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I AM APOLLO BAY & OTWAYS

OFFICIAL MAP

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YOU’RE WELCOME

ONE MAP, TWO AMAZING DESTINATIONS. This Official Map covers two of the Great Ocean Road region’s most-loved destinations: Apollo Bay and The Otways. Side-by-side in the heart of the region, these neighbouring locales offer a myriad of distinctive experiences and stunning natural landscapes to explore. Get dwarfed by rainforest trees, spiral up a towering lighthouse, stroll the curve of a sandy beach and feast on fresh-caught crayfish – all in a single day! Use this map to make the most of your time here, plan your own adventure and discover magical moments in Apollo Bay and The Otways.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Great Ocean Road: 100 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay Colac: Cnr Queen & Murray Streets, Colac Ph: 1300 689 297 www.visitapollobay.com | www.visitotways.com #iamapollobay #iamotways #visitgreatoceanroad


EVENTS TO CELEBRATE > Apollo Bay Seafood Festival (February): celebrity chefs, market stalls and ocean-fresh produce | apollobayseafoodfestival.com >  Otway Odyssey (February): an epic off-road cycling event | rapidascent.com.au/OtwayOdyssey >  Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberries (February): live entertainment plus a market | bluesandblueberryfestival.com.au >  Great Ocean Road Running Festival (May): one of the world’s most visually spectacular marathons | greatoceanroadrunfest.com.au >  Run Forrest and Otway Soupfest (June): trail running and winter soup festival | runforrest.com.au > Apollo Bay Writers Festival (July): hang out with locals and literati | apollobaywritersfestival.com >  Winterwild: a celebration of the elements and Apollo Bay’s wild winter | www.winterwildapollobay.com.au >  Birregurra Festival and Arts Show (October): 100s of artists plus live music, food, wine and market stalls | birregurrafestival.com


WELCOME TO APOLLO BAY I AM THE QUIET KEEPER OF A BROODING OCEAN. Apollo Bay is the mid-way point on the Great Ocean Road – the perfect base for exploring the region. Get grounded in our laid-back harbour village nuzzled between velvet-green rolling hills and the moody seas of Bass Strait. Unplug and unwind: we’ve got space to move, freedom to think and walks for days.

SIMPLE PLEASURES. SALT OF THE EARTH. Footy on the beach. A safe spot to swim or snorkel. Seeing crays hauled off the boat. Dangling a hand-line from the pier, late afternoon. Cooking your own catch or hitting up a top-notch eatery for a seafood feast. Downing a local brew with a view. Stitch every day of your stay with simple pleasures, easy friendships and fresh treasures found.


NATURE’S BEAUTY ON YOUR DOORSTEP. Stroll to a lookout or a picnic spot. Explore the coast at your own pace. Plan (or don’t) day-trip adventures into The Otways, the ocean or nearby villages. Come for a foodie festival or a writerly gathering. Park up your van by the sea. Book into a cabin, a B&B or a holiday house to sigh for. Then step back and appreciate the view – it’s the real thing.

WHERE TO BEGIN Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre 100 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay Ph: 1300 OTWAYS (689 297) www.visitapollobay.com | www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au #iamapollobay #visitgreatoceanroad


COASTAL FREEDOM

I AM ALL THAT SURROUNDS ME.

Embraced by rolling hills and tranquil beaches, Apollo Bay immerses you in panoramic views, coastal freedom and simple pleasures. Sunrises worth waking for. Sunsets worth toasting. When did you last listen to the sounds of the sea? Watch whitewash ripple up over rocks and sand? Climb a hill for nothing but the view? Lick salt from your lips after a swim? Grab your squad and reconnect with a slower pace of life. Head to the beach for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing or kite flying. Catch a 9-hole round within view of the harbour at Apollo Bay Golf Course. Our cafĂŠ and restaurant scene buzzes with life, local-sourced produce and creative menus ready for you to unearth new faves. Load up a basket and head to Paradise Picnic Reserve, Shelley Beach or Melba Gully. Take the journey with sunshine on your back and find your own reward in every moment.


