Animal Lovers Treat: Spend the night at Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat (Lavers Hill).  Hand-feed friendly favourites like wombats, kangaroos & koalas.  When the sun goes down, the nocturnal species emerge.  

Great adventure for the entire family.  Close to The Otway Fly, Triplet Falls & Melba Gully Glow-worms.  Midway between Apollo Bay and The Twelve Apostles.  S/C units, linen & animal feed supplied.

Remember, your tariff includes your up-close Aussie wildlife encounters at no extra cost.  All proceeds from your stay go to our endangered breeding programs (we receive no funding).  

Minimum 2 night stay on public holiday (long w/ends) and Xmas (unless spare nights exist). Easter 4 nights. Other times, one night OK.


Take your own photos. As many as you like (no charge, no time limit).


Animal feed & photo opportunities available at no extra cost.  Just ask, and organise a mutually convenient time for your personalised encounter. Rooms from $150 pn (subject to availability, no. guests & nights stayed).


   Lonely Planet review

International folk love staying at the Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat where almost-tame native animals (bred on the property) snoop about at night.  

Our independent authors have visited Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Great Ocean Road

We offer a 10% discount on repeat and referral guests.

  Great Australian Wildlife Experience for couples, families or international visitors. Kangaroo Family Unit guests receive a visitor.

"Kangaroo Unit" as the night animals emerge
Torches are provided to experience our nocturnal species. Watch out for the free range Bettongs and Pademelons. The kids will love the adventure of exploring at night!


Owned & operated by Dean (B.Sc Zoology) & Kirsten (B.App Sc Ecotourism), Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat is only for our guests (no public entry).   

Extremely child friendly as we have 3 small children ourselves: Jaryd 11, Sophie 9 & Chloe 7.


We are only 216 km from Melbourne Airport via Princes Hwy (Colac), and 240 km from Melbourne via The Great Ocean Road.

Much more than accommodation. More personal than a zoo.  Closer than in the wild!

    Unlike many wildlife parks and zoos, you can feed our animals.  We provide animal feed, but you can always bring some of their favourite food to make extra special friends.  See the favourite snacks to bring list....... Snacks to Bring.


Great Family Fun!
Fauna Australia 5040 Colac-Lavers Hill Rd, Lavers Hill 3238.  

ABN: 26130723390

Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat 2009

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We operate our important endangered breeding programs, as well as house and feed all our residence entirely from guests' tariffs.  We receive no external funding.  Thank you for your support!

Access to the wildlife is exclusively for our staying guests only.  We do not take day visitors.  Other wildlife parks exist in our area.


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