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Overview

Colac

Base yourself in historic Colac on the inland route to the famous 12 Apostles and experience the joy of relaxed country living. Situated on the shores of Colac Lake and on the doorstep of the Great Otway National Park, Colac is a lively regional centre close to some of Victoria's most-loved natural attractions.

Great Otway National Park

Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Otways 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. 

Trail bound

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.

Fill your basket

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 further to the southern coastal cliffs, beaches and mighty 12 Apostles.

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Things to do

Colac

Cycling

Old Beechy Rail Trail

Walk or cycle along part of the disused narrow gauge railway line that once ran from Colac through the exhilarating Otway Ranges.

Food & wine

Otway Harvest Trail

Indulge your foodie whims and discover fine produce, wining and dining options at farm gates and provedores, wineries and breweries along the trail.

Beaches & coastlines

Lakes and waterways

Head to the Great Ocean Road region to Lake Elizabeth in the Otways to view the elusive platypus or paddle down the Glenelg River to an ancient cave.

Water sports

Canoeing and kayaking

Paddle out to sea on a kayak and explore the Great Ocean Road region from bays and ocean waves or take a canoe on the lakes, rivers and estuaries.

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Outdoor activities

Camping

Sleep under the stars in the Great Ocean Road region at camping grounds deep in the Otways or park your campervan on a tranquil beachside bush site.

Outdoor activities

Walking and hiking

Walk the Great Ocean Road region's stunning coastal tracks and ancient rainforest trails and see breathtaking ocean views or dramatic waterfalls.

Lakes & waterways

Waterfalls

Hear the roar of falling droplets pounding into the waters below at spectacular waterfalls and cascades in the Otways and surrounding region.

Cycling

Mountain biking

Ditch the skinny tyres and lycra and get off road in the majestic scenery surrounding the Great Ocean Road and its equally dramatic hinterland.