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Holidaying in Forrest, Victoria

Forrest is a town known for outdoor adventure, located along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. This lush area has a reputation for mountain biking, hiking, and even its own boutique brewery. Located far up in the Otways, this area has beautiful landscapes including tall forests and plunging waterfalls. If you’re looking for a homebase for a trip full of outdoor adventure, check out Forrest holiday rentals.

Why Forrest?

Travellers choose Forrest accommodation for several reasons. Properties here offer a comfortable retreat after a day of adventurous activities. The region is especially popular with mountain bikers. Many rentals also offer incredible views over the Otway Ranges. Start your day with a cup of coffee overlooking the mountains or put your feet up by the fireplace in the evening.

What To See And Do?

Both novice and experienced cyclists are drawn to Forrest for mountain biking. This town is home to eight separate mountain biking trails that add up to over 50 kilometers of track. The region is also home to important biking events including the Otway Odyssey and the Rainforest Ride.

Visitors looking for more peaceful activities might want to spend some time fishing and walking. The West Barwon Reservoir is nearby and offers a perfect landscape for hiking, scenic drives, and picnicking beneath waterfalls. The geology of the area with all of its lush foliage makes a lovely backdrop for any outdoor activity.

It should come as no surprise that this area is also particularly fertile. People interested in farming and food might want to include an exploration of the Otway Harvest Trail during their visit for an introduction to the produce of the region. This is a particularly fun option for families.

Top Local Attractions

After a day on the biking trails, what is more refreshing than a cold brew? Stop by the Forrest Brewing Company and that beer will also be local. This boutique brewery is located also offers a café where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner along with a fresh beer or locally roasted coffee.

Some visitors might also want to explore the region beyond the town of Forrest. Area highlights include the town of Birregurra, Lake Elizabeth for canoeing and hiking, or wildlife tours. From tasting local Gosling Creek wines to exploring the Great Ocean Walk, this region has a long list of exciting attractions.

Why Rentals?

When it comes to Great Ocean Road accommodation, visitors have a lot of choice. If mountain biking is a priority of your trip, you will be drawn to holiday rentals in Forrest. These spacious properties offer a range of amenities from outdoor decks to upscale kitchens to cozy fireplaces. Stretch out in a local rental and get ready for a memorable mountain biking adventure. 

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