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

Warnings

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 Closed

Lemonade Creek Walking Track will be closed until June 30 as works are underway to repair damaged bridges. 

Temporary park closures Great Otway National Park

Sections of the Great Otway National Park will be temporarily closed at night from Monday 15th April 2024 through to June 1st 2024 to allow for the safe delivery of park conservation work.  Temporary closed areas will be clearly sign posted.  All campgrounds will remain open during this operation.  For further information please contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 or email westregiondcp@parks.vic.gov.au

Youngs Creek Track Closed Great Otway National Park

Following recent rainfall and current conditions, Youngs Creek track within the Great Otway National Park is currently closed.

Safety for our visitors and protection of the environment has led to this decision. The nearby Triplet Falls and Aire Crossing visitor sites remain open along with the tracks leading to them. 

Sharps Campground permanently closed

Permanently closed due to environmental and safety risks. 

Sheoak Creek Walking Track is closed due to upgrade works.

Sheoak Creek Walking Track is temporarily closed due to current construction works to upgrade the trail and provide a safer visitor experience.

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

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