I am the storm carved coastline, the beauty in the wreckage
Coastal Trails and Lookouts
Join pilgrims from around the world paying silent homage at the 12 Apostles or find your own space to connect along one of the most inspiring seascapes on the planet.
Discover more about Princetown Boardwalk, Gibson Steps, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell Jetty and much more
Rainforest & Waterfalls
Let's go chasing waterfalls - With its diverse terrain and coastal margin, the entire Great Ocean Road region is a natural for waterfalls. Typically they offer access through forest settings alive with sights and sounds of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for koala, echidna, wallaby, weird fungi, wildflowers and native birds.
Coastal trail runs
There is a feeling of escape and Discovery that only a holiday run can deliver on. So pack the runners check out our animated trail videos and get ready for a little running nirvana on your next visit!
Volcanic Lakes & Plains
Follow meandering roads north from the coast to explore sublime volcanic landscapes and charming inland towns. Enjoy the contrast of conical peaks and deep crater lakes that punctuate the even carpet of rolling farmland. Dry Stone walls dissect the landscape, an aesthetic and practical solution to farm a landscape strewn with scoria. Charming towns with well preserved buildings and tended avenues of elm, oak and plane provide visions of England on volcanic plain.
Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Walk hugs the rugged coastline from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles, taking hikers to places never experienced before. The 104km trek traverses sandy beaches, thick forests and some of Australia’s tallest coastal cliffs. Walkers can choose from a variety of off-walk accommodation options and purpose built “hike-in” campsites.
Whatever way you tackle the Great Ocean Walk, a few hours or a few days, it is an experience to remember.
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
The completed Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery.
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Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia's most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and Southern Ocean collide.
Lake Corangamite is the largest permanent salt-water lake in Australia, with a surveyed area of over 23,000 hectares.
Dry Stone Walls
Western Victoria has up to 3,000km of the most dramatic and accomplished dry stone walls in Australia, historically and culturally significant, diverse in form and style. Many are visible along our roads and highways.
Colac Botanical Gardens
Colac Botanic Gardens are a fine example of a nineteenth century provincial botanic garden, typical of such gardens created in colonial Victoria.
Mount Shadwell Quarry Olivine Fossicking
The Mortlake Information Centre organises volunteers to oversee fossickers in search of olivine (peridot) at Moyne Shire’s Mt Shadwell Quarry.
Cobden Miniature Railway & Mini Golf Park
Cobden's Miniature Railway Park features a 1.8 kilometres railway with bridges, tunnels, overpasses and lakes. It runs through a parkland environment, which was formerly part of the Cobden Racecourse.