We will be heading to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures & Treetop Walk on our Great Ocean Road trip this month, it is open 7 days per week all year around (except Christmas of course).
The Zip Line Tour has sessions throughout the day (every hour on the hour I believe). It is highly recommended to book ahead for the Zip Line Tour (save on disappointment)!
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A few fun facts –about Otway Fly
- The Otway Fly is a 600 metre long walkway, 25 metres above the forest floor, made from over 120 tonnes of steel. (All efforts have been taken to minimise the impact of the tree-top walk on the fragile rainforest. Please help to preserve this unique environment.)
- The structure was prefabricated in Launceston, Tasmania. It was transported in 8 metre spans, where it was erected on site by cranes.( The project took 10 months to complete.)
- The structure was built to carry 400 kilograms per square metre and to withstand winds up to 260 kilometres.
- The Otway Fly is located in cool temperate rainforest 500 metres above sea level.
There are 3 options at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures –
Otway Fly Treetop Walk –
This is a 1.9km rainforest walk, which also includes the “Prehistoric Path*” for the kids. You emerge through the ferns of the forest floor to the tranquillity and beauty of the forest canopy.
There are several informative Interpretation Panels, providing a great deal of information about your surroundings.
The walk takes approx. 1 hour but you can take a long or as little time as you want. (I personally cant wait to get out there with our camera and take some great photos!!)
Zip Line Tour –
The first of its kind in Victoria, the Zip Line tour involves traversing from one platform to another connected by tree platforms called ‘cloud stations’, and attached to a steel cable suspended up to 30 metres above the forest floor.
This adrenalin filled adventure lasts 3.5 hours, which includes the treetop walk (I know that my heart rate will be through the roof, but it will give me a chance to get over my fear of heights! But hey, if little kiddies can do it, so can I!!), the Zip Line Tour is only classified as a “medium” adrenalin activity, so I’m sure I’ll be fine!
When you arrive you and your group are taken for a full briefing on the Zip Line Tour including the fitting of your safety equipment including: helmet, harness and pulley attachments to the cable.
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures is an eco tourism attraction, so they d o their very best to ensure no damage is done to the rainforest.
Abseil from the Fly –
Abseil off the Fly at 30mt above ground level beside the magnificent Mountain Ash. “It’s a pure adrenalin rush! “
*Prehistoric Path – The Otway Ranges have their origins in the Cretaceous period around 120 million years ago.
With all this adventure, you would undoubtedly have built up a great big hunger! You can head to the Black Snail Café for a bite to eat or a nice glass of wine to calm your nerves! (I kid! You will be fine!!) or a nice hot cuppa to warm you up.
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures is located in a Victorian rainforest adjacent to the Otway’s premier waterfall destination (Triplet Falls), the physical address is 360 Phillips Track Weeaproinah, VIC, 3237. It is approx. 3.5 hours from Melbourne CBD.
Directions as per the website – when you reach Geelong you can choose to head down the famous Great Ocean Road, through the coastal townships of Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. It’s a great place to stop if you are driving along the Great Ocean Road!!
What should I wear when in the rainforest?
You are required to wear fully enclosed and comfortable sporting or hiking shoes. During winter you must wear warm clothing and bring wet weather protective outer wear. Loose objects, jewellery, wrist watches, hats, etc. cannot be worn or taken onto the tour.
This includes large cameras, bags, video recorders, mobile phones or iPods. Bear in mind that even over the summer months it may be cool up in the tree canopy as you travel from tree to tree. Make sure that you are prepared. Rain, hail or shine the tour will go ahead. “
What to wear is probably the most important as this is a rainforest, therefore it can be very cold and wet, please be prepared!
To make a booking (this is highly recommended for the Zip Line Tours), please call 1800 300 477 or you can make a booking through the online ticket office.
Thank you to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, who have provided us with FOC tickets for this tour. This is a personal blog and our opinions remain our own. (our promise to our readers is to always be 100% truthful and honest)
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