Lavers Hill Accommodation and locality Information

Lavers Hill Sitting at the highest point on the Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill is situated at a major road junction connecting the coastal region of Johanna, Moonlight Head and the Twelve Apostles with the forest and farming land around Beech Forest, Gellibrand and Carlisle River.

Settled in the 1890s, Lavers Hill was on the old Beechy railroad and played a major part in the early days of timber harvesting in the Otways.

Today Lavers Hill is a small but vibrant farming community, intermingled with a variety of talented local artists, ranging from potters, blackwood artisans, sculptors, painters and writers. It has an established school, general store and P.O., community hall, hotel and restaurants.

There are a number of accommodation options ranging from a motor inn, cottages, cabins, B & Bs and camping.

Many travellers choose to have a meal or stay overnight at Lavers Hill on their journey along the west coast to the spectacular Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell and Warrnambool.

Nearby, inland, are the majestic beech trees and glow worms of Melba Gully, the Beech Forest treetop forest walk and the Carlisle State Park with a wonderful wildflower display in springtime.

Along the ocean near Lavers Hill are some of the most magical coastlines in Australia. They encompass wild isolated beaches at Johanna and Wreck Beach; the historic promontory of Moonlight Head with its cemetery, old racecourse and memorial headstone to the shipwrecked Fiji; and the superb Gable lookout with stunning views over the highest coastal cliffs in Victoria.

From Lavers Hill itself there are panoramic views over vast distances of the western plains. It's a wonderful base to really experience the magic of the Otways.


Lavers Hill
Driving Distances

From To Kms:
Geelong Lavers Hill 170
via Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay Lavers Hill 55
via Great Ocean Road

Lavers Hill can also be reached from Colac via Geelibrand on the Colac Gellibrand Road.


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