About the Area

Colac is a tranquil and friendly regional city set amongst picturesque volcanic plains and lakes. On the southern shore of Lake Colac, this small city is surrounded by quaint townships and offers an array of things to see and do. It is the gateway to the Otways and Great Ocean Road and only an hour and a half from Melbourne. 

Make the Colac Central Motel your base and visit all that this region has to offer.


* Red Rock Reserve Lookout- Take a short drive north, to get a bird’s eye view of thirty volcanic crater lakes including Lake Corangamite. A short climb up the stairs and you will take in expansive 360-degree views that stretch for kilometres.

* Lake Corangamite - Australia’s largest permanent saltwater lake and Victoria’s largest natural lake.

* Lake Colac – only a short walk from our hotel-motel.

* Otway National Forest and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures – Only 30 minutes from Colac you can view the forest from the canopy. The treetop walk is the longest and highest of its kind in the world.

* Colac Botanic Gardens - Take a stroll through the magnificent gardens, enjoy a bbq or picnic or picturesque views of Lake Colac.

12 Apostles - View the rugged splendour of magnificent rock stacks rising up from the Southern Ocean within an hour from Colac.

* The Great Ocean Road which you can connect with at Lorne just 47 km away.

And, so much more to explore, experience and encounter.

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