Great Ocean Road – Wildlife Experience


Immerse yourself in the wilds of the Otways at Wildlife Wonders, just 5km outside of Apollo Bay.

Enjoy a 75-minute guided walk through the magical Otways bushland, where you’ll discover lush tree fern gullies, eucalypt woodlands and spectacular ocean vistas. Your conservationist guide will share with you the secrets of the bush and the plants and animals who call the Otways home.

All the profits from Wildlife Wonders go directly to the Conservation Ecology Centre, working to conserve the unique Australian plants and animals across the Otways.

Enjoy a visit to Wildlife Wonders


At the Visitor Centre you’ll be met by your conservationist guide, who will accompany you on a walk through this magical setting and share with you the secrets of the bush and the plants and animals who call the Otways home.

Wildlife Wonders is protected by a fox and cat proof fence, so it is free from feral predators. This means you’ll be able to enjoy a thriving Otways ecosystem that presently cannot be found elsewhere.

The 1.4km all-abilities walking path makes this a wonderful and achievable experience for the whole family.


Designed and created by Brian Massey, an Art Director on ‘The Hobbit’ films and landscape designer of the award-winning ‘Hobbiton’ in New Zealand, Wildlife Wonders slowly reveals a magnificent landscapes and exquisite wildlife for which the Great Ocean Road is renowned.

Take a look behind the scenes of the making of Wildlife Wonders here.


The guided walk includes a pause at the Research Base, where you’ll be able to learn more about projects currently being undertaken across the Otways by the Conservation Ecology Centre, which your visit is helping to support.

Along the final stage of the walk, we’ll show you some of the research work ‘in action’, including camera traps and nesting boxes.


The Wildlife Wonders café and gift shop are open to the public.

Join us before or after your tour to browse the gift shop and enjoy a well-earned refreshment. Or take a short drive up the hill from the hustle and bustle of Apollo Bay to enjoy a coffee in a beautiful bushland setting.

All profits from the café and gift shop also support conservation.

Your visit makes a difference

Every visit to Wildlife Wonders supports a brighter future for the wild Otways, and for nature across Australia and around the world. This is because all profits from Wildlife Wonders operations are invested in nature by supporting the critical research and conservation programs of the Conservation Ecology Centre, building knowledge, restoring habitats and supporting threatened species.

Call us today 5476 9368 or Click Here to Drop us a Line