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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Countrywide Cottages have a lot to thank their fabulous guests for as their reviews across the internet again won them the Number One position in the 2020 AAA Gold List...
Steam Carriage Forrest
Take a step back in time, to a bygone era, where life was simpler, where people spent time with dignified entertainment and life seemed to have more space and time.
Stephanie's at Onion Bay
Stephanie's at Onion Bay offers fully self-contained stylish accommodation for two in the Seascape Room with spectacular views of the Great Southern Ocean.
Winchelsea Motel is situated in the historical town of Winchelsea, Victoria. Built in 1864, the Winchelsea Hotel has been tastefully restored.
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.
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
RED DOOR DANCE & THEATRE CO - MAMMA MIA
The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A spectacular cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
08:00pm - 10:30pm
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.
09:00am - 01:00pm
Light Up The Night
Join Cape Otway Lightstation for a very special evening as they light up the night and let a ‘Beacon of Hope’ shine out...
17:30 - 21:00
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW
From Brisbane to Broome, Townsville to Traralgon, we’re criss-crossing the country taking in more than 80 destinations along the way. More than any year before, our comedians are champing at the bit to break out from the barriers, shake off the seclusion and roll out the laughs. With an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers, buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings!
07:30pm - 09:45pm
BUSH TALES - BOOK LAUNCH
Kids of all ages are invited to join us at Wildlife Wonders for art classes, storytelling and games as we launch “Bush Tales” this World Environment Day, Saturday 5 June.
09:30am - 12:00pm
Yield Restaurant and Providore
Simon and Kara Stewart's restaurant embodies their belief that dining is an experience best shared with loved ones.
Kentys Bakery and Cafe
We bake our bread, savouries, pies and slices on site everyday.
Hulm's Bakery Colac
Hulms Bakery Colac is a family owned business delivering quality baked goods to Colac 7 district for the past 70 years.
Saint Aire Beef Farm
Saint Aire is a boutique beef operation, positioned on the elevated limestone hills of the picturesque Aire Valley at Glenaire, between Bass Strait and the Aire Valley Wildlife Reserve.
The Otway Kitchen
The Otway Kitchen produces a range of delicious artisan jams, chutneys, pickles and relishes. All of their products are hand made in small batches to retain flavour and quality, using...
“Heroes” Vineyard produces wine from 10 acres of unirrigated and organically grown vines. These are premium table wines, made with minimal intervention and a respect for the soils in which...