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Southern Anchorage Retreat

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Southern Anchorage Retreat

4 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing
50 Parkers Access Track, Moonlight Head, Wattle Hill, VIC, 3237

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreat Otway National Park11 min walk
  • Popular LocationWreck Beach11 min drive
  • Popular LocationJohanna Beach35 min drive

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About this area

Wattle Hill

Located in Wattle Hill, Southern Anchorage Retreat is in a rural area and by the sea. Great Otway National Park and Latrobe Bushland Reserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park and Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like whale-watching. Guests appreciate the lodge's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Great Otway National Park - 11 min walk
  • Wreck Beach - 11 min drive
  • Clifton Beach - 18 min drive
  • Gibson Beach - 19 min drive
  • Johanna Beach - 35 min drive

About this property

Southern Anchorage Retreat

4-star lodge near Great Otway National Park
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free lodge has a library and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are onsite. All 5 rooms feature kitchens with ovens and stovetops, plus free WiFi and TVs with DVD players. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, sitting areas, and premium bedding.
Southern Anchorage Retreat offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star lodge have kitchens with stovetops and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Microwaves and refrigerators can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
  • WiFi in public areas is free with a 2-device limit

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

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

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Separate sitting area
  • Window screens

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets stay free
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts cash, cash, cash, cash, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions; guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Free WiFi in public areas has a 2-device limit

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 79 out of 102 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 22 out of 102 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 102 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 102 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 102 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Private and clean, wood fire and spa were great. Waking up to the view each morning was amazing.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great relaxing getaway property
We loved our 3 night stay. The property is FIRST CLASS, very clean with absolute quietness. Great location for bushwalking.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020