The largest town in the district, Colac has a rich farming and forestry history and is the perfect central location to explore the Otways.
The town is built aside the huge Lake Colac and on the doorstep of the Great Otway National Park. Its busy town centre services the surrounding villages and rural areas.
It's less than a 2 hour drive from Melbourne and central to spectacular elements of the Great Ocean Road.
Retail offerings in Colac range from quaint country gift shops, antique dealers and specialty shops through to major brands and department stores. There are also monthly community markets and other events on throughout the year.
The local botanic gardens are ridiculously pretty and the lake area boasts a great range of wildlife.
To make the most of your stay, be sure to check what you can do, where you can stay and where you can eat when visiting Colac.