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Scenic lookouts

View some of Victoria's stunning coastline from scenic lookouts of the Southern Ocean to rugged cliffs, picture-perfect sandy beaches, islands and ancient forests. See the famous 12 Apostles from some of the best places along the Great Ocean Road to stop and savour the panoramic vistas.

Torquay to Lorne

Bells Beach
Ocean and beach views from lookout platforms at Bells Beach Surfing Reserve. Access from Torquay via Bells Boulevard, or the Great Ocean Road.

Point Addis
Impressive ocean, beach and sandstone cliff views toward Bells Beach and Anglesea. Access from Point Addis Road, off the Great Ocean Road, between Torquay and Anglesea.

Anglesea
Breathtaking coastal views from elevated memorial lookout. Access from the Great Ocean Road via Harvey Street.

Aireys Inlet
Drive or walk up to Split Point lighthouse. Ocean views over Eagle and Table rocks. There is another lookout at the end of Boundary Road, off the Great Ocean Road.

Cinema Point
Spectacular views back towards Eastern View, Fairhaven and Aireys Inlet from one of the Great Ocean Road's highest vantage points. There is a signposted turn off about 8 kilometres west of Aireys Inlet.

Lorne
Teddy's Lookout is one of the best along the Great Ocean Road. It provides stunning vistas from its platform high above the coast where the St George River empties into a small cove. Access off the Great Ocean Road at the end of George Street, then take a short walk through the bush from the car park.

Lorne to Apollo Bay

Mt Defiance
Panoramic ocean views toward Artillery Rocks. Turn off between Lorne and Wye River.

Cape Patton Lookout
Spectacular views east towards Apollo Bay and Skenes Creek. Access from the Great Ocean Road, east of Apollo Bay

Marriners
Marriners lookout is a fairly steep 5-minute walk from the car park, but it's well worth the effort for its panoramic views of Apollo Bay and far out to sea. Drive a few minutes north from Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road, and turn into Marriners Lookout Road.

Apollo Bay to Warrnambool

Cape Otway Lightstation
The lighthouse stands 91 metres above the ocean and offers spectacular views of the rugged Otway coast. Located 20 minutes west of Apollo Bay. Entry fee applies.

The Gable
Magnificent views to Moonlight Head. Take a short walk to the lookout platform, which seems to hang off the top of the cliff 70 metres above the waves. Turn off onto Moonlight Head Road after Wattle Hill.

12 Apostles
From the car park, the viewing platform is a 5-minute walk under the Great Ocean Road and out to the coastline. Off the Great Ocean Road east of Port Campbell, there are also staircases to the beach at nearby Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge.

Bay of Martyrs
At the outskirts of Peterborough, just off the Great Ocean Road, is this ideal place to see the stunning Bay of Martyrs. They are particularly beautiful at sunset when the islands and Massacre Point are backlit by the sun.

Bay of Islands car park
Just west of Peterborough, off the Great Ocean Road, the Bay of Islands car park provides excellent views of this remarkable group of islands.

Warrnambool to Nelson

Cape Nelson
The Cape Nelson Lighthouse is one of the popular attractions in the area, with spectacular views of the surrounding coastal and inland environment to be gained by climbing the tower.

Cape Bridgewater
The trail south from the kiosk offers striking views across Cape Bridgewater and the lookout at the end of the trail provides a spectacular vista over rock platforms and down upon a colony of about 650 Australian fur seals.

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National parks & reserves

Cape Nelson State Park

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Beaches & coastlines

Bells Beach

Check out the waves at Bells Beach, one of Australia's famous surfing beaches and home to the Rip Curl Pro held every Easter.

Beaches & coastlines

Cape Bridgewater

See some of the highest coastal cliffs in Victoria overlooking the deep-blue waters of Bridgewater Bay and see the large breeding colony of fur seals.

Maritime history

Cape Otway Lightstation

Climb for dramatic views and stories of shipwrecks at this historic lighthouse perched on towering cliffs where Bass Strait meets the Southern Ocean.

Beaches & coastlines

12 Apostles

Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.

Beaches & coastlines

Bay of Islands

Choose from two different viewing areas and get that perfect sunset picture of the Southern Ocean and the limestone stacks of the Bay of Islands.

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