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Maritime history

Discover the dramatic past of the Great Ocean Road region's treacherous section of coast that has claimed more than 180 ships in its colourful maritime heritage. Take in spectacular views from historic lighthouses dotted along Victoria's southwest coastline.

Shipwrecks

Follow the Shipwreck Discovery Trail and visit the many shipwreck sites along the coast. Learn about the tales of dozens of wrecks and their resting places such as Loch Ard Gorge, where you can discover the history of the Loch Ard, wrecked in 1878 and Wreck Beach. Dive underwater to see where many shipwrecks lay including the wreck of the SS Casino off the shore at Apollo Bay, the shipwreck Fiji at Moonlight Head, and in Warrnambool see the shipwreck Labella, about 250 metres off the end of the breakwater.

Lighthouses

Take a tour of one of the many historic lighthouses open to the public along the Great Ocean Road including Lady Bay Warrnambool at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Split Point Lighthouse at Aireys Inlet, and Cape Nelson Lightstation near Portland.

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Maritime history

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Split Point Lighthouse Tours Aireys Inlet

Come and climb Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet. The views are simply breathtaking. You will spot her as you travel the Great Ocean Road. Don't...

Museums

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Sea, sand and sail are the key to Queenscliff’s history. Visit Queenscliffe Maritime Museum to discover the treasures of its rich maritime heritage,...

Museums

Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum Port Albert

The Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum Port Albert is located in Gippsland's first port, Port Albert, discovered in 1841 by the survivors of the...

Maritime history

Geelong Maritime Museum

Geelong's early story is of the sea with passenger arrivals and departures or trade, scientific and naval activities. The Geelong Maritime Museum at...

Maritime history

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

By day or by night Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show is a must do - and winner of Victorian Tourism Award Hall of...

Maritime history

Queenscliff Harbour

Queenscliff Harbour is a destination in itself & being a working harbour there is always something to see and do. The 250 berth marina is home to the...

Tour operator

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Tours

Visit the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and take part in a tour, exploring the lighthouse lantern and admiring the spectacular views over the entrance to...

National parks & reserves

Point Hicks Marine National Park

Point Hicks Marine National Park is located alongside Croajingolong National Park in East Gippsland. The granite cliffs of Point Hicks beautifully...

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