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Nature & wildlife

Wonder at some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Australia, ancient rainforests and abundant local wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region.

Rugged coastal scenery

Discover the dramatic rock sculptures of the 12 Apostles and the mystical Bay of Islands in Port Campbell National Park. Choose from the many viewing points along the Great Ocean Road and take in spectacular vistas of the Southern Ocean. Walk in nature along the breathtaking Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. Watch southern right whales from the shoreline at the nursery in Warrnambool.

Traverse the Surf Coast Walk, from Torquay to Lorne, and take in the rich ochre of the Bells Beach cliffs, forests of leafy green eucalypts and the deep blue of Bass Strait.

Ancient rainforests

See some of Australia's best rainforest scenery in the Great Otway National Park. Walk among tall trees and giant tree ferns, discover beautiful waterfalls, see the Melba Gully glow worms, or just meander secluded beaches along the shore at Cape Otway. Experience the Otway Fly tree top walk with breathtaking views and abundant plant and birdlife.

Australian native wildlife

See koalas, kangaroos and emus at a beautiful wildlife haven nestled inside an extinct volcano at Tower Hill. Take a canoe trip at dawn or dusk to view platypus in the wild on a beautiful mountain lake in the Otway Ranges. Stop in at Kennett River, one of the best places in Australia to see koalas in the wild.

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Outdoor activities

Water sports

Take to the water along the Great Ocean Road and choose from an abundance of sporting activities including sea kayaking, surfing and scuba diving.

Outdoor activities

Camping

Sleep under the stars in the Great Ocean Road region at camping grounds deep in the Otways or park your campervan on a tranquil beachside bush site.

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Family activities

Pack the car and drive through the Great Ocean Road region with the kids and find a range of fun activities for the whole family both indoors and out.

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Touring routes

Drive one of the world's most scenic coastal routes on the famous Great Ocean Road extending from Torquay to Allansford with spectacular cliff views.