Great Ocean Walk - Day 7 - Ryans Den to Devils Kitchen (Great Otway National Park)


Great Ocean Walk - Day 7 - Ryans Den to Devils Kitchen (Great Otway National Park)

A demanding section of the Walk with great reward for the experienced and prepared walker with incredible wild Southern Ocean views perched on tall coastal cliffs where in winter you may see Southern-right or Humpback Whales. Detour to Wreck Beach to experience stories of the 'shipwreck' coast.

How to get there

Great Ocean Walk - Day 7 - Ryans Den to Devils Kitchen (Great Otway National Park)



Need to know

Great Ocean Walk - Day 7 - Ryans Den to Devils Kitchen (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No generators
  • No vehicles
  • No camping
  • No bicycles


  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Vehicles
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground

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.

Big Hill Campground is currently closed during seasonal road closure period

The Big Hill Campground is closed during seasonal road closures. As the Campground is situated along Big Hill track which is seasonally closed due to wet weather. The Campground will reopen 30 October 2020

Herbert's Campground closed

Herbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

Temporary Road Closure

Allardyce  Track in the Great Otway National Park is temporarily closed for public safety. 

Temporary Closure - Maits Rest Rainforest Walk

Maits Rest Rainforest Walk is temporarily closed due to visitor safety concerns relating to hazardous trees at the site.

Aire River West and East campgrounds- Temporary Closure of sites

Aire River East and West Campgrounds in the Great Otway National Park are currently closed due to recent flooding. 

Seasonal road closures 2020

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

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