The Great Ocean Road and the Otways offer a spectacular natural environment with rainforest, beaches, sleepy towns, farms and seaside resorts.

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most incredible coastal scenic drives, stretching from Torquay in the east to Peterborough in the west. Little Wye River is perfectly placed in the middle to discover it all!

Highlights include the towering 12 Apostles, loads of native wildlife,  iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls, and of course the spectacular views from the road itself.

The spectacular 12 Apostles are a day trip from Wye River (2 hr each way).

For more information, check out our Day Trips map.

The Otways

The Great Otway National Park is our backyard. It contains some of Australia’s most majestic temperate rainforest, with towering gums, magnificent mountain ash forests, large myrtle beech, blackwood and thick tree ferns.

Dozens of walking tracks can take you deep into the unspoilt bush. The Otway Fly Treetop Adventure walk, about one hour’s drive from Wye River, offers breathtaking views and abundant plant and birdlife.

Beautiful waterfalls are a major feature of the park, with almost a dozen within easy day trip of Wye River. The closest, Sheoak Falls, is 15km away towards Lorne. While not falling for a great distance, the water passes over a dark rock face within an awe-inspiring natural amphitheatre of Swallow Cave.

After dark, glow worms come to life in Grey River or in Melba Gully near Lavers Hill. And the elusive platypus can be spotted at dawn or dusk on Lake Elizabeth, near Forrest.