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Apollo Bay

Deservingly known as paradise by the sea, Apollo Bay is midway along the majestic Great Ocean Road, in the shelter of Cape Otway and on the lowest slopes of the beautiful Otway Ranges. Valleys just a few kilometres out of town are full of rainforest, streams and waterfalls.

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Beech Forest

Named after the Myrtle Beech Trees which are abound in the local area, Beech Forest is a small township on the northern edge of the Otway Ranges, a central point to some of the most beautiful waterfalls and scenic drives within the Otways. 

 

 

Birregurra

With the fertile soil of the world’s third largest volcanic plain, Birregurra’s harvest has a freshness and honesty rarely found in modern products. It is no wonder Birregurra has found itself at the centre of the Otway Harvest Trails, surrounded by delicious restaurants, cafes, wineries, breweries and farmers markets.

Cape Otway

Cape Otway is situated at the southern tip of Victoria’s Western Coast, where the Southern Ocean meets Bass Strait marked by the beacon of the Cape Otway Lightstation which is the oldest surviving Lighthouse in mainland Australia. Australian Wildlife is in abundance throughout the areas, especially koalas, birds and wallabies which are a popular attraction for visitors to the region.

Colac

The largest town in the district, Colac has a rich farming and forestry history and is the perfect central location to explore the Otways.

Deans Marsh

Deans Marsh and surrounding hinterland towns such as Moriac, Bambra, Birregurra and Winchelsea have become a popular gateway to the Otway Harvest Trail.

 

Forrest

About half an hour from Apollo Bay lies the buzzing town of Forrest. It's the home of the Forrest Brewery, quirky cafes, it's the gateway to Lake Elizabeth and the hub of mountain bike activity in the region. Just one visit to Forrest will make you fall in love.

Gellibrand

Sitting alongside the Gellibrand River and at the centre of the Old Beechy Rail Trail, Gellibrand is a popular destination for all things outdoors; hiking, biking and fishing.

 

Johanna

Located in the wild west side of Cape Otway 45 minutes from Apollo Bay, Johanna is a rural farming settlement stretching along the coast between Glenaire and Lavers Hill. Rolling hills and lush rainforest meet at the foot of the wild Southern Ocean.

Lavers Hill

Lavers Hill is a charming town situated on the Great Ocean Road between Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, surrounded by Great Otway National Park. The Melba Gully section, located just south of the town centre boasts ancient rainforests during the day and glow-worm viewing on trails at night.

Kennett River

 

Kennett River is small idyllic town located on the Great Ocean Road halfway between Apollo Bay and Lorne.

 

Pennyroyal

Backing on to state forest, spotted with century old berry farms, Pennyroyal is a tranquil, haven conveniently located just 30 minutes north of the spectacular beaches of Lorne.

 

 

Wye River

Sunk into a protected dip in the coastline 20 minutes east of Lorne, the drive to Wye River takes in some of the most picturesque parts of the Great Ocean Road. Hold on as the road hugs the cliff-face as it winds through the Great Otway National Park.