Messmate Track Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

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Messmate Track Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

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.

Wye Road Closure

Wye Road is temporarily closed to allow for maintenance grading and culvert installation. The Jamieson to Wye River walk is unaffected and remains open.

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. 

Yan wirring mirr Trail Upgrades

The Yan wirring mirr walking trail is having some essential trial maintenance and repair work done over the next 6 weeks during this time it may be necessary to close the walking trail for periods to ensure public safety. 

Erskine Falls lower lookout closure

The lower lookout at Erskine Falls will be temporarily closed to allow for infrastructure upgrades.
The upper lookout is still accessible.
Erskine River Walk is available from the bottom end of the walking track in Lorne, however access to the carpark at the top is not possible due to upgrades.

Sharps Campground permanently closed

Permanently closed due to environmental and safety risks. 

Lemonade Creek Walking Track Closed

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

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.

Melba Gully - Large bus access

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

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.

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