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Walking & hiking

Discover the Great Ocean Road region's myriad coastal tracks, rainforest trails and historic seaside villages, taking in ocean views and dramatic waterfalls as you go. Visit a national park or state reserve for a range of walking tracks that suit all ages and fitness levels, from multi-day hikes to shorter day walks. Alternatively, slow things right down with a historic walk through town, a barbecue on the beach, or picnic in local bushland with resident wildlife.

Great Ocean Walk

Step on and off the track in style along Victoria's west coast, stretching 104 kilometres from the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay to within sight of the magnificent 12 Apostles. Weave through national parks, walk deserted beaches and gaze over pristine marine sanctuaries. Choose from short trails, day walks or pitch your tent at quiet spots along the way on an overnight trek.

Great Otway National Park

Immerse yourself in some of Australia's best rainforest scenery in the Otway Ranges, walking through tall trees, ancient plant life and lush ferns. Walk among giant tree ferns at Maits Rest or experience the full beauty of the rainforest on the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk.

Discover high waterfalls in the national park's narrow valleys, ranging from the impressive Triplet Falls to secluded falls over fern-fringed pools. View the dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches along the shore on the Cape Otway to Rainbow Falls Trail.

Surf Coast Walk

Take on the whole 66 kilometres or choose a section of the Surf Coast Walk that runs from Torquay to Lorne. Marvel at the rich ochre cliffs of Bells Beach, wander through coastal forests of leafy green eucalypts, and look down at the deep blue waters of Bass Strait.

The Great South West Walk

The entire Great South West Walk takes 12 full days, but with plenty of attractions on offer, you can choose which section you'd like to explore and take it from there. Admire the limestone galleries of the Princess Margaret Rose Cave, see stunning displays of spring wildflowers along the Glenelg River, and walk through the forests and wetlands in Mount Richmond National Park. To get a close look at local fur seals and peregrine falcons, choose the section around at Bridgewater Bay.

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Mount Elephant

Every Sunday you can access the walk to the Mount Elephant Crater. Visible from 60 kilometres in...

Shelly Beach Circuit Walk

Stroll along one of the best short walks on the Great Ocean Walk, the Shelly Beach Circuit.

Sheoak Falls and Swallow Cave

Time a factor? Catch a glimpse of the waterfalls within 10 minutes on this quick and easy walk....

Cape Otway to Aire River Hike

Walk to Aire River from the Cape Otway lightstation, carving your way through wind sculpted dunes.

Lighthouse Cemetery and Lookout Walk

Take the gravel path that leads walkers through beard heath to a lookout point with ocean views.

Mahogany Walking Track

Walk from Warrnambool to Port Fairy past the last known resting place of the elusive Mahogany Ship.

Cora Lynn Cascades Walk

See cascades flow over a series of exposed shale ledges, framed by ferns and mosses.

Won Wondah and Henderson Falls

Amble along a gentle track to reach Won Wondah Falls. Further along, cross paths with a giant...

Erskine River Track

Experienced walkers will appreciate the challenge of this river, with its frequent river crossings...

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