Take the self-guided rainforest boardwalk at Maits Rest in the Otways and see beautiful fern gardens and giant rainforest trees up to 300 years old.
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Tread the boardwalk
A wooden boardwalk has been built over the tree-fern gullies and moss-covered roots of ancient rainforest trees, protecting the delicate ecosystem while providing visitors with unique views of the forest.

See native wildlife
If you're lucky, you may run into some of the local inhabitants, including swamp wallabies, koalas, ring-tailed possums and grey kangaroos. Rarely seen, but often heard at night, are the yellow-bellied gliders screaming out as they glide from tree to tree.

Location: Great Otway National Park
Distance: 800m
Duration: 30 minutes return
Track condition: Good, wooden boardwalks
Grade: Gentle
Start: Maits Rest car park
Finish: Maits Rest car park
Nearby: Apollo Bay.

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Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Road, Hordern Vale, Victoria, 3238
  • -38.75576 143.5549