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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.
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.
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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.
The Otways is full of little activities for big fun including berry picking, glow worms and the Otway Fly.
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.
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.
Find a place to stay in The Otways
Browse through our selection of accommodation
Apostles Camping Park & Cabins
Apostles Camping Park & Cabins has a wide range of accommodation beautifully situated on the Gellibrand River. The small township of Princetown offers many natural features worth exploring.
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.
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.
Apollo Bay Cottages
Apollo Bay Cottages is set on four hectares of landscaped grounds adjacent beautiful Marengo Beach, two kilometres West of Apollo Bay on the magnificent Great Ocean Road and two and...
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.
7 Falls Apartments
7 Falls Apartments offer families and couples 3 bedroom luxury apartment accommodation in Apollo Bay.
What's on in The Otways
Open Mic Sunday Session at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Have you got talent? Bring along your skills, voice, jokes, instrument of choice and take the stage and show punters what you are...
Apollo Bay Farmers Market
Apollo Bay Farmers Market was established by a very enthusiastic team of food lovers in March 2010, in order to showcase fresh and...
ANZAC DAY CELEBRATIONS
ANZAC Day services will be hosted in several places on Wednesday 25 April, 2018
GREAT OCEAN & OTWAY CLASSIC RIDE 2018
One of Australia's premier and most spectacular rides. Starting and finishing in Torquay the ride takes in the spectacular farmland of the Otway ranges and then back along the Great Ocean Road.
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.
Matt Orchard at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a great night of free live music with Matt Orchard.
Set on a hillside on a 30 acre organic farm, Brae is a contemporary restaurant with six luxury guest suites – a place to interact with nature and eat from...
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.
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...
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.
Run Rabbit Run Cafe
Offering great coffee and a range of delightful food made in house. The perfect stop for lunch or a travel break.
Colac RSL Sub-Branch Inc.
The Colac RSL is a warm family friendly club. They pride themselves on their military history and are more than happy to welcome new members to the club.