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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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.
A traditional Guesthouse with long verandahs, rambling gardens and boutique décor, Forrest Guesthouse is all about getting away to the country.
Great Ocean Ecolodge
The Great Ocean Ecolodge is a social enterprise, established and operated by the Conservation Ecology Centre. All profits raised through ecotourism are invested into wildlife conservation.
Just 20 minutes from Birregurra, and 40 minutes from Apollo Bay, you'll find this lovely cabin retreat.
Whitecrest Great Ocean Road Resort
Whether you are looking for a beautiful spot on the Great Ocean Road to get away from it all and indulge yourself, or a central location to base your Great...
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.
What's on in
OTWAY HARVEST FESTIVAL 2020
Otway Harvest Trail members present their local produce and wares. On offer are tasting plates, food, wine and cider, local wool and other produce.
Otway Harvest Trail FESTA
The members of the Otway Harvest Trail gather to present their finest and return to host another intimate twilight festival in Birregurra on...
KAWARREN OTWAY MAKERS & GROWERS MARKET
Local food and craft food available. Great family day out.
The market is held on the 4th Sunday of each month.
AUSTRALIA DAY 2020 IN BEEAC
The Colac City Band will be performing from 11am to 11.30am followed by the official Australia ceremony and citizenship ceremony. Ceremony to finish approximately 1pm.
Enjoy the local bbq hosted by the Beeac Primary School with other activities including face painting, antique evaluation and 'Rosebank' open garden.
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.
The suicide prevention play about hope , conversation and leaving you hungry for life.
Blakes Estate Winery
Blakes Estate is located in Deans Marsh, nestled in the foothills of the Otway Ranges in western Victoria.
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...
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.
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.
Otways Bistro @ Otways Tourist Park
Otways Tourist Park at Gellibrand now has a Bistro and Take-Away which is available to every-one!
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.