Elephant Bridge Hotel

ELEPHANT BRIDGE HOTEL (Circa 1842) Historically, it's one of the oldest hotels in Victoria. Nestled in a rural landscape alongside the meandering Mount Emu Creek...read more.


2810 Hamilton Highway, Darlington, VIC, 3271
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Elephant Bridge Hotel is one of Victoria’s oldest inns (circa 1842).

An historic bluestone establishment nestled in a rural landscape alongside Mount Emu Creek, is where bullock wagons once crossed and coaches rested between Geelong, and the south-west coastal ports of Port Fairy and Portland, and the gold diggings at Ballarat.

This charming hotel fuses its quintessential colonial past with boutique-style accommodation and sublime modern comforts.

There are four guest rooms and two shared bathrooms, all recently refurbished and beautifully appointed with super-comfy beds, quality linen, luxury EBH robes, heating, flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi.

The Bed & Breakfast includes a local artisan-wholefood continental-style breakfast with freshly squeezed juice, quality teas and espresso coffee.

The cellar and bar are stocked with great local wines to enjoy with a savoury platter or evening meal, provided for guests upon request in the cosy lounge-dining room by an open fire.

The Elephant Bridge Hotel is just two hours from Melbourne, situated in the heart of the Western District and surrounded by the world’s third largest volcanic plain with its many picturesque lakes an craters.

It’s a perfect stay for weekenders and tourists with a desire to experience Victoria’s South-West Regions including the Great Ocean Road and Mount Sturgeon and Grampian Wine Regions.



  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • Baggage Holding Room
  • Bar
  • Barbeque
  • Business Facilities
  • Carpark
  • Open Fireplace
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Free Wifi

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