The Otway Ranges

Our little picturesque town of Forrest (pop. 170) has a lot to offer for a small community. A micro brewery and restaurant, chocolate cafe, local pub and a general store are all within walking distance. There are many activities right within your reach, like 60km of mountain bike trails, Lake Elizabeth platypus and glow worm tours, Tiger Rail Trail, Planet Mud outdoor adventures, bushwalking, waterfalls, West Barwon Reservoir… the list goes on.

Within a ½ - 1 hour drive you can access the Otway Fly, local wineries, breweries, berry farms, beaches and the Great Ocean Road. Forrest is the perfect place to explore the Otway ranges.

Platypi Hot Chocolate

Food and Drink

Taste your way through the Otways, starting in Forrest… The Forrest Brewery kitchen prepares international and modern Australian style dishes, matched to their local beers. They also serve local wines, soft drinks, coffee & cakes. They cater for a wide range of dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Our place is … Read more

Marriners Run Yaugher Trails Forrest Bike Friendly Accommodation

Mountain Biking in Forrest

Forrest Mountain Bike Trail Network Find yourself spoiled for choice with the Forrest Mountain Bike Trail Network. With over 60kms of trails, you’ll find trails to suit beginners, intermediate riders and those wanting to find some black diamonds. 16 Grant Street Forrest 3236 The Otway Ranges Victoria Call Michelle on 0407 318 507 Kid friendly … Read more

Stevensons Falls


Bushwalking The Otway Ranges provide a wealth of walking trails and hikes, catering to a range of abilities. As we get acquainted with trails, we will share our experiences and recommendations here. Within 20 mins of Forrest Stevensons Falls Sabine Falls Lake Elizabeth Fern Gully Walk Bushwalking near Beech Forest Little Aire Falls Triplet Falls … Read more

Platypus Tour Lake Elizabeth, Forrest Guesthouse

Platypus Tours

Platypus Tours Lake Elizabeth is home to a colony of one of Australia’s most interesting animals – the platypus! Otway Eco Tours have been providing guided tours of Lake Elizabeth by kayak for over 18 years, They have a 95% success rate for sighting platypus. They run dawn and dusk tours, the times vary throughout … Read more

Gravel Grind Forrest & The Otways

Gravel Grind Forrest & The Otways

Gravel Grind Forrest & The Otways Forrest and the surrounding Otway Ranges are the perfect gravel grind destination. Quiet gravel roads winding up and down the peaks, lush temperate rainforest, and rolling green hills mean your ride is always insta-worthy. Choose a route that suits you, minimal vert and easy navigation, or get ready to … Read more

Little Wattle Bird Great Ocean Photography

Birdwatching in the Otways

Birdwatching in the Otways There is an abundance of birds in the Otway Ranges. These photos are all taken by the talented Amber O’Meara from Great Ocean Photography. She has kindly given permission for us to display her work so our guests can see the gorgeous wildlife living between Colac and the Great Ocean Road. … Read more

Stevenson's Falls

Itinerary – How to spend a day in Forrest

Sometimes you just need a quick getaway. Maybe you’ve only got time to stay one night… Here’s what we recommend you include in your one night escape…. 2.00pm: Self check-in to your suite. Grab a piece of fruit for a snack. Put on your walking shoes. 2:30pm Drive to Stevenson’s Falls car park (15 mins … Read more

Beauchamp Falls

Itinerary – Beech Forest Day Trip

Beech Forest is a region located just an under an hour from the Forrest township. We suggest a day trip which combines a visit to Beauchamp Falls in the morning, a picnic at the Californian Redwoods, followed by Hopetoun Falls in the afternoon. Each waterfall would take approximately 1 hour return for a person of good fitness. Both descend down … Read more

Trees Adventure Yeodene High Ropes Course

Trees Adventure – Yeodene Park

I’ve had my eye on this little adventure since we moved here in July and when one of my best mates came to stay, it was finally time to feel like little kids again and go climb some trees! The Trees Adventure in Yeodene is a fabulous place to have fun, challenge yourself and get … Read more


Seeking the platypus with Otway Eco Tours

Our little family has been looking forward to this….  the time had come to go and try and spot a platypus at Lake Elizabeth. Lake Elizabeth is about a ten minute drive out of Forrest and known for its colony of platypus. What does a tour involve? We met our guide, Ruby, at the Forrest Brewery … Read more

16 Grant Street Forrest 3236
The Otway Ranges Victoria

Call Michelle
on 0407 318 507