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Last year in one of the earlier lockdowns, in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep, I signed up for a riding event. Seemed like a good idea at the time! The event didn’t go ahead last year due to COVID and so this year I find myself with my entry transferred.

Seems a little crazy but I had signed up for the Amy Gillett 130km rec ride. So I guess that’s what I’m doing this year instead. 🤪🚲 That’s a distance I actually need to train for! My plan is to train on gravel and hope the switch to smooth road is a sweet relief on the day.

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The Forrest Brewery dishing up another great special tonight 😍

Slow cooked beer-fed beef in an authentic madras tomato and onion curry sauce with coconut rice, cheesy garlic naan, aloo gobi and cucumber salad.

Warm yourself up on these cold nights - if there’s a curry on the specials, do yourself a favour and order one.

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Beautiful rainbow on display while doing some gardening! 🌈 #ForrestGuesthouse
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This was almost exactly 3 years ago to the day when I had my first hazelnut hot chocolate from @platypichocolate along with a rainbow… and counted myself very lucky to have just moved to this little town. Today I had my last hazelnut hot chocolate from this fabulous business. Tomorrow Platypi closes its doors for good after the current owners sold the property, and the new owners are taking it in a different direction. Platypi and its friendly staff have been an asset to this town and will be missed by locals and tourists alike. ❤️ If you are in the Otways this weekend, get yourself in for final drinks and treats. If you can’t visit, pop online and get some chocolate sent to you. #LoveForrest #platypichocolate ...

If you’ve been thinking of coming to stay with us soon, book in July or you’ll have to wait till September! 😉 ...

School holidays are coming to a close…

A few days spent in the garden with friends, some much needed pruning and weeding now complete - but more still to do!

As usual, we will close for the month of August and I’m looking forward to getting some gardening and maintenance jobs done!

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Hopetoun Falls is a must see if you’re heading to the Beech Forest area. It’s a short walk, but it does include 206 steps so it can be a challenge for some… but it’s totally worth it! 😍

For more information check out https://www.forrestaccommodation.com.au/bushwalking/hopetoun-falls/

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Gorgeous winter sun! Perfect weather to be outside! ☀️ School holiday availability!

Join us in #Greatopia!

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Feeling tense? Find yourself a spot beside a bubbling creek and take in the sounds. Listen to the birds. Breathe the crisp, fresh air. #ForrestGuesthouse
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This cute little white plumed honeyeater was super quick to try and track. It also behaved a little like a treecreeper with the way it hopped vertically up the trunk.

The Otways are a great spot for some birdwatching! 🐦

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Come and join us here in the best country - Greatopia! 😆

Forrest has everything you could want for a great holiday. Rainforest and bush to hike, mountain bikes trails to ride, wildlife, amazing food and local drinks and all within a short drive to the Great Ocean Road for your ocean hit. 🚲 🥾 🍃 🥘 🍹 🐨 🌊

Come and see for yourself why the locals call it utopia. Book your stay at the guesthouse of Greatopia, Forrest Guesthouse. 😍🥳🤩

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A break in the rain. After two freezing days, the sun has broken through! 🚲 🍄 ⛅️ 🍂

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Gorgeous Autumn afternoons out in the guesthouse gardens.

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