Autumn on Johanna river farm and cottages is a lovely time of year. The gardens around the cottages reflect the season with Maple trees changing colour and the fruit trees closing down in readiness for Winter.
There’s lots of work and replanting in the guests share garden and the orchard – removing summer vegetables and herbs getting ready for winter planting. The scarecrow is put in place in the hope of saving some fruit from the cockatoos who feast on the young walnuts.
The weather in the Otways is changeable and can be quite wonderfully dramatic. Crisp, still, sunny days or misty mornings and perhaps storms coming in over the ocean. The night skys, we think, are best when staying at the farm in Autumn. You should try a night time walk with clear night skies full of stars.
Bring a warm jacket and enjoy exploring the farm and this beautiful Great Ocean Road and Otways National Park region. Autumn provides added interest in the natural beauty of the rainforest and waterfall walks within the Otway national park. A variety of colourful fungi sprout and make a walk in the cool temperate Otway rainforests an added point of interest.
Johanna River Farm & Cottages is located at the foot of the Otway Ranges just off the Great Ocean Road. Our 280 acre working farm & four fully self contained cottages offer the perfect location to base yourself if you’re wanting to explore the coast & forests of this region. Pets on holidays (With prior notice)
Hosts: Helen & Julian
Local phone: (03) 52 374 219
International: (+61) 3 52374219
Location: 420 Blue Johanna Road. Johanna. Victoria. Australia. 3238.