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The Hidden Secret of the Otways Colac

We’ve discovered a secret! You’ve heard of or probably visited the Great Ocean Road on Victoria’s South coast, a journey that captures the imaginations of millions of tourist each year. You’ve tasted the delights of the coastal villages of Lorne and Apollo Bay. You might have even taken your bike to Forest and tackled the world-class mountain bike trails. However, I wonder if you stopped to explore the hidden gems of Colac? Nestled between the base of the Otway hinterland and the everchanging shores of Lake Colac, with the volcanic Plains of Corangamite as its backdrop, Colac is full of surprises.

Don’t be misled by the prosaic entrance. There are plenty of treasures to uncover when you venture into this proud town’s heart. A band of folk with a vision in mind have created little pockets of intrigue and interest for you to discover. Colac challenges you to uncover these quirky little gems and we are going to provide you the map.

A walk along Murray St past the golden sandstone war memorial and the impeccable square sits Jo’s Pantry, a sustainable ecofriendly store that implores you to

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