Walking through the Otway Fly Treetops - through the eyes of a 3 year old...
On our recent trip to the Great Ocean Road, we took a short diversion to visit the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. I'll let my three year old daughter explain the rest...
For those of you that don't know me, I am 3 years old and live with my mummy and daddy in Melbourne. I love exploring and seeing new sights, and I'm going to tell you all about latest adventure...
After an amazing drive through the rainforest, we arrived at the car park at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. My story does actually start in the car park which is quite a bit of a downhill walk to get to the entrance. (Please note this is an uphill walk on the way back.) Mummy decided it was best to take my pram as there is a lot of walking for my little legs, though there is a disabled car park which is a lot closer to the entrance.
As we arrived at the entrance, there was a giant game of chess on the left and a playground on the right. Both looked so much fun however I wanted to venture through the rainforest, so I left them for later.
Mummy and daddy grabbed a take away coffee from the cafe before we made our way into the green forest.
Once we were there, we were surrounded by the biggest trees and ferns I had ever seen. Though this wasn't any old forest .. but a fairy forest. Along the way we saw all sorts of different types of fairy houses. 14 of them I counted in total. Some of the fairies were at home and others must have been out getting fairy dust.
There was one fairy called the tooth fairy. Mummy explained when I was older she would give me money for my teeth. So I spent the next 20 minutes walking with my hand over my mouth so she couldn't eye up my teeth. I knew fairies were real and now I had my proof.
After about a 1km walk (that some of it I went into my pram for). We arrived at the 600 metre long steel canopy through the rainforest. This is a pram friendly walkway 25 meters above the ground. It felt like I was a bird flying though the trees. We were so high up we were actually walking at top of the trees. It was so cool.
About halfway through, we arrived at a spiral tower which looked like something from Jack and the Beanstalk. It's was huge! 45 metres tall with steps going all the way to the top. We left my pram at the bottom and began our ascent. I was able to do this no problem at all.
Towards the end of the walkway there were some steps going down that were not very friendly for my pram so I decided I wanted to walk down with mummy and daddy. Otherwise, we would have had to turn back the way we came.
It is a good idea to go down the steps if you can because then you get to see the fairy village. This took us one hour.
As we had taken our own picnic, we sat outside and afterwards I played in the playground.
What I really wanted to do was the flying fox zip line tour but to do that you must be 5 years old and 125cm tall. Mummy said that we will go back and do it when I'm bigger. So watch this space because next time I'm going to fly....
Did you know that if you have a Merlin Pass (which also includes entry to SEA LIFE Melbourne, LEGOLAND plus many more attractions around Australia and New Zealand) your entry into the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures is included. Your pass also includes a discount on any purchases including food and drinks from the cafe, plus you are entitled to a 30% discount off the flying fox zipline.
Visit the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures next time you head to the Great Ocean Road:
Where: 360 Phillips Track Beech Forest, Weeaproinah VIC
When: 9am till last entry 4pm. Everyday except Christmas day