Great Ocean Road
Discover beaches, bushland and kangaroos at Anglesea and see epic waves crash on Bells Beach, near the surfing town of Torquay. Swim, surf and fish in Lorne and walk through the waterfalls and lush rain forest of the nearby Otway Ranges. You can stand on Shipwreck Coast and marvel at the craggy limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park. Sea-kayak and surf in idyllic Apollo Bay and watch whales from Warrnambool. You'll find fishing and an annual folk festival in historic Port Fairy.
Stay in Halls Gap and trek the spectacular ridges of the Grampians, which rise dramatically from the flat expanse of Victoria's west. Go bushwalking, rock climbing, fishing and canoing in the rugged Grampians National Park. It's also a haven for wildlife, wildflowers and Aboriginal art sites, such as the famous Bunjil's shelter. You can fish on the banks of the Wimmera River in the tranquil rural town of Horsham. Visit the beautiful village of Dunkeld at the Grampian's southern end and bustling, historic Stawell at the north.
Ski or snowboard at Mount Hotham, Australia's powder capital, or on the steep slopes of the winter playground of Falls Creek. Tackle winter sports, biking or four-wheeling at Mount Buller and marvel at Mount Buffalo's unique granite beauty. Visit wineries fringed by gum trees in Rutherglen and see the courthouse where Ned Kelly stood trial in the historic gold rush town of Beechworth. Go fishing, boating and water skiing at Lake Eildon. Or base yourself in Bright for walking, cycling and easy access to snowfields and gourmet delights.
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