Attractions

Surf Coast Hinterland

Drive

Take a scenic drive and explore the hinterland of the Surf Coast. Just a 45 minute drive you’ll find Winchelsea, an attractive rural town by the banks of the Barwon River. Winchelsea has a range of things... to do and see- from historic mansions, churches and hotels to wineries, quaint tearooms and antique shops.

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    Skate Park

    Activities & Sport

    Located beside the Painkalac Creek, off Inlet Crescent. Includes ¼ pipe, flat bank, pyramid and spine ramp. There are also BBQ’s, toilets and a playground.

      Tennis Courts

      Activities & Sport

      Tennis courts are located next to the Hall, just off the Great Ocean Road. Check on the notice board for booking details.

        Fishing

        There are plenty of spots along the Surf Coast. Popular spots around Aireys inlet include Painkalac Creek, Fairhaven Beach, Moggs Creek (Creek Mouth), Eastern View, Spout Creek and Grassy Creek Mouth.... Common catches include Salmon, Snapper, Bream and Mullet.

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          Eagles Nest Gallery

          Art Gallery

          Open 10am to 5pm daily in peak period

          Cycling

          Cycling is a great way to explore the coastal and hinterland scenery of the Surf Coast. From a short 3km leisurely ride to a more physically challenging 60km ride, there is something to suit all levels. There... are more than 30 recommended trails to choose from in the ‘Cycling the Surf Coast’ guide. Rides around Aireys Inlet include the ‘Picnic Pedal’ ride the ‘Mangowak’ ride, the ‘Ocean Views’ and the ‘Pinchgut Hill’ ride.

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            Wildlife Tours Australia

            Tours & Attractions

            Wildlife Tours Australia offers fun sightseeing tours for the budget conscious traveller. We have both a 1 and 2 day tours with the option of hop on - hop off along the way

              Split Point Lighthouse Tours

              Tours & Attractions

              Join a cultural, historical and environmental tour of the Split Point lighthouse. Famous for its starring role in the TV series, Round the Twist. The White Queen has some of the best views of the coast... and is a must see in the Surf Coast region.

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              Eco Logic Environmental Services

              Tours & Attractions

              Eco-Logic offer a wide variety of activities including rock pool rambles, ocean snorkel tours, guided walks and specialised environmental talks. Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours hire out surf gear, canoes... and bikes.

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              Wineries & Local Produce

              There are many fantastic local wine and food producers in the region. Pick up a copy of the Surf Coast Wine and Produce Trail and go on a mouth watering tour of the Surf Coast.

                EATING OUT

                Dining

                Aireys Inlet has excellent restaurants for special occasions, a number of cafes, delis, a hotel, takeaway outlets and tearooms.

                  Shopping

                  Aireys Inlet has a general store, post office, garden shop, video hire, book shop and gift shops.

                    Fairhaven to Eastern View

                    Beach

                    Offers 8km of pristine beach ideal for walks. Accessed easily from car parking areas off the Great Ocean Road. Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club patrol near the clubhouse during the peak period.

                      Inlet Beach

                      Beach

                      Is an ideal spot for families with small children. Adjacent to toilets and a picnic ground on the grassy embankment.

                        Urquahart Bluff

                        Picnic & BBQ Area

                        Picnic tables and toilets.

                          Moggs Creek

                          Picnic & BBQ Area

                          Picnic tables, wood BBQ’s and toilets.

                            The Inlet

                            Picnic & BBQ Area

                            Picnic tables close to the beach, toilets and playground.

                              Great Ocean Road Memorial Walk

                              Walks and Lookout

                              View the famous memorial arch which was erected to commemorate the returned serviceman from World War 1 who built the Great Ocean Road from 1918-1932. Look for the stunning ‘diggers’ sculpture commemorating... the 75th Anniversary of the building of the Great Ocean Road.

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                                Cliff Top Walk

                                Walks and Lookout

                                This walk commences from the Split Point Lighthouse precinct and is a fantastic 3.5km walk with spectacular views of the coastline.

                                  Lighthouse and Precinct walk

                                  Walks and Lookout

                                  Explore the Lighthouse Precinct area. This is a delightful experience incorporating the Split Point Lighthouse, Bark Hut, Allen Noble Sanctuary, the Memorial Cairn and heritage listed buildings. The... Lighthouse was built in 1891 and towers 34 meters above the coastline. Enjoy the amazing views from the reserve of the Lighthouse. The Bark Hut is a replica of a settlers hut from the 1860’s which was destroyed in the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. There is children’s playground here also. The Allen Noble Sanctuary is an accessible wetland sanctuary in the centre of town where you can watch native birds and the Memorial Cairn marks the resting place of the early settlers, Thomas Pearse and his wife Martha Pearse.

