Start in Colac.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are travelling on a Saturday, try the Farmers Son for their amazing berry french toast….if on a Sunday, Chef Duncan Green at Fusion Restaurant bakes all his own bread and muffins. Try his eggs Benedict! Week days, chose from either.
Walk a few stores up the street to Jo’s Pantry and stock up on organic wholefoods (bring your containers & cooler bag) fermented foods, local products and eco friendly cleaning and beauty products. BYO shopping bags and coffee travel mug! Enjoy a Golden Latte (soy & turmeric) or a delicious smoothie.
Try Murray Street Market 249/251 Murray Street for an amazing array of trinkets. Visit this eclectic collection of small stores within a larger store. If you’re a crafter, you’ll love the selection of patchwork fabrics. Find local crafts, clothes and vintage items here.
Lunch at the Botanic Café’ at the edge of Lake Colac. Wander through the Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the views of the lake from the café verandah.
Head over to Tarndie at Warncoort. Visit the yarn shop. All wool is grown on the property. The yarn is created from the sheep that greet you as you drive into the grounds of the historic homestead. Tea and scones are great for an afternoon tea snack.
Continue on to the small town of Birregurra. You’ll find a collection of lovely stores including a well-stocked quilt store, Inheritance Patchwork and Wares tucked into the corner of a small courtyard. 69A Main Street.
Pick up a few packs of gluten free Panini rolls or pizza bases to take home from Otway Artisan Gluten Free.