Can you swim at Blanket Bay?

Hidden among tall Manna Gum forest on the eastern coastal shores of Cape Otway, the sheltered Blanket Bay Campground is the perfect family escape. Make the most of the seaside location: swim, snorkel or explore the rockpools teeming with marine life.

Can you swim at Great Otway park?

Providing some awesome waterfalls and swimming holes, not to mention the very unique Californian Redwood Forest. There is much to do and see here. While it would be great to get out and explore the entire national park, based on the size, you would need over a week to accomplish this.

Why is the Great Otway National Park important?

Aside from iconic wildlife such as the koala, eastern grey kangaroo and platypus, the park is important for the conservation of threatened species, including the spot-tailed quoll, white-bellied sea eagle, hooded plover and fairy tern.

Is Lorne part of the otways?

Great Otway National Park The coastal town of Lorne is where the bush meets the beach. Expect white sandy beaches, clifftops and incredible coastal vistas, numerous waterfall walks and picnic areas fringed by lush fern gullies.

Is Tidal River Open?

The Tidal River Visitor Centre is open daily, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm during peak periods and from 09.00am to 4:00pm during winter.

Where does the Great Ocean Walk start?

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay — the start of the Great Ocean Walk — is three hours’ drive from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road. If you have one vehicle we recommend that you park at the Twelve Apostles Carpark and get shuttled back to Apollo Bay to start your walk.

Are dogs allowed in Otway National Park?

Dogs are permitted in all areas of Otway Forest Park.

Can you swim in Apollo Bay?

Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road has a wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach. Protected waters make it excellent for swimming and popular with families. Lifesavers patrol in summer and there are plenty of surfing options nearby.

What animals live in the Great Otway National Park?

The Otways are home to many of Australia’s favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow worms, birds, seals, penguins and even the occasional migrating whale.

Can you swim at Erskine Falls?

You can’t actually do much swimming at tha Falls, you might be able to wade in the water. Many people leave the platform to take pictures and there is no evidence that that is prohibited.