TOUR THE SCAPES > Take a hike up to Marriners Lookout for a bird’s eye view of town. Head 1.5km north along Apollo Bay Beach, track a surfaced road for 1.5km and climb the steep (but short) hill. Relax a while, lean into the view and the sweeping curve of the bay. > Reserve Saturday morning for a foreshore stroll among intriguing wooden sculptures and a poke around the local hand-made and home-grown fare of Apollo Bay Community Market. > Beaches for days. Stroll the sandy curve of Apollo Bay Beach from the harbour to infinity. Get sand in your toes, paddle in the shallows or dip into the waves. Plonk down and simply gaze out over the ocean. > Kick-back and tackle the first leg of the iconic Great Ocean Walk. It’s only 3km to Marengo! | greatoceanwalk.com.au > Go wild on a 2-hour guided kayak tour to see an Australian Fur Seal colony up close and personal. | apollobaysurfkayak.com.au


SENSATIONAL SEAFOOD

I AM THE SNAP OF A FRESH-CAUGHT CRAY. Apollo Bay is a fishing village with a huge heart, the crayfish capital of the Great Ocean Road. The working harbour ripples with the fleet’s comings and goings. You’ll find fishing and seafood celebrated at every turn. Scan menus and specials boards at eateries for just-caught seasonal seafood dishes paired with local-crafted beers and wines. Why not get real and reel in your own ocean bounty? Cast out from the breakwater or Marengo Beach. For bigger fish to fry, charter a boat (and a local with knowhow) to reach beyond the bay into Bass Strait after salmon, shark or tuna. ADVERTISEMENT SYMBOLS Shopping

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LOCAL FARE > Stroll down to the harbour where you can’t miss the Apollo Bay Fisherman’s Co-op. Hand-pick your own catch of the day – justcaught crays, scallops and snapper, as fresh and scrumptious as you’ll find anywhere in the world. >  Charter a boat or hire some fishing gear and go dangle a line from the harbour wall or shorefront for trevally or flathead fit for dinner. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre first to find out about a recreational fishing licence and where they’re biting. | apollobayfishing.com.au > Hit up the bakery for a world famous scallop pie, a local delicacy loved for its succulent scallops and flaky pastry. | apollobaybakery.com.au > Book a table at Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant, set high in the hills above the bay, and savour seafood within hours of harvest. | chriss.com.au


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Apollo Bay Farmer’s Market

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The Apollo Bay Farmer’s Market, run by members of the local community, is on the third Sunday of every month at the youth club in Apollo Bay. The market offers fabulously fresh local produce including wine, cheese, meat, freshly baked bread, fruit, vegetables, honey, salami, cakes, organic tea, coffee, cordials, preserves, olives and oil, local wool, goat’s milk soaps, plants and seedlings, ice cream, a dry store food co-op and lots more. A: 19-21 Moore St, Apollo Bay E: otway.farmers.market@gmail.com facebook.com/apollobayfarmersmarket

Apollo Bay Lolly Shop

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We are a small family owned confectionery retail business in Apollo Bay, selling traditional English sweets, Australian and International lollies, gourmet and Australiana chocolates as well as premium coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milkshakes and slushies. We cater to a variety of dietary requirements and stock only the highest quality products available, including coffee from Apollo Bay’s very own boutique roasters Hello Coffee. A: 39 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 6957 E: sweetviewgor@gmail.com sweetview.com.au

Galapagos Bookstore

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Galapagos Bookstore is tucked in the heart of the beautiful Apollo Bay shopping strip on the Great Ocean Road. For locals and visitors alike it’s the perfect spot to unwind and browse for a great holiday read or to take on your travels. Galapagos also hosts Busy Bee Crafts By the Bay where you can find many holiday craft needs or spend some time in the mini craft corner and hand-make your own memento of your day in the Bay. A: 1/77 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 6011 E: sales@galapagosbookstore.com.au facebook.com/galapagosbookstore


Apollo Bay Bakery

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The Apollo Bay Bakery is a family run business located on the iconic Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay. This bakery is known around the world as the home of the famous Scallop Pie on the Great Ocean Road. Baking 7 days a week and open from 6am each morning serving a bakery style breakfast plus barista coffee and leaf tea. With a large selection of freshly baked breads, rolls and cakes this bakery has it all. Our pie cabinet has all the favourites, plus gourmet filled pies including vegan and Gluten-free options. Freshly made delicious sandwiches and rolls plus a cake cabinet you can’t say no to. A: 125 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 6440 E: eat@apollobaybakery.com.au apollobaybakery.com.au

