Wildlife Wonders invites you to the wild side of the Great Ocean Road, to explore a spectacular Australian bushland environment, where the forest meets the sea. Whether you join us for a guided walk, unwind with a coffee, or find a delightful gift in our shop, your visit directly supports the ongoing environmental conservation of the unique Otways environment.
Take a guided walk
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.
Experience the magic
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.
Learn about conservation
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.
Unwind with a coffee
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.
You can join us in this important work:
Book now – book a tour at Wildlife Wonders to learn more about the wild Otways.
Keep in touch – sign up to our newsletter to learn more about the magnificent lands and waters of the Otways and the plants and animals that live here.
Make a donation – a single donation or a regular monthly gift supports conservation.
Volunteer – join our volunteer network to help in all sorts of ways.