At Forrest General Store, we want all visitors to experience the best there is to see, do and eat in and around our beautiful town. Our friendly staff are all locals and are happy to offer personal advice and recommendations about Forrest and the Otway Ranges.
Otway Ranges & Forrest tourist information
Our Forrest café is the perfect starting point on your visit to Forrest – known as the gateway to the Otway Ranges. Enjoy famous local treats and fuel-up while our friendly staff give you all the tips you need to experience the best things to do in Forrest.
From local spots of interest to places to eat in Forrest and where to keep an eye out for the local wildlife, we’re happy to help in any way we can.
We have a large selection of complimentary maps and brochures about the area and our central location makes Forrest General Store a good base to start your adventures. You can also take a look at our Otway Ranges tourist information FAQ for more tips.
We’re also proud of our special Forrest General Store tea towels, which are self-designed and printed in Australia – and a great gift idea for friends and family!
Gifts & souvenirs of Forrest
If you’re visiting the gorgeous Forrest area, why not take a little piece of it home with you? We have a huge variety of hand-crafted boutique homewares and gifts that are perfect to take home as a souvenir of your time with us, or to give family and friends as gifts.
As well as our house-made delicacies and edible souvenirs, you’ll love our selection of unique gifts. You might even find yourself buying two – one for you to take home and one to give as a gift!
Some of our most popular local gifts and Forrest souvenirs include:
- locally made Forrest stickers
- locally hand-knitted scarves and beanies
- Red Tractor tea towels
- Meredith & Co candles
- Sillee Billee handmade toys
- Courtney’s Creations handmade children’s bibs
- Olieve & Olie skin and body care
- Dindi Naturals skin and body care
- Mary McLaren candles from Birregurra
- Tarndie wool
We’re also proud to support local artists and stock Chris Hoggard artworks, Lyn Provan prints and giftcards, Ana Maria Jensen ceramics and Bridget Farmer linocut artwork.