Top 5 Spring Adventures
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.
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.
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
Sea Glimpse Farmstay
Sea Glimpse Farmstay is a wonderful farm stay, close to the coast and the nearby attractions.
Surfside Backpacker Great Ocean Road
Surfside Backpacker is located in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road, three hours south west of Melbourne, Victoria.
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments is just under two hours from Avalon International Airport and two hours and forty minutes from Melbourne’s Tullamarine International Airport.
Summer's Rest Units
Summer's Rest Units are spacious and well appointed two bedroom units are equipped with modern facilities and amenities.
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.
Seascape Apollo Bay
Seascape Apollo Bay is a luxury self contained apartment in Apollo Bay. Perfect for families or travelling couples.
What's on in
Open: 10am-4pm daily December through January until end of berry season (except Christmas Day).
Cafe open weekends November through April 10am.-4pm.
IAN ART EXHIBITION
The IAN Art Exhibition is an exhibition that showcases artworks by artists from around Victoria, This is the fifth year we have held this exhibition to celebrate International Day People with Disability (IDPwD).
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.
COLAC SUNDAY MARKET AT THE SHOWGROUNDS
Come along to the new Colac Market at the Showgrounds supporting the Colac community. Enjoy a huge variety of market stallholders from a wide area of our region. Plenty of parking available around the showgrounds.
Magic at Otway Fly
This summer, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures will be transformed into a magical fairy wonderland and children from all across the land will be...
FRIENDS OF COLAC BOTANIC GARDENS - TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKET
Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - host
Twilight Christmas Market
Thursday 20 December.
Family friendly fun by the lake
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.
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.
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.
Colac RSL Sub-Branch Inc.
The Colac RSL is a warm family friendly club. They pride themselves on their military history and are more than happy to welcome new members to the club.
Hello Coffee - Cafe & Roastery
Hello Coffee is a relaxed, welcoming space for those who love specialty coffee. The sprawling, family friendly cafe is host to an amazingly fresh, locally sourced menu, a comfortable lounge...
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?