The Great Ocean Road region is a natural for walking, hiking, rambling and ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. There’s no better way to communicate with nature and checkout the scenery, than to lace up you comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the trail.
Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Walk in Victoria is a beautiful, rugged, raw, overwhelming and peaceful journey. The 110km walk traverses beaches, clifftops, rainforests and hinterland. It takes you deep into the Great Otways National Park and the Port Campbell National Park. Embrace the ultimate eight-day challenge, or select a smaller section of the walk. For a taste, choose a half or full day itinerary. Self-guide and camp, or join a guided tour with accommodation. Feel the exhilaration of being away from civilisation in some of Australia’s most breathtaking locations only accessible by foot. See the wildflowers in spring, colorful fungi in autumn and waterfalls in winter. Make the first footprints for the day on a secluded beach. Watch water cascade high sea-cliffs. Spy a dolphin, orca or whale in winter. See koalas, wallabies and possums – and wedge-tailored eagles up high. Explore sheltered estuaries and gaze up towards towering grey gums and Mountain Ash. Breath the fresh air deeply and remember these moments forever.
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Tree Top Walk, Experience a breath taking birds-eye-view of the magnificent Otway Ranges from the World’s tallest treetop walk. The 600 metre-long, 25 metre-high elevated walkway provides unrivalled views of the unique beauty of the region’s flora and fauna, from the rainforest floor up into the soaring heights of the treetops. Don’t miss the 45 metre tall Spiral Tower and the cantilever perched above Young’s Creek – a truly exhilarating experience as you gently sway with the rainforest canopy. Fast Facts: The Rainforest and Treetop Walk is 1.9km and takes approximately 1 hour to complete The Treetop Walk operates in most weather conditions – open rain, hail or shine! The Treetop Walk will only be closed in severe weather conditions such as lightning storms and high winds. A courtesy shuttle service between the Visitor Centre and the Treetop Walk runs every hour, on the hour between 10 am and 4 pm and is available to assist the mobility impaired.
Given all these beautiful walking and hiking tracks there are also plenty of mountain bike and road bike trails through our amazing coastline, of course including Warrnambool and surrounds. If water activities are more your thing the options are endless! Stand up paddle boarding is a great workout and loads of fun, there are plenty of townships including Warrnambool and Port Fairy that offer lessons or hire. Surfing is HUGE along our coast line, with the likes of world famous Bells Beach the south coast is renowned for ggod surfing spots.
If you wanted to get off the track or out of the water than into the air is the BEST option. The Great Ocean Road offeres sceneic flights with 12 Apostles Helicopters. Soar over the 12 Apostles on a luxury helicopter flight. See the splendour of the Great Ocean Road from new heights. Climb above the crowds to experience the best of Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast. Gaze upon the grandeur of the Great Ocean Road on helicopter tours and private flights. Thier accomplished pilots have intimate knowledge of Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast. Soak up the dramatic scenery as they recount tales of days gone by.
Or if getting your heart rate up is more your thing, there are a number of options available such as Adventure Flight Co. Adventure Flight Co offers high speed, high G-force aerobatic combat flight to scenic Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles biplane flights, the company gives you the chance to ride in a powerful prop driven fighter aircraft, just like the aces of yesteryear. Their Nanching CJ-6A is a stunning WWII era fighter aircraft. It has movie star good looks and a powerful engine, which can take you from 0 to 300km/h in under 5 seconds.