WATERFALLS, TALL FORESTS, FERNY GULLIES, COASTLINES AND SANDY BEACHES, EXPLORE THE GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK TODAY
GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK
The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland. In the north, the park features tall forests, ferny gullies, magnificent waterfalls and tranquil lakes.
The Great Ocean Walk is a one way long distance walk extending east to west, just over 100kms between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles. The spectacular walk weaves its way through the National Park which is full of tall forests, coastal heathlands, wild rocky shores and windswept cliff tops presenting amazing views - nature truly unfolds at every step. Step on and off the trail with convenience; enjoy comfortable accommodation and excellent local meals or pitch your tent at wild wildly picturesque campgrounds along the way.
A bushwalkers paradise, the Great Otway National park boasts a mind-blowing collection of walking tracks and trails across amazingly diverse terrain, choose your landscape - cliff top, coastal, rainforest or bush trail or all four at once! With one of the highest rainfalls in the state, waterfalls in the park tend to flow year-round. Whether chilling-out or cooling-off, a waterfall makes for a stunning natural backdrop. On cooler days, especially after rain, watch the falls transform into a roaring curtain of water. And on a hot summer's day, enjoy some shady respite through the sheltered forest to the water's edge.
PICNICKING AND CAMPING
Picnic opportunities abound, with lovely settings at many of the waterfalls as well as Blanket Leaf, Sheoak, Distillery Creek, Moggs Creek, Paradise, Melba Gully, Shelly Beach, Triplet Falls and Blanket Bay to name a few.
There are excellent camping opportunities throughout the Parks. Whether you are looking for a family friendly place to park your caravan or a solitary night under the stars there's something to cater to every need
Experience and enjoy the natural environment on horseback or on a mountain bike.
A permit is required for horse riders to ride in the National Park and Parks Victoria staff can assist you with this.
The formed roads and tracks provide ideal trails for these active endeavours.
BEFORE YOU GO
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
THROUGH THE EYE OF THE LENS
Arabella Country House
Arabella Country House is a modern homestead set in relaxing gardens on beef cattle property, very close to the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.
The View on Grossmans
Experience a peaceful location on two acres, yet close to the town centre and beaches at The View of Grossmans. Property features a private self-contained unit, that sleeps up to six.
12 Apostles Cottages
The 12 Apostles Cottages is located on the Great Ocean Road, only a quick five minute drive from the picturesque Twelve Apostles and a 20 minute drive from the Otway...
Surfers Palace Torquay
The Surfers Palace is a beautifully refurbished two bedroom beach cottage set in a delightfully private oasis. The cottage sleeps four very comfortably and can sleep five.
Ocean Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ocean Manor Bed and Breakfast is architecturally designed for an overnight stay or a relaxing weekend.
Beach Cottages Torquay
Beach Cottages - ideally located by the beach at the start of the Great Ocean Road in Torquay, just over an easy hour's drive from Melbourne, via Geelong.
Easterly invites you to immerse yourself in an indulgent and coastal lifestyle as you step inside your new home. Torquay’s very own Easterly furniture and interiors will inspire your way of living, one piece of furniture at a time.
Saltair Health Spa Torquay
Spa and Wellness redefined in an Australian first BABOR Health Concept facility, designed in Germany by the pioneers of Skincare BABOR (since 1956).
Hand painted seascape art, inspired by places along the Great Ocean Road and painted in the Torquay Gallery by Adam Stanley. Adam is a passionate local artist and surfer.
One Spa, RACV Torquay Resort
Designed to rejuvenate, One Spa provides luxurious treatments that awaken, revive and promote balance within the body.
Stories of the Great Ocean Road QR Trail
Fun, free activity! The Stories of the Great Ocean Road QR Trail combines augmented reality, film and art to tell the story of the road.
Upstate Studios exists to help people find their positive state of mind. Whether you want to power up or wind down, their classes will strengthen your body and balance your mind.