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.

Aire River West and East campgrounds- Temporary Closure of sites

Aire River East and West Campgrounds in the Great Otway National Park are currently closed due to recent flooding. 

Early seasonal road closures 2020

Early seasonal road closures apply to this park from 1 June 2020.  See Map 20A for locations of the closures. Please remember to check all changes of conditions on the park page.

Campground closure

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campsites, camping grounds and caravan parks closed from midnight 25 March 2020.
People can continue to live on a closed caravan park or camping ground if it is registered as their primary place of residence or if they are staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available. For further information go to

Herbert's Campground closed

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

Wye River Campground closed

Wye River Road Camping Area is closed until further notice due to dangerous trees

Upper Kalimna track closed

The Upper Kalimna Falls walking track is closed until further notice due to damage to the boardwalk and lookout. The Lower Kalimna Falls are still accessible from Sheoak Picnic Area via Kalimna Walking Track and from Garvey Track via Kalimna Link Track.

Kennett-Wye Jeep Track and Bird Track closed

Kennett-Wye Jeep Track and Bird Track will be closed until 30 June 2020 due to a landslip undermining the road.

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