Apollo Bay Hotel

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Located in the centre of town with superb ocean views, the Apollo Bay Hotel is the perfect place for drinks and meals with friends. We take pride in our reputation for quality food and prompt friendly service, and our family bistro with its easy atmosphere is sure to please. So whether it’s the hectic summer holidays or quieter winter months, enjoy musical talent in the bar having a few drinks, playing a game of pool or dining in our bistro, we provide enjoyment for all. A: 95 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 6250 E: mail@apollobayhotel.com.au apollobayhotel.com.au


Café 153

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Welcome to Café 153. Our café is an extension of our home and our family – a warm and inviting space that is as satisfying to work in as it is to visit. We are passionate about healthy, delicious food and coffee, using free range eggs, meats and Australian seafood and sourcing local produce where possible. We aim to deliver a genuine and satisfying dining experience. Open 7 days 8am-5pm. A: 153 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 1123 E: info@cafe153.com.au cafe153.com.au

Casalingo

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Casalingo is a well kept secret amongst the locals of Apollo Bay. Boasting a menu of traditional Italian cuisine using fine fresh produce, local seafood and as many organic ingredients as possible to craft a selection of hand rolled pasta, stone oven gourmet pizzas and mouth watering mains. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. Fully licensed. Open 7 nights 5.30pm until late. A: 1 Moore St, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 7613 E: casalingo.apollobay@hotmail.com restaurantwebx.com/Casalingo

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

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Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean. The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings available at our tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in our award-winning bistro with a family friendly atmosphere and ocean views from our beer garden. Live weekend entertainment and Sports bar. Open 7 days. Free Wi-Fi. A: 29-35 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 6240 E: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au greatoceanroadbrewhouse.com.au


Hello Coffee

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We are a family-friendly café and fine roaster of specialty coffee beans. The relaxed atmosphere of our café suits the local tradie, small business operators and tourists alike. With a relaxed atmosphere and plenty to fill your belly you will be more than satisfied. We are foodies at heart and everything is proudly homemade. Just like our coffee, fresh is best. We are open Monday to Friday 7am-3pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. A: 16 Oak Ave, Apollo Bay M: 0412 775 887 E: hellocoffeeroasters@gmail.com hellocoffee.com.au

RAWR Bar

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Your healthy haven in Apollo Bay. Nestled along the Great Ocean Road, RAWR Bar offers: • cold-pressed juices • superfood smoothies • smoothie bowls • raw vegan desserts • warming drinks • plant based food. Come on down to the little shop of love and fill your insides with mother nature’s goodness. #rawrmeansiloveyouindinosaur A: 4/57-63 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5203 9710 E: therawrbar@gmail.com facebook.com/therawrbar

Sandy Feet Café and Health Foods

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Sandy Feet Café and Health Foods is the perfect place to purchase your organic health food products and alternative remedies. Our café is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch offering a fresh and diverse menu. We also open three nights a week for dinner with a wide range of delicious meals offering a selection of native Australian bush foods and local seafood cuisine, along with vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives. A: 139 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 6995 sandyfeetcafe.com.au


The Harbour Fish & Chip Shop

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Situated at the only working harbour on the Great Ocean Road. The Harbour Fish & Chip Shop specialises in locally caught crayfish and fresh seafood. Perfect for self-catering. The Harbour Fish Shop also offers Apollo Bay’s best fish and chips with a side order of magnificent views from Apollo Bay’s new harbour viewing deck. All offered by the Apollo Bay Fishermen’s Cooperative. A: Breakwater Rd, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 1067 E: info@apollobayfishcoop.com.au

Apollo Bay Eco YHA

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Relax at stylish and comfortable eco-certified Apollo Bay Eco YHA. Apollo Bay Eco YHA is walking distance from the town centre and features a wood fire heater, two lounges, two self-catering kitchens, free Wi-Fi hotspot, rooftop social area and two outdoor balconies with BBQs. Choose from a range of comfortable rooms including 4 person multi-share, twin/double and family rooms. Make Apollo Bay Eco YHA your home away from home on the Great Ocean Road. A: 5 Pascoe St, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 7899 E: apollobay@yha.com.au yha.com.au

