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 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
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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  • Jessika
    Julian and Helen were amazing hosts. The property was just beautiful and so were the surrounding locations- so much to do and see! The cabin had amazing views and was very comfortable. The farm animals and the dogs were the best part. We truely...
  • Rochelle
    It was the calm our family needed. Our kids 6+4 loved exploring and meeting the animals. Helen was incredibly thoughtful and just lovely to meet and chat to. The cabin was very comfortable, we self catered and didn’t need to leave the property for...
  • S
    A beautiful farm stay, well maintained with plenty of animals for the children to feed, lots to explore & very accommodating staff. We will be back.
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.

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, 9.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family 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.

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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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Room options at Johanna River Farm & Cottages include:

    • Holiday Home