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
Find a place to stay in
Browse through our selection of accommodation
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.
Birregurra Tea House
Step back to a simpler time. Birregurra Tea House is a snug cottage steeped in history. A renovated retreat inspired by wonder. Its own courtyard, bar and games shed.
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.
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...
We are the Great Ocean Roads premium pop up accommodation service. Twilight Glamping was created to inspire people to get together, enjoy the outdoors and get back to nature..all in a little luxury! We’re not just here to set up tents, we’re on a mission to provide unique and extraordinary experiences that can’t be matched!
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and Cidery
In the Otway foothills Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and Cidery is a hidden delight. The Farm offers comfortable self-contained cabins for couples, with views over the berries to the valley beyond.
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
Otway NouriShed is a rustic and quirky cafe/general store located in the old potato shed on the Ferguson corner. They offer hot and cold drinks, pies, burgers, toasted sandwiches and wraps.
Otway Junction Cafe & Restaurant
Friendly service, delicious meals with all fresh ingredients. Great coffee, fresh local seafood, fully licensed with a bottle shop. Fantastic views, cosy wood fire for those cold days.
Otway Chai have been blending, making, brewing, sharing, serving, tasting, drinking and loving Chai Tea for over 10 years now.
Otway Blueberries are farm fresh, pesticide-free blueberries which are picked daily on the six-hectare farm (from December to March).
East Hotel Colac
The East Hotel is a Colac icon.
Sweet Thyme Cafe
A sweet little cafe in Winchelsea, Victoria, Sweet Thyme Cafe serves excellent food with a smile.