On a secluded property overlooking Maitland Beach, abutting Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, are three types of private cottages – for couples, families, and groups.
Bear Gully is perfect all year round for visitors to experience the vitality of nature’s elements, wildlife and the unspoiled coast. Come the colder months, it’s just as beautiful as you can watch the wind whipping up the waves or watch the lightning as it explodes over the granite boulders of Wilson’s Promontory.
But the best thing about Bear Gully Coastal Cottages is its own little beach, which takes just three minutes to reach from the cottages, down a private timber track. It’s an idyllic place to swim, fish, snorkel, dive or frolic amongst the rock pools with no distractions – the nearest shops and restaurants are a 30-minute drive away.
Upon arrival, you’ll get an introduction spiel and be left to enjoy your stay. No interruptions all vacation. Bring a book, a stack of board games, heaps of food and settle in for an off-the-map stay.
Each cottage is completely self-contained, with a gas log fire, peaked ceilings, white-washed walls and a large undercover deck offering magnificent views out to Wilsons Promontory. And it wouldn’t be a proper summer stay without a hammock and barbecue at your disposal.
Four charming contemporary style seaside cottages have been designed for guests to enjoy the spectacular ocean views across Waratah Bay to Wilson’s Promontory. Each cottage has two bedrooms and can accommodate either one couple or two couples holidaying together.
The sunrises are amazing and the views across the ocean make a wonderful background for your special dining. A beautiful little track leads down onto the beach.
Rates from $265 per night.
Similar to the Couples Cottage, the families cottage can accommodate up-to four guests in two separate bedrooms (1x Queen room, 1x single room). With all the features a small travelling family needs; laundry, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, covered car park, and much more. Making this cottage the ultimate remote family getaway.
Rates from $265 per night.
For those travelling in a larger group, The Rookery is for you! This large cottage can accommodate up to 10 guests in three separate rooms with both double and single bedding options available.
Rates from $450 per night.
Things to do in the area
Wilson’s Promontory is one of Victoria’s most beautiful national parks, check out the top 10 things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Navigate Gippsland’s natural sanctuary
Victoria’s Gippsland stunning natural sanctuary spoils even the most dedicated city-slicker with its sheer abundance of natural beauty. Follow this guide to navigate Gippsland’s natural sanctuary.
Visit a winery
The diversity in environments across Gippsland ensures a wide selection of wines at the cellar doors of its wineries. Gippsland offers connoisseurs cool climate pinot noirs, shiraz, pinot gris, and chardonnay.
Farmers markets in Gippsland are the epitome of country living. Gather fresh food and produce and enjoy meeting the farmers who plant, tend and harvest the food, then sell it to you with a smile.
Lonsdale eco cruises
Local guides share their extensive knowledge of the bird life and the habits of the seals and dolphins that are often spotted during the journey. The eco-cruise also comes with fabulous scones!
Mountain Top Experience has a range of adventures that enable visitors to explore the bush either as tag-a-longs or as passengers with an experienced guide. Whether you want a day adventure or an overnight trip, this is an exciting way to explore some of Gippsland’s off the beaten track environments.
Venture out in Lakes Entrance
Get outside with Venture Out on their half or full-day mountain biking and kayaking tours, which can even incorporate a winery lunch! Visitors can breathe in the fresh air of Gippsland and have an awesome adventure experience.
Get a (literal) high from heading up for a Heli-Experience over the Gippsland Lake. The HeliSUP is a brand spanking new experience, involving a Helicopter Scenic Flight dropping you off at 90 mile beach. From there, head back to the start point with a guided Stand Up Paddle tour. Hot tip: wear active drying clothing.
If you pop over to Lakes Entrance Eastern Beach, you’ll notice a flock of camels just waiting for you. This 60-minute session is all you need to see the beauty of East Gippsland. These rides only take place from December to April each year and guarantee to book out fast.
How to get there
Located in the Southwest of Gippsland, this location showcases wild ocean beaches, long stretches of sand, forests populated by native species of flora and fauna, and charming country towns.
Bear Gully Coastal Cottages are situated between Cape Liptrap and Walkerville South. All the cottages overlook Waratah Bay and Wilsons Promontory.
Gippsland is easily accessible by car via the freeways from Melbourne (284kms) or Sydney (735kms). You could take the scenic route and visit some fabulous wineries, farms, and country towns on the way.
Address: 35 Maitland Court, Walkerville South