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.
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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.
SPRING TIME IN THE OTWAYS
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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.
BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
A stunning natural setting and relaxed atmosphere. Quality accommodation, large river side camp sites.
Whitecrest Great Ocean Road Resort
Whether you are looking for a beautiful spot on the Great Ocean Road to get away from it all and indulge yourself, or a central location to base your Great...
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.
Cape Wye is enviably positioned at the end of Sturt Court, providing iconic Great Ocean Road and beach views. An absolute blue ribbon location in Wye River.
Johanna Seaside Cottages
Johanna Seaside Cottages is a unique coastal property providing boutique self contained cottages in the heart of Great Ocean Road at Johanna Beach.
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...
FFROM THE GROUND UP: GROWING REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE IN CORANGAMITE
Hosted by biodynamic farmer, grazier and 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award Winner Charlie Arnott, this 3 day conference introduces you to the fundamental principles of regenerative agriculture. The program includes presentations, panel discussions and field visits with a host of experts including Dr Christine Jones, Dianne and Ian Haggerty, Kym Kruse, Colin Seis, Grant Simms and Tammi Jonas.
RED DOOR 2020 SEASON LAUNCH
A celebration of our 2019 Theatre Season and to announce our 2020 Theatre Season
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.
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.
ST. MARY'S COLAC GARDEN & LIFESTYLE EXPO
St Mary’s Garden Expo is the largest fundraiser for the year and is supported by the whole school community.
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm & Cidery
In the Otway foothills Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm & Cidery is a hidden delight. The Farm offers comfortable self-contained cabins for couples, with views over the berries to the valley beyond.
Dinny Goonan Wines
One of a handful of families pioneering grape and wine production in the Otway hinterland, Dinny Goonan Wines have won numerous awards since the first commercial release in 2001.
Wye River General Store
Coffee and a french butter filled pastry? A bloody mary and a beef burger? Local wine and brunch? A pie and draught beer? Or perhaps a pot of chai and a vegetarian salad?
Moriac General Store
Enjoy some country hospitality in the picturesque rural town of Moriac, just 15minutes from Geelong and on the way to the Otways and Surfcoast.
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...
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...