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Great Otway National Park

Great Ocean Rd, Hordern Vale, Victoria 3221, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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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. The Great Otway National park offers a variety of activities to suit all types of visitors. Visit for the day to take in one of the many short walks and spectacular scenery, or plan a longer stay at one of the campgrounds to relax and soak up your surrounds. Launch a kayak on the Aire River for a unique perspective on this stunning landscape. The Great Otway National Park and Otway Forest Park are south of Melbourne via Geelong or Colac. From the west, approach via Port Campbell along the Great Ocean Road. A daily bus service between Geelong, Lorne and Apollo Bay connects with train services to Melbourne.
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Great Ocean Rd, Hordern Vale, Victoria 3221, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are staying in Torquay at the moment and yesterday drove the ocean road to the Apostles. On the way back in the afternoon we turned off and drove up into the lovely Otways. We had a great trip on the sometimes very narrow road...More

Thank roy v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love visiting this lighthouse and must stay over next time. The setting is spectacular and we loved going up the lighthouse to its platform. The day we visited was a little windy, but it made stepping out onto the platform all the more fun -...More

Thank Rikbob
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park and great place to spot Koalas. We loved the surroundings and will certainly go back here when we are in the neighborhood.

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Has just about everything including fern gullies,waterfalls,camping,cliffs,ocean and much much more. Best enjoyed by taking advantage on various camping sites

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a very scenic view from the lighthouse. Learnt a lot from the guide about the aboriginals. Very nice way to spend the morning.

Thank pcnatvic
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Simply allow yourself time to explore without any rush and you'll really enjoy the connections you can make with nature. Try it, unplug and go old school... The trails are very well maintained, signs explain what you want to know.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a beautiful section on the Great Ocean Drive. We drove through and did not leave our vehicle. The scenery is stunning, the roads are well-maintained, and it is a drive you will not forget.

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 21 October 2017

After you leave Apollo Bay you get away from the ocean and into the Otway Ranges and the scenery changes to lush cool rain forest, winding roads and tall trees and ferns. This is very different to the rest of the Great Ocean Road and...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Amazing views to the Southern Ocean! The first time you reach the ocean from Apollo Bay which is a real treat for the weary traveler. Get out, have a stretch, enjoy the sea breeze and the wild surf. You can even head down to the...More

Thank Jo E
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We spotted koalas, kangaroos and wallabies while driving through the Otways. Beautiful rolling hills with views to the ocean, this is a must do section of the Great Ocean road

Thank travel2dive
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11 July 2016|
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Response from Marcus M | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the National Park that I saw, just a lot of stopping places along the coast. However, there will be a cost for food and accommodation if stopping in the area for the night.