Congratulations to Brae - named the 44th best restaurant in the WORLD!!
WOW! A big congratulations to Dan Hunter and his team at Brae in Birregurra. On Wednesday night Melbourne played host to the Worlds 50 Best Restaurant awards and Brae was awarded number 44. Dan showcases produce from our region and we also congratulate all of his suppliers.
Brae is the leader in a growing number of restaurants in the Otways that source authentic local produce and showcase it in the form of a inspired world-class food ... We are so proud to be home to such high quality dining experiences and Brae is our finest example.
Feel dwarfed amongst the ancient giants of the forest. Follow the sounds of a trickling stream to the edge of a cascading waterfall. Join the colourful meeting of green forests and blue ocean. Bare witness to the ever-changing moods of the Southern Ocean. Nature is king in the Great Otways.
Harvested fresh from fertile volcanic soil by the hand of a knowledgeable local. Food and beverages produced in the Otways just taste better. Graze your way around the Otways Harvest Trail to taste all the reasons why.
Join the pursuit for ecstasy in whatever fashion you please with an endless variety of adventures built to showcase the capturing beauty of the Otways. Befriend the locals as you bike, hike, ride, kayak, board, drive or fly through the regions best. Then return to base to soak in some of the regions luxuries.
Shhh. Did you here that? Look, it's a... The Otways are home to many of Australia's favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow worms, birds, seals, penguins and even migrating Southern Right Whales.
Plan your visit to coincide with the many markets, festivals, community arts events and cultural festivals that fill the region’s calendar year-round.The Otways has inspired generations of artists, writers, sculptors and performers. There’s a rich vein of creativity anchored in local arts communities. Tap into it at regional and independent galleries, performance spaces, pocket-sized studios and art-inspired trails.
Go off the beaten track with salty hair, sandy toes and wind against your cheek. Slide down the sand dunes, explore the Otway forests, swim the sea, taste the salt, climb trees, float on the river, breathe the wild air, gaze at the stars…and enjoy the natural world.
Native land of the Gudabanud Aboriginal people, early settlers began arriving in the region in the 1880's to harvest the forest.
The Otways is full of little activities for big fun including berry picking, glow worms and the Otway Fly.
Great Ocean Walk
Great Ocean Walk stretching one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines from Apollo Bay to the iconic Twelve Apostles. Natures drama unfolds at every step from cliff edge to tranquil bays.
Cape Otway Lightstation
Help guide ships around the treacherous meeting of Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean. This coastline has stories to tell of lives lived and lost on the cliffs knife edge. Discover the regions history and natural beauty at the Cape Otway Lightstation.
Great Otway National Park
A land where ancient giants meet ferocious waters. Discover the rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, lush forests and descending waterfalls making up the Great Otway National Park.
Otway Fly Tree Top Adventures
Floating amongst the towering eucalypts, suspended 30 metres above the forest floor on the Otway Fly Treetop Walk. Then zipline from tower to tower like Tarzan on the Zipline Eco-Tour. Find your bird eye view at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.
Find a place to stay in The Otways
Browse through our selection of accommodation
Port Campbell Holiday Park
Whitecrest Great Ocean Road Resort
Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins
What's on in The Otways
WinterWild Apollo Bay
Embrace the elements of the southern Otways when a new after-dark festival sparks up next month: the first WinterWild will revel in the...
DEEP DARK FORREST - A celebration of dark ales
The Deep Dark Forrest - Forrest Brewing Company's celebration to Dark Ales. From one off 'surprise' brews, to locally sourced menu creations paired with delicious beers.
APOLLO BAY COMMUNITY MARKET
Apollo Bay Foreshore | 9am - 1pm
Apollo Bay Market is held every Saturdays morning and provides an excellent opportunity for a pleasant morning with quality handmade wares, conversation, coffee from nearby cafes and the beach all on offer.
CROSSXPOLLINATION 2017 - Flight
CrossXpollinatioN is an annual exhibition at both COPACC and RRRTAG (Red Rocks Regional Theatre and Art Gallery.) It has been held each year for the last four years and has built up to become a major fixture in the regions cultural calendar, attracting artists from all over Australia. We intend to grow this event into something that puts Colac Otway Shire on the map for those who love innovative and highly creative interpretations of the wonderful world of fabric and fibre, either as a practising artist or as a collector and wearer of the pieces.
WINTER WILD - Water
WinterWild embraces the harsh elements of the Southern Otways winter and celebrates the wild side of Apollo Bay; its history, its landscape and its down-to-earth culture of adventure.
Dirt River Radio - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse
You may have been lucky enough to catch this awesome band at the Apollo Bay Music Festival in years gone by.
Forrest Brewing Company
Forrest Brewing Company is an equal parts micro brewery, eating place and mountain biking hang-out. Offering a true boutique product not widely available outside of Forrest, all beers are brewed...
Hulm's Bakery Colac
Hulms Bakery Colac has been servicing the Western District of Victoria for over 60 years. Providing goods to businesses and sporting clubs across the district, with their Diabetic / Coeliac...
Martians Cafe & Bar
Michael, Liz and staff invite you to come and experience the relaxing vibe that is Martians Cafe.