Aire Valley Guest House along the Great Ocean Road near Otway National Park in Victoria Australia

I was supposed to cover around 300 kilometres a day in order to get to the Barossa Valley in South Australia in good time to meet up with the bride and groom the evening before their wedding, but by the 4th day of travel since leaving Melbourne, I was only 300km in total from my starting point, with another 700km still to go!  Still it was impossible to miss out on so many beautiful sights on the Great Ocean Road, and the peaceful Aire Valley Guest house above a rain-forest – the Otway National Park – offered an oasis of calm in which to deal with the backlog of wedding enquiry emails.  It was also impossible not to go mad with my camera round Anabelle and Martin’s house/guest house, a sprawling wooden single story house with an all round veranda, surrounded by trees of all kinds, grapefruit, lemon, and the ubiquitous Eucalyptus.

Aire Valley guest House veranda off the Great Ocean Road, by Otway National ParkVictoria Australia

Early morning view from Aire valley Guest house off the Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Detail of Aire Valley Guest House off the great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

A wooden Chair on a flower-filled corner of the veranda at Aire Valley Guest House of the Gt. Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia morning view of veranda at Aire Valley Guest House off the Great Ocean Road, Victoria

tree with long cream pendulant bell flowers

 I don’t know what this tree is called but maybe someone reading this can tell me…  It struck me as soon as I approached the Guest House after dusk during my travels.  Anabele and Martin nearly passed me on to another Guest house, as it was their night off and they were to be away early the next morning for a trip out with their 3 beautiful  children, but I was lucky!  They trusted me to let myself out the next day, and even personally autographed a children’s book for Levana (my granddaughter) that Annabel had written. They are a wonderful couple who moved here from the UK 4 years ago.  They even provide handmade soap in the ensuite bathroom – just perfect for a honeymoon couple – paradise on earth!

 guest entrance to B&B

The Guest entrance.

view from Aire valley Guest House over Otway National Park

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