The Otway Fly

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

My January spell at Apollo Bay in Victoria, Australia included a couple of days walking along the Great Ocean Walk and some interesting encounters with Aussie critters. Not this one, this rather fine looking pterodactyl model featured in a dinosaur walk at the Otway Fly. ▼pterodactyl

Otway Fly 1◄  The Otway Fly is a 600metre treetop treewalk through some terrific forest with great views, a cantilever and a tower as added attractions.




The Otway Fly is a fine example of the treetop walks and ziplines which seem to have popped up all over the place in recent years. I’ve also encountered them at:

• Walpole in Western Australia with its Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk – The 400metres Tree Top Walk sways through a stand of mighty tingle trees in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.
• Tahune Air Walk – just south of Hobart in Tasmania this one is 600metres long, just like the Otway Fly.
• Kakum, Ghana – Maureen and I were on a Cape Town to Casablanca air safari in 2005 and staying at Elmina on the Gold Coast when I strolled this swinging 330metre ‘Canopy Walkway’ through the top of the jungle.
• Selvatura, Monteverde, Costa Rica – there’s a canopy walkway through the trees at treetop height, but I skipped that to try their zip line ride instead. It’s a really long zip line as well.

Otway Fly 2
▲ Another view of the Otway Fly