EXPLORE THE HINTERLAND
Take the inland route to the Great Ocean Road via the quaint hinterland farming village of Deans Marsh. The beautiful green countryside of rolling hills and rural scenery will stun you!
You'll find some of Australia's most famous pioneering names associated with them. Today, the towns retain their unique characteristics and in many cases are building reputations as places to stay, with comfortable bed and breakfast cottages.
Just a short drive from Deans Marsh is the award winning Dinny Goonan Winery, with a vineyard and cellar door open to the public. Visitors are welcome to taste their wines and relax in the peaceful vineyard setting. You can find out more about the wines by talking to Dinny the winemaker, or stroll around the vineyard and winery.
The surrounding township of Lorne is just a short drive from Deans Marsh - where you can venture out and explore the region's walks and waterfalls.
GENTLE ANNE BERRY GARDENS & FARM
This region's produce is amazing, and often you have the chance to meet the maker and the growers.
Nestled in the picturesque Pennyroyal Valley near Deans Marsh is the Gentle Annie Berry Gardens and Farm.
You can drop in for a devonshire tea or get your hands dirty and pick your own berries!
Eat and Drink
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm & Cidery
In the Otway foothills Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm & Cidery is a hidden delight. The Farm offers comfortable self-contained cabins for couples, with views over the berries to the valley beyond.
Hot Chilli Mama
Hot Chilli Mama is a boutique chilli farm located in scenic foothills of the Otway Ranges.