Taking the Great Ocean Road Surf Coast Walk

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions. Set just outside of Melbourne, it offers fantastic scenery that encompasses lush rainforest, wild cliffs, and beautiful beaches. Along the route, there are plenty of top attractions to see, including the Twelve Apostles and numerous other natural wonders.

It’s not just natural wonders and incredible sights, though. This part of Australia is famed for its active adventures, like surfing. In fact, this stretch of coastline is one of the most prominent surf spots in the world, playing host to a number of key surfing events throughout the year and featuring plenty of surf schools that cater to both beginners and pros.

If you find yourself exploring the Great Ocean Road, you might want to experience some of the great things the Surf Coast has to offer, including sprawling landscapes combined with one of Australia’s hottest pursuits.

The Surf Coast Walk

The coast is home to a picturesque walk that takes in all the lush scenery that surrounds it. This world class walking destination intertwines with the Great Ocean Road and its eclectic mishmash of backdrops, from rugged cliffs to never-ending sea views and quaint seaside towns perfect for taking a pit stop in.

You can choose to do just a section or the walk, or to commit yourself to the entire length. Either way, you’ll be exposed to amazing views and some of Australia’s most sought-after natural scenery.

Along the way, you’ll pass the rich ochre of the Bells Beach cliffs, a stunning landmark, the deep blue of the Bass Strait, and the lush canopies of the surrounding eucalypt forests.

Dive deep into the scenery and culture of Wathaurung country, getting to know the unique and fascinating surf culture and history as well as the abundance of wildlife that lives in the area.

The walk itself joins up key towns along the way, including Torquay, Anglesea, and Aireys Inlet, all of which offer a plethora of cute cafes, restaurants, and bars to check out.

Whatever your reasons are for visiting the Great Ocean Road, taking a stroll along the Surf Coast will expose you to some of the best scenery in the region, from rainforests and cliffs to charming towns and stunning sea views, all of which will introduce you to the fascinating culture and natural history of this part of Australia.

Discover the famous Surf Coast on our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour.