Pennyroyal Valley View backs onto Otway Forest park with numerous walking trails to explore, including a section of the old coal train line that ran in the early 1900's between Deans Marsh and Benwerrin. Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wedge Tail Eagles and Echidnas are a common sight.
Great Otway National Park is accessible from the Pennyroyal Valley and stretches all the way to Lorne, Forrest and Apollo Bay. There are numerous walking trails, scenic drives, waterfalls including Erskine Falls, beaches, abundant wildlife and historic sights to visit.
Lorne and Great Ocean Road.
A drive through the magnificent mountain ash forest of the Great Otway National Park takes you to Lorne with many shops and restaurants, pier and its magnificent beaches. The Great Ocean Road continues in either direction of Lorne to Fairhaven in the east and the Twelve Apostles in the west.
Hidden deep in the Otways near the township of Forrest. Discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm waters punctuated by the trunks of dead trees, drowned when the valley was flooded more than 50 years ago to form this "perched lake". The elusive platypus can be found in the waters of the lake - wake up early or head to Lake Elizabeth at dusk to catch a glimpse of these shy Australian natives.