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9 quirky & unique stays in the region

Looking for accommodation that goes beyond the ordinary? Pack your bags and check in to one of these unique stays in Geelong and The Bellarine. From stays amongst animals to indulging in historic luxury, these stays promise an experience like no other.

Werribee Open Range Zoo – Slumber Safari

This one’s for the wildlife enthusiasts and animal lovers. This is not your ordinary zoo experience. Spend the night in Werribee Zoo’s cosy African-inspired lodges.

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with our Slumber Safari experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Enjoy the wonders of the wild with two full days of access to the zoo, where you can encounter fascinating animals from the African savannah. Head out of an exclusive safari tour and behind-the-scenes animal experiences, providing a deeper understanding of wildlife conservation.

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Beach Pods at Bellarine Bayside

Experience coastal bliss with the Bellarine Bayside beach pods. Situated along the bay, these pods offer a unique retreat where you can unwind to the soothing sounds of the water. Each pod provides a cosy haven, blending modern comfort with beachside charm, perfect for a relaxing getaway.

With direct bay access just steps away, there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy. Whether you’re into stand-up paddle boarding, boating, jet skiing, snorkelling around the Ozone Wreck at Indented Head, fishing off the pier, or simply relaxing on the beach, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

Three accommodation pods

Miles Away Shack

For a secluded escape surrounded by nature, look no further than the Miles Away Shack. Tucked away in a tranquil setting in Ocean Grove, this rustic retreat promises peace and solitude, allowing you to reconnect with the great outdoors and recharge amidst breathtaking scenery.

The charming mid-century retreat features open-plan living and floor-to-ceiling windows, bathing the space in natural light.

Ideal for romantic getaways or weekends with friends, it accommodates up to four guests in two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds draped in luxurious French linen. Decorated with foraged coastal treasures and captivating artwork, the shack promises a retreat that celebrates nature’s beauty and invites relaxation—a true coastal haven with a nostalgic touch.

Pink kitchen with green canisters and aesthetic decor

BIG4 Bellarine Safari Glamp

Experience the thrill of camping without sacrificing luxury at BIG4 Safari Glamp for the families looking for adventure! The safari tents offer all the comforts of home, including a mini kitchen, a bathroom, and air conditioning, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park is located in an idyllic setting suited for all the family. Spend your days heading to the beach, exploring the local attractions or enjoying all that the holiday park has to offer.

Four poster bed with curtains

The Sphinx

Uncover the mysteries of ancient Egypt right here in our region at The Sphinx. This iconic hotel and entertainment complex boasts lavish Egyptian-themed décor. Jump in the grand oasis pool or head to Pharoah’s Bistro for a bite to eat.

Hotel room with bed, 2 towels on bed and spa bath

Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park

Prepare to be swept off your feet by the grandeur of Mansion Park Werribee. Located within the pristine gardens and manicured lawns, this historic estate offers a glimpse into the region’s rich heritage. Choose from various room options, all offering a perfect blend of charm and modern comforts. Take a leisurely stroll through the estate grounds or indulge in a sumptuous high tea experience. Luxury awaits at Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee.

Moranghurk Shearer’s Quarters

Moranghurk spans across 1,035 acres of sheep farm between Ballarat and Geelong just over an hour from Melbourne.

Accommodation at Moranghurk centres around the charming bluestone shearer’s quarters, offering lodging for up to 30 guests across eight bedrooms furnished with bunk beds. The spacious kitchen features a traditional wood-fired stove, an original bread oven, alongside modern cooking facilities. Additionally, a cozy sitting room with an inviting open fireplace adds to the rustic charm. Each room offers delightful views of the Moorabool valley from the brick courtyard.

Moranghurk is the perfect setting for family reunions, intimate conferences, nature enthusiasts, cycling groups, and caters to guests of all ages. For further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Kitchen with dining table in the middle

Accommodation @ Curlewis

The Accommodation @ Curlewis complex is impressive, featuring eco-suite installations nestled among native landscapes alongside the renowned golf course, accommodating up to 126 guests. From stunning views of fairways and bay to the captivating “Warhol Wall,” charisma permeates every corner.

Whether relaxing on the grand veranda or enjoying the sun-soaked East Terrace, guests are soaked in charm.

Accommodation balcony with two chairs, a table, a bottle of champagne & two glasses, overlooking a golf course

Lighthouse Olive Grove Stays

For a tranquil stay amidst olive groves, consider Lighthouse Olive Grove stays. Set against the backdrop of rolling hills, The Yellow House offers a retreat where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside.

With its breathtaking scenery, each glance offers a new vista to behold: from the lush vineyard and serene olive grove to the sweeping panoramas stretching across Swan Bay towards Queenscliff and the Mornington Peninsula.

With modern amenities and a peaceful ambience, it’s the perfect destination for a rejuvenating escape. ​An ideal getaway for friends and family.

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