Melba Gully Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)


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)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Melba Gully Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground

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.

Beach between Red Rocks and Anglesea Family Caravan Park closed until further notice

The beach between Red Rocks, off Hurst Rd, and the Anglesea Family Caravan Park is closed  until further notice for public safety. There has been recent landslip activity at the area known as Demon's Bluff and monitoring of the site has identified an increase risk for further landslips. 

Beauchamp Falls Reserve Closure

Beauchamp Falls campground, road and waterfall are closed to visitors until further notice due to upgrade works. 

Herbert's Campground closed

Herbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Castle Rock Lookout Limited Access

Castle Rock lookout is only accessible via the walking tracks from Sheoak Picnic Ground and Sheoak Falls. Due to planned burning operations Garvey Track and the Cumberland Garvey Link Track are closed until further notice. 

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