Colac, the largest town in the district, is built aside the huge Lake Colac and on the doorstep of the Great Otway National Park. This busy town centre services the surrounding villages and rural areas. Colac has a rich farming and forestry history and is the perfect central location to explore the Otways.

Less than a 2 hour drive from Melbourne and central to spectacular elements of the Great Ocean Road.

Retail offerings in Colac range from quaint country gift shops, antique dealers and specialty shops through to major brands and department stores. There are also monthly community markets and other events on throughout the year.

The local botanic gardens are beautiful and the lake area boasts a great range of wildlife.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.