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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.

The gully has prolific plant growth and is a dense rainforest of Myrtle BeechBlackwood and Tree-ferns, with an understorey of low ferns and mosses. The Madsen’s Track Nature Walk provides an adventure into a world of ancient, mossy trees and cool fern gullies. Located near Lavers Hill, this short walk is a good spot to see the remarkable glow worms at night. 

Distance: 1.2km return | Time: 30 mins | Difficulty: Easy – Moderate 

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Things To Do Nearby

Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway

Melba Gully

Lavers Hill

Calma Candles

Lavers Hill

Places To Eat & Drink

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