Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Explore sublime volcanic landscapes

Follow meandering roads north from the coast. Enjoy the contrast of conical peaks and deep crater lakes that punctuate the even carpet of rolling farmland and charming inland towns.


Discover the towns

Stay a little longer and explore the historic small towns in the Volcanic Lakes & Plains.

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Trails & Lookouts

Hikes, walks, rail trails and epic lookouts.

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Red Rock Lookout

Enjoy the views over Victoria’s largest permanent inland lake. Look over to the west and you will see scattered volcanic peaks of Kanawinka Geopark.

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Mount Elephant

Formed by a dormant volcano and visible from 60 kilometres in every direction, Mount Elephant dominates the landscape.

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A Weekend in the Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Follow the meandering roads north from the coast to find the home of the biggest volcano in Victoria, and an endless carpet of rolling farmland punctuated by deep crater lakes and conical peaks.

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History & Heritage

A rich history to be told.

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VISIT THE OFFICIAL VOLCANIC LAKES & PLAINS SITE

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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.