Get 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.
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 hear 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.
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.
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.
Ride Forrest - Official Website for Australia’s #1 Mountain Bike Destination - The Forrest MTB Trails
The Otways is full of little activities for big fun including berry picking, glow worms and the Otway Fly.
Otway Coast Hamlets
Otway Coast Hamlets - Wye River, Kennett River, Wongarra, Separation Creek, Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges
The Otway Coast is the tranquil area of townships and rugged coastal beauty between the busy towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay.
Native land of the Gudabanud Aboriginal people, early settlers began arriving in the region in the 1880's to harvest the forest.
SUMMERTIME IN THE OTWAYS
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BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park is situated on the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Set amongst the world famous Otway Ranges, flanked by bush on one side and beach on the...
The Boomerangs on the Great Ocean Road
The Boomerangs on the Great Ocean Road at Johanna in Victoria's Great Otway National Park is the quintessential Australian experience.
Coragulac House Cottages
Coragulac House is an historic 30 room Bluestone Homestead built in 1873 situated on 140 acres of pristine western district farmland, available for private guided group tours and special events...
Tarndie is an historic working sheep farm with accommodation and a farm-gate Woolshop set amongst one of Victoria's oldest surviving homesteads.
The Riders Palace Forrest
The Riders Palace is a classic and small 'Old Mill Cottage' nestled in Victoria's Mountain Biking Mecca of Forrest.
Johanna River Farm and Self Contained Cottages
Johanna River Farm and Self Contained Cottages offer a farm stay experience in a fantastic setting.
What's on in
Run Forrest Trail Run
The 9th Run Forrest Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.
13 Jun 202107:30 - 15:30
The Colac Otway Arts Trail
It's time to mark your calendars and book your accommodation.
14 Apr 2021
COLAC OTWAY ARTS TRAIL 2021
The event promises to be more varied than ever with open studios throughout the shire, an Arts Expo in Colac and art shows and galleries in Cororooke, Gellibrand, Forrest, Beech Forest, Apollo Bay, Birregurra and Lavers Hill.
10:00am - 04:00pm
GREAT OCEAN & OTWAY CLASSIC RIDE 2021
One of Australia's premier and most spectacular rides. Starting and finishing in Torquay the ride takes in the spectacular farmland of the Otway ranges and then back along the Great Ocean Road.
07:00am - 05:00pm
SALUTE TO THE ANZACS
A reimagining of Promac Productions' critically acclaimed hit production Great Songs of the War Years, dedicated to those brave men and women who gave so much in serving of our country.
11:00am - 12:00pm
AMERICAN MADE - FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
There are few bands that defined the sounds of summer, sun and fun more than The Beach Boys, and their unstoppable flow of hit songs shot them to stardom all over the globe.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Kafe Koala General Store
Kafe Koala General Store is based on the Great Ocean Road in the hamlet of Kennett River: gateway to the Otways National Park, home to the native Koala, prolific birdlife,...
Otway Artisan Gluten Free
Otway Artisan Gluten Free is a small, regional, gluten-free bakehouse dedicated to the production of the finest quality gluten-free breads and pizza bases.
Otway NouriShed is a rustic and quirky cafe/general store located in the old potato shed on the Ferguson corner. They offer hot and cold drinks, pies, burgers, toasted sandwiches and wraps.
Yield Restaurant and Providore
Simon and Kara Stewart's restaurant embodies their belief that dining is an experience best shared with loved ones.
The Beechy Hotel
The Beechy Hotel, exemplifying the expression “Cold Beer, Warm Welcome”, is located on the main road through Beech Forest, 45 kilometres south of Colac and approximately six kilometres from the...
Salt Brewing Deans Marsh
In 2015 Salt Brewing Co was attached to the Aireys Pub, with the vision to sell its very own fresh, genuine, quality Australian beer.