Photographer mode: on.
If you’re coming from Apollo Bay, the Otways is less than an hour away. They are absolutely beautiful and we even managed to come across a black kangaroo!
We stopped off at The Redwoods first, and in an instant, you’re surrounded by beautiful Californian Redwood trees with incredibly crisp air. We immediately got our cameras out to capture the scenery. If there are two things we like to take photos of, it’s cities and nature!
With so much greenery around and the air so crisp, it was great to be out of the city and in pure nature. There was hardly anyone around it felt great to go somewhere and recharge.
Round the corner from The Redwood Forest, is the Hopetoun Falls. It’s a short ten minute walk from the carpark and a great stop to check out a beautiful waterfall and more greenery.
From our forest walks, we went on to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures as we were booked in for some ziplining activities!
We’d been ziplining before in the UK, so were thrilled to have the opportunity to do it again!
With the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, you have two guides helping you through “cloud” platforms, in between the ziplines.
They were fantastic in providing great information about the surrounding forest we were in as well as entertaining with the ziplining.
If zip lining isn’t for you, but you still want to get a good view, there’s a treetop walk, that takes about an hour to complete.
Exploring the Otways can be done in a day trip, so if you’re into nature or want to go for a forest walk, it’s easily accessible if you have a car.
It’s not too far away to explore from Melbourne and there are multiple other waterfalls in the area such as Triplet Falls.
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