Drift House

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Why you'll love it here

  • Escape to an adult-only luxury retreat located in the charming town of Port Fairy
  • In-house guests enjoy intimate dinners accompanied by exceptional Western Victoria wine
  • Stocked with the finest products, the Maxi-Bar goes above and beyond the average mini bar
  • Experience an exceptional level of hospitality courtesy of owners John and Colleen

Best For

  • Adults Only, Honeymoon,

Greig

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect Australia holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Located in the small atmospheric fishing town of Port Fairy, this adult-only hotel is made up of six individually stunning suites perfect for honeymooners’ road tripping across Victoria, Australia. Enjoy a relaxing two or three-night stay for an extraordinary escape.

The design-led property, created by one of Australia’s leading architects, features Victorian and Edwardian-inspired architecture complemented by metal clad modern buildings. Not only is it incredibly luxurious, but each visit is made entirely unique with no two rooms being the same.

Begin or end a thrilling self-drive of Great Ocean Road at the hotel and discover picturesque hiking trails at Grampians National Park, which is only two hours’ drive away. Ideally situated near East Beach, you can spend a day relaxing on golden sands or take a dip in the solar-heated outdoor pool. Griffiths Island is just a 20-minute walk and is home to a towering lighthouse and many hiking trails.

In the mornings, enjoy sumptuous a la carte breakfasts in the Salon, a purpose-built garden pavilion. Then, at dinner, discover delicious cuisine in an intimate setting which is only served to in-house guests and their visitors. In the evenings, sample Western Victoria’s lesser-known wines, from the Grampians and Geelong regions, at the Honesty Bar before retiring to your luxury suite.

Due to the intimate nature of the hotel, you can spend time with your partner in utter tranquillity. The area is far away from Melbourne and was once awarded the ‘Most Liveable Community in the World’ by UNESCO, making it a fabulous honeymoon destination in Australia.

At Drift House, every room is equal but also unique. From the ground floor to the very top, you can choose from six individually stunning suites based on your personal preference. The fifth features gorgeous furnishings, a front veranda and garden while the sixth was designed with relaxation in mind. Whichever one you end up picking, your experience will be nothing short of exceptional.

Suite Five

Suite Five

Designed to inspire and delight with innovation, this suite is a modern masterpiece hidden behind a cottage door. From gorgeous furnishings to a front veranda and garden, you’ll never want to leave!
Suite Six

Suite Six

Calm, soothing and naturally spectacular, the muted colours of this luxury suite are simply outstanding. Enjoy the private courtyard’s intimate ambience and enter a land of utter relaxation.

The exceptional Drift House Maxi-Bar, beautiful modern bathrooms, relaxing seating areas and Wi-Fi are standard with every suite. As a result, you can enjoy your luxury holiday completely stress-free.

Honeymoon

Combining the facilities in your luxury accommodation with superb dining and warm service, any honeymoon can be made extra special. Not only that, but Port Fairy is situated far from the bustling Melbourne city centre, making it an incredible choice for newlyweds. Take to the Honesty Bar and share a bottle of wine together before heading to The Salon for a wonderful dining experience.

Adult-Only

Designed only with adult guests in mind, the hotel’s facilities are perfect for a weekend getaway. Along with the Honesty Bar and its collection of Western Victoria’s lesser-known wines, the food is also served for an adult’s palette. Each suite also provides you with the opportunity to experience what it’s like to live, eat and sleep in a space designed by one of Australia’s leading architects.

Road Trips

From surf capital Torquay to the historic fishing village of Port Fairy, you can embark on a thrilling self-drive and explore the Great Ocean Road. A perfect ending to a memorable road trip, Drift House and its incredible range of facilities are a much welcome sight following a long Australian adventure. The relaxing rooms and lounge are therefore designed with this type of experience at the forefront.

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  • Time zone: +8 GMT
  • Flight time: 17 hours - 23 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks. There is no risk of yellow fever in Australia, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Population: 26,699,482
  • National languages: English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Australia if you have a British passport - apply online

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