Otway Oktoberfest – 6 Oct 2018

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Come and celebrate with us,
dust off your dirndl and lederhosen

and let’s get slapping!

11.30am to 5.30pm

Early Bird Tickets - Starting from $15
September 8: Early Bird Finishes

Get in first before they sell out!

Terms and Conditions Apply


Apart from great beer, we’ll also have heaps of fun activities like:

• Traditional Oompah music with a live band •
• Slap dancing •
• A good old fashioned yodelling competition •
• Bavarian food •
• German Carnival Game  •
• Taste and Talk Masterclasses •
• Brewery tours •
• Prizes for best dressed •
• Lots of games and MUCH MUCH MORE!


After our inaugural year last year, our popular home brewing competition returns again. Do you have the secret recipe?


With a total prize value of over $400, competitors might even win back to back.


Click Here for more information about the entry process
Click Here to read the Terms & Conditions
Click Here for the Beer Style Guidelines
Click Here for the Address Label

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get tickets?

You can purchase your tickets on

Can I bring my kids?

Yes, but please keep in mind this event is prodominatly over 18+. Many attend on work functions, bucks/hens parties, football/netball trips, etc. Children are also free admission, but please note they will need a bus ticket if required.

What do you get as a VIP? (only 100 tickets!)

  • Entry
  • Stein 500ml – Limited VIP Edition
  • 2 Stein Fills for Free
  • Carnival Game Ticket
  • Pretzel Necklace
  • Master class session
  • VIP Lucky Dip

Please NOTE: The VIP pass does NOT include a Bus transfer
Please select your transfer location accordingly when booking

Should I dress up?

Yes , almost 80% of the people who attend come along dressed up. It’s a great way to add to the atmosphere of the day PLUS there are prizes to be won!

Will there be Merchandise for sale on the day?

Yes, We will have Oktoberfest Merchandise for sale on the day , but if you want to ensure you get a ‘ Prickly Moses ‘ Stein ( We have sold out before ) Just pre purchase when booking your tickets online and collect at the gate on the day.

What about my dietary requirements?

We will have something for everyone on the day!
To help us cater for you when booking you will be asked to nominate your food requirements from the following :
None/ Gluten Free / Vegan / Vegetarian or Other e.g peanut free
This way , we will be able to have a delicious and suitable option for everyone

Tokens and what are the values?

The event is run on a token system, this makes bar service must faster and limits cash points. Tokens are the currency for the day.
Pending how many Tokens are purchased in one transaction they become slightly cheaper
3 Tokens = $15
5 Tokens = $24
9 Tokens = $42
11 Tokens = $50

Pot = 1 Token
500ml Stein Half Stein = 2 Tokens
1 Lt Stein Full Stein = 4 Tokens

How do I get there?


V/Line trains run from Melbourne via Geelong to Colac. V/Line trains also run from Warrnambool to Colac You will need to purchase you VLINE Train ticket separately.


PLEASE arrive 10 mins prior, to ensure correct departure times and smooth sailing for the day 

