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.
WINTER IN THE OTWAYS
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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.
Holiday Great Ocean Road
Holiday Great Ocean Road are multi-award winning leaders in Holiday Rental Management along the Great Ocean Road, providing a specialised property management and accommodation booking service.
Just 20 minutes from Birregurra, and 40 minutes from Apollo Bay, you'll find this lovely cabin retreat.
Brae’s six guest suites feature artisanal, handcrafted finishes in a comfortable space reflecting our natural surrounds.
A spectacular weekend getaway nestled in a tranquil, lush rainforest haven on top of Erskine Falls.
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.
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Three day Photography Tour: Otway Ranges
Capture beautiful beaches on a three-day photography tour with professional photographer Alfonso Calero this winter.
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.
COLAC ROTARY SUNDAY MARKET AT THE SHOWGROUNDS
Come along to the new Colac Market at the Showgrounds supporting the Colac community. Enjoy a huge variety of market stallholders from a wide area of our region. Plenty of parking available around the showgrounds.
MORNING MUSIC - WILBUR WILDE: SAXLIFE!
For members of the Hey Hey It's Saturday generations, Wilbur Wilde is a friend
WINTER WARMER COMMUNITY DINNER
Featuring a Christmas in July raffle, Carol-Along and visit from Santa.
Entry is $10 per person or $30 for a family
Bookings are essential - warm dessert provided.
Please bring a casserole dinner to share.
There will be facilities to keep food warm or plug in a slow cooker.
STARDUST / THE MISSON
The Geelong-based Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Mission'.
Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
Otway Estate Winery and Brewery occupies a forest clearing in the northern foothills of the Otway ranges, 10 minutes south of Colac.
Located on the Port Cambell side of Lavers Hill, this unique eatery serves pies and other tasty treats made at the Great Ocean Road premises.
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm & Cidery
In the Otway foothills Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm & Cidery is a hidden delight. The Farm offers comfortable self-contained cabins for couples, with views over the berries to the valley beyond.
Set on a hillside in Birregurra, Victoria, Australia, Brae is a contemporary restaurant and guest suites, on a working organic farm – a place to be immersed in nature and...
Forrest Brewing Company
Forrest Brewing Company is an equal parts micro brewery, eating place and mountain biking hang-out. Offering a true boutique product not widely available outside of Forrest, all beers are brewed...
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.