The largest town in the district

Built beside the huge Lake Colac and on the doorstep of the Great Otway National Park. Colac has a rich farming and forestry history and is the perfect central location to explore the Otways.

Art & Culture

Colac is a place where creativity meets regional life. Find Galleries, theatres and makers markets where local artists are showcased.

Lake Colac

The largest natural freshwater lake in Victoria. Teaming with bird life and surrounded by walking and bike paths, viewing platforms – even a beach.

Colac Botanic Gardens

The Colac Botanic Gardens offer a secluded and magical spot for families and flora enthusiasts. Detour from the highway to be delighted.

Boutique Shopping

Discovery a wide range of independent shops and boutiques. Fashion, art & design, books and gifts can be discovered in Murray Street shops.

Feast on regional flavours

From lakeside dining to bakeries, cafes and restaurants, Colac offers a fusion of traditional fare and multicultural flavours, sourced from the rich rural surrounds.

Discover dormant volcanoes

Red Rock Lookout is just a few minutes drive from Colac. Overlooking Lake Corangamite, this is your panoramic introduction to the Volcanic Lakes and Plains, the world’s 3rd largest Volcanic landscape

A weekend in Colac

If you’re spending the weekend in this bustling regional centre you’ll discover quaint gift shops, antique dealers, art galleries, beautiful botanical gardens and lakeside beaches and bike paths.

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