  • Return Bus transfer – Colac
    • Departs 11:00am approx. and 11:45am. Returns from 5pm
    • Pick Up adress Colac Train Station: Lavers Hill Rd/Gellibrand St, Opposite COPACC
    • $12
  • Return Bus transfer –Gellibrand
    • Departs 11:30am approx. Leaves Otway at 5:30pm
    • Gellibrand River General Store, 16 Main Road
    • $12
  • Return Bus transfer – Apollo Bay via Lavers Hill
    • Apollo Bay Departs 10:30am / Lavers Hill 11:10am. Leaves Otway at 5:30pm
    • Pick Up Apollo Bay: Great Ocean Road Brewhouse (Top Pup) 29 Great Ocean Rd , Apollo Bay PH:52 37 6240
    • Lavers Hill Tavern – Crowes Nest Brewery 57 Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill PH:52 37 3251
    • $26
  • Return Bus transfer –Apollo Bay via Forrest
    • Apollo Bay Departs 10:30am / Forrest 11:10am. Leaves Otway at 5:30pm
    • Pick Up Apollo Bay: Great Ocean Road Brewhouse (Top Pup) 29 Great Ocean Rd , Apollo Bay PH:52 37 6240
    • Forrest Brewery 26 Grant Street PH:52 36 61 70
    • $26
  • Return Bus transfer – Queenscliff Brewhouse
    • Departs Queenscliff Brewhouse 9:15am. Leaves Otway 5:30pm
    • Pick Up Queenscliff Brewhouse 2 Gellibrand Street , Queenscliff PH:52 581 717 OR 04 01 661 851
    • $35
  • Return Bus transfer – Geelong/Waurn Ponds
    • Departs Geelong Train Station 10:00am/Departs Waurn Ponds 10:20am Leaves Otway 5:30pm
    • Pick Up Geelong Train Station BUS BAY 10 Railway Tce/ Mercer Street , Geelong PH:0401 661 851
    • Pick Up In Front of Harvey Norman – Waurn Ponds 33 Princes Highway
    • $30
  • Return Bus transfer – Melbourne
    • Departs Melb 10:00am. Leaves Otway approx. 5:00pm
    • St Paul’s Cathedral, cnr of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne. PH : 04 28 161 662
    • $50

Note: All bus transfers MUST be purchased online when you purchase your ticket to the event.


We have a large car park at Otway Estate where private vehicles can be parked. Please allocate a designated driver if you intend to travel by car to this event. Parking is free.


Bookings are recommended for all taxi services:

Colac Taxis ph: 5231 5833
Winchelsea Taxis ph: 5267 2888
Lorne Taxi Service ph: 0409 892 304
Apollo Bay Taxi Service: 0400 229 222

How much are the tickets?

Adult $15  ( Save $5 )
VIP Ticket $70 ( Save $20)
Home Brewers Competition $20 ( Save $5 )

AFTER September 8th , Full rates apply
Adult $20
VIP Ticket $90
Home Brewers Competition $25

Where can I stay?

Otway Estate – On site

Stay at the estate in one of our three on site spa cottages  Ph: 5233 8400

Otway Tourist Park – Gellibrand

Special offer 2 night stay for up to 4 people in a Spa Cabin or Villa for only $250. Includes a bottle of wine and $50 Meal Voucher for Bistro, early check-in and late check- out. Ph: 5235 8357. Call direct and mention this deal.

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, Apollo Bay

Pub style accommodation including queen rooms, family rooms and/or backpacker dorms. Why not make a weekend of it! ph: 5237 6240

Other accom in the area

Colac Visitor Information Centre – Ph: 1300 OTWAYS (689 297)

What else can I do in the area?

If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay in the beautiful Otway region for more than one day, here are some other things you might like to do:

Have lunch in Forrest at the brewery


Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse


Go for a Surf


Visit the Aireys Pub, Home of Rogue Wave Brewing


Visit Cape Otway Lightstation


Explore the Otway Harvest Trail


Otway Fly Treetop Adventures


Visit the Timboon Distillery


Dine at the world class Brae Restaurant


Take in the natural beauty of the Otways

Can I bring my Dog?

Yes, but please keep in mind this is a very busy and loud environment for a dog. We have a live band performing and often use the microphone for games throughout the day. Dogs must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs must also be kept on a lead. Dogs are not to be tied up and left unattended at any stage. There will be a resident dog trainer on site who will be assessing your dogs behaviour throughout the day. If the dog is showing signs of distress or risk to others you will be asked to leave. Dogs are also not allowed to be left in cars in the car park.

I purchased a ticket but can't make it anymore?

Please contact us directly if you are wishing to transfer your ticket to another.
Ticket Terms and Conditions ( link to the page

Will there be an ATM onsite?

No, please bring cash. However, We will have eftpos facilities available on the day , unfortunately we are unable to do cash out in-conjunction with a transaction.

Event location


Otway Estate Winery and Brewery

Home of Prickly Moses
10 Hoveys Road Barongarook (10 mins south of Colac)