About Us

Otway Eco Tours is owned by Bruce Jackson and Marita Kennedy.

The business has grown from the original “Paddle with the Platypus” tour started in 1994. The tours have been featured on Australian Geographic, Getaway, Postcards, Discover, Holiday feature (UK), Salad TV (Japan) and in the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide.

Bruce your guide, has a degree in Zoology and Botany and an intimate knowledge of the local environment. He has lived and worked as a tour guide in the Otways for the last 12 years.

Marita is a nurse, working in Apollo Bay hospital.

Otway Eco Tours offers fully guided tours in the Great Otway National Park and along the Great Ocean Walk.

We have tailored tours to let you discover the Otways by canoe, walking or mountain bike.

We guide small groups at a relaxed pace to let you experience the beauty of this area and minimise our impact on the environment.

Our philosophy is conservation of the environment through experience and education. We believe that our tours offer you a unique experience and let you discover more about your environment. Our tours help donate towards platypus disease research in Tasmania.

Come canoeing on a remote mountain lake to see platypus in the wild and find out why they are so special. Our Paddle with the Platypus tour will be an experience you will never forget!

Take a Walk on the Wildside on the Great Ocean Walk to experience the beauty of our rugged coastline.

For the more adventurous, allow us to show you some of our fantastic new mountain bike trails right here in Forrest, catering to riders of all levels and abilities.