There are so many ways you could spend 1 day in the Otways, here are a few options…
Begin your day trip in the Otways exploring the lush cool temperate rainforest of the Great Otways National park. There are a few short walks to waterfalls in the national park ranging from a quick 10 minutes walk from the carpark through to a 2 hour, 5km walk that takes you to a suspended viewing platform. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the many great places to eat in the area — you’ve got the choice of boutique cafes, pub meals, bistros and general stores offering friendly country hospitality. For the afternoon, it’s a trip to the Cape Otway Lightstation. Enjoy the magnificent sweeping view of the ocean from the Lighthouse Balcony and perhaps have a bit of afternoon tea before the trip back home.
This is 1 day in the Otways the whole family can enjoy! Start with a treetop walk (25 metres off the ground and suitable for prams) or fly through the trees on a zipline tour. After lunch (you could pack a picnic to enjoy in one of the many great picnic spots — there are over 148 parks, gardens, playgrounds and recreational areas in the Colac Otway Shire to choose from!
Now its time to enjoy a round of mini-golf and some rock climbing for the afternoon. What a fun action-packed day trip to the Otways, the kids will sleep well tonight!
Bring the bike for this one! It’s time to hit one of the many roads or trails ideal for mountain biking. Here is some useful mountain bike trail information for you to check out before you make your trip. After lunch (there are plenty of great places to eat in the Otways), time to head to the beach! The Otway Coast is home to many pristine beaches where you can swim, snorkel, dive, surf and even visit the local seal colony. Maybe grab an ice cream to enjoy on the way home from a great day trip to the Otways.
Contact the local, accredited Visitor Information Centres to speak with the friendly and knowledgeable staff if you’re planning 1 day in the Otways.
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