Rainforest Walk in Australia’s Great Otway National Park with Zeb and Eider

Temperate Rainforest in Great Otway National Park is visited by Zeb and Eider Duck.   We stopped at Maits Rest to experience the 800 meter rainforest walk.

Let's walk

Let’s walk

The trees are tall and the path is clear.

Boardwalk through rainforest

Boardwalk through rainforest

The trunk on this tree is huge!

Huge tree trunk

Huge tree trunk

Great Otway National Park consists of 103,185 hectares and is located 162 km southwest of Melbourne.  There is prolific plant growth throughout the dense rain forest.

Dense ferns

Dense ferns

The trees and tropical ferns are beautiful and create a peaceful environment.

Boardwalk

Boardwalk

Even fallen tree trunks are huge.

Inside the tree trunk

Inside the tree trunk

The Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) grow over 100 meters, making them the tallest flowering plants in the world.

Story of Mountain Ash

Story of Mountain Ash

The rare carnivorous, Otway Black Snail, is found only in the Otways where it feeds on insects and other snails and worms.

Otway Black Snail

Otway Black Snail

We did not see a real Otway Black Snail, but maybe that was a good thing.   We really loved our time in this temperate rainforest.

Otway Temperate Rainforest

Otway Temperate Rainforest

Wow!   This tree trunk is huge.   Fabian can stand inside the tree!

Trunk large enough for Fabian to stand inside

Trunk large enough for Fabian to stand inside

Even the road leading out of Maits Rest was pretty.

Leaving the rainforest

Leaving the rainforest

We hope you visit a rainforest.   They are fascinating.

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