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Otway Coast Hamlets

Explore the Otway Coast Hamlets, the most spectacular part of the Great Ocean...

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Outdoor Activities

The Otways are full of family friendly activities from short walks, to wildlife spotting and plenty of adventure in...

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Johanna

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Gellibrand

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Wildlife on the Otway Coast

The beautiful Otways are a paradise for a rich collection of flora and fauna and provide the visitor with lots of opportunities...

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Lake Elizabeth Walk

Head to Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm...

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Pennyroyal

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Ride Forrest Mountain Biking

Situated in the breathtaking scenery of the Great Otway National Park the Forrest MTB Trails offers some of the most diverse and...

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Wildlife in the Otways

The Otways are home to many of Australia’s favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas,...

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Yaughter Trails Network: The Northern Loop

The northern section (Yaugher) has an extensive range of trails for all skill levels. To get to the Yaugher trail head for the...

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Grey River Picnic Reserve

Just west of the Grey River bridge you will find a pretty, shady picnic area with beach...

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Forrest Trails Network: The Southern Loop

The southern trails surround the township of Forrest and offer riders six great trails ranging for easy to more...

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Melba Gully - Maden's Track Nature Trail

Melba Gully (Madsen’s Track), aptly known as the Jewel of the Otways, is one of the wettest places in the state....

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Great Otway National Park

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otway hinterlands towards Colac....

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Lookouts of the Otway Coast Hamlets

The stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Road around the Otway Coast Hamlets is unforgettable.  Mount Defiance through to...

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Cape Otway

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Otway Coast Camping

I am an esky for a footrest, eager hands unwrapping the damper. I am the brightest star you won’t see in the city...

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Waterfalls in the Otways

Hopetoun Falls has a viewing platform 20 metres from the carpark which offers spectacular views of the falls as they crash...

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Great Ocean Walk

Engage your mind, body and soul as you weave your way through the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks. Nature’s...

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Forrest

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Wye River

Discover more about Wye River, one of our Otway Coast...

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Red Rock (Volcanic) Lookout

The Red Rock lookout, 12km from Colac, is one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes....

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3 Day Itinerary in the Otways

Thinking about a long weekend away in the Otways? We’ve put together a suggested 3 day itinerary that gives you a taste of...

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Rail Trails through the Otways

Rail Trails are disused railway corridors that have been converted to paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Discover the...

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2 Day Itinerary in the Otways

A 2 day Otways getaway is just the thing you need if you feel like unplugging and getting back to nature. We’ve put together...

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Whale Watching in the Otways

Did you know? Humpbacks use their massive tail fin to propel themselves through the water and sometimes out of...

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Find out where Chef Dan Hunter likes to eat in Birregurra

When he’s not running an award-winning restaurant, Brae, Dan Hunter enjoys eating at other local establishments and spending time with his...

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Only have 48hrs in the Otways? Here's your guide.

The Otways is enchanting, captivating, picturesque and just two hours west of Melbourne. If you’ve only got 48-hours to spend in the area,...

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Couples Getaway

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Top 10 Things to do in the Otways

There are so many fantastic Otways attractions that showcase nature at its best, making a trip here an unforgettable one. Below we have put together...

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A Secret to Exploring Apollo Bay and The Otways Like a Local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National Park in...

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 3: E-Biking + Platypus Spotting

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 2: Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Zipline

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 1: Exploring Cape Otway and Surrounds

The wind batters our tired faces as we stretch our legs on Stringybark Track, ascending Parker...

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A Guide to Unearthing the Secrets of the Otways

I grew up with the Otways National Park as my backyard, so it’s an incredibly special place for me that’s close to...

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Rediscover Awe and Wake up to the Otways

A weekend of fresh air, mother nature at her finest and fulfilling wanderlust right at your back door. Welcome back to the...

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Family Activities in the Otways

The Otways are full of family friendly activities from short walks, to wildlife spotting and plenty of adventure in between. Grab the kids and...

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Easy Walks with Kids in the Otways

The whole family will love experiencing the Otways at its finest: on foot. Walkers of almost any ability can trek around and discover magical...

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Night Walk for Glow Worms in the Otways

Did you know that Glow Worms are really bioluminescent (aka glow in the dark) maggots of a mosquito like...

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.