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
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.
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...
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...
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.
What To See and Do
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.
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.
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’.