About Wyelangta and Josephine

About Wyelangta and Josephine

Wyelangta is on top of the Otway Ridge which runs from Beech Forest, west to Lavers Hill.

It is a relatively remote area 40 mins from townships of Colac to the north, Apollo Bay to the east and Port Campbell to the west.

Ten minutes west is the small township of Lavers Hill, with Beech Forest fifteen minutes east.

Surrounded by temperate rainforest and dairy land, the weather is highly variable. That adds to the mystique and beauty.

Josephine is located on the ridge overlooking the valleys towards the Southern Ocean – visible on clear days.

Josephine is situated on 5 acres. Formerly dairy land, we purchased this block and planted 4,000 trees – and of course built our house in 2012.

We have a passion for the environment and love feeling firmly planted on the land.

We invite you to enjoy a 15-20 minute walk through our own forest, on paths winding throughout the property. Look out for Kookaburras, the occasional wallaby or two and lots of other birdlife.

Air conditioning and purpose-built cross ventilation make summers comfortable, with the average temperature in the Otways being three or four degrees cooler than Melbourne on those hot days.

The kitchen provides all the basics you need to cook during your stay, including plenty of pots and pans for larger groups, cooking oil and utensils. Note that we do not provide condiments, sauces, spreads or any other perishable food.

The Master Bedroom has standout views south and west, ideal for taking in the sunsets. A luxurious ensuite includes large bath and again, those views!

The south-facing deck provides wonderful 180 degree views of the valleys towards Johanna Beach and the Southern Ocean on clear days. When the weather is inclement, the views are often more breathtaking.

A smaller deck on the north side of the house can be a warmer option in Autumn, Winter and Spring, adjacent an open grass space to sit and relax.