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  • Allenvale camp site is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees. at Camping in the Otways, Tuesday 15 January, 2019
  • The overflow car park at the Twelve Apostles requires all cars to vacate at the end of each day. The gate will be locked at 19:00 daily. Great Ocean Walk hikers are advised to park in the official Twelve Apostles bitumen car park or an alternative location. at Great Ocean Walk, Monday 14 January, 2019
  • The rainwater tank levels at the Elliot and Aire River hike-in campsites are currently 80% full. The rainwater tank levels at Blanket Bay and Cape Otway hike-in campsites are 40% full. The rainwater tank levels at Johanna Beach, Ryans Den and Devils Kitchen hike-in campsites are only 25% full. Hikers need to take care only to use what they need and to be mindful of others requiring water. at Great Ocean Walk, Friday 11 January, 2019
  • Herbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees. at Camping in the Otways, Thursday 17 May, 2018
  • Wye River Road Camping Area is closed until further notice due to dangerous trees. at Wye River Road Camping Area, Wednesday 5 April, 2017
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  • camping

    Camping in the Otways Great Otway National Park and Otway Forest Park offers excellent camping opportunities whether you are looking for a family friendly place to park your caravan or a solitary night under…

  • This park has been rated 4.5 stars by users
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    Great Ocean Walk The Great Ocean Walk is a one-way long-distance walk extending east to west, just over 100km, between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles near Princetown.The spectacular walk weaves its…

  • great otway - maits rest

    Maits Rest There is an easy self-guided circuit walk through ancient, cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Maits Rest is renowned for its natural beauty and a must see destination. A wooden…

  • mountain bike

    Mountain bike riding The Forrest area caters for all levels of mountain bike riders with over 60km of formed tracks and a 12km mountain bike loop linking Forrest, West Barwon Reservoir and Lake…

  • family picnic at table - metro park

    Picnicking There are many beautiful places for a picnic so plan your visit to get the most out of your day. Ideal picnic spots in the east Otways include Blanket Leaf,…

  • Surf Coast Walk Offering natural beauty and easy access, the 44 kilometre Surf Coast Walk lets you relax and enjoy the beautiful Surf Coast region at your own pace. The Walk, which runs…

  • great otway - the gable

    The Gables The Gables Lookout WalkDistance: 800m returnDeparting from the car park, this easy return walk travels through a grove of Sheoak trees to a spectacular lookout over the ocean and the…

  • walking

    Phantom Falls Phantom Falls is a pleasant waterfall, about 15 metres high. The falls are accessed along the St Georges River from the Allenvale Road carpark. They can be reached via a…

  • walking

    Grey River Picnic Area Grey River is one of many pleasant picnic areas to choose from in the Otways. There are picnic tables here.Glow worms are often found near this picnic area. These lovely…

  • This park has been rated 1 stars by users
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    great otway - lighthouse

    Visit Cape Otway Lightstation Only 14 km from the Great Ocean Road, this extensive complex includes the oldest surviving officially built lighthouse on the Australian mainland.While entry to Great Otway National Park is free…