Walking

Reconnect with nature on the trail

The Great Ocean Road region is a natural for walking, hiking, rambling and ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. There’s no better way to communicate with nature and check out the scenery than to lace up your comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the trail.

Family Friendly Walks

Grab the whole family, young and old to explore one of these...

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Iconic Walks

The Great Ocean Road region has a collection of absolutely bucket list iconic walks and overnight...

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Lookout Walks

Take in those iconic views while getting in touch with...

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Short Walks

Short walks to get you moving and to appreciate those views along the...

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Waterfall Walks

Discover the waterfall walks of the Great Ocean Road in Lorne and the Otways. With a variety of small and longer walk options suitable for family trips, hikers or just a leisurely...

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Waterfalls of the Great Ocean Road

With its diverse terrain and coastal margin, the entire Great Ocean Road region is a natural for waterfalls. Typically they offer...

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The best selfie locations and lookouts on the Great Ocean Road

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Great Ocean Road walks - reconnect with nature

One of the best ways to shed any stress, to feel grounded and to get in touch with the abundant nature of the Great...

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Surf Coast Walk

Offering natural beauty and easy access, the 44km Surf Coast Walk lets you relax and enjoy a world-class walking destination at...

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Great Ocean Walk - Multi-Day Walk Itineraries

Choose from these itineraries to plan your hiking adventure according to how much time you have, and how frequently you would...

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Great Ocean Walk – Day Walks

Shuttle services are available for pick up and drop off between your parked car or accommodation, and some key points of interest...

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Great Ocean Walk – Short Walks

Walkers of almost any ability can step on and step off sections of the Great Ocean Walk. Shuttle services are available for pick...

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Great Ocean Walk

The Great Ocean Walk traverses 104 kms along the coast between Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles and recommended to take 8 days....

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Mount Elephant

Visible from 60 kilometres in every direction, Mount Elephant dominates the landscape and now you have the chance to put yourself...

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Couple walking along South Beach at Lake Bullen Merri
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach

Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of...

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12 Apostles

Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail

The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Mount Noorat Walk

Alan Marshall Discovery Trail. One of Australia’s best preserved dry craters offering commanding views of surrounding peaks on...

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Anglesea

Q&A with Adrian Booth - Anglesea Paddle Boat and Canoe Hire

Adrian from the Anglesea Paddle Boat and Canoe Hire is never far from the Anglesea...

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Warrnambool

Where To Explore Near Warrnambool

Warrnambool is perfectly located for exploring the Great Ocean Road with plenty of great accommodation options, things to see...

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12 Apostles

Great Ocean Walk

Great Ocean Walk Victoria’s premier coastal walking trail extends 106km from Apollo Bay West to the 12 Apostles just 12km...

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Warrnambool

Foreshore Promenade Walk

Time: 3.5 hours return. Duration: 7.5 kilometres. Difficulty:...

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Anglesea

Walks in the Great Otway National Park

Yes, go chasing...

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Anglesea

Walking in The Anglesea Sand

Anglesea’s dramatic coloured cliffs and short inlet beaches make exploring on foot a journey of...

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Warrnambool

Walking Your Dog in Warrnambool

Dogs must be on a leash in all public places unless declared ‘’off leash’’ and pick up bags must be carried and used.  A...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Sculpture Walk

A permanent exhibition of local artists’ work, the wooden sculptures along the Apollo Bay Foreshore have become an iconic...

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Lorne

Adventures at Live Wire Park in Lorne

Escape the city and visit Australia’s first off-the-grid, elevated adventure park, for a day of adrenaline-fuelled...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Beaches

Take a stroll along the wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach of Apollo Bay offset by a stunning backdrop of rolling green...

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Port Fairy

Local Walks Around Port Fairy

Take a walk around one of Victoria’s most beautiful coastal...

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool Short Walks

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12 Apostles

Walking Port Campbell with my dog (never mind the socks).

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Finding solitude on the Great Ocean Walk

Adventurers Cam and Elise Greenwood spent three days on the Great Ocean Walk, starting at Blanket Bay and finishing at Johanna Beach. They were...

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6 Reasons why anyone can experience the Great Ocean Walk

For 100 years, tourists have driven the Great Ocean Road to see some of the world’s most beautiful national parks, beaches, coast, rainforests...

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Our experience on the Otway Fly

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Dreaming of Scotland? Trek Victoria's Volcanic Lakes and Plains

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Adventure is at your fingertips

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Anglesea

Top 10 things to do in Anglesea and surrounds

Anglesea is a year-round playground for the adventurous and curious. With a seemingly endless supply of spectacular beaches, adventure activities and...

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Otways

Top 10 Things to do in the Otways

There are so many fantastic Otways attractions that showcase nature at its best, making a trip here an unforgettable one. Below we have put together...

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Torquay

How To Spend Time In Torquay With Your Four-legged Friend

With some of Victoria’s most pristine beaches, the Great Ocean Road is a great place to visit at any time of the...

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Apollo Bay

Local Guide: A 360 Degree View of the Top 5 Spots in Apollo Bay

Our project Manager Jo Birley has lived in Apollo Bay for 18 years. Jo has selected her ‘local’s guide’ of top things to do in Apollo Bay and...

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Apollo Bay

Exploring Apollo Bay & The Otways Like A Local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National Park in...

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Portland

The Way Around Portland With Corey

Portland and the Glenelg shire is a great place to visit as it is so versatile and accommodating for people and groups of all...

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Portland

Go Wild in Portland

Portland always attracts a new wave of visitors: the big nature...

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Portland

6 Reasons to Wake Up To Portland & Surrounds

Portland is the adventure seekers paradise, feeling like you’re truly at the end of the earth. A place to get wet and wild with...

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Otways

An Otways Long Weekend - Part 3: E-Biking + Platypus Spotting

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Lorne

What to do For a Weekend in Lorne

You’ve probably heard before that Lorne has 10 waterfalls within 10kms…but have you seen them all? There has never been a better time...

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Anglesea

6 Things to Finally do in Anglesea

Anglesea is a place that’s always full of adventure and with so much more to discover, the perfect place to set your family up in for a while....

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Otways

Easy Walks with Kids in the Otways

The whole family will love experiencing the Otways at its finest: on foot. Walkers of almost any ability can trek around and discover magical...

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