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.
SUMMERTIME IN THE OTWAYS
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Bimbi Park Camping Under Koalas
Bimbi Park Camping Under Koalas is located in Cape Otway, at the centre of the Great Ocean Road and the Great Ocean Walk.
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.
The Boomerangs on the Great Ocean Road
The Boomerangs on the Great Ocean Road at Johanna in Victoria's Great Otway National Park is the quintessential Australian experience.
Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins
Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins offer a choice of two self-contained holiday cabins. All are pet friendly, have great views and are just a few minutes from Johanna beach.
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.
Johanna River Farm and Self Contained Cottages
Johanna River Farm and Self Contained Cottages offer a farm stay experience in a fantastic setting.
What's on in
GUY MAY ART EXHIBITION
With the exhaustive but incredibly wonderful efforts of Debbie Manallack, RRRTAG is able to bring to the Gallery a selection of amazing works by Actor and Artist GUY MAY.
11:00am - 04:00pm
COLAC SHOW 'N' SHINE
Following the success of our second car show, planning is underway for the third Colac Show 'n' Shine to be held in Memorial Square Colac on Saturday 29th February, 2020.
08:00am - 04:00pm
AFL 2020 - MARSH COMMUNITY SERIES MATCH
Colac Otway Shire Mayor Jason Schram said he was ecstatic that Colac Otway Shire would have an opportunity to host a 2020 Marsh Community Series match.
04:40pm - 06:30pm
PACE LIVE PRESENTS: SHADES OF BUBLE
Shades of Bublé stars an impressive lineup featuring former lead performer Adam Rennie of the famed Rocky Horror Picture Show.
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Shades of Bublé - Live in Colac
Direct from New York City, Shades of Bublé – The Three Man Michael Bublé tribute arrives in Australia.
19:30 - 21:15
A DIFFERENT HAT - CELEBRATING THE SONGS OF MARJORIE LAWRENCE
‘Our Marj’, the girl from Deans Marsh, Victoria, won the Sun Aria in Geelong in 1928 and conquered the operatic world in Europe and America, becoming the highest paid Prima Donna at the Paris Opera.
11:00am - 12:15pm
Wye General Store
Sitting proudly on the Great Ocean Road with mountain and ocean views, this beach cafe and general store offers an all day brunch menu and impressive selection of cocktails.
Forrest General Store
The Forrest General Store Café is a haven for locals and tourists alike, offering delicious gourmet produce and service with a smile – ensuring you get the best taste of...
Platypi Chocolate is the latest great reason to visit Forrest in Victoria's Otway region. Try a hot chocolate, a fabulous coffee, tasty lunch or jump straight to the delicious desserts...
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.
Blakes Estate Winery
Blakes Estate is located in Deans Marsh, nestled in the foothills of the Otway Ranges in western Victoria.