Ocean view
Pet friendly
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free parking
Air conditioning

Set within the Great Otway National Park, Shearwater Cottages offers self-contained accommodations. All cottages feature a eature a veranda with sweeping views of the Otway Forest, BBQ facilities and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

Shearwater Accommodations is a 5-minute drive from Cape Otway Lighthouse and a 20-minute drive from Apollo Bay. The Twelve Apostles is a 1-hour drive away.

All cottages feature a kitchen including a stove, fridge and microwave. They offer a DVD player, ironing facilities and electric blankets. The private bathroom has a hairdryer and a shower.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Shearwater Cottages has been welcoming guests since Nov 26, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Reliable Info
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Property questions and answers
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  • Pet friendly?
    Hi there, yes - we are very pet-friendly. We just ask that you please keep them off the furniture (especially the beds), and please pick up and dispos...
    Answered on October 30, 2020
  • Hi there, quick question - is there phone coverage at the cottages? thanks rob
    Hi there, we have pretty good coverage if you are with Telstra, but patchy with other providers.
    Answered on October 30, 2020
  • Hi we have 2 dogs we would like to come either late July or early August so just checking on type of heating
    Hi there, Each cottage has a gas fire in the main room, which keeps the cottage nice and warm. Regards, Allison and Gary Shearwater Cottages
    Answered on June 9, 2021
  • Hi, just wondering if you have any cottages available with 3beds?
    Hi there, Sunrise has a Queen bed, and two single beds, Panorama has a Queen bed, two single beds, and a double sofa-bed. Regards, Allison & Gary S...
    Answered on November 16, 2020
  • How late in the evening can I check in, as it would be about an 8 pm arrival. is it a self check in arrangement?
    No problem. For self check-in, We will leave the cottage unlocked, with the key inside.
    Answered on May 6, 2022
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Premium accommodation close to the Great Ocean Walk. Positioned high in the dunes and surrounded by the magnificent Great Otway National Park, our unique cottages are perfectly situated within an hours drive of the iconic attractions of the Great Ocean Road and the Otways. Each of our cottages enjoy ocean and Otways views and are spacious, comfortable, self-contained, private and pet friendly.
Quiet secluded area nestled in rolling sand dunes and the Great Otway National Park...privacy guaranteed
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Shearwater Cottages
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Electric blankets
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Air conditioning
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Beach
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Shearwater Cottages takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per child, per night
4+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos American Express Shearwater Cottages accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

Please note that Shearwater Cottages does not accept payments with American Express or Diners Club credit cards.

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Shearwater Cottages in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Please inform Shearwater Cottages of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Shearwater Cottages

  • Shearwater Cottages offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Horseback riding
    • Beach

  • Check-in at Shearwater Cottages is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Yes, Shearwater Cottages is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Shearwater Cottages is 1.4 miles from the center of Cape Otway.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Shearwater Cottages (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Shearwater Cottages on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Shearwater Cottages by:

    • Car 3h

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Shearwater Cottages (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at Shearwater Cottages may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.