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Colac

Colac is a fascinating country town that brings together the forestry operations of the Otways and the Western District’s rich farming and dairy industries. Being only 76 kilometres south west from the centre of Geelong, Colac is home to about 12,000 people and is only just over a 50 kms inland drive from the Great Ocean Road town of Lorne. Colac is an easy and rewarding day trip that offers plenty to see and do.

About

Colac is home to about 11,000 people and many more within the rural areas out of town. The area is located on a large volcanic plain which gives the region its unique vista and fertile soil making it one of the best dairy producing regions in the country. …Read more

Highlights

The rolling rural lands around Colac offer some of the region's freshest foods. Many smaller farms and businesses are doing quiet well producing high quality gourmet goods including lovely cheeses, wine and the freshest of breads. …Read more

History

Colac has been built on forestry and farming. Still today both industries are important sources of jobs and income to the town and surrounding townships. Many small railways once operated to bring timber to Colac, today many of the cuttings still remain as bush trails. . …Read more

Places to Stay

The Colac region has a diverse choice for accommodations, from boutique bed and breakfasts through to farm stays, quaint cottages, motels and even a some great camping options. …Read more

Map

Colac is about an hours drive south west of Geelong and is accessible by both road and regular train service. Many people choose to visit the towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne through Colac as a change from windy Great Ocean Road. …Read more

Attractions

Colac’s biggest attraction is it simply its natural beauty, with rolling plains, lush forests and volcanic remains all within easy reach of the town. …Read more

Photo gallery

The picturesque rural landscape of Colac is it’s biggest asset. Green paddocks with sheep cattle and crops only minutes away from the lush Otways and rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road. . …Read more

Fishing

Although the drought in recent years has dried up many of the lakes and waters in the region there are still a few places where good fishing is available. Whether it be trout, perch or even eel the region offers good sport to anglers. …Read more

Did you Know

The Kana Festival held in March is one of Colac’s biggest celebrations, with a huge street parade followed by a family fun day celebration in Memorial Park with one of the favorite events being the Ferret Cup.