Tourist Information for The Otways Region of South West Victoria. Deans Marsh / Pennyroyal, Colac Town
Two hours from Melbourne, the Otways allows you to relax, recharge and explore.
Come and Explore the Otways enjoy the spectacular natural scenery, mighty timbers and magnificent waterfalls, the lush green hills that roll down to long stretches of sandy beaches of the Great Ocean Road, the volcanic lakes, craters and wetlands of the Hinterland. Here you will find something for everyone to enjoy. The region encompasses the major town Colac and smaller villages that include Gellibrand, Forrest, Birregurra, Cressy, Beeac, Beech Forest and Lavers Hill. Also seaside hamlets of Wye and Kennett River, Cape Otway, Johanna Beach and the relaxed beach resort of Apollo Bay.
Food & Wine Lovers will enjoy a number of cafe's, restaurants and wineries scattered throughout the Otways, menu's include local produce such as cheeses, ice-cream, seafood, beef, lamb and bread. Relax and enjoy dining whilst experiencing amazing views, warm hospitality and don't forget to ask about the local wines and beers from the Otway foothills.
Plenty of Nature Based Activities to Experience including Forrest Mountain Bike trails, Old Beechy Rail Trail, Great Ocean Walk, Water Falls, bush walks, Otway Fly Tree Top Walk, bird watching, platypus tours, fishing and horse riding. There are also a series of unique trails throughout the Otways, these walks & tours incorporate heritage, wildlife, attractions, food, wine and scenic views. Pick up detailed guides from the Colac Information Centre.
Stay Longer there are plenty of accommodation options to suit your personal taste & budget, anything from bush camping, caravan park cabins, motels, self contained cottages and apartments through to luxury bed and breakfasts.
Don't forget to take something special home from our retail store, select from a wide range of local and Australian made products. These include local books, art works, food products, adult & children's clothing, games, cosmetics and much more!!!