Fall In Love With Forrest
About half an hour from Apollo Bay lies eccentric rural town of Forrest. It's the home of the Forrest Brewery, quirky cafes, it's the gateway to Lake Elizabeth and the hub of mountain bike activity in the region. Just one visit to Forrest will make you fall in love.
Lake Elizabeth, which was only formed in 1951 after a landslip dammed the river is a mecca of nature. All that's visible of the sunken forest are the towering, tattered trunks of a dozen manna gums, their smooth moonlight-white bark long since weathered grey and scaly. It's a place when you spot the shy and elusive platypus or take a night adventure and see glow worms.
The township has a diverse and eclectic calendar of events including the annual Run Forrest, a rewarding trail run and draws thousands of runners each year to the area, and the Forrest Soup Festival.
Forrest has become a hub for mountain bike activity in the region, with purpose built mountain bike trails and a series of associated events throughout the year.
Walks, waterfalls and scenic drives extend in every direction from this wonderfully positioned piece of the Otways.