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.
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.
SPRING TIME IN THE OTWAYS
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Setting a new benchmark for luxury and architecture in Wye River. Sea Ranch is a uniquely designed four bedroom home offering breathtaking views of the ocean and coastline.
Welcome to Wanawong Retreat, where you are offered beautiful and comfortable accommodation while maintaining the ethos of value for money.
In 2007 Kawarren Farmstay began building their dream. They had an idyllic vision of a life style that included things like riding their horses, raising their animals, visiting and walking...
Sea Zen is a luxury studio for couples who wish to experience the Art of Great Ocean Living.
A romantic retreat with Japanese elements, where you wake looking out over the ocean.
3 Day Getaway Between the Ocean and the Otways, Johanna Beach
Put your feet up around the wood fire in our self contained farm stay cottages, with beautiful views across the rolling hills to the ocean.
A perfect retreat for a couple, or a farm stay getaway with the family + complimentary tickets to the Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Cape Otway Lightstation.
Just 20 minutes from Birregurra, and 40 minutes from Apollo Bay, you'll find this lovely cabin retreat.
What's on in
The Story of the Road - 100 Year Celebration of the Great Ocean Road
19 September marks 100 years since construction began on the iconic Great Ocean Road, and to celebrate there will be a special program...
HUNT FOR THE GOLDEN GUMBOOT 2019
Hunt for the Golden Gumboots along the Old Beechy Rail Trail. The golden gumboots contain answers to a special quiz with prizes awarded to the correct entries.
ART COMPETITION: 12 - 20yo
Who can enter the competition: Secondary school students and young people 12-20 years
FOLLOW THE DRAGON'S FOOTSTEPS
Fly into Otway Fly for an exciting new dragon adventure these school holidays!
THE MIK MAKS AT THE COLAC RSL
You just never know where a Mik Mak stage show will take you! The Mik Maks Musical Adventures is a brand-new LIVE stage show inspired from the worldwide success of The Mik Maks YouTube channel.
JUNIOR RANGES - ANIMALS AND BIRDS OF THE OTWAYS
A Ranger led walk and talk to discover different animals and their environments, including the amazing birds that frequent the campground and day visitor areas. The short walk will start and finish in the Day visitor area looping around and back through the Campground.
Drop into the Otway Nourished when you visit the Otways.
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.
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...
Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
Otway Estate Winery and Brewery occupies a forest clearing in the northern foothills of the Otway ranges, 10 minutes south of Colac.
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...
Forrest General Store
The Forrest General Store is a unique little general store offering tasty home-cooked food and treats, including good coffee, home-made pies, cakes, slices, salads, soups and sourdough bread.