COVID-19 Update

While COVID-19 is causing many restrictions in our region, a large number of our members are still offering services of various levels. See updated trading hours below. A full listing of all of our members can be found on the relevant categories EAT, DRINK, EXPLORE, STAY.


Apostle Whey Cheese

Week days 8:00 – 5:00, Weekends 10:00 – 5:00

Takeaway options during set hours, Online & Phone orders available

Orders over $80 – 20 % OFF

Bries/ Camemberts 2 for $10

Otway Artisan Gluten Free

Monday and Tuesday 8.30-2.30

Wednesday closed

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8.30-2.30

Sunday closed.


ShortHive have just released a new flavour of infused honey – Cacao Honey! It’s healthy chocolate goodness that must be tasted!
Online orders available, posted to you!

Dairylicious Farm Fudge

Online orders only at www.farmfudge.com.au.

The Store Deans Marsh

Open 9am – 3pm, 7 days per week
Closed Christmas day
Birregurra-Deans Marsh Rd
Deans Marsh, Victoria
Call (03) 5236 3305

Maluka Estate

Online and Phone orders available.
Maluka Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil exhibits intense aroma, flavour, and persistence, reflecting the cool temperate climate of The Otway Ranges. A region that is producing amazing food and wines. We are very proud to be part of this incredibly vibrant region.

Yield, Birregurra

We are offering ready-made meals by @chefsimonstewart to enjoy at home
Orders via phone call (03) 5236 2611 – No text messages.

Currently closed to the public, however open for zero-contact pick-up and home delivery service via phone order 11am to 5:30pm Tuesday to Saturday

Platypi Chocolate

Online orders only. www.platypichocolate.com.au

Jo’s Pantry

8am til 4.30pm Monday to Friday

8am til 1pm Saturday

9am til 1 pm Sunday

Lighthouse Keepers Cafe

Open from 10:30 to 4pm daily.

Hot Chilli Mama

Hot Chilli Mama has opened a farm shop which will be open to the public occasionally. Please follow them on facebook to see open dates.


Brown Magpie Wines

Monday to Friday 9 to 5.

Normal Cellar door will open in November for summer as usual
Phone orders 0419 343 660

Timboon Distillery

Open 10 am to 2 pm, weekends only.

No food available, but you can still purchase takeaway coffee, local produce, A’Becketts Beef, wine, beer, Aussie craft spirits and of course the Timboon Distillery range.

Forrest Brewery

Take-away beer, take-away coffee, small-range of take-away food.
From 20 Nov:

Friday 9 – late, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Saturday 9 – late, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sunday 9-5, serving breakfast and lunch
Monday 9-5, serving breakfast and lunch

Closed 25 & 26 Dec and NYE.

Colac Distillery

Online orders possible
Phone orders possible
On-site visits by appointment with social distancing, 0900 to 1800
0900 to 1800 by appointment

Heroes Vineyard

By appointment only (Opening again properly in November)
Shop by phone, online, or in person at the winery by appointment.

Dinny Goonan

Online orders available.
Closed to the public until September 19 2020

Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm & Cidery

Ciders and Berry Gins are available by phone and email orders.

Contact Mike & Katrine Juleff

03 5236 3238


Explore the Otways


Online orders possible
Woolshop visits by appointment
NEW! We have a sample card of our range of yarns that we will send free to a wool crafter anywhere in Australia. They can get a feel of our beautiful Polwarth wool yarn and see a true colour before ordering yarn online. Knitting, crochet, and making things by hand is the perfect thing to do during isolation in the cool weather.

Cape Otway Lightstation & Cafe

Open 10:30 to 4pm daily.

Forrest Guesthouse

Guesthouse accommodation in a central location in Forrest. With large gardens and boutique self-contained suites, it’s the perfect escape.

We are currently accepting bookings from regional Victorians, and are looking forward to being able to take bookings from Melburnians in due course!

Full refunds for any bookings which cannot go ahead due to COVID-19 changes affecting travel.

Otway Fields

Otway Fields is a special place where you can rest a while and take in the beauty of the Otways. It is much more than a B&B. It is an experience.

We are taking bookings now for our regional Victorian visitors. As soon as our Melbourne visitors are able to travel again, we’d love to see you. At this stage we offer deposit free bookings with no cancellation fees if travel is not possible. Call Ami on 0418 757 028.

Countrywide Cottages

Countrywide Cottages offer 4 star insanely dog friendly, self-contained cottages. Choose from our 4 secluded Otways pet friendly accommodation cottages spread over 26 acres of farm and pristine bush land.  Now offering private yoga sessions at your cottage!

If you are in the Regions, we are open for business.  Jump on to the booking page here to see our availability. For those of you living in Melbourne and needing something to pin your hopes on – we here for you and taking bookings for further down the track.  Given the uncertainty of your freedom to travel at present, we remain happy to take your booking directly with no deposit payment until the time of arrival.  To do this, just contact Di on 5288 7399 or email stay@countrywidecottages.com.au.  That way, should you be unable to travel at the appointed time, we can just reschedule or cancel according to your preference, without the complications of money being involved.  Check our availability here to see what dates suit you best.

King Parrot Cottages

Reopening from 5 June.
Nestled on the north-facing hillside of the spectacular Pennyroyal Valley, King Parrot Cottages is a popular destination for romantic getaways, family holidays or large family celebrations.