18 December 2018
SHHH! AVOID THE CROWDS WITH OUR SUMMER SECRETS- SPECIAL PLACES FOR FAMILIES TO EXPLOREby GREAT OCEAN ROAD
The Redwoods – a cool retreat
A plantation of Californian Redwoods hidden in the Otways rainforest makes for magical moments, cool photos and shady picnic spots.
Marriners lookout – the best view of Apollo Bay
From high above, take in the sweeping curve of the bay, ocean views and a seaside town nestled by velvet green forest.
Maits Rest Rainforest Trail – easy 30-minute walk
Tread the boardwalk through fern gardens and ancient rainforests, keeping eyes peeled and ears open for wildlife glimpses.
Sheoak Falls and picnic area
Pack a picnic and make a day of it. Go chasing the waterfall then take the forest track to the picnic area and let the day unfold.
Wreck Beach – take the steps down on low tide
Check the tide, and take the 350 steps down. You’ll be rewarded with the sight of eerie, sculptural shipwreck anchors trapped in time.
Cape Bridgewater – spend the day
This lesser-known locale serves up so many secret discoveries: Petrified Forest, Seal walk, Cape Nelson Lighthouse and ocean-fed blowholes.
Lake Elizabeth – platypus tours
The odds are with you on a paddling tour with a 95% chance of sighting one of Australia’s most elusive creatures.
Find out more about these special places on our website.