Great Otway National Park
Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay, along the world-famous Great Ocean Road and up through the Otways hinterland. Discover windswept coastlines and breathtaking waterfalls in tall mountain forests, walk the iconic Great Ocean Walk, immerse yourself in the Otway Lightstation's history, or surf some of the best breaks in Australia. Enjoy the great outdoors and explore the wonders of the Great Otway National Park. See the stunning coast by foot on the Great Ocean Walk, where nature unfolds at every step. Or drive the iconic Great Ocean Road. For longer stays, there are excellent camping opportunities whether you are looking for a family-friendly place to park your caravan or a solitary night under the stars.
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MichaelRW
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I usually write positive reviews, but, following a scenic detour from the Great Ocean Road to the lighthouse we discovered that just for a photograph, there was an entry fee of $20 each, just to get through the gate. Coffee was also the other side of the gate, and the person taking the money was so engrossed in a conversation that we had no opportunity to negotiate. We left, pretty disappointed and totally disgusted!
Written 13 January 2020
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pawsforlife p
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
Went to Cape Otway via the light house after a previous visit where we saw koalas . Couldn’t understand why we saw NONE today not ONE . Then read how in 2015 SEVEN HUNDRED were “humanely “culled and females injected infertile .. Appalled and shocked and will never go nor recommend it as a place to visit . Disgusting
Written 8 March 2018
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Michael C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A magic temperate rain forest with fantastic dense tree ferns - some of the tallest I have ever seen. Unfortunately we only had a taste but will certainly be back to explore!
Written 7 February 2020
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389glenne
Moe, Australia89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
We stayed at Apollo Bay and travelled into the park each day via route C119. We travelled at 10am on a winters day with the sun coming through the tree canopy...a great drive through beautiful southern Australian forest. We took our time and visited the water falls...which were fantastic due the rain recieved the two previous days. The walks required a good pair of shoes and are not difficult just a bit up and down....but very enjoyable. There are areas to picnic with tables and toilets. Some areas allow camping. We did our trip in winter with rainy days....for the waterfalls, it was perfect.
Written 23 June 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience at Great Otway National Park. We're so glad you enjoyed the walks and the waterfalls during your visit! Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written 26 June 2020
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natvag2018
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
Make a great weekend visit to Otway National Park , go to Lighthouse on a sunset tour ran by local guy Mark, who is based in 'Bimbi' Caravan Park in Otway N.P. Also go for a walk into the Great Giant Sequoih trees. Learn about the history of Cape Otway Lighthouse, that used to be the only Australian point in sea navigation. Also its a wonderful escape into the wilderness.
Written 29 April 2018
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701David
Fitzroy, Australia995 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
This hike has it all...its just superb been so close to the coast and isolated in the bush and by the beach. Well maintained camp sites and serenity. Simply fantastic. Parks Vic are doing a wonderful job.
Written 30 October 2015
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Vicki E
Brisbane, Australia366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our bus tour called into the Great Otway National Park Cool Temperate Rainforest on The Great Ocean Road. From the car park a path leads the tourist to the rainforest. The rainforest was amazing - very tall gum trees, various ferns, animals and fungi. According to our tour guide the area once had the world's tallest tree. There is signage provided at various points of interest along the path. On this trip we didn't get to see the world's only carnivorous snail which is indigenous to this area; though I am told it has been seen on many visits to the area. The walk is, at times, on an uneven path and requires a low to moderate level of fitness. The leisurely walk takes approximately twenty minutes to complete, though I would have loved more time to take photos of the stunning area.
Written 2 May 2015
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia17,413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
The Great Otway National Park is a huge park spanning a few hundred kilometers with many entry points and many walking trails.

My wife and I visited several parts of the Park during our recent holiday in Lorne for three nights.
Written 28 November 2021
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Helen W
Wagga Wagga, Australia114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
It was the first time I'd drive through the National Park. Due to the COVID situation, some things were still shut but the waterfalls etc were open and stunning.
Written 13 January 2021
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roglawrence55
Salt Lake City, UT133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Took in Beauchamp Falls, it was beautiful with not too many people around (even though it was the height of summer), steepish walk down and back, but worth it
Written 5 January 2020
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