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.
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 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.
AUTUMN IN THE OTWAYS
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Southern Ocean Villas
Contemporary accommodation in Port Campbell. Ideally located in a tranquil, landscaped environment on the edge of the picturesque Port Campbell National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, Shipwreck Coast and...
Hidden Valley Cabins
Hidden Valley Cabins are set on 30 acres of magnificent Otway forest just 15 minutes from Lorne. We have five fully self contained cabins .
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.
Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk
The 12 Apostles Lodge Walk is a multi-day passage from Castle Cove to the Twelve Apostles, covering 40 kilometres through Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks.
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.
Otway Escapes Luxury Spa Accommodation
Otway Escapes Luxury Cottage Accommodation Victoria offers you a choice of three private and exclusive holiday accommodations, custom designed as romantic retreats for couples.
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Find Fairies in the Forest at Otway Fly
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures is home to ten enchanting fairy houses for visitors to discover as they wander through the magical rainforest during...
Apollo Bay Indoor Market & Art Exhibition
The Apollo Bay Indoor Market presents handmade, textile design and shiatsu.
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.
Joshua Batten - Free Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Inspired by classic rock, blues, folk and progressive rock, 21-year old Joshua Batten is rising fast on the Melbourne music scene.
BIRREGURRA SUNDAY MARKETS
Local produce including wine, cider, ice cream, cakes, slices, beef, lamb, cheese, organic fruit and veg, cordials, garlic, olives, olive oil. Plants of all types plus special garden art. Good quality craft - silver jewelry, local pottery, mosaics, hand made soaps etc.
Jackson Murphy - Free Live Music
Sing and dance to all those songs you forgot you loved delivered through vocal, acoustic guitar, kick drum and harmonica.
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...
Iluka Motel and Restaurant
The Iluka Motel and Restaurant is a cafe, à la carte restaurant and accommodation all in one and is perfect stop over for the weekend getaway to Apollo Bay.
Otways Bistro @ Otways Tourist Park
Otways Tourist Park at Gellibrand now has a Bistro and Take-Away which is available to every-one!
Blakes Estate Winery
Blakes Estate is located in Deans Marsh, nestled in the foothills of the Otway Ranges in western Victoria.
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.
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...