Otways escapes, ocean views, country feel.


Cozy Stays

Light filled, well appointed cottages are the perfect home base to explore the Otways or simply a retreat from the bustle of daily life.  A short stroll from Johanna Beach makes the roost the perfect summer holiday.  Stunning views, a gas fireplace, spa bath and cozy country interior is ideal for a romantic weekender or a winter get away.   Come home to The Roost on your Otways next adventure.

Cottage One

Cottage Two


Stunning views 

Nestled high on a hill in Johanna, 100m above sea level and a short walk from the beach, The Roost has sweeping views across the rolling hills and coastline of one of Victoria’s best kept secrets –  Johanna.

From the cottages, enjoy spectacular valley and ocean views. Watch the weather roll in, check the surf or simply take it all in.  And if you feel like and afternoon walk, or a touch of romance, Great Ocean Walk Johanna Beach camp site is one of the best places in Victoria for a summer sunset. 


The heart of the Otways & Shipwreck Coast

The Roost provides your prefect homebase to explore the Otways and the Shipwreck Coast. Centrally located in Johanna; take in natural wonders of the Otways National Park, visit the 12 Apostles., find local fresh produce or choose your adventure with too many outdoor activities to choose from.  If you prefer a a sea change,  discover the world class beaches or delve into the many tales of the Shipwreck Coast


Doggo Friendly

Holidays are so much better when you can bring your whole family.  So we welcome your four legged mates of the canine type too.

Imagine snuggling by the fire with old mate Fido, or romantic sunset walks on the beach with your fury bestfriend in toe. Make your holiday memories complete with a ball, stick or frizby.   

We love kitties to, but unfortunately we don’t have a cat run, so can not accept them. 

Find out more with The Roost’s Pet Policy