Colac - Gellibrand Accomodation and Locality Information

Colac is the main provincial centre of the Otways hinterland. With a population of some 11,000, the town is located on the shores of the expansive Lake Colac, popular for water sports and surrounded by rich farming land. Colac is also on the edge of the geologically fascinating western volcanic pains. Look out for the miles of dry stone walls built during the 1860s by the immigrant workers from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Colac’s lovely 15 ha. botanic gardens were designed by William Guilfoyle.

Colac offers many different accommodation options, and a number of excellent cafes/restaurants and hotels, it also boasts an arts centre with cinema, and is linked by rail to the major cities of Warrnambool, Geelong and Melbourne.

Gellibrand. Historically known as a timber and farming area, Gellibrand is a small country town located at the foot of the Otway Ranges, on the Old Beechy railway line, which is now a popular walk, and set close to the Gellibrand River, which is famed for its blackfish. . Gellibrand has an excellent camping ground,pub and the Gellibrand General Store which serves a great coffee and baked food. It is a peaceful place to enjoy a couple of days or longer exploring the diverse surroundings the region has to offer.

Gellibrand is on the Colac/Lavers Hill Road.


Colac Gellibrand
Driving Distances

From To Kms:
Lavers Hill* Colac 61
Colac/Laver’s Hill Road
Colac Gellibrand 24
Lavers Hill Gellibrand Rd
Apollo Bay Colac 71
Skenes Creek/Colac Rd
Lorne Colac 56
Deans Marsh-Lorne Road
Geelong Colac 76
via Princes Hwy
* Lavers Hill is located on the Great Ocean Road


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