Drive through the original bluestone gateway and follow the road through a majestic tree lined driveway. This quiet location does not get any better than Almora Rest Cottage and Guest House. With lush gardens and free roaming, friendly Alpacas, take the opportunity to enjoy the old world where you can relax with a your favorite drink and forget about your busy this just 12 minutes from Warrnambool.
Almora Rest is a place for togetherness and fun. If you want to experience country luxury with someone special or bunk in with a large group (the property sleeps up to 11), this is the perfect location. Rest by the fire place in winter or enjoy a game of cricket under the sun.
You’ll find plenty to do in the area all throughout the year including whale watching, during the Winter months, at the special platform overlooking the great Southern Ocean .(approximately 4900 km from Antarctica )
You can enjoy a short walk nearby to discover the natural beauty of the Hopkins River or a short drive to the Hopkins Falls.
At the back of the property you can go for a 10 minute walk to see an extinct volcano which is now named "'Wangoom Lake"
Almora Rest Guest House is truly a home away from home with all the comforts you could dream of.
The Guest House includes two spacious bedrooms (1 x queen and 1 x double) each with its own ensuite and both bedrooms have views of the grounds. This home has an abundance of character, typical of country living with wide verandahs, a cook’s kitchen and large open living spaces, the quality of this experience is reason enough to visit for a weekend.
The fully equipped cook’s kitchen is ideal for all budding master chefs. A dining experience that looks directly over the country landscape makes for a romantic candle lit dinner or to seat your family and friends together for a gourmet feast. The sunset colours of the sky are mesmerizing, with a glow that caresses the entire outdoor area.
Walk or bike ride around the area and enjoy a farm type
Enjoy an Easterly sunrise
Pitch a tent outside near the firepit
Interact with our free range Alpacas
Stroll around the Gardens
Fire place (charges apply and assistance provided)
Outdoor Breakfast /meals area on the deck
Car-park available to immediate entry points of the property
We don't have any other animals on the property aside from the ALPACAS and KOALAS, but your Pets are welcome!
Almora Rest can be rented as two separate accommodation areas - Guest House or Cottage - or as an entire house depending on the number of people in your group. Each has its own entrance.
PETS ARE WELCOME at Almora Rest! You are welcome to bring your pets with you on your holiday. There is a charge for this service.
Bring your Bikes! Plenty of room for the kids to ride around and the adults too!
- Fully self catered
- Tea and coffee, cooking oil, sauces, and balsamic dressing provided.,
- Air conditioned / heating
- Wheel Chair accessible
- Free Wi Fi
THINGS TO DO FOR YOUR WINTER GETAWAY
(Within 15 min from Almora Rest):
-Walk to HOPKINS RIVER
-Jubilee Park for FISHING at 'The Pass"
-WARRNAMBOOL HOTEL- includes a roaring fireplace, drinks, food, eclectic décor and live music at particular times.
-SIMONS RESTAURANT- located on the main beach with beautiful panoramic views of the ocean and a large open fire. Try their Cidar!
-STINGRAY BAY and THE BREAKWATER, roaring waves and rugged coastline which is an ideal spot for photos
-GEOTHERMAL MINERAL POOL and Day Spa
-WHALE WATCHING and CHILDERS COVE- Childers Cove is like a mini 12 Apostles and whales have been cited at both locations.