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                                    Surf Coast Hinterland

                                    Drive

                                    Take a scenic drive and explore the hinterland of the Surf Coast. Just a 35 minute drive you’ll find Winchelsea, an attractive rural town by the banks of the Barwon River. Winchelsea has a range of things... to do and see-from historic mansions, churches and hotels to wineries, quaint tearooms and antique shops.

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                                      Surf Coast Resort Anglesea

                                      Surf Coast Resort includes a day spa which provides massages, manicures & pedicures, facials, tinting, waxing, spray tan, hydrotherapy treatments, body wraps and indulgence packages

                                      Skate Park

                                      Activities & Sport

                                      Located between the bowling club and the Lions park, Cameron Road.

                                        Bowls

                                        Activities & Sport

                                        Anglesea Bowling Club. Visitors welcome.

                                        Tennis Courts

                                        Activities & Sport

                                        Cycling

                                        The Great Ocean Road offers some of Australia's finest cycling, with world-famous coastal scenery and an ever-changing hinterland providing great opportunities for all levels of cyclists, from families... to seasoned professionals.

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                                          FISHING

                                          There are plenty of spots along the Surf Coast. Popular spots around Anglesea include Anglesea River Mouth, Point Roadknight, Hutt Gully and Urquahrts Bluff. Common catches include Snapper and Salmon.

                                            Anglesea Riverbank Market

                                            A market with assorted stallholders held between 9am-4pm. Held on various Sundays throughout January, March Long Weekend and Easter.

                                              TAXI SERVICE

                                              Anglesea has two taxis (one standard conventional and one wheelchair accessible). Transport service areas include Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven and along the Great Ocean Road.

                                              Split Point Lighthouse Tours

                                              Tours & Attractions

                                              Join a cultural, historical and environmental tour of the Split Point lighthouse. Famous for its starring role in the TV series, Round the Twist. The White Queen has some of the best views of the coast... and is a must see in the Surf Coast region.

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                                              Great Ocean Road Surf Tours

                                              Tours & Attractions

                                              Surf Tours and lessons down the Great Ocean Road f rom Melbourne and Torquay, specialising in small, friendly groups for full 1, 2 & 3 day surf tours. All inclusive are transport, lunch, lessons and... coaching, board, wetsuit and surfing ‘show bag’

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                                              Eco Logic Environmental Services

                                              Tours & Attractions

                                              Eco-Logic offer a wide variety of activities including rock pool rambles, ocean snorkel tours, guided walks and specialised environmental talks.

                                                Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours

                                                Tours & Attractions

                                                hire out surf gear, canoes and bikes. They also operate tours for groups only.

                                                Go Ride a Wave

                                                Tours & Attractions

                                                Offers classes in surfing, body boarding, sea and surf kayaking, surf lifesaving, rock climbing and abseiling as well as a wide range of initiative based adventure courses. Equipment hire available.

                                                BEACHES

                                                There are two patrolled beaches during the summer period including Anglesea’s main beach just off the Great Ocean Road and Point Roadknight Beach.

                                                  WINERIES AND LOCAL PRODUCE

                                                  There are many fantastic local wine and food producers in the region. Pick up a copy of the Surf Coast Wine and Produce Trail and go on a mouth watering tour of the Surf Coast.

                                                    EATING OUT

                                                    Anglesea has a variety of fantastic cafes restaurants and eateries to choose.

                                                      SHOPPING

                                                      Anglesea has many retail outlets to browse including gift shops, boutique clothes shops and surf shops along with all the necessities such as a supermarket, bank newsagency.

                                                        PICNIC & BBQ AREAS

                                                        There are many BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets available along the Anglesea River. Another popular picnic spot is in the Coogoorah Park with BBQ facilities and toilets.

                                                          Surf Coast Walk

                                                          Walks and Lookout

                                                          This walk is a marked trail that commences in Jan Juc and finishes at Moggs Creek. While the total distance is around 30km, the walk consists of several sections to suit your energy level.

                                                            Point Addis Koorie Cultural Walk

                                                            Walks and Lookout

                                                            This walk is a 2km return (or 1 hour) walk commences from Point Addis. There are signs along the way that interpret aspects of their unique way of life and show how they lived and the harmony with the... environment.

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                                                              Anglesea Beach Walk

                                                              Walks and Lookout

                                                              Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the beach commencing from Anglesea main beach walking to Point Roadknight (approximately 20 minutes).

                                                                Endota- Mantra Resort

                                                                Located at the Mantra Erskine Beach Resort. Mountjoy Parade. Phone 5289 5103

                                                                Paddle Boats

                                                                Located near the Erskine river mouth at the Swing Bridge Café, open school holidays, peak season and most weekends.

