Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Great Otway National Park with its towering trees and dense fern glades. Camp out under the stars, bushwalk to cascading waterfalls and stunning beaches, or head to the calm waters and eerie landscapes of Lake Elizabeth in search of the elusive platypus.
Stretch the legs on one of the local rail trails. Run, walk or cycle along the Old Beechy Rail Trail that runs through the Otway Ranges from Colac to Beech Forest or hit the Forrest Tiger Rail Trail for pastoral landscapes, temperate rainforest and historic sites. For something a little closer, take a stroll along the 1.2-kilometre track through Colac’s Botanic Gardens. For the mountain bikers, nearby Forrest boasts some of the finest mountain biking trails in the state.
Hit the road and sample the region’s best fresh produce, wines, beers and gourmet treats along the Otways Harvest Trail. Stop into Warncoort, Birregurra, Forrest and Ferguson, or drive on via the inland route to the southern coastal cliffs, beaches and spectaular 12 Apostles.
COLAC OTWAY SHIRE COUNCIL
Address:2-6 Rae St, Colac, Vic 3250
Postal Address: PO Box 283, Colac 3250
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5pm
Phone: (03) 5232 9400
Fax: (03) 5232 9586