Are you ready to explore one of the world’s most scenic drives? Experience the Great Ocean Road and get ready for some serious adventures along the south-west coast of Victoria.
EXPLORE CAPE OTWAY
Sitting at the southern tip of Victoria’s western coast and just 30kms to the west of Apollo Bay lies Cape Otway. With much of the area encompassed by the Great Otway National Park, it’s time to get back to nature as you explore the great Australian outdoors. From biking to boarding, beating this stretch of the Great Ocean Road in terms of beauty is pretty difficult.
TACKLE THE GREAT OCEAN WALK
Nothing in this world can be compared to Australia’s Great Ocean Walk. Located on the Great Ocean Road between us in Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles, this walk is the ideal way to get back to nature and discover the nature of down under. As a one-way long distance trail from our place, stroll beneath tall trees, along deserted beaches and across the cliff tops and take in some seriously stunning views.
COUNT THE TWELVE APOSTLES
Just over an hour’s drive from our place in Apollo Bay is arguably the main reason why you are driving the Great Ocean Road - the Twelve Apostles. Attracting over 1.2 million visitors annually, the collection of windswept limestone stacks - of which there are now eight left standing - was formed by erosion over millions of years. They are known as being best viewed at dawn or dusk so head to the lookout and take in the infamous views.
SPOT THE ROOS
If you’re an animal lover, this place is where you’ve got to head as The Otways are home to many of Australia’s favourite locals including kangaroos and wallabies. Koalas in particular are a frequent sight throughout the area and seeing these guys in their natural wild habitat is actually one of the top reasons visitors head to this area.
FIND THE LIGHTHOUSE
As you venture through the Great Otway National Park to Cape Otway, you will come across mainland Australia’s oldest lighthouse. Stop off and take a tour to learn more about the maritime history and climb to the top for stunning views of the so-called Shipwreck Coast.
SEE THE REDWOODS
Within the heart of the Otways, you will find the forest of Californian Redwoods. If you’re keen to see some of the oldest living organisms in the world, take a drive down the Great Ocean Road and head inland from us towards Beech Forest. Nearby the Aire River, it’s become a local favourite picnic area so pack a bag, round up your mates and spend a day exploring in the wild.
TAKE A TRAIL
Whether you’re an avid hiker or usually prefer travelling via wheels, the Cape Otway trails are suitable for walkers of any ability. From lush forests to cliff top walks, there’s a variety of paths which give you the opportunity to explore the Great Ocean Road.
Driving the Great Ocean Road gives you the chance to explore some of the most famous beaches on the planet. There are some real hidden gems that only the locals know about including Parker Inlet - where a freshwater river and a stunning bay meet - and Rivernook Beach, a famous fishing spot offering some of the best views of the coast.
WALK THE RAINFOREST
Within the Great Otway National Park are some of the world’s most stunning rainforests. Just 15 minutes west of Apollo Bay is Maits Rest, an easy 800m self-guided walk through the temperate rainforest in the Otway Ranges. If you fancy an adventure by night, you should put the Melba Gully rainforest on your ‘must-visit’ list to experience the evening display of glow worms.
CHASE THE WATERFALLS
Cape Otway is home to some stunning waterfalls including Hopetoun Falls, Beauchamp Falls, and Sheoak Falls - you don't want to miss these spots during your adventures.
Want to see amazing views from up high? Visit the Otway Fly Treetop Walk and head up 30 metres high to the longest and tallest canopy walkway of its type in the world. It offers insane views of the majestic Otways rainforest you won’t get anywhere else.