Wreck Beach (Great Otway National Park)

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Wreck Beach (Great Otway National Park)

Just 350 steps to the wild and beautiful Wreck Beach! Discover the rusted anchors of the Marie Gabrielle and Fiji shipwrecks abandoned to the elements among the rocks, a haunting reminder of the lives claimed by this treacherous stretch of water. Be aware of local conditions and be well prepared.

How to get there

Wreck Beach (Great Otway National Park)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Wreck Beach (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No bicycles
  • No drones without a permit
  • No vehicles

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Steep track
    • Unstable cliffs
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area
  • Animals and pests
    • Sharks

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.

Park closures due to COVID19

Ahead of the Easter long weekend, Parks Victoria has closed additional high-visitation parks to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This Easter the message is clear. Stay home. Protect our health system. Save Lives. This park will be closed from midnight on 8 April 2020 until further notice to protect the health of staff and volunteers. For further information please go to www.parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

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 parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

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.

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.

Jamieson Campground closed

The Jamieson Campground, Jamieson Track and Godfrey Track, are closed until Easter 2020 to allow for site upgrades.  

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