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Fun Outdoor Activities for Mother's Day

  • Sunday 5th May 2024

enjoy the fresh air, and create memorable experiences with your family. If you're looking for a unique outdoor adventure this Mother's Day, consider exploring the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures and the stunning surrounding areas of the Otway Ranges. Here's your guide to a day filled with nature, adventure, and family bonding.

Otway Fly Treetop Walk

Begin your Mother's Day celebration with a visit to the Otway Fly Treetop Walk. This one-of-a-kind experience allows you and your family to walk among the treetops of the magnificent Otways rainforest on a 600-meter long, 25-meter high elevated walkway. As you stroll through the lush canopy, enjoy the breathtaking views and the tranquil sounds of nature that surround you. It's not only a peaceful experience but also an educational one, where you can learn about the rich biodiversity of the forest.


Zipline Tour

For the more adventurous mums and families, the Otway Fly Zipline Tour offers an exhilarating way to experience the beauty of the rainforest. Strap in and zip between 'cloud stations' suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor. This thrilling ride not only provides a unique perspective of the forest but also offers plenty of laughs and excitement that Mum will surely enjoy.


Paddle with the Platypus Tours

Join Otway Eco Tours for a gentle paddle on the tranquil waters near the township of Forrest, where you can spot the elusive platypus in its natural habitat. This "Paddle with the Platypus" tour is a serene way to start Mother's Day, offering both a peaceful time on the water and the thrill of wildlife spotting. Learn fascinating facts about these unique creatures from knowledgeable guides, making this an educational and enjoyable outing perfect for the whole family.


The Great Ocean Walk

Embark on a scenic journey along the Great Ocean Walk, stretching across the breathtaking coastline of the Otway Ranges. This walk is a fantastic opportunity to explore the diverse ecosystems of the area. From towering cliffs to lush forests, you and your mum can enjoy the rich flora and fauna that make this region special. Don't forget to pack a picnic lunch and wear comfortable walking shoes for a leisurely day of exploration and bonding in nature.


Forrest Mountain Bike Trails

For the more adventurous mums, the Forrest Mountain Bike Trails offer a thrilling experience through the heart of the Otway Ranges. Designed by mountain bikers, these trails range from beginner-friendly paths to challenging routes for the experienced cyclist. Ride through towering eucalyptus forests, heath-covered scrub, and verdant fern gullies. Choose a trail that matches your skill level and enjoy a day of exhilarating fun, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Otways.

Practical Tips for Your Adventure

  • Plan Ahead: Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. The region can be cooler than nearby areas, so layers are recommended.
  • Booking Requirements: For the Otway Fly Zipline Tour, it's advisable to book in advance, especially on busy weekends like Mother's Day.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bring enough water for the day, especially if you plan to hike to the waterfalls or along the coast.
  • Capture the Moments: Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning scenery and happy memories with Mum.


This Mother's Day, escape the routine and immerse your family in the natural beauty and adventure of the Otway Ranges. Whether walking through the treetops, zipping through the forest canopy, or exploring the region’s scenic waterfalls and coastlines, you’re sure to create lasting memories that Mum will cherish forever.

Mums go FREE 

Mums come in all different forms and styles - be it Grandmothers, Aunties, Stepmums or even Dad’s that have to be both mum and dad so we want to thank these primary caregivers for the tireless work they do raising children with Free entry Otway FlySea Life Melbourne and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne

To say thank you, we are offering FREE entry to Mothers this Mother's Day, when accompanied by a full paying customer.

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