Family Friendly Walks

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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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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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Otways

Paddy’s Path

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

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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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Anglesea

Walks in the Great Otway National Park

Yes, go chasing...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trail

There are two Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trails (Marengo to Barham and Apollo Bay to Wild...

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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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Otways

Lake Elizabeth Walk

Head to Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Terang Dry Lake Walk

An interesting trail that chronicles the science and history of the dry lake bed situated on the pretty lowland of the town’s...

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Anglesea

Top 5 places to eat and drink in Anglesea and surrounds

To understand the rise of the Surf Coast region as a culinary powerhouse, we’re going to take you back over 10,000 years, to a...

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Lorne

Fishing in Lorne

The warm touch of sun is calling as the bay comes to life with excitable shrieks of a brilliant catch. Featuring one of the best...

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Otways

Maits Rest

Maits Rest is a relatively short, circuit walk virtually beside the Great Ocean Road about 15 minutes west of Apollo Bay....

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Warrnambool

Point Ritchie (Moyjil) Beach and River Walk

A scenic coastal walk featuring soft sandy beaches, swimming, fishing and historical points of...

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Otways

Melba Gully - Maden's Track Nature Trail

Melba Gully (Madsen’s Track), aptly known as the Jewel of the Otways, is one of the wettest places in the state....

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Panoramic view of Mount Noorat with the plains in the background
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Mount Noorat summit and crater loop 2.4km

Distance: 2.4km Elevation:...

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Female walking through the main entrance of the Camperdown Botanic Garden
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Camperdown Botanical Gardens

These magnificent  gardens are perched above the two volcanic crater lakes of Lake Bullen Merri and Lake Gnotuk and are a...

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Otways

Wye to Sep Beach Walk

At low tide take the stunning walk across ancient volcanic rock formations that have created beautiful rock...

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Otways

Rail Trails through the Otways

Rail Trails are disused railway corridors that have been converted to paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Discover the...

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View of Simpson Lake with the rotunda in the background and a bench in the foreground
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Heytesbury Settlement Historical Park

The Heytesbury Settlement Historic Park is located on the banks of Simpson Lake and commemorates the development of the...

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Otways

Kennett River Wildlife Walk

Stroll from the fishing platform near the Kennett River bridge along the bank to spot all kinds of wildlife particularly...

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View of the rotunda
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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Winchelsea

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Harbour Walk

Enjoy some of the best views in...

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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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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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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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Otways

Easy Walks with Kids in the Otways

The whole family will love experiencing the Otways at its finest: on foot. Walkers of almost any ability can trek around and discover magical...

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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.