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.
SUMMERTIME IN THE OTWAYS
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Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and Cidery
In the Otway foothills Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and Cidery is a hidden delight. The Farm offers comfortable self-contained cabins for couples, with views over the berries to the valley beyond.
A spectacular weekend getaway nestled in a tranquil, lush rainforest haven on top of Erskine Falls.
Countrywide Cottages have a lot to thank their fabulous guests for as their reviews across the internet won them the Number One position in the 2019 AAA Gold List self...
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!
Brae’s six guest suites feature artisanal, handcrafted finishes in a comfortable space reflecting our natural surrounds.
Whitecrest Great Ocean Road Resort
Whitecrest is in a beautiful spot on the Great Ocean Road to help you to get away from it all, to indulge yourself, and be a central base for your getaway.
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The Colac Otway Arts Trail
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 uncertainty the 2020 Colac Otway Arts Trail has been cancelled for the safety of the community.
21 Sep 2020
JADE HURLEY - AUSTRALIA' KING OF COUNTRY ROCK – THE MAN AND HIS PIANO
From the first minute Jade hits the stage, he connects with the audience – you’ll be clapping your hands, singing along and laughing at Jade’s comic antics.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Run Forrest Trail Run
The 9th Run Forrest Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.
01 Nov 202007:30 - 15:00
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.
“Heroes” Vineyard produces wine from 10 acres of unirrigated and organically grown vines. These are premium table wines, made with minimal intervention and a respect for the soils in which...
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.
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?
East Hotel Colac
The East Hotel is a Colac icon.
Blakes Estate Winery
Blakes Estate is located in Deans Marsh, nestled in the foothills of the Otway Ranges in western Victoria.