Wildlife

The Great Ocean Road region locals inlude kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow worms, birds, seals, penguins and even the occasional migrating whale…just to name a few.

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Wildlife Wonders is a wildlife tour for all of your senses

Wildlife Wonders is just up the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay but feels like a world away. Full of native plants and wildlife,...

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Look all directions 'cos birds are a star attraction

Are you an avid Australian bird watcher? Well, make sure you pack your binoculars on your Great Ocean Road holiday because...

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Great Ocean Road Wildlife

Keep your eyes peeled! The Great Ocean Road Region offers so many different wildlife experiences – on land and in water, in...

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Portland

Wildlife in Portland

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Warrnambool

Whale Watching in Winter

When you think of winter holiday destinations, you don’t automatically think of the beach do you?  Well in Victoria, many...

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Torquay

Point Addis Marine National Park

The Point Addis Marine National Park features spectacular scenery above and below the water line. Featuring wide sandy beaches,...

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Short-Beaked Echidnas around the 12 Apostles Coast

Echidnas are commonly sighted on the edge of trails and roadside verges in search of a tasty insect treat. Their meandering...

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Otways

Wildlife on the Otway Coast

The beautiful Otways are a paradise for a rich collection of flora and fauna and provide the visitor with lots of opportunities...

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Apollo Bay

Wildlife in Apollo Bay

Did someone say glow worms?! Home to many favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow...

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Little penguins ar 12 Apostles courtesy of George Chiew
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Little Penguins at the 12 Apostles and London Bridge

Come and watch these cute little penguins as they waddle their way...

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Warrnambool

Middle Island Penguins

Middle Island is located just off the Warrnambool foreshore and has a unique tale to...

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Otways

Wildlife in the Otways

The Otways are home to many of Australia’s favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas,...

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Southern right whale in Port Campbell bay
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Southern Right Whales around the 12 Apostles Coast

Southern Right Whales are commonly sighted between June and...

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Lorne

Lorne Wildlife

The soft pitter-patter of wild paws will charm you as Lorne’s coastal bushland comes to life. Koalas, swamp wallabies,...

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12 Apostles

Koalas around the 12 Apostles Coast

The largest populations of Koalas are to be found in the Cape Otway National Park and Kennett River however, there are pockets...

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Australian Fur Seals of the 12 Apostles Coast

Remember to keep a safe distance so you don’t disturb them while they are...

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Panoramic view of Muttonbird Island
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Muttonbirds of the 12 Apostles Coast

Observe the return to roost of the muttonbird, from September until April, from a viewing platform in the Loch Ard Gorge...

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Anglesea

Wildlife in Anglesea

Anglesea offers a swag of wildlife encounters of the furry, feathery and fin-flapping kind. Keep your eyes peeled, your ears...

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Southern Brown Bandicoot of the 12 Apostles Coast

Are you feeling lucky? We are! Despite their threatened status in Victoria Southern Brown Bandicoot are often sighted in Port...

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Portland

Whale Watching in Portland

Whale watching in and around Portland is at its peak over the winter period where the coastline plays host to many of the...

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12 Apostles

Other Marsupials, Monotremes & Macropods of the 12 Apostles Coast

Discover our marsupials, monotremes & macropods of the Port Campbell National Park and the 12 Apostles Coast and...

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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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Dusk Discovery Tours at Wildlife Wonders

The perfect addition to your weekend plans. Running every Saturday...

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How and where to find Glow Worms

Do you know there are glow worms in the Great Otway National Park, just 10 minutes from Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean...

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Close encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road region is abundant with wildlife. You can see animals in the wild or, in our case, we visited them at the Great Ocean Road...

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Female and dingo in the foreground and male in the background
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When Winter turns to Spring

This time of year is like a winter/spring hybrid. As things start to grow, blossom and warm up, there is still a cool breeze and a cosy feeling that...

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Eco Vision

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park and Dingo Awareness Centre is a park with an...

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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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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

The Best of Anglesea: Surf, Splash and Play

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic and scenic coastal...

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Otways

Night Walk for Glow Worms in the Otways

Did you know that Glow Worms are really bioluminescent (aka glow in the dark) maggots of a mosquito like...

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12 Apostles

Close Encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

Let’s be honest: just because adults like to look at the spectacular coastal scenery it doesn’t mean that kids will have just as much fun as the...

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Warrnambool Wildlife Encounters

Cudgee

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park and Dingo Awareness Centre

Princetown

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Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

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There are so many epic places to grab that perfect photo – here are a few faves and a few ones you may not know about!

1. Logan's Beach Warrnambool
2. Mt Noorat, Volcanic Plains
3. Teddys Lookout, Lorne
4. Cape Patton, Great Ocean Road near Kennett River
5. London Bridge and The Grotto, 12 Apostles Coast
6. Marriners Lookout, Apollo Bay
7. Wreck Beach, 12 Apostles Coast

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4 things to do this summer that doesn’t include the beach. 

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The Great Ocean Road is a playground for family fun. From ziplining to bushwalking, mountain biking to horse riding there’s something fun for everyone! ☀️ 

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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.