Witness an amazing display of wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region. See kangaroos, emus and koalas up close at the Tower Hill State Game Reserve, look out for echidnas in Port Campbell National Park or wander through Melba Gully to view a large colony of glow-worms providing a spectacular light show. Watch whales and seals in their element or take a canoe trip at dawn on Lake Elizabeth and try to spot the elusive platypus in the wild.
Koalas at Kennett River
Stop off along the Great Ocean Road to the small hamlet of Kennett River, one of the best places in Australia to see koalas in the wild. Turn into Grey River Road and you will be guaranteed to spot koalas in the gum trees. Visit in the late afternoon to see them more active, eating leaves, grooming or seeking new food trees, as they rest throughout most of the day.
Play a round of golf at the Anglesea Golf Course and share the course with the resident population of eastern grey kangaroos. If you're not much of a golfer, just stop into the clubhouse for lunch and watch the kangaroos from the balcony. Tower Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is another great spot for kangaroo spotting.
Time your trip to include whale watching from the dunes of Logans Beach, Victoria's southern right whale nursery. Come within 100 metres of these beautiful mammals as they swim close to the shore and can be seen from a specially constructed viewing platform.