Bush Walking

The walk commences at the visitor centre, which subtly introduces you to the rainforest, descending gently to the entry structure and onto the steel trussed tree walk.

As you proceed along the level walkway, the ground progressively drops away taking you on a journey through the upper reaches of the rainforest vegetation strata. You emerge through the ferns of the forest floor to the tranquillity and beauty of the forest canopy.

At 25 metres high you experience a unique, close view of the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Before you know it you are staring out above the tops of some trees and there are also some spectacular stands of ferns to look down on.

Beautifully designed and informative Interpretation Panels, explain in greater detail what the visitor is looking at at several points along the walk, enriching the Otway Fly experience.

The Otway Fly provides visitors of all ages and levels of mobility a unique and challenging experience at all times of the year.

After walking through the dizzying heights of the tree tops, enjoy a closer inspection of the Otway forest.

Return to the visitor centre via the meandering gently graded forest walk over the timber trestle bridge and pavilion. Catch a rare glimpse of Brook Trout or platypus in Young’s Creek. The walkway itself is some 600 metres long, while the walk is a 1.9 kilometres round trip and takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The Structure

The canopy walkway is designed to have minimal impact on the forest environment. The 600 metre long steel section is divided into lightweight trusses ranging from 24 metres to 40 metres which will in turn be supported by 12 towers.

The Spiral Stair standing at an exhilarating height of 45 metres, and the Springboard sway gently in the tree canopy offering spectacular views and a challenge to the thrill seeker. This is a nature experience that will have your senses tingling and if you say you are not scared of heights, the Otway Fly will test that claim.

Otway Fly tree top walk is the longest and highest walk of its kind in the world. It is able to withstand 280km/h winds.

The average height is over 25 metres with the highest point being the viewing platform of the spiral tower at an exhilarating height of 45 metres.The maximum weight per square metre along the walk is 400 kilograms and the maximum weight on the cantilever is 28 tonnes.

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