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Coast through living landscapes

  • Offering natural beauty and easy access
  • A world-class walking destination for all to enjoy
  • On the edge of the stunning Great Ocean Road
  • Do a section or do it all; at your own pace
  • More than a walk, over half the track is suitable for bikes

Relish the rich ochre of the Bells Beach cliffs, the deep blue of Bass Strait and the leafy green of eucalypt forects.  Discover traditional Wathaurung country, fascinating surf culture and abundant wildlife as the walk connects you with the coastal town comforts of Torquay, Anglesea and Aireys Inlet.

Whether you're a nature lover or a fun lover, whether you take an hour, a day or a week, the Surf Coast Walk puts a stunning and unique coastal environment within easy reach.

 

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Auswalk Walking Holidays

Come and experience the real Australia on foot with Auswalk Walking Holidays. Do not watch it pass you by from the windows of a vehicle, get out there and be a part of it! Auswalk Walking Holidays offer guided groups of like-minded people day hikes in fabulous national parks. There are two guides looking after each group, so you will have a choice of easy or hard walks each day. At night stay in comfortable accommodations and enjoy good food and wine. Auswalk Walking Holidays also have self-guided walks through superb National Parks from one accommodation to the next. Walk with your own group of two or more people and start any day of the year. You will be supported along the way with luggage transfers, marked maps and detailed walk notes. Auswalk Walking Holidays can customise a trip for you, your club, group of friends or family. Victorian destinations include the Grampians as it is the best place to see native animals in the wild. There is a rich indigenous history as well as challenging hiking to magnificent rocky peaks. Another great destination is Great Alpine Walk, traverse Victoria's high country, staying overnight in secluded alpine villages. Great Ocean Walk is a long time favourite, this iconic track hugs the southern ocean in parts and ventures inland into the mighty forests of the Otway Ranges. You will see kangaroos while on the track. Great South West Walk is a perfect choice for those who enjoy walking long distances on easy terrain. Highlights include the Glenelg River Gorge and the Three Capes section. Other destinations around the country include the Flinders Ranges, Snowy Mountains and many other beautiful national parks around Australia. Please enquire with Auswalk Walking Holidays for more information.

Surf Coast Walks - Guided Walks

Have a great holiday without the hassle of organising everything, let Surf Coast Walks - Guided Walks do it all for you. Discover awe-inspiring coastal scenery along the Great Ocean Road, the crashing Southern Ocean, endless stretches of golden surf beaches, craggy cliffs, and cool rainforest gullies with glistening waterfalls, rock pools, and fascinating native animals. Surf Coast Walks guides are highly experienced and qualified to show you the special places and interpret the environment. Their approach is to journey in a minimal impact style through this unique environment. Surf Coast Walks wants to showcase this beautiful area whilst ensuring it is protected and preserved. Able to cater for groups, women-only groups, families, photographers and individuals. Safety and expertise are Surf Coast Walks' hallmark, with everything organised for you. Whether it be knowledge of the tides, the times when orchids are flowering, track closures, where the whales are, or the best waterfalls to visit, your hosts live here and know their patch. Choose to organise your own accommodation or Surf Coast Walks can put together a walk or accommodation package for you at cosy bed and breakfasts with all meals supplied. Beautiful food enhances the experience. You carry only a day pack. A delicious morning or afternoon tea and lunch are provided. You can be delivered to your accommodation where you can enjoy a refreshing shower, and relax with a glass of wine and a beautiful meal. Massages can also provided if desired.

Front Beach Café

Front Beach Café overlooks the breathtaking magnificence of Torquay Frontbeach. Sophisticated décor and peaceful ambience greets you, along with the friendly staff. With spectacular views blended with a superb menu and a large range of craft beers available on tap and in bottles, this cafe is a must for any tourist and local alike. Live music to set the mood at any time of day. Front Beach Cafe is situated opposite the Torquay front beach, with uninterrupted water views!

Ocean Corner Café

Ocean Corner Cafe is a family run cafe which offers both inside and outside dining areas and can seat up to 76 patrons. The cafe also serves as a quick take away service for the Anglesea main beach and those passing though Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road. Famous for its home made Great Aussie Meat Pie Competition award winning pies also available is an all day breakfast, lunch (including sandwiches, rolls, wraps and foccacia's, sausage rolls, pasties, quiches, cakes and slices) and takeaway family meals. It is also a great place to pick up a quick coffee, milk shake, smoothies or an ice cream. The cafe is open seven days a week from 7.30am till late and is both fully Licensed and BYO serving a selection of beers and a range of wine from the local region. The Ocean Corner Cafe also provides a delivered catering service for private or group functions upon request. Ocean Corner Café take pride in good service and a happy environment in which to have a quick coffee and cake or a full meal.

Offshore Cafe

The Offshore Cafe is located in the heart of a small beach town Anglesea. Catering for both take-away and eat-in, this quaint little cafe boasts cafe style food for all. Come in and enjoy the atmosphere or take your food elsewhere and enjoy it on the beach! Affordable and delicious.
1. Wathaurong Country
Near Torquay

1. Wathaurong Country

Point Impossible to Yellow Bluff Explore traditional Wathaurung Aboriginal country, windswept sand dunes and coastal vegetation on this easy walk near Torquay. Tread where the Wathaurong people camped each season for thousands of years, leaving behind clues to their culture and lifestyle. DISTANCE: 5.7km GRADE: 2 NOTES: Mostly flat, no steps, well formed path. Suitable for cycling.

