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Tall Trees Eco Retreat offers private cabins on the edge of the rain forest just 11km from Apollo Bay. Cabins feature a balcony, BBQ and indoor and outdoor dining areas. The well equipped kitchen has a fridge, oven and microwave and the spacious bathroom features a large spa bath. There is no mobile, tv or internet reception on the property. Wake to the sounds of bird calls and enjoy walks on the property, fishing in the river or cycling. Lorne is 35 km from Tall Trees Eco Retreat, while Colac is 42 km from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Tall Trees Eco Retreat has been welcoming guests since 16 Jan 2017.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Apollo Bay
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Allie
    The location was amazing, surrounded by beautiful trees & wildlife. It was the perfect weekend getaway. Jeanette is an amazing host! Can’t recommend Talk Trees Eco Retreat enough!
  • Dorothee
    Great place to stay in nature. Saw glow worms from the porch and parrots in the morning on the patio. The house is great, clean and has all that you need. It is a ways to/from town - so plan accordingly.
  • Steve
    Secluded and peaceful with wildlife and relaxation galore!
  • Moran
    Such a beautiful place to stay. Cottage was very spacious and decorated very well to make it feel homely. Loved the alpacas roaming free and the friendly possums that came onto the verandah for dinner every night.
  • Rebekah
    It was within a forest with Alpaca, possums, glow worms and native birds.
  • Lisa
    The location was lovely, the house’s decor was nice and modern, very well appointed did not want for anything !!
  • Sharon
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    it was wonderful. sublimely peaceful and stunningly beautiful. we loved it.
  • Alexandra
    No meals included, but the property has a great kitchen to prepare meals and it included items as coffee, sugar, tea, oil, salt. It is place for solicitude and peace. Some books and games if someone is interested. The closeness to nature is...
  • Karly
    instantly relaxed on arrival surrounded by the rain Forrest. Nice comfortable beds and everything we needed. Spotted a koala on the walking track on the property & feed the birds.
  • Andrew
    The location, whilst a fair way into the bush, was perfect. Quiet but for the constant chatter of birdlike. Tha cabin is luxurious...and no TV or phone reception. Perfect for a getaway. The bloke looking after the grounds etc was very friendly...

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi are you allowed to smoke outdoors if you bring your own ashtray and remove the waste responsibly

    Yes, that would be perfectly fine. : )
    Answered on 15 October 2021
  • Are pets allowed. We have a very well behaved dog.

    Dogs are only allowed on application. We are concerned about the effects of dogs on our wildlife particularly the wallabies and echidnas and we also ..
    Answered on 30 September 2020
  • Hi, is there a tv?

    Thank you for your enquiry. We are in the process of installing TV screens and DVD players in each cottage. There is no TV reception, mobile phone or..
    Answered on 26 May 2022
  • Hi, we’ve just booked 2 cottages for 2 families and our friends have a small house trained Moodle dog. How do we apply to see if she can stay too?

    Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I can't accept dogs on the property as it is a wildlife reserve and the alpacas also get very nervous around them.
    Answered on 18 October 2021
  • Morning, Is smoking permitted outdoors? Regards, Sue

    Hi Sue, yes it is but please dispose of your butts in a mindful manner. Thank you
    Answered on 13 April 2022
  • Hi….. I was wondering if you were thinking of running any gardening / permaculture at the retreat. Thanks

    Hello, Thanks for asking... yes we have started on a permaculture garden down at the old farmhouse. Will include apple orchard, indigenous food forest..
    Answered on 17 July 2022
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Facilities of Tall Trees Eco Retreat
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • 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
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • DVD player
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
No internet access available.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Tall Trees Eco Retreat takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 21:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 10:00



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.

Children 16 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
16+ years
Extra bed upon request
AUD 35 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

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

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash Tall Trees Eco Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

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

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Tall Trees Eco Retreat 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.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about Tall Trees Eco Retreat

  • The prices at Tall Trees Eco Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Tall Trees Eco Retreat is 3 miles from the centre of Apollo Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Tall Trees Eco Retreat include:

    • Holiday Home
    • Bungalow

  • Tall Trees Eco Retreat offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking

  • Check-in at Tall Trees Eco Retreat is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.