Holiday Great Ocean Road

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A handpicked selection of over 80 self-contained holiday houses located in Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, Wye River, Kennett River, Johanna and throughout The Otways. Choose from large family beachfront homes, couples hideaways and striking rural estates. Ocean views, wood fires, pet friendly. All linen and towels provided at all properties. A multi-award-winning tourism business operating for over 15 years, browse our selection online: www.holidaygor.com.au A: Shop 1A Moore St, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 1098 E: info@holidaygor.com.au holidaygor.com.au


Apollo Bay Aviation

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Fly this most magnificent coast to the Twelve Apostles in either our Helicopter or high wing Cessna airplane. Flights depart from Apollo Bay aerodrome and take approximately 50 minutes return. Also see the remote Shipwreck Coast, Cape Otway Lightstation and the Great Otway National Park. Hear the shipwreck history as you fly above the breakers and of how this coast first gained it’s name during the Gold Rush era. “Fabulous! A must do scenic flight experience”. A: Telford St, Marengo (Apollo Bay) T: 03 5237 7600 E: info@apollobayaviation.com.au apollobayaviation.com.au

Apollo Bay Fishing & Adventure Tours

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Apollo Bay Fishing and Adventure Tours will take you and your friends out for an experience of a lifetime on a chartered fishing or a relaxing scenic sightseeing tour. With 15 years experience operating our 17 metre 28 seat vessel called the “Moonlight” all you need to do is get on board, relax and enjoy the journey. Perfect for all ages. No experience needed. You get to keep your catch. All gear supplied. Mention this advert and get 10% off. A: Apollo Bay Harbour, Breakwater Rd, Apollo Bay M: 0418 121 784 E: abayfish@bigpond.net.au apollobayfishing.com.au

Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak

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Kayak to the Marengo Marine Sanctuary and visit our resident seals up close and personal, on a two hour return trip. Try surfing or stand up paddle boarding with one of our qualified instructors. We also have a wide range of equipment to hire including bikes, surfboards, SUPs, kayaks and wetsuits. If you would like to get out on the Great Ocean Walk we have daily excursions departing from our shop. For more information drop in, call or visit our website. A: Shop 8, 157-159 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay M: 0405 495 909 E: info@apollobaysurfkayak.com.au apollobaysurfkayak.com.au


IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK. Drive. Around 3 hours from Melbourne via Colac (Princes Highway) to Apollo Bay. Around 2 hours from Melbourne to Colac. Train. From Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, take a train to Colac or Geelong. | ptv.vic.gov.au Bus. Board a V/Line bus service at Geelong Train Station to reach the Otway coast and Apollo Bay. | ptv.vic.gov.au Fly. Fly into Melbourne Tullamarine or Melbourne Avalon. | melbourneairport.com.au | avalonairport.com.au

EXPLORE APOLLO BAY + OTWAYS. We’re front and centre to all the action. Apollo Bay is a perfect springboard for exploring The Otways and surrounds. Make the fun last – stay a few days and really get to know us.


WELCOME TO THE OTWAYS

I AM WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A TINY PERSON AMONGST BIG NATURE. The Otways: where coastal rainforest meets wild Southern Ocean on the Great Ocean Road. Fall under the spell of a magical place of ancient trees, untamed creatures and waterfall wonder. It’s all about time lost and adventure found in breathtaking natural surrounds.

CONNECT AND DARE GREATLY. Commune and connect – without the Wi-Fi. Breathe deep in fresh forest air. Wander into a timeless world to meditate in a shady glade. Zipline through the canopy. Whirr on two wheels along wicked singletrack MTB trails. Clamber up a lighthouse and feel on top of the world. Experience the magic of live outdoor theatre in stunning locations. Whether you dare greatly or seek out intimate moments, whether you rekindle family bonds or make fresh friends with forest critters, you’ll discover connection anew in The Otways.


FERTILE GROUND FOR FOODIES. Rich volcanic soils make for some of Victoria’s choicest produce. Harvest your own bounty of foodie experiences in our rustic villages and tiny townships. Let growers and makers load up your boot or your picnic basket on make-your-own-way farm gate trails. Pitch a tent or unpack at a farmstay and make the magical, natural world your happy place.

