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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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We drove through the park in search of koalas. We did manage to spot one. We also saw a large kangaroo. The roads were a bit rough in places but the drive was worth it. There was no entrance fee.

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Was a lovely place with a good view, you could have a picnic there and it is very pleasant to stroll around.

Thank toowelltravelled64
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The Great Otway National Park is one you can visit to enjoy the many facets of nature in Victoria. From rain forests to giant ferns to beautiful waterfalls to lighthouses, it's all there. And, it's quite large that you need to either set aside a...More

1  Thank Gehan R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Lots to see and do including live wild foxes and kangaroos on the side of the road. It's worth getting off the beaten track and takig some of the side roads

Thank kiwi572014
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Our tour of the Great Ocean Road with Localing took us through a number of stops in Great Otway National Park, it was beautiful and definitely time well spent!

Thank Tim L
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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.