Cape Otway is situated 30kms to the west of Apollo Bay at the southern tip of Victoria's western coast where the Southern Ocean meets Bass Strait. The area around Cape Otway is included in the Great Otway National Park where rainforests and streams extend to the coast where a rugged coastline meets with pockets of sandy beaches.
Johanna is a rural farming settlement stretching along the coast between Glenaire and Lavers Hill. Rolling hills and lush rain forest meet at the foot of the wild Southern Ocean. Johanna is named after the schooner "Joanna" that was wrecked at the mouth of the Johanna River on 22 September 1843.
Lavers Hill is situated on the Great Ocean Road between Port Campbell and Apollo Bay, on the inland section of the road, north-west of Cape Otway, and at the junction of the roads to Cobden and Colac.
The town centre caters well for tourists, featuring a number of cafes, a pub with a bistro, and tourist information.
The Gellibrand River makes a virtual island of the hilltop village of Princetown. It’s lazy meander reflective of the flow of time through the valley, just a quick turn and a world away from the Great Ocean Road.
The township borders both Port Campbell and Great Otway National Parks and is connected to the Great Ocean Walk via a picturesque wetland boardwalk. Princetown offers fishing opportunities in the estuary and on the ocean beaches and direct access to National Park trails and lookouts. and plenty of magnificent beaches.
This colourful seaside village is a place to slow down - and take in everything that epitomises the Great Ocean Road. From boutique accommodation and great regional food, here you can explore local history, wander the beaches and visit the Twelve Apostles and other famous landmarks of the Road.