Colac has a rich farming and forestry history and is the perfect central location to explore the Otways.
Colac, the largest town in the district, is built aside the huge Lake Colac and on the doorstep of the Great Otway National Park. This busy town centre services the surrounding villages and rural areas. Colac has a rich farming and forestry history and is the perfect central location to explore the Otways.
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.
Where To Stay
Lake Colac Caravan Park
Lake Colac Caravan Park is located on the Lake Colac foreshore beside the beautiful Colac Botanic Gardens and Barongarook Creek.
Colac Mid City Motor Inn
Colac Mid City Motor Inn is a clean comfortable motel with 30 different style rooms. Standard and budget rooms with single double or twin.
Eat and Drink
What To See and Do
East Hotel Colac
The East Hotel is a Colac icon.
Hike 2 Camp
Hike 2 Camp is a small local business with a unique experience on the Great Ocean Walk. All the fun of a big hike without the fuss!
Colac Turf Club
The Colac Turf Club has had a long and proud tradition of turf racing, education and training of horses that spans more than 145 years.