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  • Colac Extra (Colac, Elliminyt, Beech Forest, Lavers Hill, Cororooke, Simpson, Pirron Yallock, Warrnambool and surrounding rural communities.)
  • Colac Herald (Colac, Winchelsea, Lorne, Wye River, Skeens Creek, Apollo Bay, Cobden, Simpson, Timboon, Cororooke, Coragulac, Beeac, Cressy,)
  • Corryong Courier (Corryong, Khancoban, Walwa, Cudgewa, Colac Colac, Tintaldra, Tooma, Greg Greg, Towong, Bringenbrong, Welaregang)


  • Western District Farmer (supplement) (Distributed first week month as a supplement to South-Western Victorian's major rural newspapers: Camperdown Chronicle, Mortlake Dispatch, Terang Express, Cobden Times, Western Plains Advertiser (Skipton), Hamilton Spectator, Portland Observer, Pyrenees Advocate (Beaufort), and via Aust. Post Farmer Points to Warrnambool, Ararat, Colac, Ballarat, Winchelsea and Districts.)

Colac, Victoria

Start start of the Beechy Rail Trail and a crossroads to attractions
Photo 28/09/2008
Photos and information submitted by Gary Pope, Many Thanks

The Colac Otway Shire is located two hours west of Melbourne and renowned for its magnificent southern coastline, the Otway rainforests and the northern lakes and craters district.

Colac, on the Princes Highway is bordered by Lake Colac which is the largest fresh water lake in Victoria. And to its west, lays Lake Corangamite (a heavily salted water) which claims to be the largest inland natural lake in Australia with a surface area of 234 square km!.

From an historical railway perspective the town is the start of the Beechy Rail Trail (former railway line) that goes south over hills into the valley of Gellibrand and then winds its way up over 1700 feet to Beech Forest at the top of the Otway ranges.

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Apollo Bay (47km), Beech Forest (33km), Birregurra (17km), Camperdown (40km), Cressy (35km), Ferguson (33km), Forrest (23km), Gellibrand (21km), Johanna (50km), Lavers Hill (41km), Lismore (48km), Lorne (41km), Pirron Yallock (13km), Skenes Creek (44km), Winchelsea (37km), Wongarra (44km), Wye River (42km)

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