The deepest, wettest gullies host the western most 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.
Below are some of the 'must see' rainforest stop-offs.
Adventurous walkers will be treated to a stunning base view of this long drop waterfall. A just reward for the 1 hour 15 minute return walk.
The Redwoods are one of the most magical parts of the Otways. Planted more than 85 years ago, the location by a cascading river is a beautiful rest stop or destination.
An easy 30 minute loop on Cape Otway - this majestic rainforest walk accessed from the Great Ocean Road is very popular with visitors - and well worth a stop
If you go into the woods tonight... If you are looking for glow worms your best bet is at Melba Gully near Lavers Hill. It's also spectacular in daylight!
Triplet and Little Aire Falls
A magnificent installation of boardwalks through rainforest and two cascading waterfalls. Great for all walking abilities.
The Otway Fly
Soar above the treetops by zipline or keep your feet a little more stable on the elevated treetop walk at the Otway Fly
Let's go chasing waterfalls - the Great Ocean Road region and the Great Otway National Park are brimming with big nature - discover them all!