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
Bells Beach Backpackers
Bells Beach Backpackers is located in Torquay, Australia's surf capital and gateway to the Great Ocean Road.
Kangaroobie is an award winning group accommodation venue situated on the Great Ocean Road. Catering for groups of up to 190, and providing a range of interesting, exciting and educational activities.
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.
RACV Torquay Resort
Perched within the backdrop of the Torquay and Jan Juc beaches, RACV Torquay Resort is set on an expansive golf course with spectacular ocean views and direct beach access.
Great Ocean Road Holidays
Great Ocean Road Holidays offers over 800 holiday rental homes and apartments in Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Wye River, Apollo Bay and beyond.
Pebble Point is an exclusive bush retreat nestled behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles.
A super fun way to see Torquay and its surrounds on some beatiful beachy, Amsterdam inspired pedal assist bikes.
One Spa, RACV Torquay Resort
Designed to rejuvenate, One Spa provides luxurious treatments that awaken, revive and promote balance within the body.
Black Salt Co
Black Salt Co. was founded by mother-daughter duo Amber and Jenny Foster in the town of Torquay.
Hit The Road Tours
Hit The Road Tours is a passionate small groups tour operator who creates remarkable moments and unforgettable experiences.
Lili Fine Jewellery
Lili Fine Jewellery is a small family owned business specialising in quality handmade custom designed pieces from diamond engagement rings, remakes, remodels to simple jewellery repairs.
Great Ocean Road Tours
Great Ocean Road Tours is an exclusively private tour company. They specialise only in the Great Ocean Road, so you can be comfortable in the knowledge you have a guide...
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