                                                                Qdos Art

                                                                Art Gallery

                                                                Allenvale Road, Lorne. Phone: 5289 1989 Open daily 10am to 5pm (seasonal times in winter)

                                                                Fishing

                                                                There are plenty of spots along the Surf Coast. Popular spots around Lorne include Reedy Creek, Loutit Bay and the Lorne Pier. Common catches include Salmon, Snapper, Whiting, Gummy Sharks, Barracouta... and Trevally. Fishing gear available for hire from Lorne Hardware and Leisure,

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                                                                CYCLING

                                                                Cycling is a great way to explore the coastal and hinterland scenery of the Surf Coast.. There are a number of recommended trails to choose from in the ‘Cycling the Surf Coast’ guide. Rides around... Lorne include the ‘Rainforest Ride’ (152km) and the ‘Hug the Coast’(231 km). Some 4WD tracks are suitable mountain bike trails including ‘Five MileTrack’, ‘Big Hill Track’ and ‘Sharps/Garvey Tack’ (seasonal) ANNUAL EVENTS (including sporting events) Visit www.visitsurfcoast.com for annual events.

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                                                                  Split Point Lighthouse Tours

                                                                  Tours & Attractions

                                                                  Join a cultural, historical and environmental tour of the Split Point lighthouse. Famous for its starring role in the TV series, Round the Twist. The White Queen has some of the best views of the coast... and is a must see in the Surf Coast region.

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                                                                    Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Zipline Tour

                                                                    Tours & Attractions

                                                                    A unique experience enabling visitors to enjoy a 600 metre walk through beautiful temperate rainforest Or the Zip Line Tour a traverse the the air 30 metres above the forest guided by trained and experienced... guides. Zip Line Tours must be pre-booked online

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                                                                    Otway Discovery Tours

                                                                    Tours & Attractions

                                                                    Jump on/off service from Melbourne, Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Princetown (everyday). Coach style, 21 seater. 3 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians tour- Leaves Melbourne on Wednesdays

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                                                                    Beaches

                                                                    Main beach Lorne is the only patrolled beach during the summer season. Other beaches in North Lorne and Shelly Beach have rock shelves and therefore are not suitable for inexperienced swimmers.

                                                                      WINERIES AND LOCAL PRODUCE

                                                                      There are many fantastic local wine and food producers in the region.   Gentle Annie Berry Gardens and Tea Rooms (Deans Marsh) Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm (Pennyroyal) Old Lorne... Road Olives (Deans Marsh) Blakes estate Vineyard and Winery (Deans Marsh) Dinny Goonan Family Estate (Deans Marsh) Gosling Creek (Murroon) Pick up a copy of the Surf Coast Wine and Produce Trail and go on a mouth watering tour of the Surf Coast.

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                                                                        EATING OUT

                                                                        Lorne has an excellent selection of food outlets; from trendy cafes, fine dining restaurants, bakeries, juice bars, takeaway outlets and fresh produce shops.

                                                                          Lorne Foreshore

                                                                          Picnic & BBQ Area

                                                                          Toilets, free gas BBQ’s under shelter and picnic tables.

                                                                            Teddy’s Lookout

                                                                            Walks and Lookout

                                                                            View the scenic lookout above the St Georges River and the Great Ocean Road for breathtaking views. There are three lookouts with a 30 minute connecting loop walk for the nature enthusiast.

                                                                              Lorne Pier

                                                                              Walks and Lookout

                                                                              A sroll alonf the foreshore cliff walk to Lorne Pier and the fisherman’s co-op is a must for lovely scenic views.

                                                                                Erskine Falls

                                                                                Walks and Lookout

                                                                                The Erskine Falls drop 30 metres into the fern lined valley of the Erskine River is only a 9km drive from Mountjoy Parade (follow the signs). From the car park walk down the steps to the first lookout... (approximately 150 meters) then continue to the second platform lookout at the base of the falls ( another 240 steps) and enjoy the ancient ferns, shrubs and native trees from the foot of the falls.

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                                                                                  WALKS, WATERFALLS AND LOOKOUTS

                                                                                  There are many beautiful walks and waterfalls to explore around Lorne in the Great Otway National Park. Waterfalls include Erskine Falls, Henderson Falls, Phantom Falls, Upper and Lower Kalimna Falls,... Sheoak Falls, Swallow Cave and the Cora Lyn Cascades. Popular walks are from the Sheoak Picnic Ground, along the St George River, Erskine River, Sheoak River, Lemonade Creek and the Cumberland River. Foreshore and Historical walks include the Tramways Track, Shipwreck Plaque Walk, Stony Creek Walk and the Doug Stirling Walk.

