How to nail the ultimate Otways road trip
Turn off cruise control. You won't want to miss a thing on this stunning Otways road trip.
Among a road trip’s many joys is how little the decision-making matters. Left, right. Up, down. High road, low road – there are no wrong answers, only bitumen and possibilities.
At a stop sign on the Cape Otway Road, after sweeping around the Wurdiboluc Reservoir that’s brimming with water bound for Geelong, the journey’s first conundrum lands. Straight ahead for 10 minutes and we’ll be in the sweet main street of Birregurra where, at Yield, Simon Stewart will be taking his spelt sour loaves out of the oven. On weekends when the restaurant is firing, he bakes a few extra to sell out of the providore. We’ve heard you need to be quick. If we turn left, a scoot through the Bambra hills will put us in Deans Marsh where, being a Friday, Jo Zdybel will be crafting a range of breads inside The Store.
We’ve got a night and two days to escape, and have decided a pursuit of authenticity will guide us like crumbs. Doubling up seems a good start. (More: Three ways to see the Otways)