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Wanawong

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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.

Janet and David Hopkins
950 Colac - Lavers Hill Road, Colac, Victoria

Tel: + 61 (0)3-5233-8215
No cell number available
Fax: + 61 (0)3-5233-8258

Here’s what happened to me at Wanawong. In Apollo Bay, with nowhere to stay, I rang Janet to see if she had a bed for the night.....

.... She said she did, sounding delighted at the prospect of having me descend on her at the last moment. She met me at the car, showed me to my huge suite of rooms (apologising as if it were a hut), then invited me to join friends and family for dinner. With pots boiling frantically in the kitchen, she abandoned ship to take me on a tour of the beautiful garden that she and David have expertly reclaimed from the side of the hill on which they built their contemporary glass and wood house. Giving me a moment to regain my breath - the view here is an awesome sweep across thirty kilometres of forest canopy - she then took me back to the kitchen, where David was waiting with a glass of wine, and effortlessly served a delicious dinner. In the morning, I had to argue them into letting me pay (by reminding them of why they do B&B!), and finally, at my car, which I had crashed (somewhat) the night before, I found they had managed to fix the thing overnight. Did I dream the whole episode and actually sleep in a ditch that night? I strongly advise you to stay at Wanawong and experience the place for yourselves.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    No Credit Cards Accepted    Children Welcome    Working Farm    TV in All Rooms    Good Hiking or Walking    
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Rooms: 1 double with en/s bathroom and shower, with sofa bed and single in the sitting-room.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Continental breakfast included. Lots of restaurants locally.
Directions: 12km south of Colac on Colac Lavers Hill Rd (C155), signed on right if heading south. From Great Ocean Rd at Lavers Hill, 12km north of Gellibrand. Also signed.

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