THE BEST OF SUMMER IN THE OTWAYS
Top 5 Summer Adventures
It's a great time to visit some of the Farm gates on the Otway Harvest trail - find wineries, breweries and passionate food artisans curating the best produce of the Otways. Pennnyroyal Raspberry Farm and Otway Blueberries are both open for picking for the summer (crop dependant)Read more
PRIVATE BEACH ANYONE??
From Wreck Beach, Johanna and Blanket Bay through to our Otway Coast Hamlets accessed directly from the Great Ocean Road you'll find a piece of sand that's perfect for you. (Remember these beaches are not patrolled so swimming is not advised - go to Apollo bay or Wye River for safe swimming)Read more
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Find a place to stay in
Browse through our selection of accommodation
Reef View Apartments
Reef View Apartments feature two stunning luxury apartments situated on the picturesque seaside town of Apollo Bay along the the Great Ocean Road.
Kennett River Holiday Park
Kennett River Holiday Park is located two and a half hours from Melbourne, in the middle of the most spectacular stretch of the internationally famous Great Ocean Road, half way...
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.
Seahorse Retreat BnB and Massage Studio
Seahorse Retreat is a boutique style accommodation suited to couples or solo adventurers. If you are looking for a really relaxing piece of paradise by the sea, to unwind or...
Welcome to Wanawong Retreat, where you are offered beautiful and comfortable accommodation while maintaining the ethos of value for money.
Casa Favilla B & B
Casa Favilla is a high quality and colourful bed and breakfast, on the Great Ocean Road, about five minutes walk south of the main shopping area of Apollo Bay.
What's on in
Ziggy - Live at the Brewhouse
After many successful gigs at the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Ziggy is now coming to Apollo Bay. Come and Jiggy with Ziggy.
OTWAY ODYSSEY 2019
For ten years, riders have travelled to the famous Otway rainforest of Forrest in south-western Victoria to take on the region’s iconic single track, but in 2017 even more riders can be part of the action with the addition of the Great Otway Gravel Grind (The GOGG) to the schedule of events.
Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival
The Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival is a unique annual event held during the last weekend of February to celebrate Blues Music,...
An event not to miss. Jason Heerah was named 'the best singing drummer in the world" by the 2014 Australian X Factor, where...
Flynn Gurry at Otway Estate - Blues & Blueberry Festival
The Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival is back at Otway Estate this year.
A night of live music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Drop into the Otway Nourished when you visit the Otways.
Platypi Chocolate is the latest great reason to visit Forrest in Victoria's Otway region. Try a hot chocolate, a fabulous coffee, tasty lunch or jump straight to the delicious desserts...
Set on a hillside in Birregurra, Victoria, Australia, Brae is a contemporary restaurant and guest suites, on a working organic farm – a place to be immersed in nature and...
Located on the Port Cambell side of Lavers Hill, this unique eatery serves pies and other tasty treats made at the Great Ocean Road premises.
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...
Forage on the Foreshore
Forage on the Foreshore is a restaurant situated along the Port Campbell beach front on the Great Ocean Road only 10 minutes’ drive from the Twelve Apostles.