222
trips planned in the last hour
8.8
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Colac trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Colac

Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Colac
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. Colac is the largest city in and administrative centre of the Colac Otway Shire. At June 2015, Colac had a population of 11,817.A commercial centre for a major agricultural district, it was named after nearby Lake Colac and was proclaimed a city in 1960.HistoryFor thousands of years clans of the Gulidjan people occupied the region of Colac, living a semi-nomadic life.The area was first settled by Europeans in 1837 by Hugh Murray, and proclaimed a town, Lake Colac, in 1848.The Post Office opened on 1 July 1848 as Lake Colac and was renamed Colac in 1854. Colac Botanic Gardens in Queen Street located on the shores of Lake Colac, were established in 1868.Brookhouse MysteryIn 1854 town founder Hugh Murray employed a couple of shepherds named Thomas Brookhouse and Patrick Geary. Brookhouse who was looking for missing sheep disappeared without a trace. Patrick Geary and his wife soon left the district. Fifteen years later a boy out rabbiting found the skeletal remains of Thomas Brookhouse under a pile of rocks near Lake Corangamite. Brookhouse had his head smashed in. It took Police two years to track Patrick Geary and charge him with Brookhouse's murder. A friend of Geary told the court that Geary had killed Brookhouse with an axe to stop him from informing Murray of Geary's sheep stealing activities. Geary was hanged in Melbourne in 1871.
Colac is in Victoria. With the Inspirock online itinerary creator, Colac and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Colac

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Colac

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Colac

10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Great Ocean Road & Cape Otway BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Great Ocean Road & Geelong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans