Great Otway National Park
Just two hours to the southwest of Melbourne and stretching all the way from Anglesea to Princetown, this park is more than 100,000 hectares in size and has more than doubled the area previously protected through national and state parks in the Otways region.
Dale Antonysen, a Ranger-In-Charge of the Great Otway National Park, says “It’s park of diverse landscapes, from cool temperate rainforest to low coastal heathlands, a fantastic rugged coastline and hinterland with many beautiful waterfalls and special places just waiting to be discovered”.
As you’re exploring the Great Otway National Park you’ll be in two of Victoria’s greatest natural attractions – the stunning vistas of the Great Ocean Road and the world-famous limestone stacks of Port Campbell’s Twelve Apostles. Over 100 kilometres of coastline, and stretching far inland over the rugged hills and valleys of the Otway Ranges.
From the basalt plains to the north, the park stretches down through lush tall rainforests toward the protected Marine National Parks of the Southern Ocean.
Distances from our Otway Coast townships – Wye River / Separation Creek / Wongara / Sugarloaf
Mait’s Rest Fern Gully – 45 mins
Twelve Apostles – 1 and a half hours