Holiday rentals

Bushland Retreat is midway between historic Portland and Cape Bridgewater Beach.

Bushland Retreat cottage is set on 20 acres of undulating landscape surrounded by a nature reserve. It is conveniently located only 10 minutes from Portland, which was the first settlement in Victoria, and Cape Bridgewater, an area with a swimming beach petrified, forest and seal colony.

The self-contained cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven and cook top. The cottage also features one bedroom with a queen bed and futon in the lounge area. A laundry with a washing machine is available. It has a large undercover deck that has vistas over the property and reserve. It also has water views, depending on the current rainfall.

The property has over 100 bird species recorded on the property and is frequented by wallabies, kangaroos and koalas.

Activities and facilities

  • Non-smoking property
  • On-site parking
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Clothes line / airer
  • DVD player
  • Fans
  • Full kitchen
  • In-room heater
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Shower
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Washing machine


Telegraph Road, Portland West 3305 VIC Australia

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Bushland Retreat


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Rates are tax inclusive per night. Deposit will be charged in Australian Dollars.

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From $99 per night

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7 nights for $200 $120 Avg / night

  • Maximum 4 guests total (up to 2 adults,up to 2 children) .
  • Minimum 2 nights stay.

Sun 01 Mar 2015 to Tue 31 Mar 2015 is available
Wed 01 Apr 2015 to Thu 30 Apr 2015 is available
Fri 01 May 2015 to Sun 31 May 2015 is available
Mon 01 Jun 2015 to Sun 28 Jun 2015 is available
Available days

Bedding configuration

  • Single bed
  • Single bed

1 queen and 1 futon

Additional information

Cancellation policy All cancellations will forfeit the deposit paid at the time of booking. Please refer to the Property’s terms and conditions for any other charges that apply for cancelling or changing your booking.
Property's terms and conditions Property's terms and conditions
Bond details A security bond of $100.00 is required (unless you have previously stayed at the Bushland Retreat). Typically this will be paid back to a guest on the day of leaving unless a more convenient time is agreed to between the owner and guest.
Payment details Please make a direct deposit (bank details provided on request) payment for your entire stay unless otherwise arranged with the owner, for example pay cash on arrival.
Business facilities Country airport -short drive away. Direct flights to/from Melbourne and Adelaide.Transport from airport to cottage can be arranged.
Arrival 1400hrs
Arrival instructions Prior to heading to Bushland Retreat please advise of your approximate arrival time. When you leave Portland please ring the property to ensure they meet you at the corner of Telegraph Rd and Bridgewater Rd to take you to the property.
Departure 1000hrs
Getting there Please contact property after you have made your booking to receive a map and check in instructions.
Parking Plenty of free parking next to cottage.
Things to do Cape Bridgewater is a magnificent beach ideal for swimming, wind surfing, and fishing. Either walk or take a boat trip operated by Seals by the Sea tours to see Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals frolic in the ocean.

Watch the sunset over the Bridgewater Lakes or from the Petrified forest (end of Bridgewater Rd, 3km past Bridgewater Kiosk) on the cliff top overlooking Bass Strait waters along Discovery Bay. As part of the Great South West walk visitors can venture from the Petrified forest to the Springs and at the Blowholes can observe spouts of water caused by sea water being forced through volcanic rock at the base of the cliffs. Southern Right Whales are spotted along the coastline usually from June to October with the Blue Whales being spotted from the headlands of Cape Nelson and Cape Bridgewater from November till May. At times Southern Right Whales come close to shore along the Lee Breakwater near the Visitor Information Centre in Portland.

Experience the local National Parks, Mt. Richmond & Cobboboonee, by taking a picnic or drive through them. The Great South West walk transects these forests as well as trekking around Cape Bridgewater. Also allow time to explore the Discovery Bay Coastal Park (highest cliffs in Victoria), Lower Glenelg National Park (the rare southern form of the Red-tailed Black Cockatoos feed in this park), and Mt. Eccles National Park (crater walk). The Cape Nelson State Park is located south of Portland along a sealed road. It features high rugged cliffs, a species of eucalyptus known as Soap Mallee which is found nowhere else in Victoria, and a fine historic lighthouse and cafe. The massive dune system along Discovery Bay is breathtaking and can be accessed at Swan Lake that has a walk to the ocean over the dunes.