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Tourism Attractions & Activities

Find out what to do and see in the Lorne Hinterland region. There are so many options for dining and touring the Otways, The Great Ocean Road and other areas of South West Victoria. Experience Australian regional lifestyle and indulge in the local produce. Ask your hosts at Otway Escapes accommodation for any further recommendations when you stay.

The Otway Kitchen

Extensive range of locally produced preserves

The Otway Kitchen produces an extensive range of traditional and gourmet jams, chutneys, pickles and relishes to the highest quality. We use no artificial colours or additives and all of our delicious products are gluten free.

From our fully equipped commercial kitchen in Colac we can supply directly to your retail store, B&B, Hotel, Motel or supply branded product for your Promotional Event. We create a range of gourmet hampers, incorporating local produce, perfect for corporate gifting or special occasions.

The Otway Kitchen is also happy to discuss opportunities in helping you to develop your own commercial recipes and production under your own brand or label

Try our famous Pickled Onions or moorish Raspberry Jam – taste the difference!

The Otway Kitchen is an Australian Disability Enterprise providing supported employment and training to people with disabilities.

Another proud Otway Harvest Trail member
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Otway Saffron

Locally grown Saffron-the King if Spices!

Otway Saffron is proud to bring you only fresh, pure, locally grown, hand-harvested saffron. Saffron truly is the most sought after spice in the world! According to Greek myth, the handsome mortal Crocos fell in love with the beautiful nymph Smilax. When she rebuffed his attention, he was turned into a beautiful purple saffron crocus flower!

Saffron is the stigmas – or threads – of the saffron crocus. Each flower contains only three of these delicate filaments, each measuring about 3 or 4 cm long. It takes about 200 flowers to obtain a single gram of saffron!

At Otway Saffron we hand-pick only the finest flowers – and then hand-harvest the threads – to produce our beautiful, bright orange-red saffron. Strongly perfumed, with an aroma of honey, our saffron beguiles the tastebuds with its complex and pungent flavours. Some people say that saffron tastes slightly bitter while still lending a semi-sweet taste to the dishes to which it is added; while others swear it tastes like the sea. For the most part, it is difficult to label the flavour of saffron, since its complexity is experienced by everyone a little differently.The only real way to find out what saffron tastes like is to try it yourself!

It’s commonly used in Spanish paella dishes, Italian risotto and festive Indian biryanis; and it combines well with fish and seafood.

Otway Saffron can be found at Jo’s Pantry in Colac

Location: 
135 Belvedere Drive Elliminyt, VIC
Another proud Otway Harvest Trail member
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Otway Pasta Company

Artisan Pasta

All our handcrafted pasta is made with local free range paddock laid eggs, Australia’s highest quality flours, organic olive oil and a little pink lake salt. We supply our fresh pasta to best restaurants cafes and fine food outlets in the region. Gluten free pasta is also available. Established in 2013, Otway Pasta Company has quickly gained a legion of foodie-fans who love the great taste, silky texture and authenticity of real pasta made with love!

Location: 
6 Nankivell Street Colac
Another proud Otway Harvest Trail member
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Otway Fields-Porch Pantry

Award Winning Preserves

The Otway Fields Porch Pantry carries a range of award winning preserves, fresh garlic when in season, and a range of garlic salts. Black garlic is the new ‘black’ in cooking. We have created a range of garlic salts that will impress any foodie. Our Black Garlic Salt won a Gold Medal at the 2016 Australian Fine Food Awards

Location: 
85 Meadowell Rd Gerangamete, VIC
Another proud Otway Harvest Trail member
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Otway Artisan Gluten Free Breads

Beautiful Breads

Otway Artisan Gluten Free breads is a  small, regional, gluten free bakehouse dedicated to the production of the finest handmade gluten free breads and pizza bases. You can also enjoy cakes and great coffee in our new shop – the georgous old bank building –  in beautiful Birregurra

Location: 
77 Main St Birregurra, Victoria
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Irrawarra Sourdough Bakery

Sourdough Bread, Granola and sweet products

Award winning locally produced Breads and Granola

Another proud Otway Harvest Trail member
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Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant,Skenes Creek

Great Food and Amazing Views

Overlooking Bass Strait, set high in the Otways above the Great Ocean Road, Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant and Villas has become a Mecca for gourmet travellers. His personal approach to hospitality has made him one of the best-loved characters in the region and his passion for the food of Southern Europe combined with the freshest and purest produce has made his cuisine world famous.

Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant opened in 1979 along much the same lines as his original, much loved and lauded “Chris’s Restaurant” down the Great Ocean Road in Lorne, now long gone.

In those days Apollo Bay was a quiet fishing village on the fringe of the Western District, with little in the way of fine dining. Chris, with his emphasis on the fabulous freshly caught seafood of the ‘Bay’ along with his trademark Mediterranean cooking with a Greek accent, has done a lot to change that.

The original pinewood and glass dining room, seating 30, was extended over the years until it held 120 on two levels. In May 2003 it was totally destroyed by fire. Chris built a new “Chris’s” on the ashes of the old, and reopened on Christmas Day 2003.

These days the Great Ocean Road has an international profile and is one of Australia’s top tourist destinations, and Apollo Bay is booming.  With Apollo Bay’s transformation, so too has Chris’s become an icon of the Great Ocean Road.

Location: 
280 Skenes Creek Rd., Apollo Bay, 3233
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Mexican Republic Restaurant-Lorne

Excellent Mexican cuisine
Location: 
​ 1 A GROVE ROAD LORNE VICTORIA 3232
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Marks Restaurant, Lorne

Beautifully presented cuisine

There is no time like now to eat oysters…shucked in house of course, to enjoy natural with mignonette or cooked Kilpatrick style with good bacon & Worcestershire. baby snappers, local scallops and sardine fillets are also worth considering….so much to enjoy.

Marks  as local as possible whilst not turning our back on what the world has to offer.   That’s us.

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Lorne Bowls Club

A hidden treasure!

Lorne Bowls Club is situated adjacent to Mantra Resort. We welcome new members and travelling Bowlers with reciprocal Club privileges to play. 

The Lorne Bowls Club offers affordable meals for the whole family. Open every night of the school holidays from 6pm.

Function, barefoot bowls and member enquiries very welcome.

We love Lorne for the great community and the Bowls Club provides the ideal environment and atmosphere for community and visitors alike.

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Swing bridge Cafe, Lorne

A beautiful casual dining experience

The Swing Bridge Cafe is a simple weatherboard building done with a beach-shack chic fit-out sitting right on the sandy beach of the Erskine River mouth at the foot of the iconic suspension ‘swing bridge’.
“Owner and chef Jorge Guerrero was born on a farm in Argentina and loves nothing more for Friday lunch than to set up his grill and cook pork belly and chooks over glowing coals. At other times it could be eggs, salsa and tortillas for breakfast or chorizo and chimichurri in a Zeally Bay sourdough bun for lunch.” Richard Cornish, The Age. Serving St Ali Coffee, the Swing Bridge Cafe is a great addition to Lorne’s food landscape.

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Moons Licensed Espresso Bar

For the best Coffee!!

Terrific Coffee!

Location: 
108 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232
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Pizza-Pizza, Lorne

Gourmet Pizza's-A local favorite

A local favorite for the best Pizza's!

Location: 
2 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne.
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Lorne Central, Cafe-Deli-Bar

Great Views and relaxed atmosphere

 Stunning Views &  Relaxed Atmosphere 

Location: 
150 Mountjoy Pde Lorne.Vic
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Cuda Bar and Restaurant, Lorne

Contemporary Australian dining

Popular restaurant and bar in the heart of Lorne

Cuda Bar & Restaurant Lorne offers great food & great entertainment. Located in the middle of Mountjoy Pde & offering indoor & outdoor dining,
Our modern Australian dining menu is all made with care in-house, with only the freshest seasonal ingredients. It includes a wide variety of small “tapas” style dishes completed with mains & desserts including our famous house made ice creams. Dining bookings are a must!

Cuda bar features an extensive wine, cocktails & drinks list utilizing local products wherever possible. Premium 1st pour spirits, icy cold tap beers, craft beers, ciders and freshly made cocktails on the fly. Ocean views and free WiFi all included, afternoon drinks on the deck anyone?

Location: 
84 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC, 3232
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