Otways Coast Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia : Cape Otway Gellibrand Johhanna Lavers Hill

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The Great Ocena Road travels through three regions.The Surfcoast, the Otways and the Shipwreck Coast. As you travel the road you may not notice the subtle change in the landscape, but as each region may merge seemlessly with the next they each have very unique flora and fauna, landscape features and heritage histories.
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The sea gets all the glory along the Great Ocean Road but only tells half the story of this spectacular part of the world. Those companion mountains lending majesty to the ocean are the Otway Ranges. They’ve been waiting 30 million years for you to come. You owe them a week.

 



when the Great Ocean Road loses sight of the sea past Apollo Bay, you’re in Otway country. The Otway Scenic Drive creates a circle past Cape Otway and Johanna, through Lavers Hill and Beech Forest, back to Forrest and on to Apollo Bay.

It takes two-hours non-stop to complete but at that speed you will have missed a week of memories.
When the Great Otway National Park was opened in December 2005, 103,000 hectares become a vast public amenity. The towns on the Otway Scenic Drive service the park and the good folk who come to enjoy it.

In winter a ring of waterfalls are at their impressive best. To see them all would take a day. Combine Triplet Falls with the nearby Otway Fly for a big day out. The Otway Fly Treetop Walk gives you a bird’s-eye view from canopy level of tree ferns and magnificent mountain ash, the world’s largest flowering plant.




Cape Otway
alone is another day, with its lighthouse and station, and the award-winning Otway Eco-Tourism Centre on the same road. Stay overnight to see glow worms at Melba Gully.

Cape Otway Light House Cape Otway Victoria Australia

At Castle Cove Australia’s oldest dinosaur bones were found where Antarctica slipped away from Gondwanaland. The Great Ocean Walk is at your feet.

Follow the Old Beechy Rail Trail on foot or by bike from Beech Forest through Gellibrand to Colac.

 
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Discover Australias's oldest, surviving lighthouse in mainland Australi. Cape OtwayLight Station is perched on towering sea cliffs where Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean collide
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Camp at state-of-the-art campsites on the Great Ocean Walk at Aire River and Johanna
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Snack at the Bend Café at Castle Cove for food made to order from fresh produce. Chef and operator Paul is free entertainment
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Walk to Stevenson, Beauchamp and Hopetoun Falls
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Pick blueberries at Gellibrand

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Lunch in Gellibrand in the outdoor shade of the café or in the dining room of the restored hotel
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Order hand-made footwear at Ish-Shoes, also at Barongarook
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Visit the Forrest Country Guesthouse has seven themed rooms in an extension that was once a bowls club
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Lookout from Mt Sabine Fire Tower Reserve has knockout views of hills and coast
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Experience the magic of a rainforrest at ground level at Maites Rest or amougst the tree tops at the Otway Fly

 

Otways Accommodation
 

Boomerangs: Johanna Accommodation

Located in the Otway Ranges these three boomerang shape cottages are especially designed to soak up the sunshine and take advantage of the ocean views. Open plan living and luxurious fittings and furnishings. A unique remote hideaway.
Accommodation – sleeps 4 guests comfortably.
 
 

Bimbi Park: Cape Otway Accommodation

Located near Cape Otway in an area of magnificent forests, spectacular coastline, beaches and acess to secluded bays .Accommodation styles including cabins, on-site vans, powered and sheltered camp sites. Bimbi Park is also offers horse riding.
Accommodation – ideal for familes & couples
 
 

Cape Otway Cottages: Cape Otway Accommodation

Set on 60 secluded acres of bush land at the foot of the Otway Ranges. Four very well appointed self-contained cottages located on this picturesque coastal property, wood fires, large sunken corner SPA and much more. Pet Friendly
Accommodation – ideal for familes & couples
 
 

Fauna Australia: Lavers Hill Accommodation

We have two cottages from where you can enjoy your stay amongst our private wildlife park (not open to the general public), where you can get up-close and personal with such favourites as friendly koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats. .
Accommodation – ideal for families & couples
 
 

Johanna River Farm: Johanna Accommodation

Superb Ocean ; Valley views, Wood fire, Spa, Fully equipped for comfort ; privacy. Rated 3 ½ & 4 star cottages. Ideal romantic escape or fun family holiday. Pets welcome too! A working farm with friendly farm animals.
Accommodation – ideal for couples and groups
 
 

Johanna Seaside Cottages: Johanna Accommodation

Unique 260 hectare rural coastal getaway is located just off the Great Ocean Road. Choose from, two architecturally designed cottages, four beach cottages and an authentic farmhouse and indoor heated swimming pool. Pet friendly
Accommodation – up to 5 people
 
Otway Estate Cottages  

Johanna Beach House: Johanna Accommodation

Otway Estate Cottages is set amongst the gums and adjoins our 14 acres vineyard. 2 Bedroom and Studio Cottages are luxuriously appointed, tastefully designed, and fully self contained with spa and wood heater. Complimentary wine on arrival.
Accommodation –Ideal for families and groups
 
 

Otway Tourist Park: Gellibrand Accommodation

Otways Tourist Park is situated in the township of Gellibrand, at the foot of the Otway Ranges. It offers caravan and camping sites, fully self-contained cabins and on-site vans. Only 20 minutes drive to “Otway Fly”. Close to Pub and General Store. Pet friendly
Accommodation – Ideal for families and groups
 
 

Muxy's Place: Johanna Accommodation

Offering absolute seclusion and stunning farm and rainforest views. The house is set on 3 acres of lawn and 4 acres of natural eucalyptus bush-land including a private rainforest/ fern gully walk and picnic area by the side of a meandering stream. Pet Friendly
Accommodation – Ideal for groups -sleeps 10
 
 

Sea Tree Cottages: Johanna Accommodation

Beautifully appointed, fully self-contained cottages with private deck with a gas BBQ and outdoor seating faces east ready to greet the rising sun and overlooks forest, farm and the great southern ocean . .Pet friendly by arrangement.
Accommodation – ideal for groups sleeps 3 - 8
 
 

Sea Eagle Retreat: Cape Otway Accommodation

Set amongst 68 acres with uninterrupted views of Bass Strait and Cape Otway Lighthouse. This Luxury 2 storey home has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living with a formal dining room. Large heated indoor swimming pool and a large poolside spa.
Accommodation – Ideal for groups - sleeps 12
 
 

Whispering Seas Otways: Glenaire Accommodation

this beautiful unique B&B property, built from local sandstone, proudly stands as sentinel overlooking the Great Southern Ocean and Aire Valley. As one of the only properties bordering the Great Ocean Walk and the Otway National Park.
Accommodation – ideal for couples or groups

 
   

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