The Otways

Cape Otway Cottages is perfectly positioned to be the ideal Otway Ranges accommodation base for your enjoyment of the Otway Ranges and the Great Ocean Road region.

With its magnificent scenery, spectacular beaches and waterfalls, the Otway Ranges are heaven on earth for both humans and canines to explore. Cape Otway is situated 30kms to the west of Apollo Bay at the southern tip of Victoria’s western coast where the Southern Ocean meets Bass Strait. The area around Cape Otway is included in the Great Otway National Park where rainforests and streams extend to the coast where a rugged coastline meets with pockets of sandy beaches. Koalas are in abundance throughout the area and are a popular attraction for visitors wishing to see these cuddly marsupials in the wild.

Take a tour of the Cape Otway Lightstation and discover its fascinating history while enjoying breathtaking views of Bass Strait. Relax over a great coffee and homemade scones in the Lighthouse cafe.

Picnic opportunities abound, with lovely settings at many of the waterfalls as well as Blanket Leaf, Sheoak, Distillery Creek, Moggs Creek, Paradise, Melba Gully, Shelly Beach, Triplet Falls and Blanket Bay to name a few.

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac. The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland. In the north, the park features tall forests, ferny gullies, magnificent waterfalls and tranquil lakes.