18 December 2018

SHHH! AVOID THE CROWDS WITH OUR SUMMER SECRETS- SPECIAL PLACES FOR FAMILIES TO EXPLORE

by 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.

marriners Lookout APOLLO BAY Great Ocean Road Victoria4

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.

Blow Holes CAPE BRIDEGWATER Portland Great Ocean Road

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.

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