Walking, Gibsons Steps, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Walking & hiking

Walk the Great Ocean Road region's stunning coastal tracks and ancient rainforest trails and see breathtaking ocean views or dramatic waterfalls. Visit a national park or state reserve for a range of walking tracks and trails to suit all levels of fitness. Find a picnic spot or watch for native wildlife amongst lush trees or on pristine sandy beaches.

Great Ocean Walk
Step on and off the track in style along Victoria's spectacular west coast, stretching 104 kilometres from the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay to within sight of the magnificent 12 Apostles. Weave through beautiful national parks, walk deserted beaches and gaze over pristine marine sanctuaries. Choose from short trails, day walks or or pitch your tent at wildly picturesque spots along the way on an overnight trek.

Great Otway National Park
Immerse yourself in some of Australia's best rainforest scenery in the Otway Ranges amongst tall trees, ancient plant life and lush ferns. Walk among giant tree ferns at Maits Rest or experience the full beauty of the rainforest on the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk. Discover high waterfalls in the national park's narrow valleys, ranging from the impressive Triplet Falls to secluded falls over fern-fringed pools. View the dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches along the shore on the Cape Otway to Rainbow Falls Trail.

Great Ocean Walk, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Walk

Journey from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Walk, weaving through national parks, deserted beaches and rugged coastal scenery.

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Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Triplet Falls Rainforest Walk

Wind through the ancient rainforest of the Otways on the Triplet Falls walk toward elevated platforms offering spectacular views of the cascades.

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Surf Coast Walk, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Surf Coast Walk

Stroll along sandy beaches beneath towering cliffs or take in fine views of the Surf Coast from above the crashing waves against rocky headlands.

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Maits Rest, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Maits Rest Rainforest Trail

Take the self-guided rainforest boardwalk at Maits Rest in the Otways and see beautiful fern gardens and giant rainforest trees up to 300 years old.

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Phantom Falls, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Allenvale Mill to Phantom Falls Walk

Go up, down and around on this varied walk. Cross a river, skirt an orchard, and then follow an uphill vehicle track before descending to Phantom Falls.

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Cape Bridgewater, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Cape Bridgewater Trail

Trace the carved shoreline of Bridgewater Bay to a viewing platform overlooking a busy seal colony or continue the trail through the petrified forest.

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Cora Lynn Cascades, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Cora Lynn Cascades Walk

Take pleasure in the pretty, verdant scene before you − see the cascades flow over a series of exposed shale ledges, framed by ferns and mosses.

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Erskine Falls, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Erskine River Track

Confident walkers will love the challenge of this river track, with its hike by natural amphitheatres and rapids, and frequent river crossings.

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Kalimna Falls, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Kalimna Falls Trail

Look out for some of the original sleepers used to build this gentle walk to Kalimna Falls that traces the route of an old timber tramway.

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Tower Hill National Park, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Volcano Walk

Ramble among the cone-shaped hills and lake-filled craters of an extinct volcano, and experience wildlife viewing at its best on Tower Hill’s forested and shoreline walking tracks.

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Melba Gully, Otway Ranges, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Madsens Track Nature Walk

Walk from Melba Gully along the Johanna River through thick forest of tall trees and ferns then climb 100 steps to see the 300 year-old Big Tree.

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Cumberland River, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Cumberland River Walk

Be wowed by the beauty of this river valley trek past dramatic cliffs and peaceful pools, and enjoy a combination of easy and strenuous sections.

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Griffiths Island, Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Mahogany Walking Track

Walk from Warrnambool to Port Fairy past the last known resting place of the elusive Mahogany Ship and spot echidnas, bird life and whales on the way.

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Sheoak Falls, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Sheoak Falls and Swallow Cave

Catch a glimpse of the waterfalls within 10 minutes on this quick and easy walk, and visit from spring to autumn to spy nesting birds at Swallow Cave.

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Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

The Great South West Walk

Explore the Princess Margaret Rose Cave, admire ocean views at Discovery Bay and see fur seals at Bridgewater Bay along the Great South West Walk.

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Henderson Falls, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Won Wondah and Henderson Falls

Take a gentle amble past Won Wondah Falls and a towering eucalypt tree. Finish your journey in a lush fern gully overlooking Henderson Falls.

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