WHERE TO BEGIN Colac Visitor Information Centre Cnr Queen & Murray Streets, Colac Ph: 1300 OTWAYS (689 297) www.visitotways.com | www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au #iamotways #visitgreatoceanroad


BIG NATURE

I AM FAIRY TRACKS THROUGH THE FOREST. Get up close to big nature in a lush and ancient eco-system shaped by eons of generous rainfall. Find magic beneath towering Mountain Ash trees standing the test of time. Marvel at tree ferns as tall as palm trees and the ancient Myrtle Beech. Connect to the eerie stillness of a gushing waterfall at Triplet Falls. Journey along winding Turton’s Track. Stay on the lookout for koalas, echidnas, kangaroos and wallabies. Gaze up for feathered friends on the wing.


NATURAL HIGHS > Plummeting 30 metres, the magnificent Hopetoun Falls can be viewed from a platform just a short stroll from the carpark or a 30-minute return walk will get you to the base of the falls where you’ll feel like you’re worlds away. Or nearby take the 2km return trail to Triplet Falls and wonder at its trio of cascades. At Little Aire Falls, a cantilevered viewing platform makes every inch of the 5km return walk totally worth it. | visitotways.com > Take an unforgettable drive through the Great Otway National Park to Cape Otway Lightstation. Climb to the zenith of mainland Australia’s oldest surviving lighthouse. You can see the world from up here! Don’t miss the aboriginal cultural experience or the World War II radar station and from May to September you might even glimpse a whale in the vast expanse of Bass Strait. | lightstation.com > Stand small among nature’s giants in a towering Californian Redwood plantation near Beech Forest. Mist-shrouded, sun-dappled and totally photo-ready. > Get your glitter on with a nightwalk to see the glow worms at Melba Gully or Maits Rest. Bring your sense of wonder – and a torch.


ACTIVE NATURE

I AM FEELING LIKE YOU CAN, TOUCHING TREETOPS WITH YOUR TOES. Immerse yourself. Get active, get moving, get real about your place in the natural world. The Otways is a paradise ready for active discovery. You don’t have to go far to spy native wildlife, but the deeper you go, the more you’ll see. And hear. And feel. At Bimbi Park, camp beneath the stars, sheltered by manna gums where koalas love to munch through lazy days. There’s adventure here for the taking. As heart-pumping as you like. Boldly venture out from Cape Otway Lightstation on a 10km return hike to Rainbow Falls – take the beach track (if tides permit). In Forrest, hire a mountain bike and whizz warp-speed into new territory. Go trail running where the climbs are beefy and the vistas super-satisfying. For the cycling family, take in the scenery and a little history along the Old Beechy or Tiger Rail trails.


ADVENTURE TIME > On the Otway Fly Treetop Walk, rove among giants on the longest and tallest elevated walkway of its kind in the world. Track 25m up into the rainforest canopy or fly through it by zipline. | otwayfly.com > Canoe-glide across other-worldly Lake Elizabeth (near Forrest), sliding past grey tree trunks in search of an elusive platypus. | platypustours.net.au > Really get active among the trees. At Trees Adventure Otway Park, tackle a lofty two-hour session of ropes climbing, flying foxes and aerial challenges. | treesadventure.com.au > MTB-ers head straight to Forrest. Do not pass go. Ride more than 60km of single-track snaking through lush rainforest and back into town. A variety of trails provide something for all skill levels. | rideforrest.com.au > Tread lightly yet still get the full 104km Great Ocean Walk: create your own experience or team up with a tour guide and have your rucksack and supplies dropped each day at your hike-in camp. | greatoceanwalk.com.au


EAT AND DRINK

I AM THE LAST HARVEST OF THE SEASON. And the first bunch of pinot grapes plucked ready for vintage. The hoppy aroma of a craft brewery. Happy hour at the local pub. The pull of your inner foodie to indulge and know more – of the makers, the growers, the bakers, the artisans and purveyors. Try Brae, one of Australia’s finest dining experiences or keep it simple with a locally made treat from the Forrest General Store. The Otways fertile soils mean a bounty of gifts from the earth, ready for you to explore as you trek through farmlands, villages, farm-gates, vineyards. Find eateries in unique places. Alfresco spaces showcasing cool rainforest vistas. Open fires crackling and plates groaning with local fare to share. A foodie trail of epic and intimate adventures. >  The Otway Harvest Trail is a celebration of seasonal bounty showcasing dozens of grassroots businesses defining the culinary depth of The Otways hinterland – breweries, wineries, markets, farm shops, restaurants, cafés and provedores. | otwayharvesttrail.org.au