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                                                                                    FISHING

                                                                                    There are plenty of spots along the Surf Coast. Popular spots around Torquay include Fishermans Beach, Zeally Bay, Spring Creek and the Jan Juc beach.

                                                                                      Torquay RACV Golf Club

                                                                                      GOLF COURSES

                                                                                      The Great Ocean Road commences with the Torquay Golf Club as its No. 1 with panoramic views and a challenging 18 hole golf course. The course is immaculately groomed with extensive fairways and fast greens.

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                                                                                      Great Ocean Road Surf Tours

                                                                                      Surf Tours and lessons down the Great Ocean Roadf rom Melbourne and Torquay, specialising in small, friendly groups for full 1, 2 & 3 day surf tours. All inclusive are transport, lunch, lessons and... coaching, board, wetsuit and surfing ‘show bag’

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                                                                                      Go Ride a Wave

                                                                                      SURFING ATTRACTIONS AND TOURS

                                                                                      Offers classes in surfing, body boarding, sea and surf kayaking, surf lifesaving, rock climbing and abseiling as well as a wide range of initiative based adventure courses. Equipment hire available.

                                                                                      Australian Skydive

                                                                                      See the Great Ocean Road and Bells Beach from the air. Enjoy the sensation of freefall for 45 seconds. Your parachute then opens and you are gently floating down to earth under a canopy.

                                                                                      Beaches

                                                                                      Torquay is famous for its Surf Beaches. Surf breaks such as Winki Pop and Bells have challenging surf for more experienced surfers while Torquay and Jan Juc offer good conditions for those wanting to learn... to surf. Surf conditions can vary greatly, check with the Visitor Information Centre or local Surf Life saving Club. Safe swimming beaches for families include ‘Cosy Corner’ located between Torquay’s Front Beach and the rocks at Point Danger and Fisherman’s Beach located between White’s Beach and Zeally Bay.

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                                                                                        WINERIES AND LOCAL PRODUCE

                                                                                        There are many fantastic local wine and food producers in the region. Pick up a copy of the Surf Coast Wine and Produce Trail and go on a mouth watering tour of the Surf Coast.

                                                                                          EATING OUT

                                                                                          Torquay has a variety of eateries, from quick, convenient take away shops to fine dining restaurants.

                                                                                            SHOPPING

                                                                                            Surf City Plaza is home to the iconic surfing brands such as Quilksilver and RipCurl both of which originated in Torquay. There are a variety of retail and factory outlets. Torquay Central offers a variety... of main stream shops for clothing, books, home wares etc. Gilbert Street and Bell Street shopping centres also offer a range of fantastic shops to explore.

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                                                                                              PICNIC & BBQ AREAS

                                                                                              The Front Beach (The Esplanade) Picnic tables, shelters, toilets, BBQ and playground.   Torquay Common ( Nera Spring Creek Board Walk) Picnic tables, shelters, toilets, BBQ and... playground.   Apex Park (Near Jan Juc Creek) Picnic tables and BBQ . Jan Juc Shopping Centre Picnic tables and toilets.   Bellbrae Reserve Picnic tables, shelters, BBQ and playground.

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                                                                                                Surf Coast Walk

                                                                                                This walk is a marked trail that commences in Jan Juc passes therough the famous Bells Beach, the iron Bark Basin, Point Addis, Anglesea. Aireys Inlet Split Point Lighthouse, Fairhaven and finishes at... Moggs Creek.  While the total distance is around 30km, the walk consists of several sections to suit your energy level.

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                                                                                                  Foreshore Trail

                                                                                                  Walks and Lookout

                                                                                                  A stroll along the Torquay foreshore is very pleasant. Commencing from Deep Creek Reserve on the Esplanade, visit the Sundial which was designed by local artists. Continue along the foreshore and take... in the beautiful views of Fisherman’s Beach. Pass the local artist impression of the Inverlochy Figurehead and the large anchor of the Joseph H Scammell vessel wrecked off Point Danger. Keep following the foreshore path to Point Danger for spectacular views and to visit the war memorial. From here, follow the trail along the Torquay Back Beach admiring the wood carvings along way. After the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club, cross the footbridge over Spring Creek and continue the walking trail to Jan Juc where the Surf Coast Walk commences.

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                                                                                                    Deep Creek Reserve

                                                                                                    Walks and Lookout

                                                                                                    Deep Creek Flora and Fauna Reserve, a strip of land extending along the watercourse, is the last remanent of Torquay’s indigenous vegetation. Take a stroll along the designated tracks. The walk runs... between the Surf Coast Highway and The Esplanade.

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