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
Pebble Point is an exclusive bush retreat nestled behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles.
Macka’s Farm is located in the heart of this dramatic and stunning region.
Holiday Great Ocean Road
Holiday Great Ocean Road are multi-award winning leaders in Holiday Rental Management along the Great Ocean Road, providing a specialised property management and accommodation booking service.
Colac Mid City Motor Inn
Colac Mid City Motor Inn is a clean comfortable motel with 30 different style rooms. Standard and budget rooms with single double or twin.
Bombora Bed and Breakfast
Stylish Bombora Bed and Breakfast is a dream escape in the heart of Torquay - close to Bells Beach, surf shops, restaurants, beaches and The Great Ocean Road.
Bells Beach Backpackers
Bells Beach Backpackers is located in Torquay, Australia's surf capital and gateway to the Great Ocean Road.
Point Danger Marine Sanctuary
Located in Torquay, one of Victoria's favourite seaside towns, Point Danger Marine Sanctuary is ideal for snorkelling and exploring the diverse marine life at low tide.
SeaEarth Adventures are based on Victoria's Surfcoast and Great Ocean Road. Formed from two operating companies that started in 1993 they have taught thousands of happy customers how to surf,...
Number One Restaurant
Quality local ingredients such as beef and shiitake mushrooms from the Otways region, artisan cheeses and organic Camperdown garlic feature strongly in the contemporary menu of this elegant restaurant on...
Hike 2 Camp
Hike 2 Camp is a small local business with a unique experience on the Great Ocean Walk. All the fun of a big hike without the fuss!
Soul Skin Beauty and Body Care
A Clinic committed to education and delivery outcomes for aesthetic and skin health.
Saltair Day Spa
Saltair Day Spa is a renowned unique day spa experience. Discover world class skincare, heavenly massages and day spa packages.
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