help you make it one to remember.

Watch our video to learn all about the Ecolodge and Conservation Ecology Centre.

If you are visiting from Germany, Switzerland or Austria, discover more information in German.

Awards & Accreditation

As a social enterprise of the Conservation Ecology Centre the Ecolodge’s success is vital for the organisation’s continuing efforts to fulfill its vision of a safe and natural future for Australia’s precious wildlife. The Great Ocean Ecolodge is frequently profiled by Australian and international universities as a case study in Ecotourism excellence and is accredited at the highest level both in Australia and internationally.

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Things to do

From gentle strolls to long, challenging walks; kayaking with the seals or indulging in a relaxing massage; learning about the incredible history of the region or just curling up with a good book as the hammock gently sways in the sunshine – there are so many things to do at Cape Otway.

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Rich soils, plentiful rain and gentle sunshine ensure a bountiful harvest in the Otways. Take a gentle promenade through the Kitchen Gardens and taste the fresh strawberries, tomatoes, peas and beans, they are so good while they are still full of sunshine

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