Short Walks

Short walks to get you moving and to appreciate those views along the way.

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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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Visit Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Walk — Short Walks

Although the Great Ocean Walk can span over days, you can also choose to do just a leg, which you can finish within the day. Find...

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Otways

Otways Hikes

There are Otways hikes for almost any ability so it is an ideal destination for everyone. And being a cool temperate rainforest...

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Warrnambool

A walking trail to discover the history and scenery of South Warrnambool

Stroll the streets and shores of South Warrnambool and you will walk in the footsteps of the earliest aboriginal inhabitants and...

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Lorne

Erskine Falls

The Otway National Park is filled with magnificent waterfalls, but only a handful are as stunning as Erskine Falls. These popular...

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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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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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Warrnambool

Shelly Beach Walk

Duration: 45 mins return — 900m — Thunder Point carpark to Shelly...

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Warrnambool

Thunder Point Walk

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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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Otways

The Redwoods

At the remarkable Californian Redwoods, let your imagination come to life along this enchanting walk, where fairytales seem to...

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Anglesea

Anglesea Art Walk

Follow your art! The Anglesea and Torquay Visitor Centre’s can provide a brochure with map, then head off and discover a...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Camperdown Heritage Signs Trail

Take a stroll along Finlay Avenue and follow the Camperdown Heritage Signs Trail around...

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Lorne

Pet Friendly Walks and Beaches

A holiday destination for the whole family… including...

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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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Lorne

Adventures at Live Wire Park in Lorne

Escape the city and visit Australia’s first off-the-grid, elevated adventure park, for a day of adrenaline-fuelled...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Sculpture Walk

A permanent exhibition of local artists’ work, the wooden sculptures along the Apollo Bay Foreshore have become an iconic...

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Otways

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures Walk

The Otway Fly Tree Top Walk is located in Victoria’s magnificent Otways, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to...

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

Camperdown Botanic Gardens

To the west of the township of Camperdown, at the top of a windswept hill, you will find the Camperdown Botanic Gardens and...

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Apollo Bay

Marriners Lookout

Marriners Lookout is located on top of the hill sitting just north of Apollo Bay....

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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

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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Couple sitting on Mount Noorat
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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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.