Travel & Accommodation

Spend the weekend in Forrest

Nestled in the heart of the Otways, Forrest has become one of the best holiday destinations in the hinterland of the Great Ocean Road Region... and it's a cyclist's paradise.

Travel time to Forrest

  • Melbourne-Forrest (inland via Colac): 195km, 2.5hr drive
  • Melbourne-Forrest (via Great Ocean Rd): 185km, 3.5hr drive


About Forrest, the Otways and Apollo Bay

Check out the regional tourism website for accommodation or visitor enquiries regarding Forrest and surrounds: and


Explore the Forrest MTB Trails

Situated in the breathtaking scenery of the Great Otway National Park the Forrest MTB Trails offers some of the most diverse and fun trails in Australia. There’s over 65km of single track weaving through everything from tall eucalypts, native bush to magical fern gullies.....quite simply there is a trail for everyone! #rideforrest


Travelling to Forrest and need a bike to race on? 

Check out Forrest Hire Bikes - more info here or visit them at 


Experience the mighty Otways and Apollo Bay

Tranquillity amidst untamed nature

A natural paradise, Apollo Bay and Otways merges seaside village charm with the untamed Southern Ocean, lush forests rising up from the coast and fertile plains beyond. Here, where the Great Ocean Walk begins, access nature’s wildest offerings without compromising creature comforts.

Year-round pleasures

Apollo Bay’s simple seaside pleasures are year-round and all-season. Unwind in the gentle curve of the harbour, stretch out in wide open spaces or worship divine views from Marriner’s Lookout. Reminisce childhood holidays by the sea and browse markets brimming with locals proudly pitching local produce. Surrender to the charm with just-caught crayfish dinner in an elegant hilltop restaurant.

Your Guide to the Great Ocean Road region

Check out this very inspiring Guide to the Great Ocean Road region


Visitor information

The Great Ocean Road Region is served by a network of accredited Visitor Information Centres. Look for the yellow and blue to direct you to the nearest where you find everything you need to make the most of your Great Ocean Road and Otways visit.

Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre

Open 9am-5pm daily
100 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
T: 1300 OTWAYS (689 297)
E: [email protected]

Colac Visitor Information Centre

Open 9am-5pm daily
Cnr Murray and Queen Streets, Colac
T: 1300 OTWAYS (689 297)
E: [email protected]

To start planning your next Great Ocean Road Region adventure, please download the GOR Travel Planner here


Accommodation options

See the guides and websites linked above.

Check out accomodation options on the The Forrest website HERE!

Forrest Caravan Park - sells out, so get in quick!

The Forrest Caravan Park is located only a short ride from the start line and has plenty of campsites available from $15 per person/per night (Min 2 night stay).

For more information or to book a site contact the Forrest Caravan Park on 03 52 36 6275 or email: [email protected]

Website Booking - HERE

Colac motels 

Colac is just a 30min drive inland from Forrest, and have a number of basic motel options. Here are a few:

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is on the Great Ocean Road and is only a 40min drive to Forrest. Search for accommodation in Apollo Bay at

Please contact us via [email protected] if you would like further assistance in finding accomodation. 


Visit Otways postcard


Otway Fly activities

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures takes your rainforest experience to new heights in the lush surrounds of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Whether you’re soaking up the breathtaking birds-eye view of the stunning rainforest or soaring through the leafy treetops on the awe-inspiring Zipline Tour, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

The views from the bottom of our Treetop Walk are just as spectacular as from the top! Come see for yourself and take a walk through the beautiful Otway Ranges.

It is a beautiful day today! Why not spend it getting lost between the treetops and have a day out with us!


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