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Colac is under a 2 hour drive from Melbourne and a pivotal location in a very popular tourism region. The Otway Gate Motels central location in the township of Colac puts you within short walking distance of the local shopping district, and provides a valuable base to explore some of Victoria’s most-loved attractions.
Our accommodation in Colac includes a Standard Single room with one queen bed (sleeping up to 2 guests), Standard Double with one queen bed (sleeps 2 guests), Twin Rooms with one queen bed and one single bed (sleeping up to 3 guests), Bunk Rooms with one double bed and one set of single bunk beds (sleeping up to 4 guests), and Family Rooms offering 2 spacious rooms each with one double bed and one single bed (sleeping up to 6 guests).
This motel in Colac also has a unique accommodation option in their self-contained Two Bedroom House Accommodation, with two king bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, flat screen TVs, wireless internet, air conditioning, fully appointed kitchen, laundry facilities and spacious dining and lounge area.
Budget motels in Colac boasts a range of exceptional extras including move hire, ample onsite parking, neat and pretty outdoor garden setting with BBQ facilities and a function/conference room available for hire with conference equipment and catering available.
Food & Wine Experience:
Colac RSL is just a short walk. My personal favourite is Chicken Crepes. Discount vouchers available at motel. For a memorable evening of fine food and local wine book at Fusion. Staff have excellent knowledge of food/wine matching.
10% discount rates are available on extended stays, in any Single, Double or Twin Room accommodation bookings for four or more nights.
A motel to suit all requirements:
The Otway Gate Motel is an affordable and nicely presented property in the heart of the Colac township. Its range of unique accommodation options and function space make this establishment a stand-out choice for tourists and businesses alike.
Discover Colac and the surrounding district by taking a day trip to the farmlands of Alvie in the shadow of Red Rock, the ever-popular Apollo Bay a seaside village in the foothills of the Otways, Beeac’s peaceful town on a salt lake, Birregurra’s colourful township on the Barwon River or Gellibrand a gateway destination to the Otway Ranges awe-inspiring rainforests.
Colac, and surrounding attractions on the Great Ocean Road equate to one of the most popular and frequented tourism destinations in Victoria. The regions many incredible natural attractions, numerous farming towns and peaceful villages make it easy to see what makes it so special.
Arts & Culture
Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre is abuzz with the shire’s performing and visual arts activities. With excellent theatre representing a diverse range of genres from drama and comedy through to music, dance and visual arts. Keep your eye out for some great exhibitions and workshops too!
Another great space for art, theatre and musical performances is Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery. The venue for this not for profit organisation is set within an old local church supporting local artists and community, whilst providing quality entertainment and exhibitions at a reasonable price.
Parks & Reserves
Colac has a range of parks and reserves to enjoy. The local Colac Botanic Gardens are a great example of a colonial Victorian garden, with open lawn areas and intricately planned specimen trees and complex plantings throughout the park. The gardens are approximately 15 hectares with some historic tree specimens registered by the National Trust. Find a shady spot to enjoy a picnic – the park has BBQ facilities and a children’s playground to cater to groups of visitors.
The Great Otway National Park is colossal in size, stretching from Torquay to Princeton and through the Otways hinterland to Colac. The park has picnicking facilities, camping sites and a plethora of walking trails for all abilities and tracks for mountain biking and horse-riding.
Walks & Cycling Trails
A wealth of beautiful parks, reserves, coastlines and open spaces in and around Colac means there is also numerous walking and cycling trails to choose from during your visit.
The Old Beachy Rail Trail is a 45k trail that runs from Colac to Beech Forest. The abandoned rail line weaves slowly through farmland, rainforest and scenic coastland. The trail is gravel with both short and long routes to select, most of which are suitable for both walkers and cyclists. There are many wonderful camping sites in various locations along the trail.
The famous Great Ocean Road is home to the Great Ocean Walk, a long, one-way walk that twists its way through the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks. The collection of tracks vary in condition and difficulty, with walks along jagged cliffs, rivers, wetlands and secluded beachfronts.
The visually spectacular Colac Golf Club sits proudly atop the rolling hills of the local district. Complete with an 18 hole golf course, Pro Shop and golfing tuition for all levels of experience covering lessons for playing, putting, short game clinics and individual lessons. The Club has some lovely scenic views out across Lake Colac and the town and is worthy of a few rounds when visiting the area.
Some great activities exist in Colac, such as Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures, a centre with three lively activities to select including Paintball games in a bush setting, Globe Riding in an enormous inflatable orb down rolling hills at incredible speeds and a ride on your own Segway two wheel off road machine through the property’s bush terrain.
More exciting times can be pursued at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, the main features of which are ‘Treetop Walk’, a colossal 1 hour walk amongst a steel structured canopy walkway in the sky, zig-zagging through the bush. The ‘Zipline Eco Tour’ is a 2.5 hour fully guided zip line trip through the trees with 8 cloud stations, 6 flights and 2 suspension bridges to navigate your way across.
Three of the most sought after attractions near Colac are Red Rock, a complex of prehistoric volcanic activity and one of the third largest volcanic plains in the world believed to be approximately 8,000 years old. Its lookout provides picturesque panoramic views of the region’s volcanic plains and views to Lake Corangamite.
The stirring beauty of Apollo Bay is another attraction to make time for whilst working your way along the Great Ocean Road. Meander along the bay and you are sure to find the perfect spot for a picnic or perhaps seek out one of the towns many events, festivals or sporting occasions. Whale sightings are frequent during the Winter and Spring months when Southern Right Whales visit the bay to give birth to their calves. Humpback Whales also make an appearance on occasion so have your cameras ready!
And last but not least, we arrive at the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. Be sure to visit the heart-stopping beauty of the iconic cliffs and pillars of this precious and rare limestone formations and the habitat’s curious marine life. Little Penguins are known to nest in caves beneath the Apostles and are sure to make an appearance, and sightings of whales are also a common occurrence.
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