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.
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.
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Welcome to Wanawong Retreat, where you are offered beautiful and comfortable accommodation while maintaining the ethos of value for money.
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!
Cape Cottages is set on eight acres of magnificent land with uninterrupted views of Bass Strait. It is the perfect backdrop to a relaxing weekend.
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.
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.
Inspired by nature, Glenaire Cottages are designed to offer a restful sanctuary, superb views and a taste of relaxed country living in a breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful setting.
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PRACTICALLY PERFECT – THE MUSIC OF JULIE ANDREWS
Featuring some of her best known songs from shows such as Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music and more, interwoven with stories of her life both on and off the stage, be swept away on an all singing, all dancing journey from the West End to Broadway and onto Hollywood.
11:00am - 12:20pm
JADE HURLEY - AUSTRALIA' KING OF COUNTRY ROCK – THE MAN AND HIS PIANO
From the first minute Jade hits the stage, he connects with the audience – you’ll be clapping your hands, singing along and laughing at Jade’s comic antics.
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Colac Otway Arts Trail
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 uncertainty the 2020 Colac Otway Arts Trail has been cancelled for the safety of the community.
31 Oct 202010:00 - 16:00
Run Forrest Trail Run
The 9th Run Forrest Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.
01 Nov 202007:30 - 15:00
RHONDA BURCHMORE - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Celebrate this beautiful festive season with Rhonda Burchmore; she will be singing classic Christmas songs in an intimate setting.
11:00am - 12:00pm
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.
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...
Good Food Guide 2020 Restaurant of the Year. Set on a hillside in Birregurra, Victoria, Brae is a contemporary restaurant and six luxury guest suites, on a working organic farm...
“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...
Gentle Annie Berry Gardens
Gentle Annie Berry Gardens is a licensed farmhouse cafe/restaurant and produce shop located on a pick your own berry farm in the beautiful Pennyroyal Valley.
Sweet Thyme Cafe
A sweet little cafe in Winchelsea, Victoria, Sweet Thyme Cafe serves excellent food with a smile.