I am the storm carved coastline, the beauty in the wreckage
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.
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.
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
The completed Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery.
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.
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12 Apostles Helicopters
Join 12 Apostles Helicopters for a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia. Perhaps a journey over the 12 Apostles, a flight to the Bay of Islands via...
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.
Crater to Coast Bicycle Hire
We hire mountain bikes for whole family , including your pets to ride the Timboon to Camperdown Railtrail.
Paddling lakes, rivers, estuaries
For recreational paddlers, the volcanic lakes and estuaries generally provide more protected and predictable waters with plenty of opportunities to explore.
Bay of Islands Coastal Park
This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and heathlands display colourful spring wildflowers. Beaches are accessible at some points.
Fishing local Estuaries
Estuarine species to be targeted include bream, mullet, trevally, estuary perch, mulloway and short finned eel. The upper layers of water not far upstream of the mouth will occasionally yield brown trout.