Best of the Surf Coast (Part I)

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The Surf Coast of Victoria is an incredible destination, stretching along the Great Ocean Road and including various towns including Airey’s Inlet, Anglesea, Lorne, Moriac, Torquay and Winchelsea. With world-famous surfing beaches, magnificent waterfalls and breathtaking ocean views from atop the rugged cliffs, a trip to this part of Victoria should be on your bucket list with plenty to do and see!

(Image: The California Redwoods at The Otways. Image: Jelly Journeys)

Discover Waterfalls at the Otways

Boasting one of the highest rainfalls in Victoria with waterfalls flowing year-round, the Great Otway National Park will take you off the beaten track and into the striking cool temperate rainforests. With lush forests, cliff top walks, heritage and coastal trails, the Otways is a place of adventure!

With several waterfalls to choose from, our favourites include: Hopetoun Falls and Beauchamp Falls. And a visit to the California Redwoods should not be missed! These gigantic trees were planted back in 1936 by the Forests Commission Victoria, and have grown to a height of over 60 metres.

The Otways is also home to Australia’s favourite locals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow worms and more.

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The stunning Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest. Image: Ozventurer on WeekendNotes.

Experience the World’s Tallest Treetop Walk or Zipline through the forest

The Treetop walk at The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures is a 600-metre long, 25-metre-high elevated walkway which offers birds-eye-view of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Look down on the unique beauty of the region’s flora and fauna, from the rainforest floor up into the soaring heights of the treetops.

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Amongst the Treetop at The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Image: Instagram @chatterbox.

Looking to conquer your fear of heights? Zip through the treetops of the Otway Ranges as you’re suspended up to 30 metres above the ground, flying from one ‘Cloud Station’ to another. A truly exhilarating way to see the rainforest.

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Zip through the Otway Ranges. Image: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.

The Great Ocean Road

Situated in the Port Campbell National Park, The Twelve Apostles (currently eight are still standing) is the most well-known highlight of the Great Ocean Road. The massive limestone structures that tower 45 metres above the ocean is truly a spectacular sight.

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12 Apostles. Image: Visit Victoria.

Another popular photo spot 5 minutes’ drive down the Great Ocean Road is Loch Ard Gorge. This picturesque gorge is home to relatively calm clear blue waters, unusual for this section of the coast. The rich history dates back to 1878 where two teenagers survived a famous shipwreck on nearby Mutton Bird Island, and were fortunate enough to be washed into the only safe gorge on the coast.

There are several walks from here where you can explore more of the offshore stacks, blowholes and towering cliffs and is worth your time.

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Loch Ard Gorge. Image: Visit 12 Apostles.

Be on the lookout for Best of the Surf Coast: Part II coming in March.

Ready to book your next trip to the Surf Coast? Book direct with us here, and check out our seasonal offers on our wide range of accommodation, from family cabins to powered sites perfect for caravans and camping.

And don’t forget to keep up to date on our Facebook and Instagram. We would love to see your holiday snaps too, don’t forget to include the hashtag: #TorquayHolidayPark.