Nestled a short distance from the Twelve Apostles and just metres from the Great Otway National Park, Pebble Point provides a beautiful spot to unwind and relax in nature while being close to the best of the Great Ocean Road.
Pebble Point is a place where you can rest easy for one night as you explore the Great Ocean Road or spend a few days as you discover gourmet eats, scenic hiking trails, and what Port Campbell and the surrounding area has to offer for travellers.
Checking in: Pebble Point
I had planned to arrive around 8pm at Pebble Point but by the time I got there, it was a little closer to midnight – whoops!
Thankfully, guests at Pebble Point are sent an email confirmation with their tent number, instructions, and a pin code to access the key for their stay so you can check-in at any time after 4pm.
Each tent is clearly marked with their designated carpark and I was easily able to get the key to unlock my tent.
Inside I found a large spacious King Size Bed (complete with linens and towels!) waiting for me. The bed was also fitted with an electric blanket to keep me cosy if things got chilly.
Inside the modern bathrooms located adjacent to the tent, I discovered environmentally-friendly toiletries and an esky to ensure food or drink is kept cool and away from any animals ‘just in case’. BYO ice!
The Setting at Pebble Point
There are only six safari tents at Pebble Point making it an exclusive getaway nestled in the nature the area is known for.
You do get a little bit of road noise. The road from Princeton to Port Campbell is situated down the hill, but it’s quite peaceful during the evenings and early mornings with most traffic seeming to occur around lunch when you are likely to be out roaming. I didn’t have any issues.
A short walk from the tents is a sheltered fully equipped kitchen and fridge, dining tables, and lounge room with a fireplace. If the weather is nice, consider relaxing under the shade of the big tree after serving up a BBQ meal cooked on-site.
One thing to know: there is no WiFi. There are no TVs. The experience at Pebble Point is all about reconnecting with nature. That said, I managed to use my phones hot spot to watch an episode or two on Prime TV during my lazy Saturday lie in. (Shhh!)
Overnight at Pebble Point
Before I went to sleep I sat on the porch outside my tent flats and relaxed. You forget how bright stars are when you live in the city, and seeing thousands of stars undisturbed by light pollution is so powerful and beautiful.
I woke up early the following morning. Sunlight was streaming through the tent flat I had left opened for this purpose, and it was lovely to look out from my bed and see green tree tops
The Following Day
Pebble Point is located only a short drive from Port Campbell, the gateway to the Twelve Apostles and the limestone cliffs that line the foreshore. Here are some of my favourite things to do in the area:
- Try the baked eggs at Forage at the Foreshore in Port Campbell – this place is my must-visit spot on any trip to the GOR.
- Take a Great Ocean Road Walk – there are dozens of short or long hikes in the area depending on your experience level.
- Eat your way through the Great Ocean Road Gourmet Food Trail – from farm-fresh snails to strawberry picking, locally made cheeses, and GORGE chocolates delicious creations, there’s so much to taste and discover on this drive!
- Timboon – a small town north of Port Campbell, be sure to visit the Timboon Distillery and try a whiskey flight or lunch and then stop by the neighbouring Timboon Fine Ice Cream for some of the most delicious ice cream in Victoria!
How to visit Pebble Point
A stay at Pebble Point will set you back $160-195 per couple per night depending on the season.
Is there wi-fi? No! Take this opportunity to switch off for the night and unwind. There is mobile phone reception though.
Is there a bathroom? Yes, you will have your own private ensuite bathroom with a shower just steps from the tent. All water used at Pebble Point is rainwater.
Can I bring my pet? No, you cannot bring your pet to Pebble Point.