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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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...
Otway Escapes Luxury Spa Accommodation
Otway Escapes Luxury Cottage Accommodation Victoria offers you a choice of three private and exclusive holiday accommodations, custom designed as romantic retreats for couples.
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.
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!
Gone Surfin’ is situated on The Great Ocean Road just past Lavers Hill, and boasts stunning views towards Bass Strait and across the Otway Ranges.
Cape Wye is enviably positioned at the end of Sturt Court, providing iconic Great Ocean Road and beach views. An absolute blue ribbon location in Wye River.
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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.
The Otway Odyssey is one of Australia’s most respected mountain biking events thanks to the quality of the single track, the magnificent wilderness...
Great Otway Gravel Grind
The event will return to Forrest, Victoria for a 4th year in 2020 and is held in conjunction with the acclaimed Otway Odyssey...
COLAC SHOW 'N' SHINE
Following the success of our second car show, planning is underway for the third Colac Show 'n' Shine to be held in Memorial Square Colac on Saturday 29th February, 2020.
Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival
The Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival is a unique annual event held during the last weekend of February to celebrate Blues Music,...
Platypi Chocolate is the latest great reason to visit Forrest in Victoria's Otway region. Try a hot chocolate, a fabulous coffee, tasty lunch or jump straight to the delicious desserts...
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.
Drop into the Otway Nourished when you visit the Otways.
Otways Bistro @ Otways Tourist Park
Otways Tourist Park at Gellibrand now has a Bistro and Take-Away which is available to every-one!
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.
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.