Melba Gully

Melba Gully

Address: Great Ocean Rd, Lavers Hill, Victoria 3238

Phone: 03 8627 4699  

Web: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/great-otway-national-park/things-to-do/melba-gully

Known as the Jewel of the Otways, Melba Gully is one of the wettest places in the state. The gully has prolific plant growth and is a dense rainforest of Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Tree-ferns, with an understorey of low ferns and mosses.

Perhaps the most unusual inhabitants of the area are the glow worms, which can be seen at night along the walking tracks.

The 35 minute Madsen's Track Nature Walk departs from the picnic area, providing an adventure into a world of ancient, mossy trees and cool fern gullies.

Picnic tables, a gas barbecue and toilets are provided at this site. Camping is not permitted.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Content: Parks Victoria

Local directions

Melba Gully State Park is 1.5 km off the Great Ocean Road, 3 km west of Lavers Hill. The access road is narrow and steep in places, but quite suitable for conventional vehicles. (Melway ref: 526 H10P)

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet

Activities

  • Self guided

How to get here

Great Ocean Road