12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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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, the mystical Bay of Islands and the many viewing points along the Great Ocean Road affording 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.

Ancient rainforests
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, or 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.

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Wildlife

See amazing wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region from whale watching and swimming with dolphins to spotting koalas and the elusive platypus.

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National parks and reserves

Observe spectacular coastlines and sand dunes to ancient rainforests and old volcanoes in national parks and reserves in the Great Ocean Road region.

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Beaches and coastlines

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.

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Scenic lookouts

View Victoria's stunning coastline from scenic lookouts of the Southern Ocean to rugged cliffs, picture-perfect beaches, islands and ancient forests.

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Wildflowers

See wildflowers throughout the Great Ocean Road region in spring and many flowering plants and rainforest natives in the Great Otway National Park.

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