6 places to stay that are great for families, recommended by Greatopia locals

6 places to stay that are great for families, recommended by Greatopia locals

Looking for a place for your family to rest their heads on your Greatopian adventures? Check out these six places to stay that come recommended by Greatopian locals.

King Parrot Cottages, Pennyroyal

Cosy cottages await at the King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre located near Lorne in the Otway Ranges. Nestled on the hillside of the Pennyroyal Valley with acres of accessible terrain just waiting to be explored.


Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park, Lorne

Enjoy the best of both worlds with beachfront and riverside locations, campsites, and cabin accommodations. Enjoy the natural leafy settings or take the short walk to Lorne’s beautiful beach or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes.

Marengo Family Caravan Park, Apollo Bay

Book a site with full beach frontage to enjoy while you drink your morning coffee before another full day of adventures. Conveniently located at the beginning of the Great Ocean Walk to hit the trails or venture to Marengo Reef Marine Sanctuary.

Gardens Caravan Park, Port Fairy.

A tranquil break awaits at Gardens Caravan Park located beside the botanical gardens of Port Fairy. Smell the sea air from nearby East Beach and enjoy the open space from the deck of a self-contained cabin or camping site.


Lady Bay Resort, Warrnambool

Make the most of seaside Warrnambool with a stay at the comfortable and indulgent Lady Bay Resort. A vibrant onsite restaurant, gym, and pool await you.

Great Ocean Road Holidays

With an impressive portfolio of both luxury accommodation for special occasions, and budget accommodation for your family beach getaways. The possibilities are endless!



I’m sure you know by now that Greatopia is a playground for family adventures so rest easy at one of these brilliant family stays.

All Accommodation

Ocean Loft

Apollo Bay


Port Campbell

The Boatshed Waterfront B&B

Port Fairy

Sow and Piglets Guesthouse

Port Campbell

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