Wye River hosts a beach side caravan park, a large number of holiday homes, a general store and the popular Wye Beach Hotel. Wye Beach Hotel serves up one of the best pub views in Australia. Wye River is a relaxing base away from the bustling townships of Lorne and Apollo Bay to explore the hinterland, enjoy the surf beaches or just sit and watch the world go by. The beach and river offer safer ocean swimming and some consistent peaks for surfers.
There is an abundance of wildlife to be spotted in the surrounding Great Otway National Park, including swamp wallabies, possums, grey kangaroos and koalas. Of course bird watching is also a spectacular pastime in Wye River, with varieties such as the Gang Gang, Rosellas, Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo, King Parrots and many more.
Wye River Great Ocean Road 053A6777
Wye River and Separation Creek sit about 1 km apart on the Great Ocean Road past Lorne (155 km west of Melbourne). They both have steep hills with houses situated on dramatic sites giving spectacular views. These two beautiful tranquil retreats provide a serene alternative to the hustle and bustle of bigger towns on the coast and each sits on its own attractive small bay with sandy beaches. Both towns are about 15 mins drive to Lorne and 35 mins drive to Apollo Bay, close enough to be able to enjoy a latte at any number of great cafes while staying in a haven without the summer crowds. Staying at Wye River or Separation Creek you have the best of both worlds.
Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.