Maits Rest Rainforest Walk (Great Otway National Park)

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Maits Rest Rainforest Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Immerse yourself in an ancient rainforest with giant Myrtle Beech trees towering over ancient tree ferns and a moss-covered forest floor. Spot the endemic carnivorous Otway Black Snail, look out for secretive long-nosed potoroos foraging in the leaf litter and at night hear the screeches of Yellow-bellied Gliders and owls.

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Maits Rest Rainforest Walk (Great Otway National Park)

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Maits Rest Rainforest Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No motorised vehicles, including electric bikes or scooters allowed on management vehicle only paths, tracks or roads
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No horses
  • No vehicles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Flash flooding
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery surface
    • Slippery rocks
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Vehicles

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.

Bird Track and Kennett-Wye Jeep Track Closed Due to Landslip

Bird Track and Kennett-Wye Jeep Track are closed for public safety due to a landslip undermining part of the track. Repairs are planned and due to be completed in early 2024. 

Garvey Track Closed due to road repairs

Garvey Track is closed from the Sheoak Picnic Ground to Sharps Track to allow for repairs to stabilise and road works to be undertaken.

Sharps Campground permanently closed

Permanently closed due to environmental and safety risks. 

Delayneys Track Closed

Delayneys Track is closed until further notice.

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.

Curtis Track is closed.

Curtis Track is closed due to unsafe conditions.

Please take your rubbish home

Reminder to campers and visitors to please take your rubbish home. Please do not put rubbish in toilets. Visitors have been placing rubbish in the pit toilets making human waste removal difficult. Parks appreciates your assistance in looking after the Park.

Melba Gully - Large bus access

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

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