As a little kid, driving down to Lorne with the family, the highlight of our trip was spotting the amazing Pole House perched up on the hill in Fairhaven. It was a sight to behold, like something out of a story book. So when Destination Happiness scheduled to film the Great Ocean Road, I just had to explore this place for myself, it felt like a lifetime dream come true.
And the Pole House did not disappoint. With a 23 metre walkway to the entrance of this amazing abode, I did have some issues to deal with before I got inside. Heights aren’t really my thing, bridges especially, so I had to face some demons to get to the front door… but I did it and it was totally worth it.
Built in the 1970’s by Engineer and Architect Frank Dixon, the pole reaches 10 storeys high and is designed to sway up to six inches in the gale force winds that whip up from time to time around this area. It’s an amazing feat of architecture and just to be up close is a jaw-dropping experience.
Originally The Pole House rocked a completely 70’s vibe with wood panelling, exposed beams and a “cubby-house like feel”. Today, the Pole has has been completely rebuilt and transformed into a modern and luxurious home, but the original feature still remaining is the most stunning – the view. Uninterrupted panoramic views of Fairhaven Beach, all six kilometres. It’s breathtaking.
So if you’re in need of a weekend sea change, a holiday for the soul, a romantic getaway or a special occasion stay-over, this is an amazing experience.
For more information you can find The Pole House at www.greatoceanroadholidays.com.au