Melba Gully

Known as the Jewel of the Otways, Melba Gully is one of the wettest places in the state. The gully has prolific plant growth and ...read more.

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Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill, VIC, 3238
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Known as the Jewel of the Otways, Melba Gully is one of the wettest places in the state. The gully has prolific plant growth and is a dense rainforest of Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Tree-ferns, with an understorey of low ferns and mosses.

Perhaps the most unusual inhabitants of the area are the glow worms, which can be seen at night along the walking tracks.

The 35 minute Madsen’s Track Nature Walk departs from the picnic area, providing an adventure into a world of ancient, mossy trees and cool fern gullies.

Picnic tables, a gas barbecue and toilets are provided at this site. Camping is not permitted.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Location

Facilities

  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Accessibility

  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

All Accommodation

Places To Eat & Drink

Apollo Bay Fisherman’s Co-op

Apollo Bay

The Coast

Anglesea

The Beechy Hotel

Beech Forest

Bahloo Portland

Portland

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