Take the inland route to the Great Ocean Road via the quaint hinterland farming village of Deans Marsh. The beautiful green countryside of rolling hills and rural scenery will stun you!
You’ll find some of Australia’s most famous pioneering names associated with them. Today, the towns retain their unique characteristics and in many cases are building reputations as places to stay, with comfortable bed and breakfast cottages.
You will encounter these charming hinterland towns by following the Otway Harvest Trail. Take a look at the Otway Harvest Trail site for more info on the towns and to view trail maps.
Just a short drive from Deans Marsh is the award winning Dinny Goonan Winery, with a vineyard and cellar door open to the public. Visitors are welcome to taste their wines and relax in the peaceful vineyard setting. You can find out more about the wines by talking to Dinny the winemaker, or stroll around the vineyard and winery.
The surrounding township of Lorne is just a short drive from Deans Marsh – where you can venture out and explore the region’s walks and waterfalls.
GENTLE ANNE BERRY GARDENS & FARM
This region’s produce is amazing, and often you have the chance to meet the maker and the growers.
Nestled in the picturesque Pennyroyal Valley near Deans Marsh is the Gentle Annie Berry Gardens and Farm.
You can drop in for a devonshire tea or get your hands dirty and pick your own berries!
Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, 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.