Alkina Lodge

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Alkina Lodge (formerly Moonlight Escape) is a luxury house in a remote National Park setting on the Great Ocean Road, designed by a renowned architect.

At a Glance

  • A cluster of three individual homes designed by Australian Glenn Murcutt, one of the world’s leading environmental architects

  • Pre dinner drinks snacks are usually accompanied by glimpses of kangaroos, parakeets, and kookaburras

  • Alkina Lodge is a great place for a family vacation, with games and movies provided and the chef will be happy to cater to their tastes.

  • Canoeing on Lake Elizabeth gives you the chance to spy a shy platypus

  • Each master suite particularly affords spectacular views of the forest and ocean beyond

Insider's View

The ingenious saw toothed roof system, designed by celebrated architect Glen Murcutt, traps as much sun as possible during the winter to heat the stone floors, which keeping it as cool as possible in the hot summers.

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Designed by one of the world’s leading environmental architects, Alkina Lodge is a private property perched on a dramatic headland - ideal for parties of up to eight people. Overlooking Otway National Park, home to swamp wallabies and western grey kangaroos, this designer home is in a semi wilderness setting on this rugged and beautiful stretch of coastline on the mid point of the Great Ocean Road.

Designed as either a discreet hideaway for couples or the perfect place for family get-togethers, this child friendly contemporary style house comes fully staffed to look after your every need. Meals are prepared on demand from the freshest local ingredients and it is up to you whether you would like a formal dinner, a sumptuous picnic or a classic BBQ. Children are well catered for also and there is a Butler’s Pantry stocked full of treats that can be raided day or night.


Alkina Lodge has four sumptuous bedrooms. Essentially minimalist in style, rooms are furnished with European leather furniture, antique Persian rugs and Italian designed lighting - this combined with the finest beds, duvets and cotton sheets makes for great sleep.


Alkina Lodge wholly welcomes children and the highly service here means they will be looked after like never before.


The chef at Alkina Lodge will go out of their way to prepare you whatever you want, be it fresh seafood, an Australian steak or a tasty salad. Champagne picnics, breakfast in bed, Bbq dinner under the stars, sunset canapés, all of this and more can be arranged at your asking. A range of treatments is available to soothe and pamper and highly skilled therapists are on hand. The lodge has a fantastic handcrafted telescope, binoculars, bicycles and can even arrange a drive in a classic car.


Alkina Lodge's surrounds offer wonderful cycling and wildlife walk opportunities. Children’s games, kites, Dvds and toys available on request and further afield the lodge can organize horse riding, helicopter scenic flights, wreck diving, whale watching, wine tasting, golf, game fishing and motorbiking, If there is something specific you want to do not on this list, Moonlight Escape will no doubt be able to organize it.


At Alkina Lodge you are hosted by your own private chef and housekeeper who are highly trained to anticipate your every need, nothing is too much trouble. Nannies are also available on request.

Location & Directions

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Alkina Lodge is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Great Otway National Park, southwest of Victoria on the Southern Ocean.

When to go

Coastal Victoria enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers, balmy and mild spring and autumn and cool winters. The main summer season is from December-February and the quietest time of the year is the Aussie winter June-August.

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