The Rainforest region of Victoria is nothing short of spectacular, and we fell in love with it, taking our time and exploring as many places as we could get to. After leaving the beautiful Blanket Bay down at Cape Otway, we decided to call into Maits Rest and do the Rainforest walk, as the kids were keen to do a walk (which they aren’t always), and the previous rainforest walks we’d done in the Great Otway National Park had been spectacular.
Where is Maits Rest Rainforest Walk?
You literally drive within 50 metres of this walk as you head along the Great Ocean Road, just north of Cape Otway itself.
How hard is the walk?
This is one of the easiest walks around, with a huge amount of effort that has gone into walkways, bridges and stairs. It’s short, not overly taxing and really easy for the large majority of people.
What’s it like?
We really liked Maits Rest. The tree’s were incredible, and if you take your time there’s something different to see from every angle. I feel some photos might do better justification than my words though:
How does it compare to Melba Gully?
We previously stopped at Melba Gully, and did the walk which we also loved. The walks are different, and both worth doing. Melba Gully is much longer, and harder, with more rainforest scenery to see. Maits Rest has truly insane trees to look at, with different views that are pretty, and because its short, its well worth doing.
Would we recommend stopping for a look?
Yep, stop the car, get out and stretch your legs. It doesn’t take long, but the trees here are nothing short of beautiful, and our whole family had a good time. Maits Rest Rainforest Walk is another fantastic Great Otways National Park attraction that is worth doing!