THE BEST OF SUMMER IN THE OTWAYS
Top 5 Summer Adventures
It's a great time to visit some of the Farm gates on the Otway Harvest trail - find wineries, breweries and passionate food artisans curating the best produce of the Otways. Pennnyroyal Raspberry Farm and Otway Blueberries are both open for picking for the summer (crop dependant)Read more
PRIVATE BEACH ANYONE??
From Wreck Beach, Johanna and Blanket Bay through to our Otway Coast Hamlets accessed directly from the Great Ocean Road you'll find a piece of sand that's perfect for you. (Remember these beaches are not patrolled so swimming is not advised - go to Apollo bay or Wye River for safe swimming)Read more
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.
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.
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.
Find a place to stay in
Browse through our selection of accommodation
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.
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. In winter, sit in...
7 Falls Apartments
7 Falls Apartments offer families and couples 3 bedroom luxury apartment accommodation in Apollo Bay.
Port Campbell Recreation Reserve - Port Campbell Camping
Natural bush setting and beautiful views of the Campbell Creek estuary, Port Campbell Recreation Reserve offers a budget camping experience at its best.
Southern Ocean Villas
Contemporary accommodation in Port Campbell. Ideally located in a tranquil, landscaped environment on the edge of the picturesque Port Campbell National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, Shipwreck Coast and...
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.
What's on in
Magic at Otway Fly
This summer, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures will be transformed into a magical fairy wonderland and children from all across the land will be...
Apollo Bay Indoor Market & Art Exhibition
The Apollo Bay Indoor Market presents handmade, textile design and shiatsu.
OZACT presents The Tempest at Loch Ard Gorge
Prepare to be spellbound as OZACT presents The Tempest, Shakespeare's timeless tale of magic, mystery and mayhem.
OTWAY HARVEST FESTIVAL 2019
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 Twilight Festa
For its third year running, Otway Harvest Trails’ Twilight Festa on Friday January 25 again promises to be one of the Otways summer...
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.
Otways Bistro @ Otways Tourist Park
Otways Tourist Park at Gellibrand now has a Bistro and Take-Away which is available to every-one!
Located in the Otway Ranges village of Forrest, Bespoke Harvest features seasonal produce from their garden and surrounding farms that capture the taste and flavour of the Otway's.
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.
Forrest General Store
The Forrest General Store is a unique little general store offering tasty home-cooked food and treats, including good coffee, home-made pies, cakes, slices, salads, soups and sourdough bread.
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.
Wye River General Store
Coffee and a french butter filled pastry? A bloody mary and a beef burger? Local wine and brunch? A pie and draught beer? Or perhaps a pot of chai and a vegetarian salad?