Walking Since 1939

Otways Hinterland



Trip Overview

This trip will explore the hinterland of the Great Otway National Park from an accommodated base in Forrest.



Forrest Ti Tree Cottages

Our accommodation consists of two cottages side by side in the main street of the township. Various bedroom layouts, but no bunk and maximum two people per bedroom. One bathroom per cottage, maximum 5 people per cottage. While every effort will be made to have only one gender per bedroom (no guarantee), there is a very high chance that the cottage as a whole will be mixed.


Itinerary and Walk Descriptions

No need for vehicles on Saturday as we will walk from the accommodation to the West Barwon Dam and Lake Elizabeth. Approx 16km loop, undulating.

On Sunday, we will walk the Monday Creek Circuit, a 12km loop with 390 ascent, then return to Melbourne.

Walks will start promptly at 8.30am. There is no opportunity to purchase food in Forrest so make sure you bring your own food.

Optional dinner at own cost at the Forrest Brewing Company on Saturday night.



Transport to and from the walk location is by car. Please indicate your transport requirements and preferences on the booking request form when you book in.

If you don’t have a car, we can’t guarantee to provide you with a lift – this will depend on available drivers and their locations.

Drivers can choose whether they wish to take passengers or not.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please discuss the preferred method of payment with your driver.



Booking is  required for this walk.

For harder-graded walks, the leader has the right not to accept bookings from anyone they consider is not sufficiently fit or experienced to undertake it, so please provide as much relevant information as you can when booking. Unless the leader knows you well, please indicate what similar walks you have done recently (i.e. in the past few months) to give the leader confidence that you are capable of doing this walk.

The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will provide details of where and when to meet.

Trip Fees:
Members:  $116 + Booking fee (nil) = $116

Non-members: $116 + Booking fee ($10) = $126

All trip fees must be prepaid. Payment by Paypal or card is the quickest method, but if you choose to pay by EFT please follow the instruction to email the Treasurer with your payment details.

If you need to cancel, please advise the leader as soon as possible, so that someone else has the opportunity.
If you have made your payment but need to cancel, we will only provide you with a refund if we can find a replacement for you. However, if you need to cancel because you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, then we will provide you with a full refund (even if a replacement can’t be found).


What to Bring

• Hand Sanitiser
• Face Mask

• All the equipment, clothing, food and water you will need for the walks and overnight stays (refer Trip details above).

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details, or discuss with the leader.  If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.


COVID-19 Requirements

We need to follow all state government requirements regarding COVID-19 as explained here:   Coronavirus Victoria: How we live

  • You should not be attending this walk if you are Covid-19 positive and/or are required to be in quarantine or isolation.
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, you should get tested and follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.
  • If you are a Household Contact (Close Contact) or a Social or Workplace Contact, you must follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.

Check out our Covid-19 status.


Safety and Ambulance Insurance

We strongly recommend that you have Ambulance cover. For more details refer to: Joining a walk and your safety


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Activity Date(s)


September 9, 2022 9:00 pm


September 11, 2022 2:00 pm







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