Otway Fly Tree Top Walk

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© Christopher J Chalk

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The Otway Fly is a 600 metre long 25 metre high elevated tree top walk ascending at a gentle grade through a magnificent stand of cool temperate rainforest featuring Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Mountain Ash.

For the thrill seeker a 45 metre high lookout is ascended via a spiral stairway through the understorey to emerge amongst the crowns of the giants of the forest. The Springboard cantilever (Similar to a diving board) bounces gently high over picturesque Young's Creek. The Tree Top Walk was opened in September 2003. It is the world's longest and highest tree top walk at 600 metres long and 47 breathtaking metres high. The development cost $6.5 million and received funding from the Federal Government.

Some of Australia’s best rainforest scenery can be found in the Otway Ranges behind Lorne and Apollo Bay. Walk among tall trees and giant tree ferns at Maits Rest, see ancient and intricate plant life, lush ferns and mosses at Melba Gully or experience the full beauty of the rainforest on the Otway Fly tree top walk.
Discover high waterfalls in its narrow valleys, ranging from the impressive Triplet Falls to secluded falls over fern-fringed pools. Dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches can also be found along the shore at remote and beautiful Cape Otway.

Victoria - Australia

9 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    What an amazing spot!! I love the lines in this Chris. They really pull you thru the image.

  • sandra d'souza

    sandra d'souza gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    love it

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    Wasn't this used in Jurassic Park III? Very nice. Put it on next year's itinerary!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    Well done!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    Fabulous POV.....a gorgeous shot, Chris. I understand Dick is footing the bill to get all of us to Australia!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    Hey, do y'all take Confederate money down yonder?

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    Cool photo and great location.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    the depth in this is amazing! what a wonderful place.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    LOL Dick, we only take bribes mate :)

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