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Published October 8th 2012
A unique Otway experience
A drive through the magnificence of the Otway Ranges brings you to an old style family camping ground and caravan park.
Bimbi Park was established in the early eighties by Cyril Marriner and his wife Pat. They built up the park utilising Cyril's passion for horse trail rides and a love for the natural environment; the name 'Bimbi' comes from the local Aboriginal language and means 'a place of many birds'.
The koala population is a main a feature of the park with the gorgeously furry creatures going about their daily lives in the treetops above; the sounds of their disputes and amorous songs providing a sometimes noisy, but always entertaining, backdrop.
The park was bought by Frank and Katrina Fotinas in 2005, they have further developed the park into what it is today.
From quaint retro style caravans to sleek, modern, self-contained units and secluded bush camping sites, there is a place for everyone and every budget. A well-appointed shower block where water use is well managed is available.
Entertainment is provided in many forms with a newly installed climbing wall for the adventurous, guided walks, horse riding, and the unique experience of an outdoor cinema.
The outdoor cinema harks back to an older era. Children and adults alike can enjoy a movie projected onto an old wooden screen. The silhouettes of towering gum trees against the night sky with the added grunting of the Koalas, is an experience not to be missed.
Bimbi Park is situated just off the Great Ocean Road and it is a short drive to get to The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, both of which are places that everyone should see.
The camp is a great place to stay for a week, taking short day trips, or to have a brief stop off on your way to somewhere else. The magnificent coastline and spectacular Rainforests make this part of the world a very special place.