Get to know the Hamlets
Wongarra is on the Great Ocean Road between Kennett River and Apollo Bay. It boasts a beautiful stretch of coastline and great beaches for surfing and fishing with the Otways rainforest right in the backyard.
Where to stay and what to see and do in Kennett River and the Otway Coast Hamlets. Great for wildlife, nature, flora and fauna, beaches, surfing and fishing. There's even a tennis court.
Wye River is another of the smaller townships spanning the length of the Great Ocean Road known as the Otway Coast Hamlets. Wye River hosts a variety of accommodation - there's something to suit everyone.
Separation Creek is an Otway Coast Hamlet location on the Great Ocean Road near Wye River. Not as well known as it's neighbour but for those in the know its the place to go for peaceful seclusion and encounters with nature.
- I am a game of eye spy in mother nature's playground -
Is there anything better than the feeling of total freedom. The wind in your hair, the sand between your toes and the world at your feet... You'll find all this when you visit the Otway Coast Hamlets.
Wake to the music of Birdsong. Explore the rainforest and the magic where the forest meets the sea. Discover walks around the Otway Coast. Being in nature and reviving the soul.
WILDLIFE OF THE OTWAY COAST
A curious koala watching on, share your special place with the wildlife. Including a beautiful array of birds, koalas, wallabies, echidnas, even glow worms and in the water the magnificent spectacle of whales in the cooler months.
I am a dive into the salty effervescence - the luxury of space and time washing over. The Otway Coast Hamlets are home to some of the most dramatic coastline you'll see. Step onto the sand and into a dream to discover secluded coves, great surf and rock pools for days...
OTWAY COAST HAMLETS CAMPING
Whether you're pitching a tent, have hired a van or you're after a more refined experience glamping or in cabin accommodation, the Otway Coast Hamlets play host to a number of popular campgrounds that are a hive of activity. Click through for more info.
Change your kid's mindset - give the a taste of the good old days when screens were not the ultimate source of fun. Get on the beach, explore the rivers and estuaries, discover the world outside. This is where we live.
RECONNECT WITH NATURE
The most wonderful place to visit is yourself. Find your balance here in nature. Take it easy. Immerse your senses in the landscape, ecology and nature.
RECONNECT WITH LOVED ONES
You'll feel it the moment you arrive. Here's a place where friends and family gather, a place for celebrations and a place for creating life long memories
A PLACE FOR ROMANCE
Luxury accommodation is dotted throughout the hills here, whether its premium views or secluded hideaways - if you're wanting to make an impression or spoil your favourite person, the Otway Coast Hamlets are a great place to start
The most perfect beaches and the most perfect days. Tranquillity brings total relaxation.
Its amazing how nature can invigorate your soul. Let go and let the ocean and the rain forest work their magic.
NATURE'S THEME PARK
A surfer's paradise, you'll know the best spots by the amount of station wagons and utes parked - try Kennett River and Wye River for safer breaks on the beach.
GLOW WORMS AT GREY RIVER RESERVE
Take the 6km drive along the Grey River Road to the picnic area to view a spectacle of effervescence by night. From Kennett River the gravel road twists and turns until you reach the picnic area and nearby trails. Go when it's dark, switch off your lights (never shine your headlights or torch directly at the glow worms) and watch the embankment on the roadside come to life. By day the short walk from the picnic area through the rainforest is one of the Otways' best.
TASTE THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Getting back to basics doesn't mean compromising on your coffee and brunch habits! For cafe culture to match the best of Melbourne hit the Wye General (they also provide catering for special events). For a beer with a view the Wye Beach Hotel is the ultimate, and if you're after some homestyle fare you can't get much better than Kennett River's Koala Cafe.
FIND PLACES TO STAY ON THE OTWAY COAST
Stephanie's at Onion Bay
Stephanie's at Onion Bay offers fully self-contained stylish accommodation for two in the Seascape Room with spectacular views of the Great Southern Ocean.
At Wye Eyrie II
Perched with stunning views across Wye River Beach, campsite, the Pub and arguably the best ocean views in town.
Setting a new benchmark for luxury and architecture in Wye River. Sea Ranch is a uniquely designed four bedroom home offering breathtaking views of the ocean and coastline.
BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park
A stunning natural setting and relaxed atmosphere. Quality accommodation, large river side camp sites.
Sea Zen is a luxury studio for couples who wish to experience the Art of Great Ocean Living.
A romantic retreat with Japanese elements, where you wake looking out over the ocean.
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.
Attractions, tours and restaraunts
Cape Patton Lookout
Spectacular views of the Great Ocean Road coast can be viewed form Cape Patton. Cape Patton is located between Kennett River and Wongarra and dominates the coastal views in it's direction along the nearby coast.
Mount Defiance Lookout
Beautiful views North West toward Lorne from one of the Great Ocean Road's most popular lookouts - for good reason!