ESCAPE BUT DON'T SLOW DOWN
7 Days of Action and Adventure
Stop in to Bells Beach near Torquay and see some of the world's best waves. Surf too big? Hire a board or book in a lesson to learn how to surf.
Finish the day with a round of golf in Torquay or Anglesea.
Adventure is in the air in Anglesea! Take to the river to try out stand up paddle-boarding or hire a canoe and explore upstream.
There are many options for walking nearby - try a local trail or the Surf Coast Walk for stunning coastal views.
Drive through the section of coastline between Anglesea and Lorne and be rewarded with some of the most dramatic vistas along the Great Ocean Road. At Lorne you'll find 10 Waterfalls within 10 minutes from the township! Many are an easy walk, others take a bit more effort! Try Erskine Falls or Phantom Falls for a more difficult walk. Head to Teddy's Lookout for an awe-inspiring vista.
It will take you a while to explore the Otways and we guarantee you'll want to return for more. Take the spectacular inland route from Lorne to discover Pennyroyal Valley and Forrest - from here you can access Apollo Bay, a lovely village to explore and with many options for lunch. Visit the Cape Otway Lightstation to learn about the diverse history of the Cape and make sure you stop on Manna Gum Drive on the way to the lighthouse to spot a koala or two!
Park at the 12 Apostles and jump on the 12As Express to Princetown (Dep 7.30am). Grab a coffee then take the spectacular section of the Great Ocean Walk back to your car. The light on the famous sandstone rocks and cliffs at this time of the morning is amazing!
Take a drive on the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail around the hinterland and to Timboon. You'll find cheeseries, chocolates, wine, whisky, honey and strawberry picking in season.
Explore the Port Campbell National Park and the sights of historic shipwrecks at Loch Ard Gorg, the Bay of Islands & the Blowhole (to name a few). If you think the 12 Apostles are spectacular you'll be thrilled to see these arguably more spectacular sights.
Stop in at Tower Hill to see animals such as Emus and Wallabies in their natural habitat then head to Budj Bim - one of the oldest examples of permanent Indigenous settlement.
Continue to Portland and take on one of the short walks on or around the Great South West Walk (Maps are available at the Visitors Information Centre)
In Warrnambool at Flagstaff Hill see the evening light show - Shipwrecked!
Stop at Hopkins Falls (just off the highway near Warrnambool) on your way to Beech Forest and the Otway Fly Treetop Walk (the tallest of it's kind in the world). From there you can stroll along the elevated walkway or take a zipline adventure through the trees.
Stop in at the Redwoods.
Take a ride to Forrest where you can experience the extensive mountain bike trail network for a big rush of fresh air before your journey ends.