VILLAGE INSPIRATION > Get under the skin of Forrest – hang out with mountain bikers, lineup a tasting paddle at the brewery or head to nearby Lake Elizabeth. > At the heart of the Otway Harvest Trail, Birregurra is a timber town turned foodie hub with an intriguing heritage walk to explore. > Deep in the Great Otway National Park, Lavers Hill boasts ancient rainforest views, quirky cafÊs, a pub and nearby glow worms. > Swim, surf, poke around the coast then take in an awesome meal at Wye River. Plus there are premium views from many of the holiday homes here. > At Kennett River find an idyllic seaside hamlet, beach and river, swimming and surfing, plus koalas, king parrots, rosellas and kookaburras. > More than a village, Colac is a large regional town built aside a picture-perfect Botanic Gardens by the lake. Shop in quaint specialty stores, second-hand treasure troves and everything-you-need retail precincts. An ideal gateway to explore The Otways and the Volcanic Lakes and Plains. Head further north to discover Red Rock lookout and Beeac.


Otway Central

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Located in Lavers Hill, in the heart of the Otway Ranges and a great base from which to explore the Great Ocean Road region, Otway Central is open seven days. Our philosophy is to use and source local produce and enhance the tourist experience with local knowledge. All our food and our own Crowes Nest craft beers are hand crafted for all to enjoy at Otway Central. Accomodation for camping, caravans and cabins with ensuites. ULP and diesel fuel. A: 57 Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill T: 03 5237 3251 E: manager@otwaycentral.com.au

Terminus Hotel Forrest The friendliest pub in The Otways. Great food, even better beer. Open 12 noon-11pm 7 days a week.

A: 2-4 Station St, Forrest T: 03 5204 9704 E: terminushotelforrest@gmail.com terminushotelforrest.com

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Forrest General Store and Café

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If you want to experience the best of Forrest you can’t go past the Forrest General Store without stopping by. We have a selection of the freshest local produce, handmade foods and souvenirs, and our friendly staff are full of useful tips and tourist information. If you want traditional, country-style hospitality, homemade comfort food and a modern approach to customer service, our café has you covered. Open every day from 8am-5pm. A: 33 Grant St, Forrest T: 03 5236 6496 E: forrestgeneralstore@gmail.com forrestgeneralstore.com.au

Platypi Chocolate

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Platypi Chocolate is an exciting licenced café and artisan chocolaterie in the beautiful Otway ranges in Forrest. The range is decadent and creative, with lots of chocolates, fabulous desserts and light lunches. Enjoy a hot chocolate or cold drink sitting amongst the trees and birdlife of The Otways. Located at Forrest’s famous walking and mountain biking trailhead. Work up an appetite, then treat yourself – or skip straight to ‘treat yourself’! Open every day 10am-6pm. A: 73 Grant St, Forrest E: mandy@platypichocolate.com.au platypichocolate.com.au

Otway Eco Tours

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For a unique adventure; paddle, walk or ride through the Great Otway National Park with us. • Come canoeing to see Platypus in the wild. A rare chance to see the elusive Platypus on the enchanting Lake Elizabeth. Dawn and dusk tours. • Explore the iconic Great Ocean Walk on one of our personalised tours. • Try mountain bike riding on the fantastic Forrest Mountain Bike trails. M: 0419 670 985 E: info@platypustours.net.au platypustours.net.au


Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

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At Otway Estate Winery & Brewery, home of Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer and Forbidden Fruit Ciders, as well as the Estate’s own range of wines, you are sure to find a favourite beverage during your visit. With on-site spa accommodation, the Estate offers three self-contained cottages nestled in the surrounding bushland and a view of the vines, offering you the perfect retreat from your busy day to day life. A: 10 Hoveys Rd, Barongarook T: 03 5233 8400 E: info@otwayestate.com.au otwayestate.com.au

