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Top Choice Mediterranean in Around Apollo Bay

Bespoke Harvest

Reason enough to visit Forrest is for this hyped restaurant that does contemporary Mediterranean-inspired cuisine within its tastefully decorated weatherboard restaurant. The set menu changes weekly, and features in…
Top Choice Brewery in Around Apollo Bay

Forrest Brewing Company

One of the main drawcards at Forrest is its brewery, which was producing quality ales way before the craft-beer trend exploded. All beers are produced on-site, including four core beers and several seasonals, includ…
Cycling in Around Apollo Bay

Forrest Festival

In a town known for its mountain-biking scene, it all comes to a head in the first weekend of December with the annual Forrest Festival. There are multiple stage rides for all levels of riders, and even if you're no…
Cafe in Around Apollo Bay

Forrest General Store

This appealing provedore on the main strip has house-made pies, chorizo sausage rolls, beef brisket rolls and excellent coffee roasted in nearby Apollo Bay. It has also has basic groceries for campers.
Cafe in Around Apollo Bay

Otway NouriShed

An old potato shed converted into a rustic cafe serving meals and fair-trade coffee, along with interesting historic displays on the area. It's on the corner of the road that heads to the Otway Fly.
Cycling in Around Apollo Bay

Otway Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon

Forrest's premier mountain-bike event is a 100km epic race along a single track.
Brewery in Around Apollo Bay

Otway Estate

Now that Prickly Moses have opened up in Apollo Bay there's less reason to make the trek up here to its brewery, but it's a nice excuse for a drive. Here you'll be able to sample their beers, cider and wines; call a…