2. Torquay Promenade

Yellow Bluff to Point Danger Enjoy the perfect Torquay promenade on this flat, kid-friendly, easy shared path. Contrast the creature comforts of Torquay with the wildness of treacherous offshore reefs and the ships'™ graveyard off Point Danger. Connect to the history of this vibrant holiday town via the Torquay Historical Walk. DISTANCE: 1.6 km GRADE: 1 NOTES: Flat, no steps, concrete path. Suitable for cycling and wheelchairs.

3. Surf Coasting

Point Danger to Bird Rock Explore surfing evolution and surf culture origins on this walk or cycle past Torquay and Jan Juc surf beaches; the 'œclassroom' for the next generation of surfers. Peer out from Rocky Point over the many surf breaks, sheltered bays and wild headlands that gave the Surf Coast its name. DISTANCE: 3.3 km GRADE: 2 NOTES: Mostly flat, some steps, well formed track, some sand. Suitable for cycling.

4. The Bells Track

Bird Rock to Bells Beach Tread the track that daring pioneer surfers carved thruogh coastal scrub to reach the fearsome waves of Bells Beach. Walk or cycle high along clifftops where peregrine falcons glide. At every lookout a stunning panorama: the "golden mile" of surfing with its reef breaks and brilliant surf relentlessly rolling in. DISTANCE: 3.2 km GRADE: 2 NOTES: Gentle hills, no steps, well formed track. Suitable for cycling.

5. Ironbark Basin

Bells Beach to Point Addis Venture to the inland sheltered forest of the Ironbark Basin in the Great Otway National Park. Tramp past grasstrees and search for hidden treasures like rare orchids, echidnas and reptiles. Discover more about traditional Aboriginal lifestyle and behold spectacular views from one of three Point Addis lookouts. DISTANCE: 8.2 km GRADE: 3 NOTES: Well formed track, short steep hills, steps and some sections are sand surface.
6. Anglesea Heath
Near Anglesea

6. Anglesea Heath

Point Addis to Anglesea This rugged trail takes in all the colours of the coast vivid ochre cliffs, brilliant blue ocean and dappled green heathland. Get up close with kangaroos, wallabies and spring wildflowers amongst low, wind-stunted forest. DISTANCE: 7.3km GRADE: 3 NOTES: Beach walking and formed track, short steep hills, rugged steps.

7. Anglesea Riverbanks

Anglesea Visitor Centre This easy and accessible riverside stroll keeps you handy to the Anglesea Visitor Information centre, BBQs and cafe/dining options. It's a great way to access Anglesea's paddleboats, canoes and public art. DISTANCE: 1.6km GRADE: 1 NOTES: Flat, easy paths, no steps. Suitable for cycling and wheelchairs.

8. Point Roadknight

Anglesea to Point Roadknight From the convenience of the Anglesea township, rise up to the bluff and back down to idyllic Point Roadknight Beach. Panoramic views back across the township, river and ocean make the climb worth your effort. Anglesea, at the mid-point of the Surf Coast Walk, is an ideal overnight stay. DISTANCE: 3.1 km GRADE: 2 NOTES: Well formed track, no steps. Suitable for cycling.

9. Beach Combing

Point Roadknight to Urquhart Bluff Relax, slip off your shoes and get some sand between your toes on this long, uncrowded beach walk. Keep an eye out for beach-nesting birds and curiosities washed up on the sand by relentless waves. DISTANCE: 4.5 km GRADE: 3 NOTES: Beach walking, best at low tide.

10. Sunnymead

Urquhart Bluff to Sunnymead Take a walk on the wild side through rugged coastal bushland in Great Otway National Park. Rediscover remnants of the original Great Ocean Road and find yourself in a secluded cove at Sunnymead. DISTANCE: 3 km GRADE: 4 NOTES: Rough track, rugged steps, beach sand surfaces.

11. Aireys Clifftops

Sunnymead to Aireys Lighthouse This easy walk, on a well-made track, is a favourite of locals. Treat yourself to stunning land'™s edge views as you transition between beach, bush and the Aireys Inlet township. Listen for the song of Rufous Bristlebirds and look for tiny marsupials as they scurry in the low coastal scrubland. DISTANCE: 2.8 km GRADE: 2 NOTES: Well formed, narrow track, gentle hills, no steps.

12. Lighthouse Discovery

Aireys Lighthouse to Fairhaven Discovery stroll from the Split Point Lighthouse and lookouts, past whale sighting spots, through traditional Wathaurung country. Cross an ancient tribal boundary to the western reach of the Surf Coast Walk. Learn as you go with the insights of the Lighthouse Discovery Trail and several well-signed viewing platforms. DISTANCE: 2.1 km GRADE: 2 NOTES: Well formed track, few steps, gentle hills.

The Surf Coast Walk

Whether you're a nature lover or a fun lover, whether you take an hour, a day or a week, the Surf Coast Walk puts a stunning and unique coastal environment within easy reach. - Offering natural beauty and easy access - A world-class walking destination for all to enjoy - On the edge of the stunning Great Ocean Road - Do a section or do it all; at your own pace - More than a walk, over half the track is suitable for bikes Relish the rich ochre of the Bells Beach cliffs, the deep blue of Bass Strait and the leafy green of eucalypt forects. Discover traditional Wathaurung country, fascinating surf culture and abundant wildlife as the walk connects you with the coastal town comforts of Torquay, Anglesea and Aireys Inlet.
 

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Ocean Inlet - Fairhaven Surf Coast Walk Package

Stay for a third night FREE in February

Ocean Inlet - Fairhaven Surf Coast Walk Package

Stay for a third night FREE in February

  • Complimentary third night of accommodation with every booking of two consecutive nights in the Shorehouse or Cabin and Gazebo throughout the month of February.

Valid

1st February - 28th February 2013
Subject to availability and not valid in conjunction with any other special offer.

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Phone: 03 5289 7313