Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park is situated in Victoria, Australia, along the southern coast. The park spans from Torquay to Princetown and extends inland towards the Otway Ranges. Its landscape is diverse, featuring rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, dense rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and tranquil lakes. Notable landmarks include the Cape Otway Lighthouse and the Great Ocean Road, offering breathtaking ocean views.The climate is temperate with mild, wet winters and cool, damp summers. Coastal areas experience moderate temperatures, while higher altitudes in the Otway Ranges are cooler and receive more rainfall. Seasonal variations include spring wildflowers and autumn foliage, making these seasons particularly appealing for visitors.The park boasts a rich diversity of plant species, including towering eucalyptus trees, ancient ferns, and vibrant wildflowers. It is home to various animals like koalas, kangaroos, and possums. Birdwatchers can spot species such as the superb lyrebird and the endangered orange-bellied parrot.Visitors can engage in numerous outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and boating. Popular trails include the Great Ocean Walk, which offers scenic coastal views, and the Otway Fly Treetop Walk, providing a unique perspective of the rainforest canopy. Guided tours and visitor facilities are available for a more informative experience.The park holds cultural importance for the local Aboriginal communities, with numerous sites of historical and spiritual significance. Traditional stories and legends are tied to the land, and cultural events are occasionally held to celebrate this heritage.Conservation efforts focus on protecting the unique ecosystems and endangered species within the park. Challenges include managing invasive species and the impact of tourism. The park is managed with sustainable tourism practices to ensure environmental preservation.Great Otway National Park offers a tranquil and immersive natural experience. Visitors can expect memorable viewpoints such as the Twelve Apostles and serene rainforest walks. It's recommended to visit during spring or autumn for the best weather and scenery.

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The park features the Otway Fly, one of the world's longest and highest treetop walks.

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The Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia.

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Great Otway National Park was established in 2004, combining several existing parks and reserves.

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Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

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£8,249 / person

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South Australia & the East Coast

South Australia & the East Coast

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South Australia, Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

South Australia, Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

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£2,099 / person

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Hike the Great Ocean Walk

Hike the Great Ocean Walk

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£1,775 / person

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Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure

Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure

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Discover Australian Southeast

Discover Australian Southeast

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9 days from

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Melbourne to Kangaroo Island Adventure

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island Adventure

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The Best of Australia

The Best of Australia

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