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.

As well as the Great Ocean Road’s iconic walks, there are the town walks in each destination, walks that will allow you to discover Rail Trails, Museums, Historical and Heritage Listed Buildings and more. Call into a Visitor Information Centre to pick up your copy of the towns’ map and chat to a local.

There’s no better way to enjoy the coast, the countryside or the township.

Family Friendly Walks

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

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Great Ocean Walk

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Lookout Walks

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

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Other Iconic Walks

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

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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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No 28: Great South West Walk

Spend the weekend discovering the highlights of Victoria’s best kept hiking...

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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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Walking the Great Ocean Road region - 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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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...

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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,...

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Our experience on the Otway Fly

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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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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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Great Ocean Walk Campsites

Hike in campsites for Great Ocean Walk hikers. Find more information on the Great Ocean...

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No 11: Great Ocean Walk

Walk the iconic coastline of the Great Ocean Road in a long...

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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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Anglesea

Anglesea Perimeter Walk

Let’s loop the loop! The Anglesea Perimeter walk (APW) showcases amazing landscapes around Anglesea, meandering through...

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Otways

Paddy’s Path

Paddy’s Path offers beautiful views from its hillside position and connects Wye River to Separation...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

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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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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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...

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12 Apostles

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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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

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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12 Apostles

Power Creek Reserve

A Community Conservation...

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Anglesea

Start the Surf Coast Walk in Anglesea

For natural beauty and easy access, the Surf Coast Walk is your world-class walking destination – no matter what your age or...

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Portland

Moonscapes & Mystical Caves

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Warrnambool

A big family weekend in Warrnambool

Time to round up the kids and head to the seaside city of FUN for the whole family in Warrnambool. A friendly and relaxed city that offers wildlife...

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Warrnambool

10 Outings with the kids in Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a fantastic family-friendly destination. with bucket loads of things to do, from exciting locations to explore to wildlife and...

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Warrnambool

First time visiting Warrnambool? Here's your ultimate guide.

There’s lots to see, do and experience in Warrnambool, so we’ve hand-picked a few essential need-to-knows to settle you into your beach...

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Lorne

6 Ways to love Lorne like a local

As local residents, we fall in love with Lorne every day, no matter what the...

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Tree Trampolining at the Live Wire Park

Tree Trampolining? Yes, It’s a thing and it’s good for your...

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Lorne

A Long Weekend in Lorne

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How I did 3 days of the Great Ocean Walk in luxury

The beauty of the Great Ocean Walk is that you can choose how far you want to walk, how hard you want it to be, what you want to see…AS WELL AS...

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Great Ocean Walk: A rollercoaster in nature

With a mix of beaches, clifftops, farmlands, rainforests and hinterland, Great Ocean Walk is a magnificent roller coaster of...

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12 Apostles

Rediscover the 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland from Port Campbell

If you have been looking for the perfect weekend getaway, filled with picturesque landscapes, bucket list destinations, outdoor adventures and...

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12 Apostles

Walking Port Campbell with my dog

The tale of a breezy wintery walk around Port Campbell in the company of Rocco, my trusty...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

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

With a winter carpet of emerald green, morning mist on sapphire lakes, hill walking and charming historic towns you could be forgiven for thinking...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Adventure is at your fingertips

Come and experience the stunning natural surrounds of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains. Use our interactive map to plan your journey. Try out some of...

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Apollo Bay

Top 5 runs in Apollo Bay

Looking for some fun runs whilst you are in Apollo Bay? Here are our top 5 runs around the town that will have you exploring the local landscape...

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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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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.