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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Otway National Park A lovely national park with windy roads through the forest. Cape Otway is quite large and houses Cape Otway lighthouse, Otway Fly Centre, Otway ranges, Triplet Falls which were lovely, fern forests and parts of the Great Ocean Road. Well worth...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With one day off and the lighthouse on our radar we came here to enjoy the afternoon. The place is huge, but luckily there are tons of koalas that look great. Also had two in my arms, their hair is so soft, I think my...More

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Reviewed 30 April 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...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a huge and dynamic National Park. Due to it's size there is a variety of activities, views, places to eat and stay from camping to great hotels.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Lots of opportunities to view fantastic surroundings, you can even do a little Koala spotting if you look closely in the trees. We didn't have enough time to spend at the lighthouse so we didn't buy tickets, just enjoyed the drive.

Thank caspernfg
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 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
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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
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Traveling_Tendy
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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.
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