Tiger Rail Trail in Forrest Victoria
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Tiger Rail Trail in Forrest Victoria

A lovely easy beginner bike ride for all fitness levels, the Tiger Rail Trail is a 5km one way ride along a fairly flat rail trail with some gradual hills. The trail starts in the town of Forrest, continues parallel to the main road before taking you through pretty countryside and some small sections of…

Fern Gully Walk at West Barwon Reservoir | Forrest in Victoria | Track Notes
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Fern Gully Walk at West Barwon Reservoir | Forrest in Victoria | Track Notes

Fern Gully is a quick 400m (800 m return) walk to a pretty little gully full of ferns. It is best if you have limited time and are looking for a quick stop to see ferns and stretch your legs or walk your dog. The return walk is the best choice for inexperienced bushwalkers. Those…

How and where to find Snow in the Otways
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How and where to find Snow in the Otways

Every so often nature aligns and it snows in the high parts of the Otways, dusting tree ferns and towering eucalyptus trees with white powdery snow. Short on time? Post Summary: To see snow in the otways you need to visit at dawn on mornings where the temperature is close to 0 and snow is…

Dog friendly walks in the Great Ocean Road & Otway Region
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Dog friendly walks in the Great Ocean Road & Otway Region

This post is a list I am collating of dog friendly walks in the Great Ocean Road and Otway region. It will be updated with more walks as I find them. Finding dog friendly bushwalks in Australia is a frustrating experience that requires checking multiple government websites. There is a list of other dog friendly…

Ocean View Lookout from Moggs Creek town | Steep 1.12km Return | Great Ocean Road
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Ocean View Lookout from Moggs Creek town | Steep 1.12km Return | Great Ocean Road

Ocean View Lookout in Moggs Creek is a little known bushwalk, but is one of my favourite short walks on the Great Ocean Road because it has beautiful 180 degree views from the top. This walk is a great choice for those looking for a bushwalk under 1 hour return, that is dog friendly and…

A $360pp weekend in Lorne – without camping or cooking
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A $360pp weekend in Lorne – without camping or cooking

The story of a fun weekend in Lorne ‘It looks like it’s full of Ghosts’, I proclaimed as we amble home past a dark old house with huge pillars and wide shadowy balconies. I say these things a lot, much to the dismay of my friend, who can’t understand how a self-declared non believer comes out with totally contradictory…

15 Reasons to visit the Great Ocean Road in summer
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15 Reasons to visit the Great Ocean Road in summer

What’s holding you back from visiting the Great Ocean Road? Are you sick of looking at beautiful photos and thinking one day that will be me? Book in your leave, access holiday savings and make this the year you visit the Great Ocean Road in Summer! If you are Victorian its easy, just lock in…

3 of the best Great Ocean Road restaurants with a view
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3 of the best Great Ocean Road restaurants with a view

There are some incredible Great Ocean Road Restaurants with a view and here are three of the best. The Beach Pavilion in Lorne The Lorne Beach Pavilion is located just a few steps from the sand of the curving Louttit Bay. It’s right in the heart of Lorne town which means you can easily walk…

Surf Coast Walk: Point Addis to Bird Rock via Bells Beach
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Surf Coast Walk: Point Addis to Bird Rock via Bells Beach

The Surf Coast Walk may not (yet) have the fame of its bigger sister the Great Ocean Walk, but it offers a beautiful coastal hiking experience in a very accessible location. The Surf Coast Walk is comprised of 12 sections, which range in length from the flat 1.6km waterfront & wheelchair accessible track in Torquay…

Wild Weekends Away: The Great Ocean Road
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Wild Weekends Away: The Great Ocean Road

Have you always dreamed of seeing the Great Ocean Road but it still sits on your ‘bucket list’ because you’ve never quite made it there? I have some good news for your inner procrastinator – the Great Ocean Road can be visited on a two day weekend away from every capital city in Australia! This means that if you…