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Wye River
Travel Guide

Discover natural beauty in the heart of the Great Ocean Road, marvel at Australia’s iconic wildlife or just relax in this small town with an idyllic beach.

Wye River is a great place to stay if you are following the Great Ocean Road. The small river settlement is set in the foothills of the Otway Ranges and hugs the blue realm of the Southern Ocean.

Take a walk down to the beach and jump in for a swim on a hot day. Heading south along the beach you will find rocky Point Sturt, which provides panoramic views out to sea. Look for playing dolphins year-round or frolicking humpback and southern right whales during the whale-watching season in winter. Don’t forget to also check the rock pools along the way to observe smaller marine creatures.

Explore the forests of the nearby Great Otway National Park. The area is very well known for its koalas, which you can find dozing or feeding in the park’s tall eucalyptus trees. Also spot wallabies, possums, kangaroos and a wide variety of native birds, such as colorful parrots, rosellas and cockatoos, that call this lush forest home.

See the majestic architecture of Mother Nature by driving along the Great Ocean Road. Soaring cliffs and secluded sandy beaches are dotted along the coast, providing many scenic views and walking options. The Great Ocean Road is classed as one of the best drives in Australia and has many facilities along the way, so you can’t really go wrong here.

Sit back with a view to soak up the nature at your leisure with a meal. Enjoy wholesome Aussie pub food along with stunning views out to sea or pick up tasty ingredients for a picnic.

Whether just passing through on the Great Ocean Road or here to explore the local area, Wye River is an ideal place to stop and relax. Although it’s just a small town, there are various private accommodations to stay in a tranquil, natural setting.

Enjoying nature’s gifts is what Wye River is really all about. While it’s not a major vacation destination, Wye River easily impresses with its rainforest-covered hills that roll down to the ocean.

Top Hotels in Wye River

BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
3 out of 5
25 Great Ocean Road, Wye River, VIC
The price is CA $138 per night from Mar 25 to Mar 26

Offering direct access to the beach, this Wye River cabin is within a 15-minute walk of Wye River Coastal Reserve and Great Otway National Park. Kennet River ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (81 reviews)

"Good I will visit again,"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 10, 2020

BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
Wye Dream - Wye River Beach House - 200 Metres to Beach!
Wye Dream - Wye River Beach House - 200 Metres to Beach!
Wye River, VIC
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Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Wye River Coastal Reserve and Great Otway National Park. Kennet River Coastal Reserve ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Pre Xmas getaway at Wye river

"Lovely comfortable house with great deck to enjoy the Seaview & breeze, with all that you could possibly need. Great location with easy walk to beach, walking track, cafe & pub. Very relaxing."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 17, 2020

Wye Dream - Wye River Beach House - 200 Metres to Beach!
Fern Cottage - Tranquility At Your Doorstep
Fern Cottage - Tranquility At Your Doorstep
Wye River, VIC
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Situated near the beach, this romantic vacation home is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Wye River Coastal Reserve and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Great Otway National Park. Kennet ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Lovely location

"Wye River is such a special spot, and this house is in a wonderful location. We really enjoyed our stay, doing lots of walks. The house is tidy, the beds very comfortable and it was toasty warm with the wood fire. The photos aren’t fully accurate as the place is quite small and there is little storage. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 13, 2020

Fern Cottage - Tranquility At Your Doorstep
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Wye River

BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
3 out of 5
25 Great Ocean Road, Wye River, VIC
The price is CA $138 per night from Mar 25 to Mar 26

Offering direct access to the beach, this Wye River cabin is within a 15-minute walk of Wye River Coastal Reserve and Great Otway National Park. Kennet River ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (81 reviews)

"Good I will visit again,"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 10, 2020

BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
Wye Dream - Wye River Beach House - 200 Metres to Beach!
Wye Dream - Wye River Beach House - 200 Metres to Beach!
Wye River, VIC

Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Wye River Coastal Reserve and Great Otway National Park. Kennet River Coastal Reserve ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Pre Xmas getaway at Wye river

"Lovely comfortable house with great deck to enjoy the Seaview & breeze, with all that you could possibly need. Great location with easy walk to beach, walking track, cafe & pub. Very relaxing."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 17, 2020

Wye Dream - Wye River Beach House - 200 Metres to Beach!
Fern Cottage - Tranquility At Your Doorstep
Fern Cottage - Tranquility At Your Doorstep
Wye River, VIC

Situated near the beach, this romantic vacation home is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Wye River Coastal Reserve and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Great Otway National Park. Kennet ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Lovely location

"Wye River is such a special spot, and this house is in a wonderful location. We really enjoyed our stay, doing lots of walks. The house is tidy, the beds very comfortable and it was toasty warm with the wood fire. The photos aren’t fully accurate as the place is quite small and there is little storage. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 13, 2020

Fern Cottage - Tranquility At Your Doorstep
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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