ANCIENT RAINFORESTS AWAIT YOU
Lavers Hill is located centrally on the Great Ocean Road journey in the heart of the Otways rainforest and just 30 minutes drive from the 12 Apostles. There are numerous great places to eat, drink and stay.
Lavers Hill is situated on the Great Ocean Road between Port Campbell and Apollo Bay, on the inland section of the road, north-west of Cape Otway, and at the junction of the roads to Cobden and Colac.
The town centre caters well for tourists, featuring a number of cafes, a pub with a bistro, and tourist information. The landmark wood sculpture at the junction of the Great Ocean Road and Colac Road is the "Drift", which is a tribute to the marine environment, prehistoric skeletal finds, shipwrecks and the agricultural machinery of the area, designed by artist James Catell.
Lavers Hill is an area noted for scenic beauty with the Great Otway National Park surrounding much of the town.
The Melba Gully section, located just south of the town centre boasts ancient rainforests during the day and glow worm viewing on trails at night. Perhaps the most unusual inhabitants of the area are the glow worms, which can be seen at night along the walking tracks.
The 35 minute Madsen's Track Nature Walk departs from the picnic area, providing an adventure into a world of ancient, mossy trees and cool fern gullies.
Take a moment and enjoy this video trip through the forest area of Triplet Falls and the Otway Fly..adventures you will want to experience!
BEACHES, RAINFORESTS AND WATERFALLS
Lavers Hill is a central point to access some of the Otways beaches, rainforests and waterfalls.
Johanna Beach - 12km south east.
Glenaire / Castle Cove - 15km south east.
Melba Gully - 4km west.
Triplet Falls & Little Aire Falls - 16km north east.
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures - 15km north east, a spectacular 600 metre long, 25 metre high elevated treetop walk.
Where To Stay
Otways Nellie Nook
Backing on to Melba Gully’s misty, protected wilderness this property comprises of two dwellings and offers a pristine private world complete with fruit trees, a dam, a wood fired oven...
Otway Central is a licensed hotel and cafe / restaurant providing accommodation and fuel. Located in Lavers Hill, in the heart of the Otway Ranges and a great base from...
What To See and Do
Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Walk traverses 104 kms along the coast between Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles. Hike and camp or arrange a daily shuttle service to your start and finish points.
Ride With Us
Let Ride With Us help make your visit to the 12 Apostles region even better. They provide transport services throughout the region including taxi and shuttle services, bike hire and more.
Known as the Jewel of the Otways, Melba Gully is one of the wettest places in the state.