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Marriners Falls Cottages

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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Susan and Stefan Traube
Marriners Falls Cottages, 1090 Barnam River Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria

Tel: + 61 (0)3-5237-7494
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Fax: + 61 (0)3-5237-7494

Perched over a sheer valley of primordial green rainforest, the cottages of Marriners Falls occupy a piece of real estate that fringes on your imagination. I stepped out onto a morning verandah and almost yelled like Tarzan.....

.... The tree-line disappeared over a high ridge opposite and it was all I could do to stop myself from leaping into that lustrous unknown and grabbing hold of a vine, dashing through waterfalls and chasing birdsong. All this can also be accomplished on foot by following trails that run through the estate and into Marriners Falls National Park. Turning inland at Apollo Bay, you quickly leave behind all things seaside as the vegetation gains thickness and lushness along unpacked roads. As if organically grown from the hillside, fully-contained cottages hardly impact on the environment. Susan keeps on learning from the bush and brings her knowledge to bear on what she has created here. All is wood from the inside out and with it comes cosiness and log-fire friendliness. Open-plan living areas reflect the expanse of the setting, even as they yield to soft furnishings and warm browns. Huge spa bathrooms don’t disappoint and first light is the only sliver of interruption to deep slumber. For those accustomed to living above the trees, nearby Otway Fly is a sensational raised walkway, particularly after a spot of local wine-tasting.

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Rooms: 4 cottages for 2-6 people
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: All self-catering.
Directions: 20 minutes from Apollo Bay, turning inland from The Great Ocean Road.

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