About Us

About Forrest

Mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing, wildlife watching, beer, food, wine and pure relaxation – the list of things to do in Forrest is long. Whether you’re after activities and adventure or peace and quiet, Forrest can provide it, and all set in the heart of Victoria’s beautiful Otway Ranges. At Forrest we might be a little biased about our beautiful little town, but a visitation boom, and spike in high-quality tourism businesses, including accommodation and hospitality, is an indication that visitors love Forrest as much as we do.

Forrest has rapidly become one of the best holiday destinations in the Great Ocean Road hinterland, situated just a 30-minute drive through the Otways from the iconic coastal route. There are plenty of varying options when it comes to accommodation in Forrest Holiday Park, ranging from self contained cabins, to powered caravan sites, and unpowered camping. There really is accommodation to suit any type of holiday, from a family getaway to an outdoor adventure.

Forrest has a variety of food and dining options to suit just about any palate. The best part is, when you dine in Forrest you will be eating predominantly local produce, whether it’s at the Forrest Brewing Company, which is renowned for its great beer, Platypi Chocolate or Forrest General Store.

While there are loads of things to do, see, eat and drink, there is also a range of community groups, sporting clubs and services in Forrest and its surrounds. So, not only is Forrest a beautiful holiday destination or ideal base for an Otways getaway, it also has all the traits needed for a tree change to live or raise a family.

Make sure you visit Forrest for your next holiday to see what all the fuss is about.

Why Stay With Us?

  • Absolute natural setting
  • Stroll to the convenience of the village or bushwalk from the Park to the National Park
  • Set in the  heart of Vicoria's Beautiful Otway Ranges
  • Perfect location for a short or long holiday, the area caters for relaxation and adventure


Our self contained cabin options offer one, two or three bed styles - all you will need are your clothes and food!


There is plenty of space to spread out along our grassy powered and unpowered sites for you to disconnect and be closer to nature.

Caravans & Campers

Our powered and unpowered site options suit any sized caravan, motor home, camper trailer or fifth wheeler.

Lake Elizabeth

Head to Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm waters punctuated by the trunks of dead trees, drowned when the valley was flooded more than 50 years ago to form this "perched lake".

Park Facilities

We offer a camp kitchen, accessible bathroom amenities, a playground, laundry facilities, barbecues, and so much more!

Mountain Bike Trails

With mountain bike trails in Forrest rated as some of the best in Australia, the town has become a must-visit location for mountain biking enthusiasts. With over 60 km of sign-posted single track, there is way too much for just one day.

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