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When is a great time to spot wildlife? Wild animals can be found in ecosystems like deserts, forests, rain forests, plains or grasslands. Often wildlife is hidden and difficult to spot. Here you will find the right time and areas where the chance for a wildlife sighting is much higher.

Koalas are in abundance in the Great Otway National Park. They are often spotted along the Lighthouse Road. Koalas start being active from the afternoon onwards. During the day you may see them resting on a branch in the tree. However, they sleep around 20 hours each day. To increase your chance for an unforgettable sighting stay at least one night in the National Park. 

Sleeping koala in the Great Otway National Park


Lots of precipitation throughout the year deep in the heart of the Great Otway National Park. Warmer and "drier" conditions from November to April however, rain can always occur. Winter is the wettest season.

Where to Stay in the Cape Otway National Park

There are not many opportunities to chose from if you plan to stay in the Cape Otway National Park. Check out the link for the best prices with booking.com for the four different types of accommodations in the Otway. We'd chosen a Standard Cabin with shared bathroom at Bimbi Park all others were fully booked already. 

Basic Cottage in the Great Otway National Park
Bimbi Park - Standard Cabin with shared bathroom

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"The Gathering" takes place in the dry season from July to October with its peak in August and September. They gather around the water reservoir due to the water shortage. The wet season last from October to January.

In the late afternoon, it is less busy; fewer off-road cars.

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Best time of the year is September to November. Rain can occur from time to time particularly in the night. Avoid December to March; the rainy season with a high risk for cyclones.

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