Explore Victoria's beaches on a scenic coastal walk, covering a range of fascinating landscapes.
There are several long walking trails along the coast which pass through holiday beach towns and iconic natural attractions. You can either walk small sections at a time or undertake a multi-day trip.
Hugging the coastline for over 100 kilometres, the Great Ocean Walk is truly one of Victoria's iconic walks. It starts in Apollo Bay, passes beside the famous lighthouse at Cape Otway, then along the Shipwreck Coast to the 12 Apostles near Port Campbell. Along the way are incredible landscapes including untouched beaches, windswept clifftops, tall forests and coastal heathlands. You can choose to undertake smaller sections of the walk, or the entire length which will take between 6 and 8 days. If you don't want to do the walk independently, there are licensed tour operators who offer fully guided walk experiences.Visit website
The 250 kilometre Great South West Walk is a bushwalking trail that forms a loop between Portland and Nelson, following the coast one way and returning back to the start inland. The walk spans four differing landscapes - the scenic capes and bays around Cape Nelson and Cape Bridgewater, the wild and exposed sandy beaches of Discovery Bay, the gorges of the mighty Glenelg River, and the classic Australian eucalypt forests north-west of Portland. Enjoy shorter day walks or longer overnight walks.Visit website
Explore stunning coastal landscapes on the 44 kilometre Surf Coast Walk. See the famous Bells Beach from the clifftops, walk through eucalypt forests, enjoy panoramic views from lookouts and encounter native wildlife. The walk is divided up into 12 distinct tracks which can be explored separately. More than half the walk's length is open to cyclists. The walk passes through the Surf Coast towns of Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven.Visit website