Erskine River Walk (Great Otway National Park)


Erskine River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Follow Erskine River from Lorne to Erskine Falls and experience wet forest, huge tree ferns and three waterfalls on this challenging trail then emerge at the base of Erskine Falls. Tread quietly and be rewarded by seeing wildlife. Multiple river crossings so do not attempt when the river is high.

How to get there

Erskine River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Need to know

Erskine River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No bicycles
  • No vehicles
  • No horses


  • Water hazards
    • Flash flooding
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
  • Animals and pests
    • 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.

Lemonade Creek Walking Track Closure

Due to an unsafe pedestrian bridge, Lemonade Creek Walking Track will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

Aire River East Campground site closures- sites 10 to 20

Aire River East campground sites 10 to 20 will be closed until September 2021 due to wet conditions, sites 1 to 9 remain available

Aire West Campground site closures- sites 20 to 40

Aire River West sites 20 to 40 (the flats) will be closed until September 30th 2021 due to wet conditions, sites 1 to 19 remain available

Seasonal road closures 2021

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate 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.

Melanesia Track damage- walkers take care

Melanesia Track and the Great Ocean Walk between Johanna and Ryans Den have been damaged by 4WD activity. Walkers are advised to take care while accessing Melanesia Beach as the track is very slippery and rutted. 

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