Trees Adventure Otway Park

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Trees Adventure Otway Park is NOW OPEN! Located 1 hour from Apollo Bay and 15 minutes south of Colac in Yeodene. Spend 2 hours in the trees on climbing along nets, tight ropes, bridges, flying foxes and more! With 8 courses made up of over 80 challenges and 20 flying foxes, there’s something for the whole family from 4 years and up to enjoy. Prices range from $25. Book online now at: treesadventure.com.au A: 70 Possum Ridge Rd, Yeodene T: 03 5233 4696 E: otwaypark@treesadventure.com.au treesadventure.com.au

Hulm’s Bakery Colac

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Hulm’s Bakery Colac has been servicing the Western District of Victoria for over 60 years. Their menu includes bacon and eggs, toasted sandwiches, fruit loaf, pies, pasties, sausage rolls, vegetarian lines and freshly made sandwiches and rolls. Also cappuccino, chai, tea, hot chocolate and a full range of soft drinks and juice. Seating is available inside or out. Hulm’s Bakery Colac look forward to seeing you when you are next travelling through. A: 66 Murray St, Colac T: 03 5231 2080 E: hulmsbakery@hotmail.com facebook.com/HulmsBakeryColac


Rock Daisy CafĂŠ & Eatery

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Authentic Vietnamese food served fresh, made as you order. Our specialities include Vietnamese bread rolls and rice paper rolls made with fresh and healthy ingredients. Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options available. Great coffee, or try a Vietnamese iced coffee or iced chocolate. Eat in or take-away. Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A: 244 Murray St, Colac T: 03 5232 2036 E: rockdaisycafe@gmail.com facebook.com/rockdaisycafe

COPACC

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COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre) is a contemporary performing arts centre located in the civic heart of Colac presenting a rich programme from a diverse range of genres, crafted by some of the greatest creative talents in Australia. The venue is also home to the Colac Cinemas with changing art exhibitions in the main foyer and the History Centre also in the main building. Talk to us about your business event, seminar or function. We can cover all bases. A: 95-97 Gellibrand St, Colac T: 03 5232 9418 E: copacc@colacotway.vic.gov.au copacc.com.au

Colac Mid City Motor Inn

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Colac Mid City Motor Inn offers high-quality centrally located motel accommodation at a great price. We are the largest motel in the area and offer top-quality facilities within our selection of 30 rooms. Guests can enjoy the peace and tranquility of our quiet motel – we even have a pool and beautiful gardens for our guests to enjoy, creating a relaxing atmosphere for all who visit us. A: 289 Murray St, Colac T: 03 5231 3333 E: colacmidcity@bigpond.com colacmidcitymotorinnvic.com.au


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AUSTRALIA’S MOST SIGNIFICANT LIGHTHOUSE

Features: >> Lighthouse – 1848 >> Telegraph Station – 1859 >> 1850 Keepers Quarters & Workshop >> WWII Radar Bunker >> Aboriginal Talking Hut >> History and Bush Tucker Talks >> Lightkeepers Café & Souvenir Shop >> Accommodation Open daily 9am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm 1140 Lighthouse Road, Cape Otway T: 03 5237 9240 E: keeper@lightstation.com

www.lightstation.com

Please help us to preserve the natural beauty of this very special area – dispose of waste responsibly and ensure you stay on clearly marked trails and viewing platforms provided for your own safety and that of the environment. This brochure has been produced by Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism in collaboration with Colac Otway Shire. For advertising opportunities: info@gort.com.au


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DISCLAIMER: Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Limited including its officers, agents and contractors (“Publisher”) has made every endeavour to ensure that details in this publication are correct at the time of printing, but accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy or mis-description, whether by inclusion or omission, nor does the Publisher accept any responsibility for subsequent change or withdrawal of details or service shown which are subject to alteration without notice. FL #13152. Printed in Victoria, Australia.

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For patrolled dates and times visit: www.beachsafe.org.au * Bookings essential, fees may applya: www.parkweb.vic.gov.au ˆ Bookings essential, fees apply: www.visitapollobay.com / www.visitotways.com #

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I am Apollo Bay & The Otways official map  

Your official map and guide to Apollo Bay and the Otways. Find out what to see and do in the area.

I am Apollo Bay & The Otways official map  

Your official map and guide to Apollo Bay and the Otways. Find out what to see and do in the area.