Outdoor Activities

Come and experience breathtaking flying foxes and navigate your way through the native bushlands of the Otways.

The Otways are full of family friendly activities from short walks, to wildlife spotting and plenty of adventure in between.

Biking

Hit the tracks and trails of the beautiful...

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Camping

Camping in the Otways is a fantastic way to get away from it all. Get back to nature, breathe in the fresh air, be surrounded by the local wildlife residents, enjoy sleeping under the stars ……...

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Walking

Discover the Great Ocean Walk, waterfalls, lush forests, cliff top walks, heritage and coastal trails. Whether you go inland or hug the rugged coast, the Otways is a place for adventure, romance and...

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2 Day Itinerary in the Otways

A 2 day Otways getaway is just the thing you need if you feel like unplugging and getting back to nature. We’ve put together...

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Lookouts of the Otway Coast Hamlets

The stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Road around the Otway Coast Hamlets is unforgettable.  Mount Defiance through to...

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The Redwoods

At the remarkable Californian Redwoods, let your imagination come to life along this enchanting walk, where fairytales seem to...

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1 Day Itinerary in the Otways

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Otways Hikes

There are Otways hikes for almost any ability so it is an ideal destination for everyone. And being a cool temperate rainforest...

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Rail Trails through the Otways

Rail Trails are disused railway corridors that have been converted to paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Discover the...

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Forrest Trails Network: The Southern Loop

The southern trails surround the township of Forrest and offer riders six great trails ranging for easy to more...

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Melba Gully - Maden's Track Nature Trail

Melba Gully (Madsen’s Track), aptly known as the Jewel of the Otways, is one of the wettest places in the state....

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Wye to Sep Beach Walk

At low tide take the stunning walk across ancient volcanic rock formations that have created beautiful rock...

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Kennett River Wildlife Walk

Stroll from the fishing platform near the Kennett River bridge along the bank to spot all kinds of wildlife particularly...

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Otway Coast Camping

I am an esky for a footrest, eager hands unwrapping the damper. I am the brightest star you won’t see in the city...

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Otways Walks And Waterfalls Guide

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Otway Fly Treetop Walk

The Otway Fly Tree Top Walk is located in Victoria’s magnificent Otways, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to...

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Camping in the Otways

The best camping in the Otways is in the national parks so you can experience full immersion in this stunning natural setting...

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Ride Forrest Mountain Biking

Situated in the breathtaking scenery of the Great Otway National Park the Forrest MTB Trails offers some of the most diverse and...

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Yaughter Trails Network: The Northern Loop

The northern section (Yaugher) has an extensive range of trails for all skill levels. To get to the Yaugher trail head for the...

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Red Rock (Volcanic) Lookout

The Red Rock lookout, 12km from Colac, is one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes....

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Paddy’s Path

Paddy’s Path offers beautiful views from its hillside position and connects Wye River to Separation...

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Caravan Parks in the Otways

All caravan parks in the Otways have family-friendly facilities and are ideally located for exploring the region’s...

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Grey River Picnic Reserve

Just west of the Grey River bridge you will find a pretty, shady picnic area with beach...

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Great Ocean Walk

Engage your mind, body and soul as you weave your way through the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks. Nature’s...

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Lake Elizabeth Walk

Head to Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm...

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Waterfalls in the Otways

Hopetoun Falls has a viewing platform 20 metres from the carpark which offers spectacular views of the falls as they crash...

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3 Day Itinerary in the Otways

Thinking about a long weekend away in the Otways? We’ve put together a suggested 3 day itinerary that gives you a taste of...

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Be Inspired

Only have 48hrs in the Otways? Here's your guide.

The Otways is enchanting, captivating, picturesque and just two hours west of Melbourne. If you’ve only got 48-hours to spend in the area,...

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Top 10 Things to do in the Otways

There are so many fantastic Otways attractions that showcase nature at its best, making a trip here an unforgettable one. Below we have put together...

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 3: E-Biking + Platypus Spotting

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 2: Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Zipline

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 1: Exploring Cape Otway and Surrounds

The wind batters our tired faces as we stretch our legs on Stringybark Track, ascending Parker...

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Rediscover Awe and Wake up to the Otways

A weekend of fresh air, mother nature at her finest and fulfilling wanderlust right at your back door. Welcome back to the...

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Easy Walks with Kids in the Otways

The whole family will love experiencing the Otways at its finest: on foot. Walkers of almost any ability can trek around and discover magical...

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Night Walk for Glow Worms in the Otways

Did you know that Glow Worms are really bioluminescent (aka glow in the dark) maggots of a mosquito like...

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