Wildlife

Home to many favourite locals

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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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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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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Otways

Whale Watching in the Otways

Did you know? Humpbacks use their massive tail fin to propel themselves through the water and sometimes out of...

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Port Fairy

Watching the Mutton Birds in Port Fairy

The bird we commonly call the mutton-bird is the short tailed shearwater...

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Glow Worms near the 12 Apostles Coast

Fairy lights in the forest! Don’t forget to bring a...

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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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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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Black (or Swamp) Wallabies of the 12 Apostles Coast

Black Wallabies are common in both Port Campbell National Park Bay of Islands Coastal Park and are likely to be sighted at dusk...

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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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Southern Right Whales around the 12 Apostles Coast

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

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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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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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Warrnambool

Middle Island Penguins

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

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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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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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Portland

Wildlife in Portland

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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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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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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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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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Eco Vision

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park 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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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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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, 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.