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
Points South By The Sea
Points South by the sea has three private and luxurious self contained cottages featuring stone fireplace, outside and inside showers, spa bath, full kitchen and outside Weber barbecue.
Daysy Hill Country Cottages
Daysy Hill Country Cottages Port Campbell provides country indulgence and spacious seclusion at the heart of the Shipwreck Coast.
Gone Surfin’ is situated on The Great Ocean Road just past Lavers Hill, and boasts stunning views towards Bass Strait and across the Otway Ranges.
Great Ocean Ecolodge
The Great Ocean Ecolodge is a social enterprise, established and operated by the Conservation Ecology Centre. All profits raised through ecotourism are invested into wildlife conservation.
Hidden Valley Cabins
Hidden Valley Cabins are set on 30 acres of magnificent Otway forest just 15 minutes from Lorne. We have five fully self contained cabins .
Apostles Camping Park & Cabins
Apostles Camping Park & Cabins has a wide range of accommodation beautifully situated on the Gellibrand River. The small township of Princetown offers many natural features worth exploring.
What's on in The Otways
Open Mic Sunday Session at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Have you got talent? Bring along your skills, voice, jokes, instrument of choice and take the stage and show punters what you are...
Apollo Bay Farmers Market
Apollo Bay Farmers Market was established by a very enthusiastic team of food lovers in March 2010, in order to showcase fresh and...
Life Saving Victoria Senior State Champioships
Life Saving Victoria Senior State Championships will be held in Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road on 24 and 25 March 2018.
Mike Elrington at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
The Blistering blues guitar gun Mike Elrington is back at the Brewhouse for another epic night of entertainment.
KAWARREN OTWAY GROWERS & MAKERS
Local food and craft food available. Great family day out.
Deans Marsh Festival
Come and celebrate the rich and diverse hinterland community of artists, crafts people, local producers and musicians at the annual Deans Marsh Festival.
Platypi Chocolate is an exciting new café built on the treeline of the majestic Otway Ranges in Forrest.
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...
Sandy Feet Cafe and Health Foods
Located in Apollo Bay, Sandy Feet is the place to go for wholesome breakfast, snacks and lunches every day and dinner Friday to Sunday evenings (bookings for dinner recommended).
Drop into the Otway Nourished when you visit the Otways. From the outside we are an old potato shed - but come inside and enjoy the rustic charm we offer...
Set on a hillside on a 30 acre organic farm, Brae is a contemporary restaurant with six luxury guest suites – a place to interact with nature and eat from...
Otways Bistro @ Otways Tourist Park
Otways Tourist Park at Gellibrand now has a Bistro and Take-Away which is available to every-one!