Lake Elizabeth Walk

Lake Elizabeth Walk

Head to Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm waters punctuated by the trunks of dead trees, drowned when the valley was flooded more than 50 years ago to form this “perched lake”. 


The elusive platypus can be found in the waters of the lake – wake up early or head to Lake Elizabeth at dusk to catch a glimpse of these shy Australian natives. The loop trial follows the lakes edge and is best suited for moderate walking ability. Otway Eco-Tours also offer guided platypus tours by canoe to maximise viewing potential. There is National Park Camping at the walk-in campground (approx 100m from carpark) next to river, where dogs and fires are permitted.  For a guided experience to paddle with the Platypus contact Otway Eco Tours. 

Distance: 1.5km return (lake) OR 4km return (circuit) | Time: 1hr (lake) OR 2hr (circuit)  | Difficulty: Easy (lake) OR Easy – Moderate (circuit) 

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Wye General Store

Wye River

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.