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Johanna beach camp ground


  • the Johanna beach campground is a very short walk to a wild surf beach on the western part of Cape Otway near the Great Ocean Road (GOR)
  • 25 camp sites run by Parks Vic and each require online booking and have drop toilets but no potable water nor showers

Getting there

  • just under 3hrs (227km) from NW suburbs via Geelong and Colac
    • if the Princes Fway is problematic, can also travel to Ballan then down to Colac but this adds 30min and 30km
  • 42min (44km) west of Apollo Bay
  • 17min (15km) SE of Lavers Hill
  • 60min (70km) S of Colac
  • 94min (89km) SW of Lorne

Other nearby attractions


  • Castle Cove Lookout
  • Otway waterfalls:
    • Triplet Falls
    • Hopetoun Falls and Redwood forest
    • Beachamp Falls (nearby free campground)
  • Otway Fly Treetop walk (commercial)
  • Melba Gully glow worms at dusk, Lavers Hill
  • 39min drive to Wreck Beach near Moonlight Heads - embedded anchor at low tide
  • The Twelve Apostles


  • Cape Otway lighthouse
  • Maits Rest rainforest walk
  • Elliot River coastal area walk
  • Apollo Bay beaches, cafes and shops

Nearby camp grounds

west along the Great Ocean Road

  • 54min (53km) to Princetown Recreation Reserve (bookings)
  • 66min (69km) to Port Campbell Recreation Reserve (bookings?)

east along the Great Ocean Road

  • 22min (17km) SE to Aire River camp grounds
  • 42min (44km) to commercial parks in Apollo Bay
  • 46min (37km) to Blanket Bay campground Cape Otway (Parks Vic online booking)
  • 81min (76km) to Jamieson Creek (Park Web booking) just past Wye River which has commercial camp ground as well

into the Otway Ranges forest areas


  • 86min (82km) NW to Lake Elingamite near Cobden
  • 2.5hrs 163km NW to Lake Bolac foreshore camp
  • 3.5hrs to Halls Gap and The Grampians
australia/vic/johanna.txt · Last modified: 2023/12/20 20:33 by gary1

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