THIS WINTER WE LOVE
Top 5 Adventures
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.
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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.
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
Browse through our selection of accommodation
Port Campbell Parkview Motel and Apartments
Port Campbell Parkview Motel and Apartments offer luxury accommodation at a very affordable price. They are located in the quiet streets of Port Campbell and is only a short walk...
Otway Central is a licensed hotel and cafe / restaurant providing accommodation and fuel. Located in Lavers Hill, in the heart of the Otway Ranges and a great base from...
Twelve Apostles Motel and Country Retreat
Come and enjoy Twelve Apostles Motel and Country Retreat, experience the truly Australian hospitality in peaceful and relaxing surroundings.
Inspired by nature, Glenaire Cottages are designed to offer a restful sanctuary, superb views and a taste of relaxed country living in a breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful setting.
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Southern Anchorage Retreat is indulgence in the Otways, just a short 20 minute drive to the iconic Twelve Apostles.
Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk
The 12 Apostles Lodge Walk is a multi-day passage from Castle Cove to the Twelve Apostles, covering 40 kilometres through Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks.
What's on in
Hula Hoop Classes - Apollo Bay
An opportunity to try out hula hooping and see what this latest craze is all about. Clue: It is the funnest fitness around.
Trivia Night with Sally Cannon
Eat. Drink. Think. Win. Join the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for their first trivia night at the Brewhouse Bar with Sally Cannon.
WINTER WILD FESTIVAL
2018 Winter Wild announcement. Apollo Bay’s newest arts festival will be running on the following dates:10-12 August, 24-26th August
The Fillmore Brothers - Winter Wild Festival
Jack and Seamus Fillmore make honest and catchy guitar pop singing about their mundane lives and surroundings.
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.
Yam Daisies and Cider Gum - Winter Wild Festival
Join leading Australian wine and drinks writer and author (and sometimes mandolin player) Max Allen in conversation with the local ecologist, conservationist and...
Waves Cafe, Bar and Restaurant
Waves Restaurant is all about fantastic food with sensational flavours. Offering a large range of a la carte dishes with an Asian influence on many of those.
Sweet Thyme Cafe
A sweet little cafe in Winchelsea, Victoria, Sweet Thyme Cafe serves excellent food with a smile.
Run Rabbit Run Cafe
Offering great coffee and a range of delightful food made in house. The perfect stop for lunch or a travel break.
Colac RSL Sub-Branch Inc.
The Colac RSL is a warm family friendly club. They pride themselves on their military history and are more than happy to welcome new members to the club.
Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean. The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers...
Otways Bistro @ Otways Tourist Park
Otways Tourist Park at Gellibrand now has a Bistro and Take-Away which is available to every-one!