The majestic Southern Ocean. The awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles. Endless desolate beaches. Abundant native wildlife. And some of the most enchanting natural landscapes in the country, on the Great Ocean Road. This is the setting for the Alkina Lodge experience – three unique, purpose-built, private contemporary residencies designed for discerning travellers who want to reconnect, and refresh.
Designed by internationally-renowned Australian architects Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin to ‘touch the earth lightly’, each residence is carefully positioned to give you exclusive privacy, and a level of luxurious detail far beyond the ordinary. With clean lines, stone floors, minimalist aesthetic and natural light, they offer a personal sanctuary where you can relax, discover and enjoy the abundant local wildlife.
There’s plenty of things to do and see within close proximity to Alkina Lodge…
Witness the Twelve Apostles
Magnificent. Majestic. And magical. These internationally-renowned rock stacks are just a short drive from Alkina Lodge, and a ‘must-do’ local experience. Created by the constant erosion of the limestone cliffs from the strong winds and powerful waves of the Southern Ocean, these delightful natural features are better experienced at sunrise or sunset when the crowds have gone.
Discover the Great Otway National Park
You’ll not just be in your element, but feel them all around you when you stay at Alkina Lodge. That’s because you’re surrounded by the Great Otway National Park – a designated national park of sweeping and rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms, and windswept heathlands. From forest and fern to waterfalls and wildlife, it’s a natural playground for adventure and discovery.
Experience the Great Ocean Walk
Feel the awe-inspiring power of the ocean where it meets the rugged Victorian coastline on The Great Ocean Walk. Although 104 km in length, it includes many short sections nearby, featuring wildlife, shipwrecks, and lush landscapes – all perfect for day walks – and with the closest section just 900-meters from Alkina Lodge.
Enjoy the Ride
Why not explore the most iconic section of the Great Ocean Walk with our complimentary drop-off or pick-up service? The Princetown to Twelve Apostles stretch of the Great Ocean Walk is a gentle walk covering 8km and is a delightful and memorable day trip. Otherwise, complimentary mountain bikes are available free of charge (remember to BYO helmet!).
Explore the Redwoods
Just a 35-minute drive from Alkina Lodge are natural wonders that rival the Twelve Apostles. Planted in the 1930’s are hundreds of Californian Redwoods. There’s nothing like this anywhere else in Australia. The quiet, peace, magnificence and serenity are simply breathtaking.