Southern Anchorage Retreat

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Overview of Southern Anchorage Retreat

Southern Anchorage Retreat

4-star property
Upscale lodge by sea in Wattle Hill

9.6/10 Exceptional

103 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
50 Parkers Access Track, Moonlight Head, Wattle Hill, VIC, 3237
Main amenities
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Playground
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchen
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden

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About this area

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 114.4 miles/184.2 km

About this property

Southern Anchorage Retreat

4-star lodge by the sea
At Southern Anchorage Retreat, you can look forward to a terrace, a garden, and a playground. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and laundry facilities.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • A front desk safe, barbecue grills, and smoke-free premises
  • Tour/ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the quiet location and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Southern Anchorage Retreat include comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and separate sitting areas.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • TVs with DVD players
  • Balconies, separate sitting areas, and kitchens



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas (2-device limit)
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2004
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 20.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Moonlight Retreat
Moonlight Retreat Hotel
Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge Wattle Hill
Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge
Southern Anchorage Retreat Wattle Hill
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge
Southern Anchorage Retreat Wattle Hill
Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge Wattle Hill

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Southern Anchorage Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Southern Anchorage Retreat?
As of 4 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Southern Anchorage Retreat on 5 October 2022 start from S$212, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Southern Anchorage Retreat?
Yes, pets stay free. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Southern Anchorage Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Southern Anchorage Retreat?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Southern Anchorage Retreat and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Does Southern Anchorage Retreat have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes cookware, a microwave, and a refrigerator.
Does Southern Anchorage Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Southern Anchorage Retreat like?
Southern Anchorage Retreat is a short 1-minute walk from Moonlight Head and 11 minutes' walk from Great Otway National Park. Travelers recommend the lodge for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great out of the way spot, loved the bird life and sitting quietly on the balcony. Walked a lot along the Great Ocean Walk. we'll be back!
Brian, 2-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Southern Anchorage Retreat is in a stunning location, very close to the 12 Apostles. Drew was very welcoming and gave us great tips on where to go/eat/see. The retreat itself is very relaxing, looking out over all the hills. If you’re lucky enough you will see the wallaby and her baby, kangaroos and cows in the distance. Could not recommend highly enough and I’m looking forward to my next stay there!
Laura, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Private and clean, wood fire and spa were great. Waking up to the view each morning was amazing.
Heather, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had an absolutely enjoyable weekend in February 2020. I am compelled to right this review because currently the world is going through a pandemic and we are in lockdown. Southern Anchorage Retreat will always be in my heart as it is a peaceful place with beautiful views and within a hop, skip and a jump to the 12 apostles and Port Campbell. When you are in lockdown and thought of longing to get back to a place to relax and spend time at is what makes this established the pinnacle of all great places to stay at. It is that good. Drew has a real gem and during these tough times I encourage anyone to come and spend a weekend or longer here when the boarders open up for travel. Support your local rural business as my family would be doing when we get back to some form of normality. You want be disappointed.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great relaxing getaway property
We loved our 3 night stay. The property is FIRST CLASS, very clean with absolute quietness. Great location for bushwalking.
arthur, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice and quiet, relaxing in the countryside. Great view across the valley and landscape. Everything you need to look after your own meals, just bring the food.
Wisey, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful view and peaceful which is exactly what we needed after a long day of hiking!
1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bush stay on Great Ocean Road
Nice and clean. Good directions and good communication from hosts. Great view of hills from room balcony and much wild life evident. Saw kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburra and galah from balcony chair. Very pleased with stay.
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

6-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review