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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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 of the rotunda
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Tandarook Botanic Gardens

Tandarook Botanic Gardens, established in 1981, are located in a part of town and on a property that has had many...

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Otways

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 sitting on a rock on Mount Rouse overlooking the Volcanic plains
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Mount Rouse

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

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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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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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Wannon Falls in full flow
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Wannon Falls

Wannon Falls, located in the Southern Grampians, presents a spectacular display of water flowing down the falls into a deep...

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Close up of the blacksmith sign on the Cobden Story trail
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The Cobden Story

The Cobden Story is a series of signs that interpret key buildings, people and places around town. Pick up a map and see them...

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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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Boat Fishing on Lake Bullen Merri with a rainbow centered on the boat
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Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach

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

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Female on a bicycle at the beginnin of the Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail
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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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Power Creek Reserve
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Power Creek Reserve

A Community Conservation...

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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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Male taking in the panorama
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Harman’s Valley Lookout

Harman Valley Lookout showcases one of the best examples of lava flow constricted by a valley in the...

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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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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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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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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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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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Whether you're a history buff, foodie, nature lover or adventurer get ready for a great time in Portland. 
Oh and don’t forget to pack the 🎣 

#iamportland #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #visitgreatoceanroad #fishing #stayclosegofurther #greatopia
Explore the charming coastal town of Port Fairy its historic architecture, stunning beaches, and vibrant arts scene make this Victorian fishing village one of the most picturesque spots in Australia.

Stunning reel by @thecommonwanderer for @visitmelbourne 👏

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It’s not too late to book a summer getaway. Here’s 5 things to do in Apollo Bay & the Otways. 

1. Go boogie boarding at the beach 🏖 
2. Discover the Californian Redwood forest 🌳 
3. Hike to Hopetoun Falls 🥾 
4. Take a dusk tour @wildlifewondersaus 🐨 
5. Find fairies 🧚‍♂️ @otwayflyvictoria
This is Lake Elizabeth a 15 minute drive from Forrest. The enormous, ghostly tree trunks emerging from the still water gives the lake a prehistoric feel – it’s like the land before time.

@visit_apollobay #iamotways #forrest #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #greatopia #stayclosegofurther #greatoceanroad
Voted the 4th best beach in 
A U S T R A L I A !! 
 by @bestaustralianbeaches Apollo Bay beach is a 3km long eastern facing beach, that provides safe, patrolled (during peak periods) waters for walking, swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, sand castle building and beach cricket. 🏖 

Awesome pic by our pirate friends @safari.global 🙌

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Ever been to Cape Bridgewater? 

Only 20 minutes from Portland, Cape Bridgewater is picturesque, secluded and a must see on your next adventure. 

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Take the weekend to explore Great Ocean Roads breweries and distilleries. #GreatCall 

For more great breweries and distilleries check out our website ✌️
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Get up early and watch the sunrise over the water, salt in the air, surfers catching their first waves of the morning, all to the sound of the ocean crashing against the shoreline. 

Stunning capture by @adventures.of.davidm 🙌 

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.