A lovely little town, Forrest is home to bushwalks, a brewery and some of the most popular cross country mountain bike tracks in Victoria.

Things to do in and near forrest

Things to do in the town of Forrest and in nearby areas.
Fern Gully Walk at West Barwon Reservoir in Forrest

Fern Gully Walk at West Barwon Reservoir in Forrest

BelindaJan 18, 20226 min read

Fern Gully is a quick 400m (800 m return) walk to a pretty little gully full of ferns. It is best if you have limited time and are looking for…

Stevensons Falls Otways Track Notes with photos

Stevensons Falls Otways Track Notes with photos

BelindaApr 15, 20227 min read

Stevensons Falls in the Otways Forest Park is an easy short walk (or a longer option is available) to a beautiful waterfall surrounded by ferns. Quick Fact Box – Stevensons…

Tiger Rail Trail in Forrest Victoria

Tiger Rail Trail in Forrest Victoria

BelindaJan 17, 20226 min read

A lovely easy beginner bike ride for all fitness levels, the Tiger Rail Trail is a 5km one way ride along a fairly flat rail trail with some gradual hills.…

Lake Elizabeth Campground notes with photos

Lake Elizabeth Campground notes with photos

BelindaMar 25, 20223 min read

A lovely dog-friendly campground surrounded by huge eucalyptus trees, Lake Elizabeth is located a short drive (on generally 2wd friendly gravel road) out the back of Forrest in the Otways.…

Is Forrest Dog Friendly?

Forrest is a very dog friendly destination for outdoor adventures, so is a great day trip to take your dog on. Dogs are allowed in the brewery beer garden and on nearby bushwalks like the Lake Elizabeth Walk and others at the nearby West Barwon Dam such as Fern Gully.

Accommodation in Forrest

Forrest has camping and cabins available at the small local caravan park (which is called Wonky Stables -booking.com link) which is right in town and walking distance to the brewery. There is also lots of holiday houses available (Stayz/vrbo affiliate link to see holiday houses) both in the town and in nearby country areas. Many of them are dog friendly and book out quite far in advance so if there is not much choice, try dates further away.

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