Property and Tourism Specialists

Holiday Great Ocean Road’s (HGOR) multi-award winning service manages a range of outstanding homes in iconic locations along the Great Ocean Road.

Winners of the Victorian Tourism Award for Specialised Tourism Services, we aim to deliver the highest level of property management and customer service.


Holiday Great Ocean Road was established in 2002 by Joy Evans.

Joy was recognised as a leader and innovator in the tourism industry. She had over 30 years’ experience in setting up and operating her own multi award winning holiday accommodation property Johanna Seaside Cottages, one of the first holiday accommodation properties in the region.

With the area growing in popularity as a tourism destination, in the late 90’s Joy identified a gap in the market for a different management style for privately owned holiday houses to the typical ‘Real Estate’ rental. Based on the model of her successful hosted accommodation business at Johanna, Joy established HGOR. The business has grown progressively over the years, to over 60 properties under management along the Great Ocean Road.

Joy passed away in 2017, both businesses are now owned and successfully managed by her children and our amazing HGOR team.

Our Team.

Our dedicated team provides outstanding customer service with over 20+ years of
experience in both tourism and property management.

Ben Oborne & Ania Sylka-Oborne

General Management team

Ben and Ania, residents of Apollo Bay with extensive experience in managing high-end boutique accommodations along the Great Ocean Road. Their deep knowledge of tourism and property management, combined with a meticulous approach, adds significant value to the team. Ben and Ania’s excellent knowledge of the properties and the Great Ocean Road region ensures exceptional service and insightful recommendations for guests.

Sharee Hart

Guest Services

Sharee leads the guest services and manages accommodation bookings and enquiries, including phone and email communications. She handles taking and processing bookings as well as managing guest information. With her excellent knowledge of the properties and the Great Ocean Road region, combined with her friendly nature, Sharee develops a great rapport with both guests and homeowners.

Cleaning & Maintenance Staff

We have dedicated maintenance and cleaning staff located strategically along the Great Ocean Road to service properties and guests.