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

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Great Ocean Walk

Walkers of almost any ability can step on and step off sections of the Great Ocean...

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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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Beautiful Nature Along the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is perhaps best known as a gateway to some of the most picturesque nature spots in the world. Here are five...

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What about going hiking this weekend? Great call!

Many people are familiar with the Great Ocean Road but less know that the region is full of reasons to get out of the car and...

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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 Ocean...

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Surf Coast Walk

Offering natural beauty and easy access, the 44km Surf Coast Walking track on the Great Ocean Road lets you relax and enjoy a...

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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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Best Bushwalking in Victoria

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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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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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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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Old Beechy Rail Trail - Image by Robbie Rose
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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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Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf

On a clear day the Grampians and Otway Ranges are easily picked from the mounted distance and direction...

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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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Shelly Beach Walk

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

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Hopkins Falls, Warrnambool
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Hopkins Falls

Hopkins Falls are set in lush dairy country. They make an ideal picnic, fishing and walking spot, with gas BBQs and toilets...

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Find fun outdoors this Autumn

The Great Ocean Road region is renowned for its beaches in summer but dig a little deeper and you will find iconic hikes and walking trails and...

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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

Timboon - Port Campbell

Even though it doesn’t have a name yet, the trail from Timboon to Port Campbell is now open and is being enjoyed by many happy trail...

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Warrnambool

A Big Family Winter 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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A Long Weekend in Lorne

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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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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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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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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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Women of Wander

Anglesea

Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak

Apollo Bay

Walk91 – Great Ocean Walk Specialists

Apollo Bay

SeaEarth Adventures

Torquay

Revitalise Escapes

Torquay

Australian Walking Company

Johanna

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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.