NESTLED IN THE HEART OF THE OTWAYS, FORREST AND APOLLO BAY HAVE BECOME ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN THE HINTERLAND AND GREAT OCEAN ROAD REGION… AND IT’S A CYCLIST’S PARADISE.
About Forrest, the Otways and Apollo Bay
Check out the regions destination website’s for accommodation or visitor enquiries regarding Forrest, the Otways and Apollo Bay:
- Visit Otways – www.visitotways.com
- Visit Apollo Bay – www.visitapollobay.com
- Visit GOR – www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au
The Great Ocean Road and Colac Visitor Information Centres are your one stop shop when it comes to planning your next adventure to Apollo Bay, the Otways and Colac. The friendly team at the VICs are happy to share their favourite things to do, see and experience so you can have the best adventure possible in our region..
Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre
Chat to our local experts for everything you need to know about your stay in the Otways and Colac
Open 9am-5pm daily (Closed Christmas Day)
To start planning your next Great Ocean Road Region adventure, please download the GOR Travel Planner here.
- Refer to the Visitor Information websites listed above for either Forrest or Apollo Bay options.
- Refer to the Forrest township website HERE
- We recommend using AirBnB or Riparide and searching Forrest or Apollo Bay.
Forrest Holiday Park – sells out, so get in quick!
Forrest Holiday Park, located in the beautiful township of Forrest in the Otway Ranges. Forrest is 2 hours drive from Melbourne and in close proximity to the spectacular Great Ocean Road.
The park is set on approximately 15 acres with a lovely panoramic view taking in undulating landscape and bush surrounds.
For more information or to book a site contact the Forrest Caravan Park on 03 8727 8906 or email: [email protected]
- Website Booking – HERE
Situated between Birregurra and Colac on the highway. Approximately 30 min to the Forrest Football Ground.
- 1 bedroom stables conversion (2 guests)
- 2 bedroom 1940s vintage cottage (4 guests)
Both are available for arrival on Friday 24 Feb. Book directly with the accommodation providers here: https://www.tarndie.com/accommodation
King Parrot Cottages
Cottages and camping. Visit www.kingparrot.com.au
Pennyroyal Farm Cottages
Country Wide Cottages
Stay at Tarndie
Apollo Bay is on the Great Ocean Road and is a 40min drive to Forrest.
Colac is just a 30min drive inland from Forrest, and have a number of basic motel options. Here are a few:
Please contact us via [email protected] if you would like further assistance in finding accomodation.
Explore the Forrest MTB Trails
Situated in the breathtaking scenery of the Great Otway National Park the Forrest MTB Trails offers some of the most diverse and fun trails in Australia. Built to deliver year round riding….Forrest offers small town charm and pure and wholesome fun!
With 70km of single track and new flow trails weaving through everything from tall eucalypts, and native bush to magical fern gullies…..quite simply, there is a trail for everyone! EXPLORE THE TRAILS
Experience the mighty Otways and Apollo Bay
Tranquility amidst untamed nature
A natural paradise, Apollo Bay and Otways merges seaside village charm with the untamed Southern Ocean, lush forests rising up from the coast and fertile plains beyond. Here, where the Great Ocean Walk begins, access nature’s wildest offerings without compromising creature comforts.
Apollo Bay’s simple seaside pleasures are year-round and all-season. Unwind in the gentle curve of the harbour, stretch out in wide open spaces or worship divine views from Marriner’s Lookout. Reminisce childhood holidays by the sea and browse markets brimming with locals proudly pitching local produce. Surrender to the charm with just-caught crayfish dinner in an elegant hilltop restaurant.
Your Guides to the Great Ocean Road region
- The Great Ocean Road Region has got so much to offer so we encourage you to take your time and explore. See what’s on offer here: https://www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/.
- A selection of downloadable maps and guides for the region can be found here – https://www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/digital-guides/#
Otway Fly activities
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures takes your rainforest experience to new heights in the lush surrounds of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Whether you’re soaking up the breathtaking birds-eye view of the stunning rainforest or soaring through the leafy treetops on the awe-inspiring Zipline Tour, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
The views from the bottom of our Treetop Walk are just as spectacular as from the top! Come see for yourself and take a walk through the beautiful Otway Ranges.
It is a beautiful day today! Why not spend it getting lost between the treetops and have a day out with us!