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 beautiful and the lake area boasts a great range of wildlife.
Where To Stay
Coragulac House Cottages
Coragulac House is an historic 30 room Bluestone Homestead built in 1873 situated on 140 acres of pristine western district farmland, available for private guided group tours and special events...
Tarndie is an historic working sheep farm with accommodation and a farm-gate Woolshop set amongst one of Victoria's oldest surviving homesteads.
Otway Gate Motel
Otway Gate Motel is situated centrally within walking distance of Colac's shopping district. It is a great place to stay for coastal venturers being within an hour drive of the...
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.
Welcome to Wanawong Retreat, where you are offered beautiful and comfortable accommodation while maintaining the ethos of value for money.
Eat and Drink
The Otway Kitchen
The Otway Kitchen produces a range of delicious artisan jams, chutneys, pickles and relishes. All of their products are hand made in small batches to retain flavour and quality, using...
Prickly Moses Brewery
Prickly Moses brewery is located in the pristine natural environment of the Otways in southwestern Victoria, where they’re blessed with the purest of rainwater.
Hulm's Bakery Colac
Hulms Bakery Colac has been servicing the Western District of Victoria for over 60 years. Providing goods to businesses and sporting clubs across the district.
Lake View Cafe
A boutique cafe offering exceptional service, seasonal changing menu consisting of local produce sourced from the region.
East Hotel Colac
The East Hotel is a Colac icon. Providing quality food and service, supporting local businesses and sporting clubs. Family Venue offering after work drinks, or to relax with friends.
Fusion Restaurant Colac
Overlooking Colac's Memorial Square, Fusion Restaurant Colac offers an ever-changing modern Australian menu and features dishes that showcase the best that our region has to offer whilst delivering flavours from...
What To See and Do
Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures
Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures are proud to be Victoria's first paintball, globeriding and Segway® Adventure Centre. Offering you this range of exciting and exhilarating activities to enjoy.
Cow Lick Bookshop
At Cow Lick Bookshop, they try to make sure every customer has a unique experience every time they visit.
Tarndie Farmgate Woolshop
A Woolshop on a Sheep Farm Heritage listed Tarndwarncoort Homestead offers a wonderful selection of wool products for craft, bespoke yarns and one off dye lots using the Polwarth wool...
ShortHive Honey are local multi-generational beekeepers who produce infused honey using the highest quality ingredients. Their range includes Salted, Espresso, Cacao and Chilli Honey.
Rae Street Relics
Rae Street Relics is Colac's fabulous store, full of amazing antiques and collectables. Furniture, military, manuals/books, 1950's and loads more. Go back in time, to the ‘Good Ol Days’.
Nestled amongst an eclectic array of shops on Murray Street, Just Lovely is an inviting boutique where you can treat yourself to expertly fitted intimate apparel.
Around the region
Margaret Fulton - The Musical
A musical biography of a true Aussie legend based on her bestselling autobiography.
19:00 - 20:20
A Taste of Ireland 2021 - Colac
‘A Taste of Ireland―The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ delivers a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this generation’.
19:30 - 21:30