Great Otway National Park

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Great Otway National Park is a national park in Victoria (Australia), 162 km southwest of Melbourne. The Great Otway National Park contains a diverse range of landscapes and vegetation types.



The 103 km² park was declared in 2004 when Otway National Park, Angahook-Lorne State Park, Carlisle State Park, Melba Gully State Park, areas of the Otway State Forest and a number of Crown Land reserves were combined into one park,[1] after a successful campaign by the local community, led by the Otway Ranges Environment Network.


The park is a popular area for interstate and international tourists, with companies operating tours in the region. It contains three camping areas at Johanna, Aire River and Blanket Bay. The park is accessed from the east via Apollo Bay, from the north via Forrest or Beech Forest, or from the west via Princetown.[citation needed] The park covers both coastline and hinterland in the Otway Ranges and so includes both beaches and forest, accessible via walking trails.[citation needed] The Cape Otway Lighthouse is adjacent to the park and is open to tourists throughout the week.[citation needed]

The park and the Aire River camp ground are home to a significant koala population.[citation needed]

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