Maits Rest

Maits Rest is a relatively short, circuit walk virtually beside the Great Ocean Road about 15 minutes west of Apollo Bay.  

About

It is a great introduction to a true rainforest gully and has been protected since the early 1900s to give an idea of what the pre-European Otways were once like. It is home to a couple of spectacular trees, including some towering Mountain Ash and a massive Myrtle Beech tree estimated to be at least 300 years old. It also includes plants that are remnants of the forests that dominated this area 100 million years ago when it was part of Gondwanaland. 

Distance: 1km return | Time: 30 mins | Difficulty: Easy

Accommodation Nearby

Things To Do Nearby

Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway

Cow Lick Bookshop

Colac

Calma Candles

Lavers Hill

Melba Gully

Lavers Hill

Places To Eat & Drink

Cafe La Hoot

Winchelsea

Otway Blueberries

Gellibrand

“Heroes” Vineyard

Murroon

East Hotel Colac

Colac East

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