Great Ocean Walk - Elliot Ridge Hike-in Campsites (Great Otway National Park)

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Great Ocean Walk - Elliot Ridge Hike-in Campsites (Great Otway National Park)

Camp atop a sheltered ridgetop among tall eucalypt trees and listen and look out for koalas and nocturnal Yellow-bellied Gliders. Be sure to book your Great Ocean Walk campsites well in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to get there

Great Ocean Walk - Elliot Ridge Hike-in Campsites (Great Otway National Park)

Facilities

Toilets

Need to know

Great Ocean Walk - Elliot Ridge Hike-in Campsites (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • 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.

Garvey Track Closed until further notice.

Garvey track will remain closed until further notice. Major road works are due to occur when conditions are suitable. 

Cora Lynn Campground Closure

This campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Upper Kalimna Walking Trail Closed

Walking trail to Upper Kalimna Falls closed until further notice due to storm damage. Lower Falls remain open.

Kalimna Tramline Trail Closed

This walking track is closed due to damage to a pedestrian bridge. Walkers can still access the Lower Kalimna Waterfall via the Kalimna Falls Walking Track, which starts at Sheoak Picnic Area.

Sharps Campground Permanently Closed

Due to environmental and safety risks, Sharps campground will be permanently closed from Thursday 22nd December 2022.

For more information please see attached fact sheet.

Attachments: Sharps Campground closure Fact sheet (200KB)

Trail closures due to severe weather damage.

  • St George River Walk is closed between Allenvale Campground and Cherry Tree Creek
  • Cumberland River Walking Trail is closed

Maits Rest Carpark- bus access

Maits Rest Carpark is suitable for small coaster buses only. Large buses or coaches are advised to use Melba Gully walk track near Lavers Hill.

Melba Gully - Large bus access

Melba Gully Walk Track and picnic area is accessible for large coaches. Toilet facilities are available on site

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 

No All-Abilities Toilet at Sheoak Picnic Area

No all-abilities toilet access at Sheoak Picnic Area. Portable toilets temporarily in use.

Temporary dog exclusion zone now in place between Hutt Gully Beach Access and Urquhart Bluff Beach Access

For protection of Hooded Plovers, a temporary dog exclusion zone has been established between Hut Gully Beach Access and Urquhart Bluff Beach Access. Dogs are not permitted in or around exclusion zones when established.  Zones will be identified by signage when a Hooded Plover is nesting, until the chick has fledged. 

Temporary Dog Exclusion Zone now in place at Red Rocks Beach

For protection of Hooded Plovers, a temporary dog exclusion zone has been established at Red Rocks Beach. Dogs are not permitted in or around exclusion zones when established.  Zones will be identified by signage when a Hooded Plover is nesting, until the chick has fledged. 

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