What better way to experience the true Surf Coast beauty than to walk through it on dedicated footpaths, taking in the abundance of native flora and fauna.
Check out our maps to plan your adventure
Parks Victoria website
Visit Victoria Great Ocean Road walking information
Surf Coast Walk
Offering natural beauty and easy access, the 44km Surf Coast Walk lets you relax and enjoy a world-class walking destination at your own pace. Many distinctive tracks invite you to explore inspiring landscapes on foot or bike beyond the edge of Victoria’s beautiful Great Ocean Road.
Discover ancient Aboriginal traditions, fascinating surf culture and native wildlife as the walk connects you with the coastal town comforts of Torquay, Anglesea and Aireys Inlet.
Officially opened in 2012, The Surf Coast Walk was developed and funded by Surf Coast Shire Council, Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, Parks Victoria and Regional Development Victoria.
Surf Coast Walk website
Sample Anglesea’s twisting clifftop, beach, river, woodland and heathland tracks on the 22.6km Anglesea Perimeter Walk (includes Cliff Top Track). Find the Surf Coast Walk’s best access points at the river – stroll east towards Bells Beach or west to Aireys Inlet. Saunter the 2km return point Addis Koorie Cultural Walk.
Anglesea Walking Maps
Lorne Walks and Waterfalls
Lorne walks cover a great variety of distances and environments. There are more than 70 bush and coastal walks in the Surf Coast region. Some are only short but, in 10 minutes or so, they can take you to a spectacular coastal lookout, waterfall or forest.
Lorne Walks and Waterfalls Maps
Great Otway National Park, Otway Forest Park and Anglesea Heath
The Great Otway National Park, Otway Forest Park and Anglesea Heath are situated South West of Melbourne. The Otways provide some great opportunities to pursue outdoor recreation activities including hiking and mountain bike riding. The extensive network of trails traverses both coastal and inland routes and connect through Surf Coast townships.
Otway Walking Maps
Winchelsea Heritage Walk
This trail starts at the Winchelsea visitor centre and includes such landmarks as the Globe Theatre, Barwon Park Mansion, the Barwon River and the triple-arched bluestone bridge. The heritage walk takes about one hour and offers an intriguing insight into Winchelsea’s rich history.
Winchelsea Heritage Walk(PDF, 586KB)
Torquay History Trail
A History Walking Trail around Torquay with 28 signs at site of local significance. Download a brochure from the Torquay and District Historical Society website.
Great Ocean Road
From coastal tracks to rainforest trails, the Great Ocean Road has walks to suit all skill levels. From long walks (like the Great Ocean Walk and Surf Coast Walk) to strolls through historic towns, you won't want to miss the beauty of one of Australia's iconic coastlines.
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