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Pyrus paschia from SW China
View of Otway Herbs nursery
entrance off Biddles Rd
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Otway Herbs

Address: 155 Biddles Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233

Phone: 03 5237 6318  


Otway Herbs is a nursery with a difference, set in large terraced garden with magnificent views across the Otway valleys and out to the ocean. It is situated high in the hills behind Skenes Creek 12kms by road from Apollo Bay, 8kms off the Great Ocean Road, via Wild Dog and Busty Roads.

The nursery has been open since 1982 and is well known for the huge variety of plants, with an emphasis on herbs but also growing fragrant plants, salvias, perennials, medicinal's, shrubs and trees, and indigenous natives. The plants are all propagated on site using biodynamic compost, using biodynamic methods in the garden for 20 years.

The nursery and garden is open every day from 9am to 5pm, there is no entry fee but donations to maintain the garden are welcome. Also for sale is the gardens own dried packaged herb tea, oregano etc, massage oils and herbal body and face creams. Children are welcome to play in the large sand pit or explore the large garden with its many sculptures. Dogs are also allowed as long as they are well behaved and don't chase the many birds that live in the garden.

Content: Otway Herbs


This is a free attraction.


  • Car park
  • Child activities
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Public toilet
  • Shaded area

Opening hours

The garden is open every day, there is no entry charge but donations to maintain the garden are welcome.


  • Visitor Information Centre

How to get here

Great Ocean Road