From winding rivers and gentle streams to rainforest waterfalls and serene inland lakes, there's more to the Great Ocean Road than the Twelve Apostles and Bells Beach. Discover the quiet beauty of Lake Elizabeth, paddle through the deep limestone gorge of the Glenelg River, and discover the misty waterfalls of The Otways.
Look out over the peaceful waters of Lake Elizabeth, hidden deep in the Otways near the township of Forrest. The trunks of dead trees punctuate the waters of the lake, which was drowned when the valley was flooded during a landslide more than 50 years ago. Come for the day or camp out overnight at the nearby natural bush camping area. Join an early morning canoe tour to catch a glimpse of the elusive platypus in the wild.
Experience Victoria's longest estuarine river in a canoe. Canoes can be hired at Nelson and there are boat-launching ramps at several points along the river. The river's banks are also dotted with camping areas for extended trips. You can catch dinner along the way with the river home to giant mulloway, bass, southern black bream, yellow-eye mullet and salmon.