Staying at Kennett River accommodation gives you access to beautiful walks, glow worm spotting by night, koalas and birds in the trees, and lots of other wildlife. The coastal hamlet offers a safe and pristine beach — patrolled during the peak season — and is known as a reliable surf break.
Kennett River, on the Great Ocean Road, is approximately 170 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, not too far from Lorne. This a popular place to stop to spot koalas, king parrots, rosellas and kookaburras. It also leads you up to the Great Otway National Park.
The Kennett River Wildlife Walk in Kennett River (Victoria) follows the river from the first fishing platform near the bridge up through the valley. The walk provides a number of wildlife viewing platforms and photo opportunities.
There are different ways you can stay at Kennett River. One option is to take yourself back to basics at powered and non-powered Kennett River camping sites, (including cabins). Camping at Kennet River puts you in a perfect location: amongst the wildlife and close to the main beach.
Otherwise, search our Where to Stay page, filter for Kennet River & explore the Kennet River accommodation options.
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