Nature & wildlife
Wonder at some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Australia, ancient rainforests and abundant local wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region.
Rugged coastal scenery
Discover the dramatic rock sculptures of the 12 Apostles and the mystical Bay of Islands in Port Campbell National Park. Choose from the many viewing points along the Great Ocean Road and take in spectacular vistas of the Southern Ocean. Walk in nature along the breathtaking Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. Watch southern right whales from the shoreline at the nursery in Warrnambool.
Traverse the Surf Coast Walk, from Torquay to Lorne, and take in the rich ochre of the Bells Beach cliffs, forests of leafy green eucalypts and the deep blue of Bass Strait.
See some of Australia's best rainforest scenery in the Great Otway National Park. Walk among tall trees and giant tree ferns, discover beautiful waterfalls, see the Melba Gully glow worms, or just meander secluded beaches along the shore at Cape Otway. Experience the Otway Fly tree top walk with breathtaking views and abundant plant and birdlife.
Australian native wildlife
See koalas, kangaroos and emus at a beautiful wildlife haven nestled inside an extinct volcano at Tower Hill. Take a canoe trip at dawn or dusk to view platypus in the wild on a beautiful mountain lake in the Otway Ranges. Stop in at Kennet River, one of the best places in Australia to see koalas in the wild.
See amazing wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region from whale watching and swimming with dolphins to spotting koalas and the elusive platypus.
Observe spectacular coastlines and sand dunes to ancient rainforests and old volcanoes in national parks and reserves in the Great Ocean Road region.
Paddle, swim or surf in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the clean, golden sands of some of Australia's best beaches.
See wildflowers throughout the Great Ocean Road region in spring and many flowering plants and rainforest natives in the Great Otway National Park.