I am the storm carved coastline, the beauty in the wreckage
Coastal Trails and Lookouts
Join pilgrims from around the world paying silent homage at the 12 Apostles or find your own space to connect along one of the most inspiring seascapes on the planet.
Discover more about Princetown Boardwalk, Gibson Steps, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell Jetty and much more
Rainforest & Waterfalls
Let's go chasing waterfalls - With its diverse terrain and coastal margin, the entire Great Ocean Road region is a natural for waterfalls. Typically they offer access through forest settings alive with sights and sounds of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for koala, echidna, wallaby, weird fungi, wildflowers and native birds.
Coastal trail runs
There is a feeling of escape and Discovery that only a holiday run can deliver on. So pack the runners check out our animated trail videos and get ready for a little running nirvana on your next visit!
Volcanic Lakes & Plains
Follow meandering roads north from the coast to explore sublime volcanic landscapes and charming inland towns. Enjoy the contrast of conical peaks and deep crater lakes that punctuate the even carpet of rolling farmland. Dry Stone walls dissect the landscape, an aesthetic and practical solution to farm a landscape strewn with scoria. Charming towns with well preserved buildings and tended avenues of elm, oak and plane provide visions of England on volcanic plain.
Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Walk hugs the rugged coastline from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles, taking hikers to places never experienced before. The 104km trek traverses sandy beaches, thick forests and some of Australia’s tallest coastal cliffs. Walkers can choose from a variety of off-walk accommodation options and purpose built “hike-in” campsites.
Whatever way you tackle the Great Ocean Walk, a few hours or a few days, it is an experience to remember.
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
The completed Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery.
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Cape Otway Lightstation
Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia's most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and Southern Ocean collide.
Crater to Coast Bicycle Hire
We hire mountain bikes for whole family , including your pets to ride the Timboon to Camperdown Railtrail.
Deakin Marine Mapping
Deakin Marine Mapping is a group of researchers from Deakin University led by Daniel Ierodiaconou focusing on mapping the seafloor and coastlines of Victoria and beyond.
Old Beechy Rail Trail
The 48km (30 mile) Old Beechy Rail Trail is a cycling & walking track commencing at the Colac Railway Station and continuing through to Beech Forest up in the Otway’s; the trail follows the original narrow gauge line from Colac.
Camperdown Botanical Gardens
The Gardens feature three species of trees on the Significant tree registry - The African Holly, an avenue of nine Linden trees and two Himalayan Oaks. The impressive canopy also includes Elms, Cedars and Pines.
Visible from 60 kilometres in every direction, Mount Elephant dominates the landscape and now you have the chance to put yourself on the top of it.