Colac Highlights

Experience Colac Sites andScenery

Colac is one of the premier camping spots in Australia and is often considered the hub of Western Victoria. We have a great range of different attractions and sites to see in and around our caravan park. We hope to educate you on a few hidden gems and excite you for your next Colac Holiday. On arrival, we can also recommend visiting the tourist information centre in the town centre.
Australian koala bear

Botanic Gardens and Cafe

Just a short walk from our caravan park you will find Victoria's largest regional Botanic Gardens; Colac’s very own Botanic Gardens. It  boasts 12 hectares of gardens and recreational reserve perfect for family picnics, relaxed strolls or romantic dates. Established in 1868, remodelled by William Guilfoyle in 1910 and classified by the National Trust in 1990, the botanic gardens feature 10,000 plant specimens including many rare old trees. 

The gardens also have a cafe and a short walk to town offer other food and drink spots to enjoy during the day.

Lake Colac 

There's no better way to appreciate the local architecture and gardens in Colac than by walking along the Lake Colac foreshore. This will provide great views while you enjoy a relaxing stroll. Lake Colac is truly a sight to behold all year round and it also provides a great path to the Colac botanic gardens. 

BBQs and Children's Play Space

Beside the caravan park, there are free BBQs, picnic tables, toilets and an exciting play space and a sensory garden for children. 

Lake Colac Bird Reserve

A 5-minute walk from the Caravan park will land you in Lake Colac's awe-inspiring bird reserve. You simply turn right at the lake gate exit and follow the path to the wetlands reserve, before continuing your walk along the Barongarook Creek through the vine covered arbours and back to the park. 

Walk or Cycle Lake Colac Foreshore

The Lake Colac foreshore and the botanic gardens both provide a great opportunity to go for a peaceful bike ride to gain a different view of the Colac landscape. There are a number of charming little gardens and paths to discover along the way, which are guaranteed to please.

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore Colac Botanical Gardens designed by William Guilfoyle in 1910.

Enjoy a stroll along Lake Colac foreshore and view the Tachyglossus mosaic on the water’s edge, or go bird watching.

 Play a game of Golf at Colac, Birregurra, or Apollo Bay.

Enjoy a day out at the Colac Races from November to March.

Take a Heritage Walk around Colac, Forrest, or Beeac.

Head out into the Otway’s, and explore the Walks & Waterfalls trail, grab a map from the local information centre.

Explore the Otway Harvest Trail for local produce, wines & beers, olives, berries, restaurants and amazing scenery. www.otwayharvesttrail.org.au

Visit Tarndie heritage sheep farm, homestead, wool shop, and courtyard kiosk. www.tarndie.com

Shop for fashion, gifts and homewares in Colac, Birregurra and Apollo Bay.

Search for a bargain in the many Antique & Op shops.

Challenge your family & friends at Planet Mud Outdoor Adventure Centre for Paintball, Segway or the adrenaline pumping Globe ride.
Discover Otway Fly Tree Top Adventures breath taking Treetop Walk, Zip line and Black Snail Café. Discounted tickets available at the Apollo Bay & Colac Visitor Information Centres or book online. www.otwayfly.com.au

Take in a movie or a live performance at Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (COPACC). www.copacc.com.au

Discover the region on a mountain bike – Highlights are the Forrest Mountain Bike Trails and the Beechy Rail Trail.

Check out the dormant volcano at Red Rock part of Kanawinka Geopark. See staff for more details.

Explore Beeac’s Windmill Park.

Take a tour of the Cape Otway Lightstation, the oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia. Daily shipwreck tours, café and accommodation. Discount tickets available at the Apollo Bay visitor information centre. www.lightstation.com Ph. (03) 52379240 

Work out at Blue Water Fitness Centre gym or enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. For more details. www.bwfc.org.au 

LOCAL MARKETS

Lions Club of Colac Monthly Market – 3rd Sunday of the month
Birregurra market – Seasonal
Apollo Bay Community Market – Every Saturday morning 
Apollo Bay Farmers Market – 3rd Sunday of the month

DISTANCE & TRAVEL TIMES

Town Km’s from Colac Time
Apollo Bay 69 1hr
Avalon Airport 99 1hr 15 mins
Ballarat 102 1hr 10 mins
Beeac 19 20 mins
Beech Forest 45 45 mins
Birregurra 20 20 mins
Camperdownt 45 35 mins
Deans Marsh 35 30 mins
Forrest 33 35 mins
Geelong 74 1hr 9 mins
Gellibrand 25 25 mins
Lavers Hill 56 1 hr
Lorne 57 1hr
Melbourne 150 2 hrs
Princetown 75 1hr 15 mins
Port Campbell 77 1hr 15 mins
Timboon 65 1 hr
Warrnambool 113 1hr 20 mins

LOCAL EVENTS

Pick up your Calendar of Events from Colac Visitor Information Centre to make the most of your stay or visit www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/Upcoming-Events

TRANSPORT

V/Line daily rail services to and from Melbourne to Warrnambool. www.vline.com.au Ph. 136196

Lake Colac Caravan Park offers a free pickup and drop of service from and to Colac train station.

Taxi’s Active Taxi 24hrs Ph. 52315833 or 132221
Colac City Bus www.ptv.vic.gov.au Ph. 1800 800 007

Other Regional Web Sites

Thanks to Colac Otway Shire and Colac Life, your way

Get in touch with our friendly team to learn more about Colac on (03) 5231 5971  admin@lakecolaccaravanpark.com.au.
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