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Unique stays

Victoria has some very unique and wonderful accommodation options for those who are seeking a break with a distinct difference.

  • Cape Otway Lightstation

    A fascinating lighthouse stay option exists on the Great Ocean Road at Cape Otway. The Cape Otway Lightstation began operating in 1848 and guests can enjoy a stay at one of the several historic buildings on-site. Groups are also well catered for, with the head lightkeeper's house sleeping up to 16 guests.

  • Echuca Gardens

    There's a few accommodation options available at Echuca Gardens, but for something really different, stay in one of their replica 19th century gypsy wagons. They feature modern facilities and are perfect for that romantic getaway with a taste of yesteryear. The gypsy wagons are situated at Echuca, right next to a huge state forest and walking distance to the Murray River and town centre.

  • Grampians Historic Tobacco Kiln

    This refurbished tobacco kiln from the 1920s is located just a few kilometres from Dunkeld, on the southern outskirts of the Grampians National Park. Full of history and charm, the double brick kiln building features a loft bedroom, a kitchenette and modern bathroom. Grampians Historic Tobacco Kiln is situated on a working sheep and alpaca farm where you can participate in an interactive farm tour or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views.

  • Kanasta Caravan Park

    Located 650 metres from the Mornington Peninsula bay beach at Rye, Kanasta Caravan Park is a boutique caravan park with a very special accommodation option. The park has a fleet of 10 on-site caravans that offer a retro glamping experience. Each of these caravans is decorated with 1950s style fittings and furnishings, providing an authentic step back in time to a past era. There are two types of retro vans - single caravans that can sleep up to 2 people or caravans with annexes, offering more luxurious and spacious accommodation for up to 4 people. Each van is unique and affordable, so you can keep returning and experience something different each time. Guests also enjoy the convenience of a range of recreation facilities at the park, including a games room, BBQ area and childrens playground.

  • Old Dadswell Town

    On the edge of the Grampians National Park near Stawell, experience a taste of Aussie nostalgia and humour by staying in one of the themed cottages on offer at Old Dadswell Town. Resembling old style Australian town, there's even a garage with motor memorabilia, a shearing shed style town hall, and a lolly shop which kids will love.

  • Red Rattler Retreat

    Stay in an authentic "red rattler" railway carriage which has been restored and converted into living quarters. Red Rattler Retreat offers peaceful accommodation on a working farm in the rural community of Boorhaman, next to the Ovens River and less than 15 minutes drive from Wangaratta.

  • Villa Nova B&B Retreat

    11 kilometres south of Castlemaine, in Victoria's historic Goldfields region, is the charming small town of Guildford. It is home to the the historic St Thomas of Villa Nova church that was built in 1873 and now operates as boutique accommodation for discerning guests looking for something a little different. From the outside, this Gothic style church retains its original red brick construction. Inside, it has been extensively renovated and features a stunning open plan living area with contemporary furnishings. There are two bedrooms - one sits on the altar, beneath a stunning lead light window, while the other is upstairs, overlooking the living area. On arrival at Villa Nova B&B Retreat, guests enjoy a gourmet antipasto hamper and breakfast provisions are supplied which include some home-made goodies.