Driving South from Colac the road begins to rise as you pass through Elliminyt. As you rise over the hill and begin the first few bends you have a breath taking view of the mountains standing between you and the coast. You are in Barongarook as soon as you leave Elliminyt but you do not pass through the centre of the town unless you turn off of the main Gellibrand Road onto Barongarook Road. The local primary school and a tennis club are the extent of the township.