Melba Gully Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

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Melba Gully Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Known as the Jewel of the Otways, and emerald green as one of the wettest places in the state. Enjoy a picnic in this lush temperate rainforest and hang around after dark to meet Melba Gully's most celebrated residents the glow worms (bring a torch).

How to get there

Melba Gully Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
BBQ - Electric/Gas
Toilets

Need to know

Melba Gully Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery surface

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 closure

Garvey Track is closed from Sheoak picnic area to Sharps Road from 28/10/2021 - 01/06/2021. A culvert has collapsed making the track unsafe for vehicles. The area is still accessible to walkers while the closure is in place.

Beauchamp Falls is currently closed for upgrades.

Beauchamp Falls walk and campground are closed for upgrades.  This location is scheduled to re-open November 2021.

Triplet Falls Walk Partial Closure

A section of the Triplet Falls loop walk is currently closed due to damage to the boardwalk by a fallen tree, and is not accessible. 


The walk to the Triplet Falls lookout remains open and now is a great time to see the falls. 

The walk to the Little Aire Falls remains open.


Triplet Falls Walk Partial Closure

A section of the Triplet Falls loop walk is currently closed due to damage to the boardwalk by a fallen tree, and is not accessible. 


The walk to the Triplet Falls lookout remains open and now is a great time to see the falls. 

The walk to the Little Aire Falls remains open.


Lemonade Creek Walking Track Closure

Due to an unsafe pedestrian bridge, Lemonade Creek Walking Track will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

Aire River West Campground site closures- sites 16 to 40

Aire River West campground sites 16 to 40 will be closed until November 2021 due to wet conditions, sites 1 to 15 remain available.

Aire River East Campground site closures- sites 10 to 20

Aire River East campground sites 10 to 20 will be closed until November 2021 due to wet conditions, sites 1 to 9 remain available.

Gentle Annie Track Closure

Gentle Annie Track will be closed to the public between Old Coach Road and Moggs Creek Track while track maintenance works are being undertaken. This closure will remain in place from 29 October to 30 November 2021.  

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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