Beaches Rainforest + Waterfalls

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IMG_1082.JPG "Twixt earth and sea lay rich treasures and elemental magic. Let the wind play with their hair and the sand tickle their toes."

 

Reconnect with the elements and allow the slap and hiss of wave on shore transport you away from the everyday. Wild and untamed beaches adorn these southern shores. Cliff gives way to swept dunes and sheltered coves providing bold strong stretches to inspire, invigorate and escape! Access is limited but the beaches are without equal.

Visitors are urged to respect the forces at play that have shaped this spectacular coast. Knowledge of tide times and sea conditions need to be a mandatory part of planning a visit to any localtriplet falls 009.jpg  beach.

Swimming is not recommended at any of the open ocean beaches. Port Campbell bay provides the safest local option particularly when it is patrolled in season.

Mist cloaked fern glades; ghostly mountain ash and the crystal crash of waterfalls adorn the western Otway Ranges.

The deepest wettest gullies host the westernmost extremity of rainforest in southern Australia. Remnant of a time when the land was connected to Antarctica and the primordial sounds of dinosaurs filled the air.

Access the emerald depths at a selection of rainforest and waterfall trails and lookouts within the Great Otway National Park or suspend yourself in the canopy atop the Otway Fly Treetop Walk.

Visitors travelling east or west on the Great Ocean Road through Port Campbell will appreciate the distinct contrast in flora from rainforest to the wind carved coastal heath.

Melba Gully just 25 minutes east of Princetown is a host to one of our nightly wildlife shows (glow worms)

Gibson Steps

Visitors are advised to check tide and ocean conditions before visiting Gibson Steps. This beach offers spectacular viewing opportunities in the right conditions. Park at the 12 Apostles car park a...

Loch Ard Gorge

Let the others rush be sure to take your time at Loch Ard Gorge. It is impossible to walk these trails and not be moved by the powers of nature that have shaped and the shipwreck history that defin...

Childers Cove

Childers Cove, Sandy Cove and Murnanes Bay offer wonderful seascapes and an impression of relative isolation even in peak times.

Beauchamp Falls

Adventurous walkers are treated to a base level view of a long drop falls.

Hopetoun Falls

The viewing area at the top is easily accessible for those not wanting to commit to the walk to the base.

Maits Rest

A 30 min easy loop, superb setting and proximity to the Great Ocean Road have made this one of the most popular rainforest attractions in Great Otway National Park. Visitors arriving from the west ...

Melba Gully

A true Otway gem, famous for its massive 350 year old Otway messmate and enchanting glow worms, Melba Gully is the most westerly rainforest in southern Australia.

Newfield Bay

The broad double sweep of Newfield Bay extends east from the mouth of the Curdies River some 1.7 km to where it terminates once again into the limestone cliffs that characterize the area.

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

The Otway Fly is a 600 metre long 25 metre high elevated tree top walk ascending at a gentle grade through a magnificent stand of cool temperate rainforest featuring Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Mou...

Peterborough Beaches

Beaches to the immediate west of Peterborough Township are characterized by sheltered coves, grottos and offshore stacks. The constant twisting and turning of the shoreline means you can find relat...

Port Campbell Bay

Port Campbell Bay presents a gently sloping family friendly profile sheltered from the bulk of Southern Ocean swell. Waters inside its iconic pier are generally suitable for swimming and wading and...

Princetown Beach

The meandering course of the Gellibrand River finds the sea beneath the bold headland of Pt Ronald.

The Redwoods

In 85 year old plantation of Californian Redwoods that has become a favorite local picnic area, the muffled sound and lack of undergrowth provides an interesting contrast to the native wet forest t...

Triplet Falls/ Little Aire Falls

A magnificent installation of raised boardwalks suspended viewing platforms and trails compliments magnificent rainforest and two sets of impressive waterfalls. The inclusion of the walk to Little ...

Wreck Beach

A picture postcard beach that is a fitting end to the effort required to reach it. Presided over by the imposing bulk of Moonlight Head the sand gives way to a tessellated green sandstone platform ...