Blanket Bay Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

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Blanket Bay Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Drive through the heart of Cape Otway, past twisted Manna Gums under the watchful but sleepy gaze of koalas. Be welcomed by the peaceful shores of Blanket Bay. Enjoy a picnic or make the most of the stunning beach - swim, snorkel or explore the rockpools or explore the Katabanut Walk.

How to get there

Blanket Bay Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

Need to know

Blanket Bay Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted
  • No drones without a permit

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
 
For Great Otway National Park this includes:
  • Artillery Rocks, west of Lorne
  • The rock platform opposite Sheoak Falls, south of Lorne

This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
 
Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
 
To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

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