Katabanut Walk (Great Otway National Park)


Katabanut Walk (Great Otway National Park)

A loop walk from the Blanket Bay Campground that joins the Telegraph Track and Great Ocean Walk. It meanders through tall Eucalypt forest, the grade is medium with some uphill sections. Keep your eyes open for the wallabies and koalas that frequent this area.

How to get there

Katabanut Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Need to know

Katabanut Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No drones without a permit
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No fires permitted


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Beware European wasps
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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. 

Extension of Seasonal road closures

The following seasonal closure tracks within the Great Otway National Park have remained closed due to ongoing wet weather for public safety and protect track and surrounding areas from damage. 
Curtis Track 
Coopers No 2 Track 
Jamieson Track 
Godfrey Track
Halls Ridge Road

Part closure of Gentle Annie Track

A section of Gentle Annie Track within the Great Otway National Park is closed due to track works being undertaken until 31 December.
Gentle Annie Track is closed at the Old Coach Road end and at the intersection of Moggs Creek Track and Gentle Annie Track. 

Extension of Seasonal Track closure

Brown Town Track within the Great Otway National Park has remained closed due to ongoing wet weather for public safety and protect track and surrounding areas from damage. 

Alcoa Powerline Track Closed until further notice

Alcoa Powerline Track closed until further notice due to safety concerns.

Great Ocean Walk Section Closure

This section of the Great Ocean Walk west from Johanna Beach Campground through to Ryans Den access track (14.2km) is closed.
Subsidence of sections of the rock wall cliff face have resulted in large boulders falling onto the track near Ryans Den. With recent severe weather conditions, there is potential for further landslides and rock fall in this area. It is not safe for people to walk this section of the trail.
If walking from Johanna Beach Campground, you will need to arrange transport to take you to Ryans Den Access Track in order to continue the Great Ocean Walk. A Licensed Tour Operator along the Great Ocean Road may be able to assist.
All campgrounds along the Great Ocean Walk remain open including Johanna Beach Campground and Ryans Den. 

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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