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Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat
Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat
Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat
Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat
Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat
Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat
Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

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8.3

Excellent

50 reviews

50 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Warrnambool Airport 92.6 km
Avalon Airport 117.5 km
King Island Airport 140.8 km
Hamilton Airport 163.4 km
Essendon Airport 167.4 km
Melbourne Airport 167.9 km
Portland Airport 172.7 km
Stawell Airport 187.2 km

Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

5040 Colac-Lavers Hill Road, Great Ocean Road - Lavers Hill, Great Ocean Road - Lavers Hill, Australia, 3238 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Great Ocean Road - Lavers Hill part of Great Ocean Road - Lavers Hill, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

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Highlights

Garden

Car park

Facilities

Car park

Garden

Disabled facilities

English

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center2.1 km
Location rating7.9

Rooms available at Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

Wombat Cottage
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Kangaroo Family Unit
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Koala Suite
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Joey Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat?

    Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

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    What people love about Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Host was very helpful, they gave us many carrots to feed wombats and other friends."

      PEI

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      November 13, 2021

    • 7.6

      Very good

      "We had a free room upgrade from Joey to Koala."

      Terry

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      October 21, 2019

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Very private and comfortable."

      Kawika

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      March 1, 2019

    Overall rating:

    8.3

    Excellent
    50 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.0
    Facilities
    8.2
    Location
    7.9
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    More about Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

    More about Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

    Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat

    The facilities and services provided by Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation.
    Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
    Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides towels in some select rooms.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.2

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden

    Services and conveniences

    • Disabled facilities
    • Elevator
    • Smoking area

    Access

    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    Location
    5040 Colac-Lavers Hill Road, Great Ocean Road - Lavers Hill, Great Ocean Road - Lavers Hill, Australia, 3238
    Very good
    Location

    7.9

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-3 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 4-16 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from16:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center2.1 km

    The property

    • Number of rooms 4

    Reviews of Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat from real guests

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    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.0
    Facilities8.2
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality7.0
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.7
    High score for Great Ocean Road - Lavers Hill
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (16)
    8-9 Excellent (2)
    7-8 Very Good (5)
    6-7 Good (5)
    <6 Below Expectation (6)
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    Mar - May (7)
    Jun - Aug (1)
    Sep - Nov (11)
    Dec - Feb (15)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    WONG from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Family with teens
    Wombat Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    A night in the ZOO”

    We booked the Wombat cottage, which is inside the little zoo. The cottage is surrounded by animal cages, houses and wondering animals. We have been provided a large pack of carrot for feeding wallabies and other animals. My daughters played with the little animals day and night. We also have the chance of touching and feeding the little koalas. Suggestion: 1 Wombat cottage is within the zoo, but not all other rooms. 2 If you want to cook, buy all food you need before going up the hills. No supermarket in Laver Hill.

    Reviewed February 17, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nicole from Australia
    Family with teens
    Joey Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Lovely Place”

    This place is fantastic. The staff were very friendly and happy to show you around and inform you about the wildlife. My 12 year old said this place was her highlight of the whole trip of the Great Ocean Road.

    Reviewed September 21, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from Australia
    Family with young children
    Joey Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Great family fun!”

    We had a great night away. The owners, Dean and Kirsten, were fantastic and we loved meeting and feeding the animals! The room was as described - clean and comfortable with basic cooking facilities. A wonderful family experience and close to lots of attractions on the Great Ocean Road.

    Reviewed November 06, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sheron from Australia
    Couple
    Joey Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Fun Farmstay”

    Good location to Great Ocean Road, excellent time with so many different animals.. Active koalas, wallabies, wombats, bats, parrots who greet you "Hello Hello" and my first time hugging a wombat! What an experience! Very close to the Melby National Park for glow worm experience.

    Reviewed November 06, 2018

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    7.7
    Very good
    Azreen from Malaysia
    Couple
    Koala Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Accommodation with access to the wild!”

    Interaction with animals, spacious room, environmental friendly bathroom facilities

    We had an amazing time here as we were given ample opportunity to feed and touch the native animals in the retreat (wombats, koalas, wallabies). Children would love to stay here as compared to my experience in the zoo, we were able to carry koalas and feed them more easily than in the zoos (expensive price to pay just for a photo opportunity). Owners gave us a bag of carrots to feed the animals in the compound at our own time and pace. Room was not like a 5-star hotel, but the experience with the animals is so much more worth it. No phone coverage and no restaurants too close, so would be good to have your own meals ready.

    Reviewed September 17, 2015

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    7.0
    Very good
    Law from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Joey Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

    Awesome location and great wildlife experience”

    The wildlife, the proximity to great ocean road and otway and the nature

    Wonderful. Our 4 yr old son loved the place so much that he didn't want to leave after staying 3 nights. The visit to Melba gully at 9.30pm was worthwhile. Our son got to see glow worms! He had so much fun stroking the wallabies, feeding the hairy-nosed wombats, close up with the koalas, ponies, deers, hearing for himself the Lory calling out Hellos to him. Simply wonderful wildlife experience that is incomparable. We went to the G.O.R. Eco wildlife park and felt that fauna's still better. Hosts are wonderful and friendly!

