Great Ocean Walk - Johanna Beach Hike-in Campsites (Great Otway National Park)

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Great Ocean Walk - Johanna Beach Hike-in Campsites (Great Otway National Park)

Camp atop a ridge with spectacular views over the Southern Ocean and lush rolling hills of Johanna Beach where you can wander to the surf beach and marvel at the dramatic landscape before you. Be sure to book your Great Ocean Walk campsites well in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to get there

Great Ocean Walk - Johanna Beach Hike-in Campsites (Great Otway National Park)

Facilities

Toilets

Need to know

Great Ocean Walk - Johanna Beach Hike-in Campsites (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • Fees apply
  • No dogs allowed

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs

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.

Bird Track and Kennett-Wye Jeep Track Closed Due to Landslip

Bird Track and Kennett-Wye Jeep Track are closed for public safety due to a landslip undermining part of the track. Repairs are planned and due to be completed in early 2024. 

Garvey Track Closed due to road repairs

Garvey Track is closed from the Sheoak Picnic Ground to Sharps Track to allow for repairs to stabilise and road works to be undertaken.

Sharps Campground permanently closed

Permanently closed due to environmental and safety risks. 

Delayneys Track Closed

Delayneys Track is closed until further notice.

Kennett Road Closure for Pest Animal Control

Kennett Road will be closed from Monday February 26 to Wednesday February 28, 2024 for the use of firearms to control pest animals. The road will be closed to all public access. Access from Benwerrin-Mt Sabine Road to Kennett River can be accessed via Grey River Road, or access to Wye River can be accessed via Wye Road. 

Temporary closure of Erskine Falls

Erskine Falls Road, Visitor Area and Walking Track will be temporarily closed for the entire day on 28/2/2024 due to  extreme fire danger ratings.  This destination will reopen to visitors from 9 am on 29/2/2024.

Curtis Track is closed.

Curtis Track is closed due to unsafe conditions.

Please take your rubbish home

Reminder to campers and visitors to please take your rubbish home. Please do not put rubbish in toilets. Visitors have been placing rubbish in the pit toilets making human waste removal difficult. Parks appreciates your assistance in looking after the Park.

Maits Rest Carpark- bus access

Maits Rest Carpark is suitable for small coaster buses only. Large buses or coaches are advised to use Melba Gully walk track near Lavers Hill.

Melba Gully - Large bus access

Melba Gully Walk Track and picnic area is accessible for large coaches. Toilet facilities are available on site

Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
 
For Great Otway National Park this includes:
  • Artillery Rocks, west of Lorne
  • The rock platform opposite Sheoak Falls, south of Lorne

This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
 
Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
 
To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

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