Within an hour and a half from Melbourne, Deśa Retreat is perfectly located to enjoy the best of the Surfcoast.

Enjoy walking to the stunning beaches of Jan Juc and Torquay, walk the clifftop track, explore the bush, surf iconic breaks Winki and Bells, or simply sit and watch the view from one of the many lookouts dotted along the coast. Perfectly located within a short walk to Swell Café, Cave Pizza and the Bells Beach Hotel Deśa you can leave the car behind.

With only a 10 minute drive to Anglesea, 30 minutes to Lorne, and a 20 minutes to Barwon Heads, Deśa Retreat is an ideal base from which to explore the Great Ocean Road.

How to get there

From Melbourne, head towards Geelong on the Princes Highway (M1).Continue on the M1 following the signs to the Great Ocean road and Anglesea. Continue on Anglesea road and follow the signs to Torquay.  Drive through Torquay – past the surf shops and through the large roundabout – towards Jan Juc. Turn left onto Duffields Road, then follow Duffields until you reach Ocean Boulevard which runs along the cliff tops of Jan Juc. Follow Ocean Boulevard until you get to Broadbeach Road then turn left onto Broadbeach and enter via the pedestrian gate just past the first driveway on the left on Broadbeach Road.

Dining options in Jan Juc and Torquay

Enjoy the quality produce on offer at our local cafés and restaurants in Jan Juc including Swell Café, The Cave Pizza and Bird Rock, all within walking distance from your villa.  Or venture into Torquay for more options.

For those times when you would rather stay in and enjoy the surrounds of the retreat we offer beautiful home cooked dinner or breakfast delivered to your villa. Emma your host is a passionate garden to table cook who loves creating delicious, healthy plant based meals from the Deśa Garden – Gluten free options available

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