"Fascinating Glow Worms" Top 5 Page for this destination The Great Ocean Road Tip by Kate-Me

The Great Ocean Road, Geelong: 16 reviews and 15 photos

  Maits Rest Boardwalk
by Kate-Me

Maits Rest is approx. 15 minutes of boardwalk trail through a tree fern rainforest above Apollo Bay. The walk is nice enough in the daytime, but it's the night walk that I really love.
Clinging to the underside of the tree fern canopies
you can see tiny glow worms, if you look very very carefully. They look like tiny winking stars and make me feel like I'm in an enchanted wood. Some times of the year there are more than others - you can check with the great Visitor Information Centre in Apollo Bay which is right on the beach foreshore opposite the town shops.
There is another walk in the hills called Paradise where one can also see the glow worms, but you almost need a 4WD to access the rough gravel road, then walk across country, cross a creek, then tread a narrow earthen pathway over tree roots and obstacles in the dark, so I wouldn't recommend that one at night. A beautiful walk in daylight hours though if you can get there.

Address: Maits Rest, Apollo Bay
Directions: About 20 minutes drive up through the winding road into the rainforst hills above Apollo Bay
Website: http://www.greatoceanrd.org.au

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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