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Things to do - Great Ocean Road

There is a great walk among eucalypts to Sheoak Falls. The walk takes approximately 3 hours return and starts from Sheoak Picnic Area (near Lorne). After seeing the falls, take some time to see Swallow Cave, and stop at Castle Rock to take in the spectacular ocean views.

Erskine Falls are just a few minutes drive inland from Lorne and you can park right above them. It is only a short walk down to the base of the 32 metre falls.

For a walk in a true rainforest, visit Otway National Park. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes return, and winds through tree fern gullies and lush rainforest trees. The wooden boardwalk provides a fantastic vantage point from which to view the forest and its animals. The walk begins at Maits Rest carpark, near Apollo Bay.

Visit Cape Otway Lighthouse and then walk to nearby Rainbow Falls. The walk to the falls is approximately 45 minutes one way along a sandy track.

Surfing at Bell's Beach
Hire a surf board (or other equipment) from Go Ride a Wave (Ocean Rd, Anglesea, Ph: 5263 2111) and try surfing at Bell's Beach or one of the many other surf beaches.

Loch Ard Gorge
Located in Port Campbell, Loch Ard Gorge was named after a shipwreck which occurred in 1878. There are two self-guided walks around Loch Ard Gorge, one introducing the wildlife living in the area, and the other tells the story about the two survivors of the shipwreck.

The Twelve Apostles
A fantastic natural attraction - a must for those touring the Great Ocean Road.

Visit the Ocean Grove market, open on the first Sunday of each month between October and April. Anglesea market operates once a year in October.

Visitor Information Centres
Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre
The foreshore, Apollo Bay
Ph: 5237 6529

Geelong & Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre
Stead Park, Princes Highway, Geelong
Ph: 5275 5797

Lorne Visitor Information Centre
144 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
Ph: 5289 1152

Visitor Information Hotline: 1800 620 888


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