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  • The untreated rainwater tanks are at the following levels: Elliot hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 70% and toilet tank is 70% full, Blanket Bay hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 50% and walkers can also utilise water from the vehicle based campground tap, Cape Otway hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 70% and toilet tank is 30% full, Aire River hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 50% and walkers can utilise water from the vehicle based campground tap, Johanna hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 40% and toilet tank is 100% full, Ryans Den hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 70% and toilet tank is empty, Devils Kitchen hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 20% and toilet tank is 50% full. There is also untreated rainwater available at each of the Great Otway National Park car based campsites in the West Otways. Hikers should take care to only use what is needed and be mindful of others requiring water. at Great Ocean Walk, Thursday 21 March, 2019
  • Works will soon be commencing on the construction of a new walking track in the Jamieson Track area. To ensure the safety of park visitors the Jamieson Track Camping Area, along with Jamieson Track and Godfrey Track will be closed from the 29 January, until 1 May 2019. at Jamieson Campground, Monday 21 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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Barbeque
Bird watching
Camping
Canoeing
Dog walking
Fishing
Long walk / Multi day walk
Mountain biking
Picnicking
Short walk
Surfing
Camp fires
  • 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
    4 visitor ratings
    great-ocean-walk

    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…