Excite your palate on the Otway Harvest Trail. Discover the best fresh produce at farm gates and provedores, restaurants, wineries and breweries. Sit down for a meal with a view and stock up on local goodies to take home.
The Otways hinterland is fertile ground for fresh produce. Pick your own blueberries, strawberries, logan berries and raspberries, or place an order for berry treats with afternoon tea at local berry farms. Pop in at Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and Cidery and Otway Blueberries.
At Freshwater Creek south of Geelong, stop at Common Ground Project. It's a community cafe and biodynamic farm, run as a social enterprise connecting hospitality and food workers with Melbourne chefs, regenerative farming practices, mindfulness and mental health support.
Watch local cheesemakers work magic at Apostle Whey Cheese, pick up a loaf of Irrewarra soughdough, and treat your sweet-tooth to hand-crafted chocolates at Gorge Chocolates.
Prepare for a feast with organic meats and farm foods from local provedores – take your shopping basket to Yield Providore and the Deans Marsh Store.
You can follow the trail of fine wine at cellar doors Brown Magpie Wines, Dinny Goonan Wines, Yeowarra Hill Winery, or sit with a pint at micro-brewery Forrest Brewing Company.
Whatever your whim, you'll find it along the trail.