- >>News & Events
- >>Contact & About
About Otway Escapes
Christine and Brett (your hosts) love the Otways. Having lived in Victoria for over 23 years, most of their spare time has been involved with visiting the tranquillity and beauty of the Otway National Parks.
Christine and Brett love bushwalking, birds and most of all trees. So much so they now live at the edge of the Great Otway National Park on a 200 acre property, the site of the Otway Valley Views Farm Cottage. They are members of Land for Wildlife, The Eastern Otway Land Care Group, Organic Garden group, Climate Change action group and Agro Forestry.
Their love for the environment has led to them planting trees. They have planted over 65,000 Australian Native trees at Otway Valley Views and Otways Number 105. This an ongoing venture where local seeds are propagated and planting begins in August after the soil has been ploughed and weeds have been eradicated.
They have an organic Fruit Orchard of over 60 trees where guests can share fruit in season: Cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and every variety of apples, love the Otway Soil.
Christine and Brett are trying to express their commitment to the Land and their love for the Otways and the environment. This has led to creating unique properties that encapsulate the magnificent surroundings and environment that this beautiful and untouched National Park offers.
Brett is the perfect designer and maintenance person having come from an Architectural design background and Christine coming from the Health profession, her attention to detail is well practised.
Otway Escapes Luxury Cottage Accommodation Victoria's Properties:
- Otways Number 105 at Deans Marsh in the Lorne Hinterland - the first property which opened in 2005.
- Otway Valley Views in Pennyroyal on the edge of the Great Otway National Park - opened in mid 2011.
All work and renovations have been done by the Hosts.
The properties have access to unspoilt environments: from the cliffs and beaches of Bells beach, in the Point Addis Marine National Park, to the rain forests of the Otways. (See Great Ocean Road Tourist Information pages...) With Brett's flair for building and design, the interiors reflect this ambience, enhanced by local artwork, furniture and sculptures.
Their commitment to guests is to enable them to feel the important rejuvenating power behind the spectacular Natural areas of The Otways.