Great Ocean Walk - Day 4 - Cape Otway to Aire River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

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Great Ocean Walk - Day 4 - Cape Otway to Aire River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Wind your way through a wind-sculptured landscape of sand dunes, coastal scrub and calcified cliffs, taking in views of the wild Southern Ocean vistas before heading towards the tranquil Aire River. Take a break at Station Beach en-route or take a detour to the mesmerising spring-fed Rainbow Falls.

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Great Ocean Walk - Day 4 - Cape Otway to Aire River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

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Need to know

Great Ocean Walk - Day 4 - Cape Otway to Aire River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping
  • No bicycles

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Vehicles
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground

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.

Aire River West and East campgrounds- Temporary Closure of sites

Aire River East and West Campgrounds in the Great Otway National Park are currently closed due to recent flooding. 

Seasonal road closures 2020

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. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

Temporary Road Closure

Allardyce  Track in the Great Otway National Park is temporarily closed for public safety. 

Big Hill Campground is currently closed during seasonal road closure period

The Big Hill Campground is closed during seasonal road closures. As the Campground is situated along Big Hill track which is seasonally closed due to wet weather. The Campground will reopen 30 October 2020

Herbert's Campground closed

Herbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Partial closure due to COVID-19

Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services’ requirements, this park is open to local residents in regional Victoria. You can use this park for walking, hiking, bike riding, surfing, kayaking or yoga so long as it is closest to your home. While exercising with a person outside your household, you should keep at least 1.5 metres distance from them and others. Some parts of this park are closed  to reduce the number of people moving around in the community and reduce the risk of transmission. For more information, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid-19

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