1. 12 Apostles

Jostle for a selfie spot at the 12 Apostles viewing platform at sunset or make your way down to the beach via the Gibson Steps ;to see the towering limestone stacks with waves lapping at your toes. They're unforgettable from any angle.

2. Koalas in the wild

Spot koalas in the wild: keep your eyes peeled for slumbering locals in the treetops of the Great Otway National Park. For guaranteed sightings, stop at nearby Kennett River, or ferry across to Raymond Island in Gippsland, and French Island on the Mornington Peninsula.

3. Our famous Little Penguins

Watch the impossibly cute: a waddle of Little Penguins making their way from the water to their burrows at Phillip Island's Penguin Parade. While you're there, take a boat ride to see Australia's largest colony of fur seals at Seal Rocks.

4. Wilsons Promontory

Discover Victoria's largest coastal wilderness area at Gippsland's pristine Wilsons Promontory. Watch for wombats, emus, kangaroos and parrots, as you explore walking trails and white sandy beaches.Take in the park's beautiful granite coastline and abundant marine life offshore with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, on an epic amphibious boat cruise.

5. Grampians Peaks Trail

Walk the highlights of the Grampians Peaks Trail, a world-class walking adventure that showcases the majesty of Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. Enjoy dramatic peaks, panoramic views and majestic essence of this ancient and rugged landscape that is fitting for the intrepid adventurer.

6. Tower Hill

Meet the locals – koalas, emus, kangaroos, echidnas and waterbirds – roaming freely at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Explore the walking trails within the extinct volcano or take a guided tour to learn about the local Aboriginal history and cultural heritage.

7. Wildlife Wonders

Play a part in conserving local wildlife with a visit to Wildlife Wonders, just out of Apollo Bay. Spot koalas, potoroos, wallabies and grazing kangaroos, and learn about the local wildlife and flora on the guided walk from conservation experts. All profits go to the Conservation Ecology Centre, working to conserve the unique Australian plants and animals across the Otways.

8. Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

Let the wildlife experts lead the way with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours. See wildlife in its natural habitat and take in spectacular scenery on a small-group tour to Gippsland's stunning Cape Conran Coastal Park and Croajingolong National Park.

9. Great Ocean Walk

Experience one of Australia's most spectacular walks: stretching 104 kilometres along the Southern Ocean coastline, the Great Ocean Walk takes in clifftop walks, beach, forest and dunes. Opt for a day walk or trek the whole distance.

10. Dolphins and seals

Dive right in: swim and snorkel with dolphins and seals in Port Phillip Bay on a boat tour from Sorrento or Queenscliff. While you're on the Mornington Peninsula, don your snorkel to spot resident weedy seadragons at Flinders Pier and seahorses at Rye Pier.


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