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Nature & wildlife

Visit the Great Ocean Road and marvel at some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Australia, from ancient rainforests, volcanic plains and iconic wildlife to towering limestone cliffs, sandy beaches and marine reserves teeming with life.

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. For a closer look at the pristine natural environment, dive beneath the waves at marine parks and reserves along the coast.

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.

Rainforests and volcanic plains

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 on secluded beaches along the shore at Cape Otway. Experience the Otway Fly tree top walk with breathtaking views and abundant plant and birdlife.

Make your way further inland to explore the rolling hills, lakes and valleys of Victoria’s ancient volcanic plains, the third largest in the world.

Australian native wildlife

See koalas, kangaroos and emus at a beautiful wildlife haven nestled inside an extinct volcano at Tower Hill. Play a round of golf with kangaroos in Anglesea or take a canoe trip 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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Wildlife

See amazing wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region from whale watching to spotting koalas.

National parks and reserves

Discover expansive coastlines, rainforests and volcanoes in national parks in the region.

Beaches and coastlines

Paddle, swim or surf in the waves or take a relaxing stroll on some of Australia's best beaches.

Scenic lookouts

View Victoria's stunning coastline from scenic lookouts of rugged cliffs to ancient forests.

Wildflowers

See wildflowers, plants and rainforest natives throughout the Great Ocean Road region in spring.

Lakes and waterways

Head to the Great Ocean Road region from Lake Elizabeth and waterfalls in the Otways to the Glenelg.

Waterfalls

Hear the roar of droplets pounding into the waters below at spectacular waterfalls and cascades.

The Great Ocean Road

Drive one of the world's most iconic touring routes spanning 243 kilometres along Victoria's coast.

The Otways

Immerse yourself in some of Australia's best rainforest scenery in the Otway Ranges.

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Tours

Melbourne to Adelaide Three Day Tour

Australian Natural Treasures Touring

The Melbourne to Adelaide Three Day Tour with Natural Treasures Tours, spends three days touring the Great Ocean Road then continues through the...

From $1,395

Walking tours

Great Ocean Walk - Three Day Guided

RAW Travel – Great Ocean Walk Specialists

Walk the best sections of the Great Ocean Walk with expert eco-certified guides and drivers who are the most experienced local team in the region....

From $1,155 - $1,255

Tours

Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour

Australian Natural Treasures Touring

The Great Ocean Road is a 550 kilometre round trip from Melbourne and it requires more than one day to enjoy it. Australian Natural Treasures Touring...

From $1,395

Tours

Great Ocean Road Birdwatching Tour

Melbourne Birding Tours

With Melbourne Birding Tours, experience the Great Ocean Road Birdwatching Tour, which takes place in one of the most scenic locations on earth. The...

From $1,561

Tours

Great Ocean Road - Three Day Tour

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

Absorb this dramatic coastline on a fully inclusive small group journey (maximum of eight people) with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours. See wildlife...

From $1,450 - $1,675

Coach tours

Two Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour

Wildlife Tours Australia

Day one with Wildlife Tours Australia, first stop is at one of the many famous surf beaches for morning tea. Go for a beach walk and get some sand...

From $265
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