    Reviewed November 07, 2015

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    7.6
    Very good
    Terry from Australia
    Couple
    Joey Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Older property that really needs some TLC, but was clean and comfortable.”

    Heaters had been turned on in our room in readiness for our arrival. We had a free room upgrade from Joey to Koala. Kirsten (the owner) was fabulous; very obliging and gave us a fantastic koala experience. Property is a little isolated with no other venues "next door". A short drive in either direction will take you to good eating establishments. We drove to Beech Forest and dined at the hotel - a good old country pub. Overall, this venue was well suited to our needs for a one night stay and the koala experience was a great bonus. In all fairness, for us a longer stay may have been problematic, but depending on individual plans and needs it is well worth consideration.

    Reviewed October 21, 2019

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    6.7
    Good
    Katalin from Australia
    Family with young children
    Joey Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    A quiet weekend”

    The animals, Child friendly, lovely staff

    We had a lovely quiet weekend and even though the animals are in cages , they are friendly and given that the retreat runs a breeding program there is really no alternative to the cages so it was fine. Our 10 year old learnt so much and had a great time

    Reviewed October 07, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jiawei from Singapore
    Couple
    Joey Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Excellent location in the middle of the otways”

    Room was situated in the middle of the otways national park, not too far from 12 apostles and just short drive to Melba gully glow worms. Hosts were very friendly and informative. You get an up close and private encounter with the animals. Room was warmed up for arrival. If you have the opportunity, I would recommend staying here if visiting the area. Only downside is no wifi, but this has probably to do with lack of network coverage in the forest in the first place.

    Reviewed May 27, 2018

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    5.2
    Abigail
    Group
    Koala Suite
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Above average”

    Damien was great when showing us the animals and gave a really personalised experience, the reason we booked was to see the animals and we didn’t have high expectations for the room so expected them to be basic. Unfortunately, we did feel like the room was extremely expensive for what we got at $235 for a room for 3 people. It was smelly, felt unclean (there was a used bar of soap and shower gel in the bathroom and stained towels) and we found hairs in our bed sheets. We arrived early evening and only stayed for one night so we did not feel like we could complain as there simply weren’t any other hotels within a 50km radius - we also then read other reviews more thoroughly to learn that the lady owner had infact asked previous customers to leave when they complained and we didn’t want to risk being chucked out so we apprehensively stayed the night. As stated, the animal experience was good but the overall stay was not worth the money due to the lack of cleanliness.

    Reviewed March 20, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jesslyn from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Wombat Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Great for kids”

    Stayed at the wombat cottage which was cozy and comfortable for a farmstay. Very friendly host who brought out koalas and wombat for petting. Nice collection of animals within the farm made it interesting for kids. Our cottage has a standard bed + 2 singles with ample hot water for shower and reverse ac unit for heat and cooling.

    Reviewed November 06, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Susan from United States
    Solo traveler
    Joey Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Not to be missed!”

    This is an enchanting experience - feed and pet koalas, treat wallabies to carrots, listen to a large parrot speak Chinese, and visit the wombats - especially Wilma. Dean is very knowledgeable and you will learn a lot. The location is also very convenient to Melba Gorge and the glowworms. Don't miss it!

    Reviewed March 31, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    HE from China
    Family with teens
    Joey Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Great for family ”

    My parents and I stay two nights here, the staffs were very friendly and happy to show you around, it’s really good for animal lovers, you can see wombats, wallabies, super cutie koalas. My parents can’t speak English, so we were sorry to skip the keepers ‘ presentation of koalas’ welfare.

    Reviewed December 23, 2018

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    5.2
    Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple
    Wombat Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Value for money for animal lovers”

    We met & hug the animals and which is v awesome (carrot incl.) the location is a bit far from main attractions so Better prepare for your own dinner with you as there is no meal facility nearby (at least 1x km away and close quite early) i prefer room that is not next to the road and its a value for money option for animal lovers

    Reviewed December 09, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kawika from United States
    Couple
    Joey Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Amazing wildlife experience”

    The interactions with the animals that they raise and care for here is priceless. We learned so much about the animals thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very private and comfortable.

    Reviewed March 01, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    huaning from Australia
    Family with young children
    Kangaroo Family Unit
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    who can resist the cutest animals”

    It is amazing to stay so close to koala wallaby and wombat.

    Reviewed February 09, 2018

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    4.8
    kylie from Australia
    Couple
    Joey Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Acceptable”

    Great location. Very dirty room though.

    Reviewed March 25, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Steven from United States
    Couple
    Wombat Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Awesome animal experience”

    24 hr. Access to a wonderful variety of Aussie animals.

    Reviewed June 25, 2019

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    6.0
    SIONG from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Kangaroo Family Unit
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Good experience to stay with the fauna”

    It is always good to have a close interaction with the animal, you may get the small kangaroo to hop around and feed them. Kids were so happy with the stay.

    Reviewed June 02, 2019

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    6.8
    Good
    HTAY from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Wombat Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Good stay with Fauna”

    We had a good night stay there with birds, dear and koala

    Reviewed December 19, 2019

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