Explore Forrest & Surrounds
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".
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
The ultimate outdoor-nature experience. Experience a breathtaking birds-eye-view of the magnificent Otway Ranges from the 25 metre-high elevate walkway or fly 30 metres high from tree to tree on the Zipline Tour.
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.
The ancient rainforest surrounding the Otways township is home to an array of vibrant birdlife to interest avian and wildlife fans alike. More than 150 species of bird have been seen and recorded in the Otways region
The idyllic Stevensons Falls, just south of the township, is among the more popular things to do in Forrest. There is an enjoyable walking track to a viewing platform at the base of the waterfalls. This is just one of the many stunning waterfalls that you can visit in and around the Forrest area, with walks for all different levels of fitness.
Walking Tracks & Hiking Trails
Whether it is an afternoon stroll with the whole family, or a challenging hike, Forrest’s nature walks, walking tracks and hiking trails have something to suit everyone. Forrest also has several shared walking and hiking trails, including a 7km path leading from the town all the way to Lake Elizabeth.
Otway Eco Tours
Fully guided tours in the Great Otway National Park and along the Great Ocean Walk. They guide small groups at a relaxed pace to let you experience the beauty of this area and minimise our impact on the environment.
Great Ocean Road
Just half an hour's drive from Forrest, witness all the Great Ocean Road has to offer, including the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Feast on spectacular views and local produce along the way.
West Barwon Reservoir
Located in the Otway Ranges National Park, the West Barwon Reservoir is both one of Geelong’s most important water sources, and one of our most picturesque sites. It is very popular with mountain bike riders.
Forrest Brewing Company
Forrest Brewing Company is a much-loved destination for mountain biking and folks that enjoy independent beer and Victoria's great outdoors. Forrest is located in the hills above the Great Ocean Road. They reckon 'All Tracks Lead Back to Forrest, and Forrest Beer'.
Platypi Chocolate is the latest great reason to visit Forrest in Victoria's Otway region. Try a hot chocolate, a fabulous coffee, tasty lunch or jump straight to the delicious desserts and chocolates.
Forrest General Store
The Forrest General Store Café is a haven for locals and tourists alike, offering delicious gourmet produce and service with a smile – ensuring you get the best taste of Forrest every time you visit!