After departing Apollo Bay, your journey leaves the coastline for about 21 miles until you reach Glenaire. Along the way, you will often drive beneath a canopy of trees. Notice how their tall trucks are bare. These giants branch only toward the top where they compete for sunlight. This makes them excellent candidates for timbering. You are experiencing a sliver of the Great Otway National Park, a quarter-million acre nature reserve which is part of the Otway Ranges.