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Cape Otway, VIC

Located on the Great Ocean Road, around 160kms southwest of Melbourne, Cape Otway is renowned for its beautiful nature and wild seas. This natural area in the Australian state of Victoria is where the Bass Strait meets the Southern Ocean.

Cape Otway

Cape Otway and the surrounding area are part of the Great Otway National Park, in which pristine rainforests and streams meet a rugged coastline with sandy beaches. The park is extremely popular among Australian and international tourists alike, and offers both hinterland and coastline walking trails.

There is the option of camping in the national park, an activity which many nature enthusiasts decide to do. One of its main draws is its abundance of koalas. The Cape Otway Lighthouse is another attraction which is popular among visitors and is open throughout the week.

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One must-do activity while on a Cape Otway tour is the unique Treetop Walk. The walk is 1.9kms long and passes through the upper reaches of the cool, temperate rainforest, and offers an unforgettable experience at 30 metres above the forest floor. The highest point of the walkway, the Spiral Tower, is 47 metres above the ground and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

The walk takes around one hour to complete, but visitors can spend as long as they want on it. The flora and fauna on display is spectacular, and there are information panels that explain what you are looking at throughout the trail. A visit here should include the Treetop Walk, which is one of the area’s most popular attractions.

The area is also known for its marine life and boasts an abundance of species, such as abalone and crayfish. Fishing enthusiasts on tours to the area may want to take a trip out to sea on a calm day, although fishing trips are best avoided when the waters are rough.

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Environmental
  • Nature based
  • Remote
  • Self-Drive

Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • National Park
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

About Cape Otway

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Cape Otway Postcode: 3233
  • State: Victoria
  • Region: Great Ocean Road
  • Latitude: -38.85298
  • Longitude: 143.52278
  • Elevation: 68m
  • Population: 15
  • Median Income: $35048
  • Area (Sq/km): 82.409
  • Timezone: Australia/Melbourne

Accommodation In Cape Otway

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