Easy Walks with Kids in the Otways

Easy Walks with Kids in the Otways

The whole family will love experiencing the Otways at its finest: on footWalkers of almost any ability can trek around and discover magical spots in the Otways such as the following… 



The Redwoods

Let your imagination come to life along this enchanting walk where fairytales come to life. This remarkable stand of the world’s tallest tree species have thrived in Otway soil, far from their native California. Towering on the sheltered river flat at the Aire Valley Plantation, these Sequoia Sempervirens Trees were originally planted in 1936 by Victorian forresters for experimental purposes. While still in their youthful growth phase, the Otway Redwoods may one day claim the title of tallest trees in the world. A walk for the first time between the massive trunks flanking the river creates a special feeling of awe and reverence – not to be missed.
- Distance: 250m 
- Duration: 10 minutes 
Grade: Easy 
Start: Aire Valley Picnic Ground (near Hopetoun Falls turnoff) 


Lighthouse Cemetery and Lookout Walk

The gravel path leads walkers through beard heath to a lookout point with views across to the lighthouse, telegraph station and the ocean. Visit the historic cemetery which bears witness to the harsh isolation of early lightstation life. Fee applies for Cape Otway Lightstation entry.
- Distance: 1.6km
Duration: 40 minutes
Grade: Easy
Start: Cape Otway Lightstation carpark 


Stevensons Falls 

Take the bridge across the river and continue through stands of Douglas Fir trees ending at the viewing platform at the base of the falls. There is a large free camping area in peaceful valley, close to river & pines, where dogs and fires are permitted. Located on the Colac-Skenes Creek Road near Barramunga.
Distance: 500m
Duration: 20 minutes
Grade: Easy
Start: Stevensons Falls day carpark (via the second bridge) 


The Gables Lookout Walk 

This easy return walk travels through a Casuarina grove to a spectacular lookout over the ocean and the reefs around Moonlight Head. This is one of the highest sea cliffs on mainland Australia. Keep a close eye out for seabirds, or whales from June to September.
Distance: 800m 
Duration: 20 minutes 
Grade: Easy 
Start: The Gable carpark 

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