Erskine River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

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Erskine River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Follow Erskine River from Lorne to Erskine Falls and experience wet forest, huge tree ferns and three waterfalls on this challenging trail then emerge at the base of Erskine Falls. Tread quietly and be rewarded by seeing wildlife. Multiple river crossings so do not attempt when the river is high.

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Erskine River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

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Erskine River Walk (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No bicycles
  • No vehicles
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Flash flooding
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Alcoa Powerline Track Closed until further notice

Alcoa Powerline Track closed until further notice due to safety concerns.

Walking Track Closed-Great Ocean Walk - Johanna to Ryans Den

Please note: Day 6 section - Johanna Beach Campground to Ryans Den is closed. All campgrounds along the Great Ocean Walk are open however walkers cannot continue along the trail from Johanna Beach Campground to Ryans Den.
A section of natural rock wall cliff face has subsided to the east of Ryans Den. 
With recent severe weather conditions, there is potential for further landslides and rock falls in this area. It is not safe for walkers and it will be closed at least until 26th January 2022, pending further essential works to make this area safe.
If walking from Johanna Beach Campground, arrange transport to take you to Ryans Den Access Track in order to continue the Great Ocean Walk. A Licensed Tour Operator along the Great Ocean Road may be able to assist. All campgrounds along the Great Ocean Walk remain open including Johanna Beach Campground and Ryans Den. Visitor safety is our top priority and we are working to re-open this section of the walk as soon as it is safe.

A map of the Great Ocean Walk

Kalimna Tramline link Walk is closed

The Kalimna Tramline link walk is closed due to damage to a pedestrian bridge. Walkers can still access the Lower Kalimna Waterfall via the Kalimna Falls Walking Track, which starts at Sheoak Picnic Area. 

Upper Kalimna Falls are Closed

The Upper Kalimna Falls viewing platform and access track are closed due to damage to the platform. Walkers can still access the Lower Kalimna Waterfall via the Kalimna Falls Walking Track, which starts at Sheoak Picnic Area. 

Garvey Track is Closed

Garvey Track is closed due to damage. Sharps Track is a suitable detour if required. 

Access restricted at Jarosite Headlands between Point Addis and Southside Beach

  • A 450m section of beach at Jarosite Headlands, between Point Addis and Southside, has had access restricted.
  • Do not enter exclusion zone 10m from base of cliff.
  • Do not stay stationary within 10m - 30m from base of cliff.
  • Visitors must take note of signage in place. 
  • Landslips and rockfalls are unpredictable and can occur without warning. Like all coastal environments, these cliffs are subject to dynamic weather events and prone to cracking, erosion, landslips and rockfall.

Great Ocean Walk- walking track remediation construction works at Ryans Den

To ensure the safety of walkers on the Ryans Den section of the Great Ocean Walk, contractors have commenced remediation works to repair the walking track and address the potential for further serious rock slippage and falls. Please be aware that the walking track between Johanna Beach Campground and Ryans Den will remain closed for the duration of the critical safety work being carried out and that the contractors are operating machinery in this area, which is now a building site. Completion and the reopening of the track is anticipated before the 26th of January 2022 (depending on weather & site conditions).    

Great Ocean Walk- walking track remediation construction works at Ryans Den

To ensure the safety of walkers on the Ryans Den section of the Great Ocean Walk, contractors have commenced remediation works to repair the walking track and address the potential for further serious rock slippage and falls. Please be aware that the walking track between Johanna Beach Campground and Ryans Den will remain closed for the duration of the critical safety work being carried out and that the contractors are operating machinery in this area, which is now a building site. Completion and the reopening of the track is anticipated before the 26th of January 2022 (depending on weather & site conditions).    

Great Ocean Walk- walking track remediation construction works at Ryans Den

To ensure the safety of walkers on the Ryans Den section of the Great Ocean Walk, contractors have commenced remediation works to repair the walking track and address the potential for further serious rock slippage and falls. Please be aware that the walking track between Johanna Beach Campground and Ryans Den will remain closed for the duration of the critical safety work being carried out and that the contractors are operating machinery in this area, which is now a building site. Completion and the reopening of the track is anticipated before the 26th of January 2022 (depending on weather & site conditions).    

Great Ocean Walk- walking track remediation construction works at Ryans Den

To ensure the safety of walkers on the Ryans Den section of the Great Ocean Walk, contractors have commenced remediation works to repair the walking track and address the potential for further serious rock slippage and falls. Please be aware that the walking track between Johanna Beach Campground and Ryans Den will remain closed for the duration of the critical safety work being carried out and that the contractors are operating machinery in this area, which is now a building site. Completion and the reopening of the track is anticipated before the 26th of January 2022 (depending on weather & site conditions).    

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