Birregurra is a charming town with wonderfully restored facades referencing to a rich historical past. Originally named Bowden’s Point, Birregurra become a thriving town with its railway being the lifeblood of the vast Otways timber industry in the early 1900’s.
Discover Birregurra’s vivid past as you wander about the scenic and peaceful country town.
For foodies visiting Birregurra, be sure to spend some time visiting the amazing farm gates, growers and producers, breweries and winemakers of the Otway Harvest Trail and for a special occasion a visit to Brae Restaurant is always recommended, with a daily menu of local produce expertly prepared by celebrated chef Dan Hunter.
The nearby township of Forrest has become a hub for mountain bike activity in the region, with purpose built mountain bike trails as well as a series of associated events throughout the year. If a slower pass is more your style, Birregurra is in short proximity to an array of walks that lead visitors through ancient forests and waterfalls
Otway Harvest Trail
Birregurra sits in the heart of the Otway Harvest Trail, bubbling with producers and restauranteurs. Located on the skirts of the worlds third largest, all be it extinct, volcanic plan, the region takes full advantage of fertile soil and consistent rainfall to harvest fresh foods teeming with flavour.
Using the Otway Harvest Trail, let your taste buds guide you around the country roads, gather your loot for an indulgent holiday feast. Pick up some fresh berries, homemade jams, a bottle of berry gin, cider, beer or wine and something a little sweet at the chocolate shop. Or trust a local chef to create something incredible from the bountiful seasonal harvests.