Discover the magnificent Erskine Falls which flows year-round and only a short drive from town. A short walk down more than 270 steps leads to a lookout at the base of the falls. Admire one of the highest drops in the Otways as you watch the water cascade over the moss-laden cliff face and plunge into the gully below.
The pleasant Blanket Leaf Picnic Area is nestled among tall eucalyptus trees and has everything you need for a peaceful day out, including accessible picnic tables, fireplaces and shelter. Stroll to Cora Lynn Cascade or follow Lemonade Creek Walk to approach Erskine Falls from a different angle.
Sheoak Picnic Area is a hub for those wanting to chase waterfalls, with walks leading to Kalimna, Sheoak, Henderson, Won Wondah and Phantom Falls. The tranquil picnic ground contains accessible picnic tables, fireplaces and shelters - perfect if you want to make a day of your visit!
Also starting at Sheoak Picnic Area, the Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls Walk requires preparation. The 8km trail follows the old timber tramway through shady fern gullies and tall, open eucalypt forest.
Camping options include the walk-in Allenvale Mill Site Camping Area, nestled on the banks of the St George River. Outside of seasonal closures, the basic Jamieson, Sharps and Big Hill Track Camping Area offer open, easily accessible grassy patches to pitch your tent.
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How to get there
A bus service runs between Geelong, Lorne and Apollo Bay, connecting with regional train services train services to Melbourne. Visit the PTV website for more information on buses and trains that connect to this part of the Great Otway National Park.
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Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Great Otway National Park
Kennett-Wye Jeep Track and Bird Track closedKennett-Wye Jeep Track and Bird Track will be closed until 30 June 2020 due to a landslip undermining the road.
Upper Kalimna track closedThe Upper Kalimna Falls walking track is closed until further notice due to damage to the boardwalk and lookout. The Lower Kalimna Falls are still accessible from Sheoak Picnic Area via Kalimna Walking Track and from Garvey Track via Kalimna Link Track.
Wye River Campground closedWye River Road Camping Area is closed until further notice due to dangerous trees
Road Closures within Great Otway National ParkNewcombe Spur Track, Thompson Track and Hayden Road are currently closed due to a road slip on the adjoining Goats Track. Repair works are currently underway and these tracks should reopened by mid February 2020.
Fires in the Great Otway National ParkThere are several fires in the Great Otway National Park. Access may be restricted due to fire-fighting activity. For the latest information on fires, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Jamieson Camping Area (Great Otway National Park)
Jamieson Campground closedThe Jamieson Campground, Jamieson Track and Godfrey Track, are closed until Easter 2020 to allow for site upgrades.
Herberts (Wymbooliel) Campground (Great Otway National Park)
Herbert's Campground closedHerbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.
Sheoak Picnic Area to Phantom Falls Walk (The Canyon) (Great Otway National Park)
Pedestrian bridge closed along Henderson - Canyon walking trackThe pedestrian bridge linking the Henderson Falls walking track with the Canyon walking track has been closed for public safety reasons until further notice.
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