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
Serving the Great Ocean Road and Victoria wide, Twilight Glamping offer a premium pop-up accommodation service for unique getaways, festivals, weddings and events.
12 Apostles Cottages
Brilliantly located, 12 Apostles accommodation, with nature's rawest, top shelf environment on offer in every direction.Family friendly, yet secluded enough for private nights away from it all!
RACV Torquay Resort
Before you stay, book an indulgent treatment at One Spa, the luxurious day spa at RACV Torquay Resort which offers an exclusive and personalised treatment menu including a variety of pamper packages for the ultimate relaxation experience.
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.
Bells Beach Backpackers
Bells Beach Backpackers is located in Torquay, Australia's surf capital and gateway to the Great Ocean Road.
Twelve Apostles Motel and Country Retreat
Come and enjoy Twelve Apostles Motel and Country Retreat, experience the truly Australian hospitality in peaceful and relaxing surroundings.
Great Ocean Road Shuttle
Great Ocean Road Shuttle service the inconic Great Ocean Walk - find out how they can help you
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12 Apostles Flight Adventure from Torquay
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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!
Australian National Surfing Museum
The Australian National Surfing Museum Torquay celebrates the history of surfing in Australia. It tells the story of this countries rich beach culture and surfing heritage that has developed over...
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Around the region
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Guided Surf Coast Walk
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The Colac Otways Arts Trail Spring
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Black Diamond Afterglow Night Trail Run
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Step inside the wonderland that is the Nightjar Festival.