Lake Elizabeth Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)


Lake Elizabeth Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Picnic on the banks of the East Barwon River, relax and unwind or walk to or around Lake Elizabeth and enjoy the abundance of birds that frequent the area. During the wetter months the East Barwon River flows and frogs can be heard nearby.

How to get there

Lake Elizabeth Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)



Need to know

Lake Elizabeth Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed
  • No vehicles
  • No camping
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Beware European wasps
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
  • Terrain hazards
    • 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.

Lemonade Creek Walking Track Closure

Due to an unsafe pedestrian bridge, Lemonade Creek Walking Track will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

Gentle Annie Track Closure

Gentle Annie Track will be closed to the public between Old Coach Road and Moggs Creek Track while track maintenance works are being undertaken. This closure will remain in place from 29 October to 30 November 2021.  

Alcoa Powerline Track Closed until further notice

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

Great Ocean Walk Section Closure

This section of the Great Ocean Walk west from Johanna Beach Campground through to Ryans Den access track (14.2km) is closed.
Subsidence of sections of the rock wall cliff face have resulted in large boulders falling onto the track near Ryans Den. With recent severe weather conditions, there is potential for further landslides and rock fall in this area. It is not safe for people to walk this section of the trail.
If walking from Johanna Beach Campground, you will need to 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. 

Melanesia Track damage- walkers take care

Melanesia Track and the Great Ocean Walk between Johanna and Ryans Den have been damaged by 4WD activity. Walkers are advised to take care while accessing Melanesia Beach as the track is very slippery and rutted. 

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