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Colac Visitor Information Centre

1300 689 297

Welcome to Colac, where the Otways ranges meet the Western Victoria Volcanic plains. Colac is nestled on the shore of Lake Colac, Victoria's largest freshwater lake. Colac provides a perfect place to explore surrounding villages that include Gellibrand, Birregurra, Forrest, Cressy, Beeac, Beech Forest and Lavers Hill.

Discover the local fauna and flora; ancient myrtle beech and mountain ash, fungi, koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, glow-worms, platypus, birds and more.

Follow local foodies trails, sampling home grown produce. Journey into the past exploring the volcanic plains, railway & timber heritage, history walks and discovery trails at Colac and the Otway Villages. Take time to wander through the Colac Botanic Gardens overlooking Lake Colac, watch a bird or walk lakeside.

Natural attractions and outdoor activities include the Old Beechy Rail Trail , Forrest Mountain bike trails, Lake Elizabeth , segway trails, globe riding, Red Rock and the Western Victoria Volcanic Plains , waterfalls & bush walks, the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk.

There are plenty of accommodation options to suit your personal taste and budget. For more detailed information on accommodation and things to see and do in the Otway Region please visit the Visit Otways website.

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  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Opening hours:

  • Daily
    9:00am - 5:00pm
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