Cape Otway Lightstation, Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway VIC 3233, Australia
Cape Otway Lighthouse
Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant. This leading attraction on the Great Ocean Road is a must for all visitors.
Built in 1848, the lighthouse known as the ‘Beacon of Hope,’ sits 90 metres above the pristine ocean of Bass Strait.
The light was first lit in 1848 using a first order Fresnel lens; it was the second lighthouse completed on mainland Australia and it remains the oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia. It was decommissioned in January 1994 after being the longest continuous operating light on the Australian mainland.
During winter to spring, the lighthouse is a vantage point for land-based whale watching as migrating whales swim very close to shores.
The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell Victoria, Australia
The Twelve Apostles (Victoria)
The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.
One of Australia's most popular attractions all year round, never had 12 rock stacks despite the name "Twelve Apostles". "There were nine rock stacks at the beginning of the 21st century. Then at 9:18am on 3 July 2005, one of them collapsed. Another collapsed in 2009". (Parks Victoria)
Additional stacks—not considered part of the Apostles group—are located to the west within the national park.
View the 12 Apostles at sunrise and sunset as they change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.
Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Walk is a walking trail located on the Great Ocean Road region between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles, traversing several areas of historical and cultural significance. The trail meanders along high cliff tops and sandy beaches for more than 100km.
Official Great Ocean Walk Maps and Brochures are available for purchase at surrounding certified Visitor Information Centres. Certified Visitor Information Centres are indicated by the yellow and blue 'i' signs and are located in Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.
Melba Gully, Great Otway National Park, Melba Gully Road, Lavers Hill VIC, Australia
A stunning loop walk through dense rainforest of Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and tree ferns alongside a bubbling creek. Some of the best Glow Worm night viewing in the area.
Lake Elizabeth, Forrest VIC, Australia
The one hour return walk ambles alongside the river and a billabong to the lake or an extended two hour walk loops the entire lake. A colony of platypus resides here, tread lightly and you may see some.
Kennett River Holiday Park, Great Ocean Road, Kennett River VIC, Australia
Kennett River Nature Walk
Reconnect with nature on this self-guided walk along the banks of the Kennett River. Learn about local wildlife and history, and spot native birds and animals, including kangaroos in the early morning and at dusk.
Marriner's Lookout, Marriners Lookout Road, Apollo Bay VIC, Australia
Short but steep walk for a breathtaking panorama of Apollo Bay
Californian Redwoods, Beech Forest VIC, Australia
Breathtaking forest full of giant California Redwoods
Beauchamp Falls, Beech Forest VIC, Australia
20 metre waterfall in Great Otway National Park. The three-kilometre walk passes through softwood plantation forest leading to a viewing platform. The path back is steep and has steps that can be slippery when wet.
Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest VIC, Australia
20 metre walk to the viewing platform from the carpark
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Weeaproinah VIC, Australia
Otway Fly Treetop Adventure
600 metres of elevated walkways over the magnificent Otway Ranges. Zip Line tours for an extreme rainforest experience.
Triplet Falls, Phillips Track, Wyelangta VIC, Australia
One of the iconic sites in the Otway Ranges. The 2 km return walk is along sections of raised platforms through ancient rainforest. Some sections of the walk includes steep steps. Also passes one of the largest timber mills operated in 1909s.
Maits Rest Rainforest Walk, Great Ocean Road, Cape Otway VIC, Australia
Maits Rest Rainforest Walk
A short circuit walk meandering through a tranquil fern garden and huge moss-covered trees. Giant Myrtle Beech tree is upto 300 years old! Spot the Otway Black Snail, long-nosed potoroos and Glow Worms at night.
Little Aire Falls, Phillips Track, Beech Forest VIC, Australia
Little Aire Falls
Off the Triplet Falls track, passing through a spectacular rainforest.
Wreck Beach, Gellibrand Lower VIC, Australia
Descending over 350 steps from the carpark, leading to the anchors of the Marie Gabrielle and the Fiji shipwrecks. Visible during low tide.
Red Rock, Alvie VIC, Australia
Red Rock Scenic Lookout
One of Australia’s youngest volcanoes. On a clear day you can see Lake Corangamite from the lookout.
Stevensons Falls, Barramunga VIC, Australia
A 1.5 hr return (4.6 km) walk from campground, or shorter walk return (500m) from the carpark.