18 June 2020
THE GREAT OUTDOORS IS CALLINGby GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Experience Spectacular Natural landscapes and relaxation like never before in the calming natural surrounds of Victoria's Volcanic Lakes and Plains.
For nature lovers, there's nothing more magnificent than the evolution of the landscape over time, and through this region, the volcanic story echoes through the mounts and lakes. The dry stone walls built by early settlers petition the paddocks where you'll see some of the most fertile pastures in Victoria.
Stretch your legs and climb up to savour the views at some of our favorite lookouts. Once you've reached your peak, the volcanic past will unfold in the landscape right in front of you. From volcanic craters inside the mounts, endlessly deep lakes and trails where lava once erupted through the landscape.
OUR TOP 7 LOOKOUTS
Climbing to a lookout for a spectacular view over the landscape is a treat - sometimes looking inside the hill is just as dramatic!
1. Mount Elephant
2. Mount Noorat
3. Mount Rouse
4. Harmans Valley Lookout
5. Tower Hill
6. Mount Leura
7. Red Rock Lookout
You can plan your trip around these and some of the most spectacular features of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains using the interactive map below.
Find places to stay
Keayang Farm Stay
Keayang is located adjacent to the Terang dry lake and golf course on the Princes Highway in south-west Victoria.
Timboon House & Stables
Come and enjoy The Stables accommodation and famous gardens at Timboon House. The beautiful property, listed by the National Trust and Heritage Victoria, is located just outside historic Camperdown.
Lakes and Craters Holiday Park
The Lakes and Craters Holiday Park features cabins, powered and unpowered camping sites at very affordable prices.
Heytesbury House B&B
Heytesbury House Bed and Breakfast, is the dream escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Manifold Motor Inn
Offering 15 spacious ground floor suites, all tastefully furnished with comfort and cleanliness guaranteed.
Elephant Bridge Hotel
Elephant Bridge Hotel is one of Victoria's oldest inns (circa 1842). An historic bluestone establishment nestled in a rural landscape alongside Mount Emu Creek, is where bullock wagons once crossed...