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Forrest Facilities

Fuel is not available in Forrest – the closest petrol station is 35 minute away in Colac

Cash out is not available in Forrest – the closest ATM is 35 minute away in Colac

Forrest General Store has some basic/specialty provisions – Do the bulk of your camp shopping before you come as limits stock is avail (tinned food, bread, milk, pasta etc no fresh produce)

Cafe’s, Breweries, Coffee Dens and more……..

Exploring the region is a must for competitors and spectators. Be sure to check out Forrest’s local attractions…experience the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Elizabeth, enjoy a boutique beer at the Forrest Brewing Company, grab a latte at one of the township’s quirky cafes or meander along the main street.

With the iconic Great Ocean Road and Great Otway National Park just a short distance away, there’s plenty to enjoy.

For more information on Forrest, the Otway Ranges and the Great Ocean Road region visit:


Forrest Brewing Company, Grant St Forrest – offers cafe style relaxed meals and great beer – bookings essential

The Corner Store,  Station St Forrest – great coffee and lunch

Forrest General Store, Grant St Forrest –  fresh and delcious pantry provisions, coffee, cake and lunch

Wonky Donkey Hotel, Station St Forrest – great pub grub, bar & bottle shop – bookings essential


There are a wide range of accommodation options dotted around Forrest for runners, friends and family to stay.

We recommend that runners stay in Forrest for easy access to the start, and to enjoy the wonderful hospitality.

As the Run Forrest coincides with the Forrest Soup Fest we suggest you book early.

For cabin and camping options we suggest you check in with event sponsor & supporter, the

Wonky Stable & Hotel– 5236 6275

Other options;

Ride Forrest Accommodation

Forrest Guest House

Lake Elizabeth Walk – approx 10km from Forrest

Stevenson’s Falls – approx 15km from Forrest