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All-terrain wheelchairs for hire from Colac Otway and Surf Coast Shires

7 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: All-terrain wheelchair

Hammond Road Camp Site with Wildlife

7 months ago from Peter Hurley

Location: Hammond Road Campground

Hammond Road Camp Site

7 months ago from Peter Hurley

Location: Hammond Road Campground

Hammond Road Camp Site

7 months ago from Peter Hurley

Location: Hammond Road Campground

Heath

7 months ago from Wayne

Location: Great Otway National Park

Currawong Falls

7 months ago from Wayne

Location: Great Otway National Park

Currawong Track

7 months ago from Wayne

Location: Great Otway National Park

Tiger Snakes

7 months ago from Wayne

Location: Great Otway National Park

Rockpools at Blanket Bay

8 months ago from Phil Skeggs

Location: Great Otway National Park

Sunset hike to Wreck Beach

8 months ago from Phil Skeggs

Location: Great Otway National Park

Late afternoon in the Eastern Otways

8 months ago from Phil Skeggs

Location: Great Otway National Park

Shelly Beach on the Elliot River hike

8 months ago from Phil Skeggs

Location: Great Otway National Park

Sundown at Red Rock Bluff

8 months ago from Phil Skeggs

Location: Great Otway National Park

triplet falls

11 months ago from warren

Location: Triplet Falls

The Amazing Wreck Beach

1 year ago from Paul Pavlinovich

Location: Wreck Beach

Triplet Falls

1 year ago from Hazel Pomaderris

Location: Triplet Falls

Evening light on weathered sandstone, Johanna Beach

1 year ago from Gary Rowan Higgins

Location: Great Otway National Park

Crested Terns resting at the water's edge, Johanna Beach, Great Otway National Park.

1 year ago from Gary Rowan Higgins

Location: Great Otway National Park

Upper Mousetrap Falls

1 year ago from Gary Rowan Higgins

Location: Great Otway National Park

Erskine Falls

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Erskine Falls

The Steps to Erskine Falls

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Erskine Falls

Moonlight Head

1 year ago from www.gowildimages.com

Location: Great Otway National Park

Maits Rest Board Walk

2 years ago from p whitehead

Location: Maits Rest

Wreck Beach

2 years ago from Gary Rowan Higgins

Location: Great Otway National Park

Allambee Beek Falls, Great Otway National Park

2 years ago from Gary Rowan Higgins

Location: Great Otway National Park

Hammonds Campground

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Hammond Road Campground

Lake Elizabeth

2 years ago from Timothy

Location: Lake Elizabeth

Sheoak falls view of the Great Ocean Road

2 years ago from James Gordon

Location: Great Otway National Park

Marie Gabrielle Anchor at Wreck Beach

3 years ago from Debashis Talukdar

Location: Marie Gabrielle anchors

Cape Otway Lightstation

3 years ago from Courtney

Location: Great Otway National Park

Allenvale Mill Campsite

3 years ago from Christine Trainor

Location: Allenvale Mill Site

Lovely spot to picnic

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sheoak Picnic Area

Sheoak Falls

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sheoak Picnic Area

Scenery

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sheoak Picnic Area

Beautiful blues

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Wreck Beach

The anchor

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Wreck Beach

Great Ocean Walk - at low tide

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Johanna Beach

Aire River - Great Ocean Walk

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Aire River West

Sandy beach: Great Ocean Walk - at low tide

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Johanna Beach

Lush green ferns

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Triplet Falls

Erskine Falls

3 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Great Otway National Park

Sunset over Anglesea, Photo: Jessica Smith.

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Great Otway National Park

Blanket Bay, Great Ocean Walk - at low tideGreat Ocean Walk - at low tide

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Blanket Bay

Triplet Falls

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Triplet Falls

Great Ocean Walk

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Great Ocean Walk

Add change of condition

Change of conditions

  • Youngs Creek Track, between Triplet Falls and Aire Crossing, is currently in poor condition due to the recent wet weather. Visitors are advised to use Wait a While Road to access Aire River Crossing Campground until conditions improve. at Aire Crossing
    Friday 28 August, 2015 |
  • Sand Road Bridge, the bridge connecting Aire River East and West, is closed due to repairs by Colac Otway Shire. The bridge will re-open to walkers only from Saturday 5 September 2015, with vehicle access to be restored at a later date. Walkers are requested to gain the attention of bridge workers who will provide safe passage across the bridge. at Aire River West
    Friday 21 August, 2015 |
  • Walkers on the Great Ocean Walk will need to pre-plan vehicle transport from Aire River East to Aire River West due to the temporary closure of Sand Ridge Bridge. Contact GOR Shuttle (0428 379 278) or Walk 91 (0405 495 909) to arrange a transfer. The bridge is expected to re-open to walkers from Saturday 5 September 2015. at Great Ocean Walk
    Friday 21 August, 2015 |
  • Marriners Falls Walk has been closed permanently for public safety. at Great Otway National Park
    Thursday 25 June, 2015 |
  • Aire River West campsites 24-40 (alongside the river) are closed until further notice due to flooding. Campsites  1-23 are available, but only accessible via the Sand Road. at Aire River West
    Wednesday 10 June, 2015 |
  • The toilet facilities at Urquhart Bluff are closed until further notice due to a plumbing issue. at Great Otway National Park
    Tuesday 2 June, 2015 |
  • Sand Road, the road used to access Aire River West Campground when the Sand Road bridge is closed, is currently recommended for four wheel drive vehicles only due to poor conditions. at Aire River West
    Thursday 28 May, 2015 |
  • Early seasonal road closures apply to this park from 1 June 2015. See Map 20A, Map 20B, Map 20C and Map 20D for locations of the closures. at Great Otway National Park
    Thursday 30 April, 2015 |
  • Herbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees. at Camping in the Otways
    Friday 26 September, 2014 |
Barbeque
Bird watching
Camp fires
Camping
Canoeing
Dog walking
Fishing
Fossicking for gold
Four wheel driving
Horse riding
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Mountain biking
Picnicking
Short walk
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
Surfing
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This park has been rated 5 stars by users
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The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac. 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.

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Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Lighthouse
  • Boat Ramp
  • Rowing Launch
  • Campsites
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Picnic table/seat
  • Information Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark
  • Sealed carpark

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Park Statistics

Established

December 2005

Area

103190ha

Contact information

Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963

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