Centrally located to explore the Great Ocean Road, Johanna River Farm & Cottages offers self-contained cottages with sea views. Just a 5-minute drive from Johanna Beach, the cottages are set on a 280 acre working farm. Johanna River Cottages is within a 30-minute drive of the Otway Fly Treetop Walk and the Cape Otway Lighthouse Station. Apollo Bay and the Twelve Apostles are both a 45-minute drive away. All cottages feature a cosy fireplace and a balcony with ocean and country views. They offer a fully equipped kitchen, a TV and DVD player. They have laundries and an en suite bathroom. All cottages offer free satellite WiFi - (no streaming). You can enjoy the great outdoors with BBQ facilities, free fishing and farm animal petting.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Johanna River Farm & Cottages has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 22 Oct 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
Bedroom 1:
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 single bed
1 bunk bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Johanna
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  • N
    I like how peaceful it’s this place, the sound of the animals, birds, etc.it’s a beautiful place for the weekend. I’ll recommend to everyone!
  • Morawakkoralage
    The hosts are very friendly and supportive. They came to the property, greeted us, and provided a friendly tour of the farm house.
  • Amaryllis
    Friendly and helpful host with beautiful nature setting
  • Yong
    The farm was a good place for kids to explore and the cottage was clean and facilities were good. Particularly liked the fire place in the cottage
  • Catherine
    Helen was warm and welcoming She showed us so much to help us enjoy our stay The kids loved feeding the animals The cottage was warm and inviting
  • Grace
    a very nice and cozy farm to get away from busy lives. enjoy the animals especially entertained by the dogs. property owners are very friendly and helpful.
  • Briony
    Gorgeous location, the hosts were helpful, cottage had everything that was needed.
  • Andrea
    Fire was set, ground coffee and percolator, board games and DVDs. So many creature comforts to make us all feel cosy.
  • Anita
    Everything!! It was perfect. Make sure you bring food to cook as there is a fully contained kitchen and shops are far away. There are beautiful fresh herbs you can pick from the garden to cook with.
  • Patrick
    Great location to come back to each night after walking a section of The Great Ocean Walk
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi we have an indoor cat. He is house trained. Is it possible to bring him with us to the property. Thank you for previous answer :)

    Hi can you ring to discuss please. Your cat is welcome - conditions apply. Find our site Johanna river farm and cottages
    Answered on 8 August 2021
  • Hi we are coming to stay in summer and wondering where we might safely swim as can see the beautiful Johanna Beach is not safe for swimming.

    Both Apollo Bay and Port Campbell have patrolled swimming beaches (45 min drive from the farm). Rockpools at low tide at Johanna beach (4kms from far..
    Answered on 8 August 2021
  • Hi, we have a border collie - are dogs allowed in the local area for walks? So many places seem to have restrictions for animals.

    Yes. Check Johanna beach
    Answered on 21 April 2021
  • Hi do you provide equipment for free fishing in august?

    YEs, we can provide fishing rods.
    Answered on 5 August 2023
  • Hello we have a German Shepherd pup toilet trained and well behaved can we bring her in the 1 bedroom cabin?

    Yes, Please check our personal wsite for conditions when holidaying with your pet Helen and Julian Johanna river farm and cottages
    Answered on 7 January 2021
  • There’s 6 of us and we plan to spend three days doing the great ocean walk. Is there any chance of getting dropped off and collected at spots?

    A great central place to base yourself for the step on and step off points of the great ocean walk - We may be able to assist with drop off at Johanna..
    Answered on 21 September 2021
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Hosted by Julian and Helen

Host review score

Julian and Helen
More than just accommodation in a great location - Our guests have exclusive access to our 280 acre farm. You might just like to relax and enjoy the comforts of your cottage - put another log on the fire and take in the beautiful views - or you might like to be a bit more active; meet and feed the friendly farm animals, collect eggs from the hen house, gather fresh herbs and seasonal produce from the guests share garden and orchard, or take a walk down to the river or through the fern gully. Given, we are located in a valley, mobile reception is sketchy. So, we've installed Satellite Internet - so guests can keep in touch (or put the devices away!). Contact us if you'd like to clarify any details. If you are holidaying with PETS - please let us know in advance. Conditions apply.
Your hosts, Julian and Helen, are happy to assist with recommendations on the best places to visit in the region and welcome the opportunity of showing you around the place!
Our farm & cottages are beautifully positioned – right in the middle of all the highlights of the Great Ocean Road & the Otway National Park. Sightseeing is relaxed as most of the main attractions are within a short, scenic drive. We provide our guests with a listing of “must see’s & do’s” to help you plan your trip & we keep a stock of regional maps & brochures on hand for guests information. If you are planning to do more than just relax and take it easy on the farm & enjoy the comforts of your cottage ~ you should consider: The Great Ocean Walk Visit Seaside & Hinterland towns Tour the 12 Apostles coastline Rainforest & waterfall walks Sunset at Johanna Beach Fishing - we are central to the best spots - river, rock, beach, jetty Glowworms Foodies Trail with locally made cheese, chocolates & wine and seasonal berries and fruits Helicopter ride The Otway Fly Treetop Walk Cape Otway Lightstation & koala spotting. Weekend markets, local galleries, museums, crafts
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings *

Facilities of Johanna River Farm & Cottages
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Alarm clock
  • Sea view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Beach
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Electric blankets
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 15:00


Available 24 hours



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash Johanna River Farm & Cottages accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print

Please note that all additional guests, including infants and children, will be charged an additional AUD 30 per person, per night.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Johanna River Farm & Cottages in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Johanna River Farm & Cottages

  • Room options at Johanna River Farm & Cottages include:

    • Holiday Home

  • Johanna River Farm & Cottages offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Beach

  • Check-in at Johanna River Farm & Cottages is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • The prices at Johanna River Farm & Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Johanna River Farm & Cottages is 1.7 miles from the centre of Johanna. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.