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Red Brow Finches are usually found in small flocks, they are very quick and quite shy. In Forrest you can usually spot them along the walk beside the Barwon River below the spillway, or around Len Sprague reserve. #birdwatching

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This photo shared by the Colac Historical Society (date unknown) shows the guesthouse in its former life and location as the Colac Central Bowling Club building. The building was transported to Forrest in the early 90s and converted into the guesthouse. The original conversion created 7 small suites but was later renovated again into 1 small suites and 3 larger ones. Our contribution has been to make the suites self-contained so you can now cook in your suite. She’s seen a lot of change over the years! #ForrestGuesthouse
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Did you know there are #platypus living in Lake Elizabeth? The easiest way to see them is to go on a kayak tour with Otway Eco Tours - don’t worry, they do all the paddling! However two lots of guests spotted platypus from the circuit walk over the last week! If you go at dawn or dusk, that is your best shot to see them.

Local tip: if you go at dusk, take a torch and wait till it gets dark then you can spot glow worms on the side of the track back. Once you spot a couple, turn your torch off for the best look. 😉

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A flash of aqua caught my eye as I drove round a bend heading into Barwon Downs. I had to do a u-turn to satisfy my curiosity! Did not know we had Sacred Kingfishers out here! Sadly I didn’t have my long lens with me to get a better shot - I did drive back to find it again 30mins later with the zoom but I couldn’t spot it again. Now I’m going to keep an eye out!
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Book your stay at Forrest Guesthouse to kick off your next bird spotting holiday!

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When you’re trying to work on your bike but your coworker just won’t leave you alone 😆 #ForrestGuesthouse
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A lovely little surprise to find on a hike in Pennyroyal today. Cruentomycena viscidocruenta aka Ruby Bonnets. #rubybonnet #fungi #otwayranges
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Forrest is such an amazing base to place yourself and explore the Otways and Great Ocean Road! Head out each day to somewhere new, bike trails, hiking trails, waterfalls, beaches, platypus tours, rainforest, and we haven’t even started on the delicious food and drink destinations! Then come back to your own suite to relax and rejuvenate before your next day of exploring. Book ahead to avoid missing out. 😉 🥾 🌳 🌊 ☀️😍
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Now all Victorians are free to move around, it’s time to go hunting for native orchids! Caladenias come in whites and pinks around here.

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Phones are down again - no reception! But we have wifi so try emailing us if you can’t get through 🙂 ...

Want a destination that combines great food and stunning landscapes? Time for you to follow the @otwayharvesttrail and plan your next escape. Forrest Guesthouse is the perfect base for exploring the Otway Ranges and delighting your tastebuds. #ForrestGuesthouse #dartètaforrest
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The Running Postman (Kennedia Prostrata) is busy snaking its way through the bush at the moment. Which native flowers will you spot on your walks and rides? #australiannativeflowers #australiannativeplants #ForrestGuesthouse
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The Yaugher trails are dotted with gorgeous native flowers at the moment for those willing to slow down and smell the Wax-lip Orchids! #Glossodiamajor
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Spring has definitely erupted in our garden. All the deciduous trees have burst into leaf, tulips, ranunculus, bluebells and irises are flowering and fruit trees are blossoming. So much green and so much 🌧 😆 #ForrestGuesthouse
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16 Grant Street Forrest 3236
The Otway Ranges Victoria

Call Michelle
on 0407 318 507