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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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.
BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park is situated on the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Set amongst the world famous Otway Ranges, flanked by bush on one side and beach on the...
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.
Kids stay free! Johanna Beach
Put your feet up around the wood fire in our self contained farm stay cottages, with beautiful views across the rolling hills to the ocean.
Onsite hosts will be happy to introduce you to a range of friendly farm animals and point out places of interest around the farm and the region.
A perfect retreat for a couple, or a farm stay getaway with the family + complimentary tickets to the Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Cape Otway Lightstation.
Johanna Seaside Cottages
Johanna Seaside Cottages is a unique coastal property providing boutique self contained cottages in the heart of Great Ocean Road at Johanna Beach.
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...
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FOLLOW THE DRAGON'S FOOTSTEPS
Fly into Otway Fly for an exciting new dragon adventure these school holidays!
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.
The Colac Otway Arts Trail
The Colac Otway Arts Trail 2019 runs over two weekends 18 and 19 October (South) and 25 and 26 October (North) 2019.
PINK UP CLEARWATER
Clearwater Logging and Transport are holding a BBQ and Raffle day as part of the Pink Up Your Town Month.
This will be held at the Colac Gun Club on Saturday 19th October from 12-4pm
MORNING MUSIC - CHEEK TO CHEEK
This all-singing, all-dancing celebration features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film. Cheek to Cheek is a rare chance to see the flair and skill of the two Silver Screen legends recreated live on stage by two of Australia's brightest young music theatre performers - Ross Hannaford and Amy Berrisford.
WARRION FLOWER SHOW 2019
This flower show is one of the longest running annual events in Victoria and now in its 110th year. Exhibits are open to the wider community and show off the wonders of spring flowering. Entry details may be found on the Facebook page, by email or at selected stores.
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.
Dinny Goonan Wines
One of a handful of families pioneering grape and wine production in the Otway hinterland, Dinny Goonan Wines have won numerous awards since the first commercial release in 2001.
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.
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.
Drop into the Otway Nourished when you visit the Otways.