Things To See & Do

Other than indulging in our magnificent Great Ocean Road Accommodation we recommend a few other activities.


Our Very Own “GLENAIRE PARK” PRIVATE FOREST WALK For those seeking a simple commune with nature we offer you our pet friendly “Glenaire Park” nature trail.
Our own private walking trail, exclusively for guests, is a medium grade track that offers a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna as you travel through tall trees, Sound of Music mountain tops with spectacular views and into the magnificent fern gully below with its ubiquitous gloworms and famous carnivorous Otway Black snail. (40 minutes return.)


Remedial Massage Therapist Eija Tibbits has a clinic in Apollo Bay. She also has a mobile massage service available if you prefer massage in the comfort of your accommodation. T  03 5237 6298    M  0437 562 471

Seahorse Natural Therapies is located in a peaceful studio at Skenes Creek, or they can come to you.  M 0421 508 053

Apollo Bay Massage is situated conveniently in Apollo Bay, and offers a warm, relaxing environment. Sandra Healey 16 Barrand St, Apollo Bay M 0419 538 259

OTWAY FLY A six million dollar engineering marvel to take you into the treetops. Only 20 minutes from your cottage with a beautiful return drive through the Otway Forest. Free Call 1800 300 477 to find out more. Website

HORSE RIDING Bimbi Park Trail Rides offer the most scenic rides on the Victorian coastline. The unspoilt Station Beach, coastal sand-dunes, bush trails, Cape Otway scenery, Billy Teas, on well trained, good mannered horses. Riding is available on most Saturdays only and at other times group bookings only. T 03 5237 9151 M 0428 379 246   W Horse Riding

BEACH’S Castle Cove & pet friendly Johanna Beach are sculptural masterpieces and even more so when the gales present their wrath to the sandstone cliffs. Website

SURFING Johanna Beach world championship venue and Castle Cove known as ‘Castles’ among the regular die-hard surfing fraternity.

FISHING A choice of ocean and river fishing is available at Castle Cove, Glenaire Beach, Johanna River, Aire & Ford Rivers to name a few. Licenses available online.

CANOES & MOUNTAIN BIKES An excellent means of exploring the wetlands, lakes and forest trails.

GREAT OCEAN WALK Glenaire is positioned to take advantage of this major coastal attraction by having direct access to the Otway National Park and being able to enjoy three strategic sections of it: Glenaire to Johanna Beach, Glenaire to Castle Cove via Dinosaur Cove and Glenaire to Aire River Mouth. We are happy to tailor a package to help you make the most of this wonderful facility. (2-6 hr return walks) Website

TRANSPORT Ideally you are a free independent traveller but it is possible to plan a trip by public transport on the Public Transport Journey Planner or requesting a seat on Go West’s Great Ocean Road Tour or Autopia’s Great Ocean Road Experience and requesting to be dropped off and/or picked up at Glenaire Cottages. And for guests wanting to be picked up from and/or delivered to sections of The Great Ocean Walk give Walk 91 a call on 03 5237 1189 or visit Walk 91’s Transport, Timetable & Contact Options. We are a little remote but everything is doable!

There are waterfalls, restaurants, cafes, farm gate supplies, art galleries, spectacle, history and more and you can find it all on our fabulous new local tourism association website! Just click on the logo.

And of course we are only 50 minutes from the famous 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.