One of the World’s Best Ecolodges – National Geographic Traveler

We are delighted to announce that the Great Ocean Ecolodge, social enterprise of the Conservation Ecology Centre, has just been selected as one of the world’s best by National Geographic Traveler. Here’s what they said:

Located on the grounds of the Conservation Ecology Centre in Victoria, the Great Ocean Ecolodge also borders Great Otway National Park, which protects swaths of eucalyptus forests, thundering waterfalls, and windswept heathlands that end at dramatic cliffs above the churning ocean. Its five elegant rooms overlook grassy fields where wild kangaroos come to feed and play. “This is one of the best ecotourism experiences in the country and is the embodiment of tourism igniting a conservation ethic among guests,” says Tony Charters, former president of Ecotourism Australia. Look for koalas feeding and dozing in the treetops, help care for injured and orphaned wildlife (above), or set out on the 64-mile Great Ocean Walk, with fresh supplies provided daily by the lodge staff.

Visit the National Geographic Traveler site to find out more about the 25 best Ecolodges in the world.

Below you will also find a short video featuring the beautiful natural environment that surrounds the Great Ocean Ecolodge. The video highlights the Otway’s diverse wildlife as well as touching on the work done by the Conservation Ecology Centre to protect the area for generations to come.