Renew your spirit, this magnificent natural wonderland is waiting for you to explore
King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre provides accommodation near the Great Ocean Road and Lorne in the Otway Ranges, nestled on the north-facing hillside of the spectacular Pennyroyal Valley. Consisting of five cottages, lodge, hall and campground, King Parrot is a popular destination for romantic getaways, family holidays and large family celebrations.
The architecturally designed accommodation is fully self-contained, ranging in size from single to four bedrooms, accommodating between two and fourteen people. Each offers superior comfort, stylish, rustic character, and privacy with stunning views of the surrounding hills and bushland. With modern amenities, a barbeque, fireplace, and deluxe bedding in each cottage, a comfortable stay is assured whatever the season.
The campground, surrounded by beautiful forest, provides the option of getting back to nature. There are eight camping sites, including three cabin-tents, on the rainforest valley floor.
Connect with nature
There are acres of accessible terrain waiting to be explored at King Parrot. Take a hike through the gorgeous bush tracks, exploring diverse terrains from the rainforest valley floor to the north facing side of the Pennyroyal Valley. Follow the mossy creek through fern gullies and beneath towering eucalypts and discover our private waterfall.
Observe nature’s glorious gifts unfold with each season. In summer, wide blue skies over the valley explode with colour at sunset. In summer, guests delight in a dip in the pool, or the refreshing coolness under the rainforest canopy, and often end their day with a glass of wine on their balcony.
As the air becomes fresh during autumn, the days give way to clear, still nights, offering spectacular stargazing opportunities. Autumn is the perfect time to sit by a firepit and toast marshmallows under the stars with loved ones.
In winter, morning mists lift to reveal rolling hills in the lushest of greens. For adventurous souls, hiking the hills in winter is a quick way to warm up and the views of the valley or glistening bush is a worthy reward. Others may choose to curl up by a crackling fire and enjoy the changing scenery from the comfort of the cottage, with the company of a hot drink and good book.
In spring, the landscape comes alive with native wildflowers in bloom, butterflies emerging, the creek flowing, and more wildlife to entertain the keen observer. It is a time of renewal and the return of some welcome sunshine.
“We had already fallen in love with the beautiful Otway Ranges but when we first visited King Parrot, we were instantly inspired to share its natural wonder with others. We’re passionate about encouraging families and friends to come together, experience nature, create memories and enjoy activities that bring pure joy.”
Ryan & Nicole Dodson
Dogs are welcome at King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre!
Dogs are part of the family and whether you are looking for a family getaway, seeking solitude or planning a romantic break, you don’t need to worry about leaving yours at home. In fact, King Parrot Cottages is a perfect place for owners and dogs alike, with 200 acres of land waiting to be sniffed and explored.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times to protect the wildlife that calls King Parrot land home and not disturb other guests. A travel mat can be provided upon request or you are most welcome to bring your own. Dog bowls are supplied.
If you wish to have a large celebration, it is a requirement that you book the whole property for a minimum of two nights. Please give us a call to discuss options and Terms and Conditions.
Our accommodation and hall combine to provide the perfect venue for conferences, corporate groups, workshops, retreats for health, yoga, meditation and more. Being such a magnificent environment, King Parrot is also very popular for weddings.
We recognise King Parrot stands on what always was and always will be Gadubanud Country. We acknowledge descendants of the Gadubanud, along with others identifying as Maar, as the traditional owners of these unceded lands, waters and skies. Our acknowledgement also extends to the neighbouring Wadawurrung and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We pay our respects to Country, the people, and Elders: past, present and emerging.
Gadubanud Country stretches between Painkalac and Yan Yan Gurt creeks, up the Barwon River through Barramunga, down the Gellibrand River to the ocean, and runs all the coast between. Five clans managed the area with fire to sustain life of Country and maintain travel corridors through the ranges. Cultural ties with the Gulidjan to the north and Kirrae Whurrung to the southwest are observed, and it has been said that Gadubanud translates to ‘King Parrot language’; a dialect belonging to the Gunditjmara language group. However, colonial atrocities and the isolation of the rainforest have rendered knowledge of Gadubanud custom and tradition a relative mystery.
Today still, the Otways can encompass inhabitants to feel beyond reach of the wider world. We are grateful to experience such solace here, like many generations before us.
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We absolutely loved our stay at King Parrot cottages! ❤️ our family booked 3 of the cottages for 2 nights to attend my sister’s wedding which was taking place in a nearby town and we were all so thrilled with our cottages from the first moment we arrived on the beautiful property till we drove away two days later vowing we would be back to stay again. The property is huge and so lush and gorgeous. So green and fresh and peaceful – lovely views. The cottages are all within great proximity to each other but not too close to each other at all! You get all the privacy and peace you need but it’s only a short stroll to visit friends or family staying in other cottages. The accommodation is extremely clean and has been decorated and equipped very thoughtfully. On top of all the usual items you’d hope to find in a cottage kitchen there was also a toaster and sandwich press and a coffee plunger! Plus a microwave to heat up some essentials like heat packs and hot chocolate! There was a bag of delicious ground coffee and some lovely local jam and delicious T2 teas that we really enjoyed. So nice to have the fireplace too and also dual heating and cooling wall units. I spoke to Nicole (one of the delightful owners at King Parrot) a few times when I needed advice over the phone and she was always incredibly helpful and lovely to speak to. I would highly recommend King Parrot cottages! I’m looking forward to staying there again one day. Also – I nearly forgot to mention! They’re pet friendly ❤️– Rachel
Beautiful surroundings, we loved being in the lap of nature. Our cottage was clean and had all of our basic needs…there was even stuff kept for our husky. The wren, the kookaburras, parakeets, parrots, the kangaroos were an absolute delight as were the resident farm animals. My son, Aunty and my spouse and I enjoyed the games room too. 100% recommended for an amazing nature holiday– Jolene
Excellent venue that provided a much a needed break from the city. I LOVED that it was pet friendly and my babe (toy poodle) thoroughly enjoyed being taken on walks and saying hi to the horses. The cottage was in excellent condition and I immediately felt at home the moment I stepped in. As a single travelling by herself (and my toy poodle) I felt safe and at peace on the gorgeous estate. Will definitely be back!– Seli
Our stay a King Parrot was about creating memories, as my Dad is unwell. And that we did! We stayed in Manna gum a single storey accommodation perfect for those less mobile. There was 10 of us. The accommodation was well equipped, and surprisingly spacious, comfortable and super clean. Staff from the owners right through to the caretakers were warm and welcoming, and happy to have a yarn. It has something for everyone: from Nonnas to little Nieces and Nephews. The gorgeous scenery and nature that surrounded us, was just magic! Couldn’t have taken my Dad to a more beautiful place. Thank you for just everything.– Maria