Forrest has been reborn as a tourist destination for those who want to get close to nature and engage in a variety of recreational and nature-based activities. The major tourism boom has come off the back of the world-class mountain bike trails on its doorstep. As the ‘Gateway to the Otways’, Forrest is surrounded by beautiful rainforest which provides a long list of things to do!
Wye River offers easy access to the other destinations and nearby attractions, situated just 20 minutes from Lorne, or 35 minutes from Apollo Bay. The area is known for scenic coastal views & beautiful beaches.
Don't forget to call into the Wye General Store you will find a cross between a convenience store, gourmet deli and quality fresh produce all under one roof, there is also a wide range of essential grocery items, quality meats and small goods, and freshly baked bread & pastry.
Unpack your bags and stay a while. Life is an adventure in Apollo Bay with protected bays to swim, endless Great Otway National Park trails to blaze and a hearty meal of local food and wine waiting for you upon return. Base your Great Ocean Road holiday in Apollo Bay and explore nature’s big backyard.
Skenes Creek is an idyllic township located 6km east of Apollo Bay on a popular surf beach. At Skenes Creek you can fossick for shells, take a stroll along the beach, enjoy a picnic or just good old fashioned beach fun. Of course the surrounding Otways walks and waterfalls are only a short drive away and are absolutely worth the explore. Skenes Creek is a great place to base yourself to explore the Great Ocean Road and Great Otway National Park.