Lavers Hill is situated on the Great Ocean Road between Port Campbell and Apollo Bay, but on the inland section of the road, north-west of Cape Otway, and at the junction of the roads to Cobden and Colac.
The small commercial centre of the town caters well for tourists, featuring a number of cafes, a bakery, a pub with a bistro, and a couple of information centres. The landmark wood sculpture at the junction of the Great Ocean Road and Colac Road is the "Drift", which is a tribute to the marine environment, prehistoric skeletal finds, shipwrecks and the agricultural machinery of the area, designed by artist James Catell.
Lavers Hill is an area noted for scenic beauty. Perched at highest point on the Great Ocean Road, views can be enjoyed of the rolling hills and timbered forests of the Otway Ranges. Lavers Hill is a handy base for exploring the natural attractions of the area, including the Triplet Falls, Hopetoun Falls and Beauchamp Falls. The Great Otway National Park surrounds much of Lavers Hill, with the Melba Gully section, located just south of the town centre, consisting of rainforests located in one of Victoria's wettest locations, with night visitors being able to view glow worms on trails through the forests. Around a 20 minute drive north-east of Lavers Hills is the Otway Fly - an elevated tree top walk through an exquisitely beautiful beech myrtle forest, featuring a 45 metre high lookout tower.
Some attractive beaches can be found within an easy drive from Lavers Hill. 12 kilometres south of Lavers Hill is the remote surfing spot of Johanna Beach. Glenaire, further east along the coast, is noted for good fishing and is popular with surfers, with scenic views available from the car park lookout above Castle Cove.