Great Ocean Walk, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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National parks & reserves

Observe deserted coastlines with towering limestone stacks and immense sand dunes to ancient rainforests and old volcanoes in national parks and reserves in the Great Ocean Road region, displaying the diversity of nature at its very best.

Marine and coastal parks
Pounded by wild seas and fierce winds, the coastlines of the Port Campbell National Park and Bay of Islands Coastal Park have been sculpted over millions of years to become one of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural areas in the world. Further down the coast the Discovery Bay Coastal Park is a majestic 50-kilometre sweep of ocean beach, huge dunes and coastal lakes.

Rainforest and inland parks
Some of Australia's best rainforest scenery can be found in the Great Otway National Park. See ancient mossy trees, cool fern gullies, waterfalls and a coast of tall cliffs and sandy beaches.Visit Lower Glenelg National Park offering stunning river scenery including a spectacular 15-kilometre long gorge and the Princess Margaret Rose Cave.

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Melba Gully

Melba Gully

Lavers Hill

Known as the Jewel of the Otways, Melba Gully is one of the wettest places in the state. The gully has prolific plant growth and is a dense...

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The Arches Marine Sanctuary

The Arches Marine Sanctuary

Port Campbell

Just off the coast near Port Campbell, The Arches Marine Sanctuary protects 45ha of remarkable seascape. This area is known for the above water...

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Steiglitz Historic Park

Steiglitz Historic Park

Steiglitz

Situated between Geelong and Ballarat, Steiglitz is almost a ghost town today but in the 1860s and 1890s it was a busy goldmining township with...

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Serendip Sanctuary

Serendip Sanctuary

Lara

The sanctuary, an excellent example of the open grassy woodlands and wetlands of the volcanic Western Plains, is the perfect place to learn about and...

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Cape Nelson State Park

Cape Nelson State Park

Portland

The picnic areas at Cape Nelson State Park set in quiet bush surroundings are an ideal location for a pleasant meal with family and friends. A range...

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Brisbane Ranges National Park

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Staughton Vale

Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by...

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Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Coastal Park

Peterborough

Take in stunning views on a walk through the coastal heathland of the Bay of Islands Coastal Park, stretching from Peterborough almost to Warrnambool.

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Lower Glenelg National Park

Lower Glenelg National Park

Winnap

The Glenelg River is the central feature of the Lower Glenelg National Park. Along the last part of its winding 400 kilometre path to the sea the...

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Discovery Bay Marine National Park

Discovery Bay Coastal Park

Mount Richmond

This remote coastal park protects 55km of ocean beach. Inland, the park encompasses high coastal cliffs, huge rolling sand dunes and freshwater lakes...

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Point Addis Marine National Park

Point Addis Marine National Park

Anglesea

The Point Addis Marine National Park features spectacular scenery with wide sandy beaches, crumbling limestone and sandstone cliffs, rocky platforms...

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Mount Richmond National Park

Mount Richmond National Park

Gorae West

Mount Richmond is an extinct volcano surrounded by low, flat land. The volcano is covered with a layer of sand blown inland long ago from Discovery...

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Mount Eccles National Park

Mount Eccles National Park

Macarthur

Mount Eccles (Budj Bim) is a long dormant volcano. Budj Bim is the source of the Tyrendarra lava flow which extends over 50km to the southwest. It is...

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Twelve Apostles Marine National Park

Twelve Apostles Marine National Park

Port Campbell

The iconic golden cliffs and crumbling pillars of the Twelve Apostles can be found 7km east of Port Campbell. They are protected by the Twelve...

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Port Campbell National Park

Port Campbell National Park

Port Campbell

Port Campbell National Park is world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostles. Loch Ard...

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Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary

Marengo

Just past Apollo Bay, off the world famous Great Ocean Road, Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary protects 12ha of ocean waters. About 150m offshore, this...

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Crawford River Regional Park

Crawford River Regional Park

Hotspur

Crawford River Regional Park offers fine views of riverside and valley vegetation. Enjoy a pleasant bushwalk, try your luck fishing for Redfin and...

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Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Barwon Heads

Located near the mouth of Barwon River, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects 17ha of predominately composed of reef. The eastern half of the reef...

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Great Otway National Park

Great Otway National Park

Lorne

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac. The park features...

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Enfield State Park

Enfield State Park

Enfield

Now a haven for wildlife, Enfield State parks was once dominated by tents and diggers from around the world during Victoria's gold rush. Visit the...

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Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary

Aireys Inlet

Located at Aireys Inlet, this park protects 17ha of ocean waters and projects about 300m offshore. Composed of both hard basalt and rubbly limestone,...

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