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The Ultimate Guide to Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast

What Is The Shipwreck Coast? The Shipwreck Coast is a wild and beautiful stretch of coastline in southwest Victoria. It has a fascinating maritime history and it’s a great place to explore. There are hundreds of shipwrecks along the Shipwreck Coast, although it’s estimated that less than a third of them have ever been discovered. … more

Winter on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road takes on a completely different character in the winter – it’s cooler and quieter for starters. So why come here during the winter months? Here are our top ten reasons… There Are Fewer Crowds It can get quite busy along some of the key iconic sights during the summer months. As it’s … more

Whale Watching on the Great Ocean Road

We are extremely fortunate at Alkina Lodge because almost every year between June and October we get to see whales just offshore along the Great Ocean Road.  Southern Right Whales are the most commonly sighted species, but occasionally we’re also visited by Humpback Whales and Blue Whales. Whales are delightful to watch as they are … more

Six Things You Need To Know About The Great Ocean Road

There Aren’t Actually Twelve Apostles There’s a bit of mystery about this famous Australian icon. Originally the Twelve Apostles were known as the Sow & Piglets, but at some point the name changed and no one really knows the reason why. It is however a bit of a misnomer as there were only actually nine … more

Five Things To Do On The Great Ocean Road in Autumn

Many people believe that Autumn is one of the very best times to visit the Great Ocean Road. The roads are usually quieter, making it a breeze to get here, and you’ll manage to avoid some of the tourist crowds (although it can get very busy around Easter). Not only that but we often get … more

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Kangaroos

At Alkina Lodge we are incredibly lucky to have a range of beautiful, native Australian wildlife on our doorstep. Around the lodges we’re lucky enough to regularly see kangaroos and a range of native birdlife, and not too far away you’ll also be able to find koalas, whales, echidnas and little penguins. For many of … more

The Ultimate Luxury Girl’s Weekend Away

Dreaming of a girl’s weekend away? Whether it’s your hen’s weekend or you’re just looking for some quality time with your besties, Alkina Lodge is the perfect place to throw away your responsibilities for a few days, relax and indulge yourselves. We are situated in a truly amazing location on the Great Ocean Road. We’re … more

What’s Happening On The Great Ocean Road at Chinese New Year

On 28 January 2017, the Chinese community will celebrate the Chinese New Year. This year it’s time to welcome in the Year of the Rooster. According to the Chinese Zodiac, if you were born in the Year of the Rooster, good career choices for you include a restaurant owner or a travel writer. We think this … more

Family Holidays on the Great Ocean Road

We believe that the Great Ocean Road is the perfect destination for family holidays. We’ve got beaches, rainforest, history, wildlife, great cuisine and a family friendly, laid back vibe. Alkina Lodge is also a great place for families to stay. Each of our three lodges has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a fully equipped … more

The 12 Best Things To Do On The Great Ocean Road This Summer

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most iconic road trips, and we think it’s one that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetimes – or ideally several times! It’s no secret that our region is simply breathtaking in the summer months, and it’s a great time to visit. Don’t forget … more