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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Fully restored Butlers Guesthouse sleeps 18 people with queen bedrooms, twin rooms and family room. All rooms have heating, televisions and ensuites.
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...
Wonky Stables Holiday Park
Welcome to the Wonky Stables Holiday Park, located in the beautiful township of Forrest in the Otway Ranges.
Midweek Otways Escape 3 nights
Three nights at Otway Fields including breakfast, welcome cheese plate and a bottle of wine.
Laidback luxury amidst natural splendour is what a stay at Bluestone Fields is all about. The secluded four-bedroom sanctuary is nestled in the Otway hinterlands out the back of Lorne,...
3 Night Special at Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins
Book 3 or more nights any night of the week for our cheapest rate.
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
The Colac Otway Arts Trail
It's time to mark your calendars and book your accommodation.
02 Apr 2021
A Taste of Ireland 2021 - Colac
‘A Taste of Ireland―The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ delivers a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this generation’.
19:30 - 21:30
The Store Deans Marsh
What’s a general store? In the very old fashioned tradition, The Store Deans Marsh is a post office, newsagency, bank, info centre, tea room, grocery, deli, café and cake shop...
Prickly Moses Brewery
Prickly Moses brewery is located in the pristine natural environment of the Otways in southwestern Victoria, where they’re blessed with the purest of rainwater.
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?
Kentys Bakery and Cafe
We bake our bread, savouries, pies and slices on site everyday.
“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...
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.