Walking

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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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill is a wonder to experience on the Great Ocean...

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The Redwoods, Otways

The fairytale forest deep in the...

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No 50: Surf Coast Walk

Coast along this 44km world-class walking and biking trail from Torquay to...

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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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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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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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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 – 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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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

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

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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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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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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Warrnambool

Warrnambool Short Walks

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool Caravan Parks Victoria

Because it’s the largest regional town on the Great Ocean Road, finding a Warrnambool caravan park is...

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Apollo Bay

Exploring Apollo Bay & The Otways Like A Local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National...

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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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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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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 Beach. They were...

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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, coast, rainforests...

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Our experience on the Otway Fly

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Aireys Inlet
Aireys Inlet

2-Day Itinerary

Aireys Inlet is located on the Great Ocean Road around 90 minutes from Melbourne via the Princes Freeway.  A nature-lovers wonderland in its own...

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12 Apostles Trail on the Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles

12 Apostles Trail – Getting ready to Roll

Local dairy, beef, ice cream and berries for lunch and seafood and local brews for supper. How does that sound? From the treetops of Timboon to the...

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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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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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Female looking towards the Port Campbell Bay and Jetty at sunset
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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AllTrails Bicycle and Walking Tours – Great Ocean Road

Port Campbell

Revitalise Escapes

Torquay

Ride With Us – Tours and Transport

Timboon

Storytowns Podcast Tours

Port Campbell

SeaEarth Adventures

Torquay

Women of Wander

Anglesea

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How many have you ticked off?@blackmansbrewery @bellsbeachbrewing @greatoceanroadgin @gorbrewhouse @apollobaydistillery @forrestbrewery @noodledoof @timboondistillery #greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #australia
Step out onto the balcony of Cape Otway Lightstation to experience breathtaking views over the bass straight from 90 metres above. @capeotwaylighthouse#greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #lighthouse
Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of family adventures built to showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay and capture the whole family’s imagination.Here are some of our must do’s 👇1. Discover Australia’s natural beauty @wildlifewondersaus 🐨
2. Rainforest walk at the Great Otway National Park. The kids will love discovering the many waterfalls that flow all year round 🌲
3. Surfing lessons. Both adult and child lessons are available.
4. Swing, leap, climb and fly through the forest on a treetop eco-adventure experience @otwayflyvictoria
5. Visit the @capeotwaylighthouse Learn about the local history and experience the exhilaration and stunning views on the Lighthouse Balcony.
6. Have fish & chips on the beach. A simple thing to do in Apollo Bay with kids but who doesn’t love fresh fish & chips?! 🍟#greatopia #iamapollobay @visit_apollobay #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #apollobay #iamotways
Make sure you stop in at one of the regions local markets. You’ll find double yolker eggs, gourmet doughnuts, award-winning produce and meet local makers and creators from right along the coast!#greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #australia #markets #localproduce
Beach babe Basil going for his morning stroll in Warrnambool with @warrnamboolwildlifeencounters
There should definitely be a wombat emoji don’t you think?#greatopia @iamwarrnambool @iamportfairy #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne @visitmelbourne @australia
One of several waterfalls in the Great Otway National Park, this 20-metre waterfall rewards a somewhat strenuous walk. We hope you enjoyed the view @wandering.wilkies great 📸#greatoceanroad #greatopia #iamotways #otways #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #australia #waterfalls
Yambuk is a tiny town on the road between Port Fairy and Portland and it’s worth the stop for the view and this amazing slide!#greatoceanroad #greatopia @iamportfairy #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne
There are so many epic places to grab that perfect photo – 📸 here are a few faves and a few you may not know about!1. Logan’s Beach, Warrnambool
2. Mount Noorat, Volcanic Lakes & Plains
3. Teddy’s Lookout, Lorne
4. Cape Patton, Great Ocean Road
5. London Bridge, Port Campbell N.P
6. Marriners Lookout, Apollo Bay
7. The Crags, Yambuk
8. Cape Bridgewater beach, Cape Bridgewater#greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther @australia

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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.