Trails & Lookouts

Trails that lead to waterfalls, lookouts, iconic ocean vistas and volcanic plains. The diverse landscape of the Great Ocean Road region is just waiting to be discovered.

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The 12 Apostles

For decades, visitors from around the globe have been streaming to the Great Ocean Road to visit one specific attraction –...

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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill is a wonder to experience on the Great Ocean...

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Rail Trails of the Great Ocean Road

Victoria is regarded as Australia’s premier rail trail state, and the Great Ocean Road region certainly has its...

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Panoramic view of Croft's Bay from west looking east
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Croft's Bay

Croft’s Bay is a long pretty bay that is generally sheltered from Ocean Swell by offshore reef and a collection of smaller...

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Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail

Enjoy this wonderful 53km, 106km return, trail in parts or plan a wonderful weekend meandering through historic goldfields sites,...

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Couple standing at Red Rock Lookout overlooking the volcanic plains
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Red Rock Lookout

Enjoy the views over Victoria’s largest permanent inland lake.  Look over to the west and you will see scattered volcanic...

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View through the lookout railing of the ocean looking east
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The Gables lookout

The Gables lookout perches above some of the tallest coastal cliffs in Australia and is located on the Great Ocean Walk between...

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Female sitting on a rock on Mount Rouse overlooking the Volcanic plains
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Mount Rouse

Twenty minutes east of Hamilton lies the town of Penshurst, home to the extinct volcano Mount...

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Couple reading the sign at the beginning of the discovery walk
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Port Campbell Lookout (Discovery Walk) access

The angle of Port Campbell Bay and the offshore reefs that provide its protection are beautifully captured from this viewing...

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Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail

Enjoy this wonderful 53km, 106km return, trail in parts or plan a wonderful weekend meandering through historic goldfields sites,...

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Power Creek Reserve
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Power Creek Reserve

A Community Conservation...

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View of the waterfall in full flow
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Nigretta Falls

Nigretta Falls is a small waterfall set in outstanding scenery. The waterfall is considered more spectacular than Wannon Falls,...

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Female on the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail Trestle Bridge with a bicycle
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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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Female overlooking Lake Bullen Merri and Lake Gnotuk
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Lake Bullen Merri and Gnotuk Lookout

A fantastic lookout. An interpretive sign describes the dynamics of the lakes and the reasons for their differing...

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Anchor at Wreck Beach
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Wreck Beach

The highly photographable anchors of the Marie Gabrielle and Fiji provide haunting reminders of the power of the ocean and the...

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Person sitting at the end of the jetty at Lake Tooliorook
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Lake Tooliorook

Picturesque sand bottomed Lake Tooliorook is located 5km from Lismore. The lake offers good fishing and boating amenity and...

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Peterborough - Bay of Martyrs Trail

A wonderful cliff top trail from Peterborough Golf Course, through Halladale Point where you can view where the Falls of...

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Lookouts of the Otway Coast Hamlets

The stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Road around the Otway Coast Hamlets is unforgettable.  Mount Defiance through to...

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Female walking through the main entrance of the Camperdown Botanic Garden
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Camperdown Botanic Gardens

To the west of the township of Camperdown, at the top of a windswept hill, you will find the Camperdown Botanic Gardens and...

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Female cycling along the Terang and Noorat bike trail
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Terang and Noorat Bike Trail

This is a great trail with views north towards Mount Noorat and south towards the rise of Terang and its distinctive crown of...

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Image of a couple on a bench on Mount Leura overlooking the Corancamite Shire plains
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Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf

On a clear day the Grampians and Otway Ranges are easily picked from the mounted distance and direction...

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A Sustainable Great Ocean Road Getaway

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most epic road trips, and a visit to Victoria would not be complete without spending some time in...

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13 Must-see places across the Great Ocean Road region

If you thought the 12 Apostles were going to be the only highlight of your Great Ocean Road trip, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. In...

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A Treat, a Treasure and a Trail!

School Holidays are all about balance. With this in mind we have put together some ideas for you to fill up some fun family days from the Craters to...

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