Great Ocean Walk (Great OCEAN ROAD WALK) – Local Attractions
The Great Ocean Walk (Great Ocean Road Walk) passes through a diverse and interesting array of both natural and man made attractions, and is in an area rich with history.
Detailed information on local attractions, history, Aboriginal uses of plants, and geology of the area is available below.
All RAW travel’s guided tour on the Great Ocean walk include an informative talk by Mark Brack and Indigenous guide Richard Collopy, both of whom grew up in this area and are experts on the local flora, fauna and history, traditions. Click the square below to read more!
History of the Area
The area of the Great Ocean Walk is rich in history and has had great significance in the development of the state of Victoria and Australia. Not for nothing is this area called ‘the Shipwreck coast’ and reminders of the hundreds of vessels lost along this coast can be found along the walk. Early Explorer Matthew Flinders reportedly said of the Shipwreck Coast, “I have seldom seen a more fearful section of coastline.” Click the square below to read more!
Aboriginal Use of Plants
Included amongst the wide range of plants that can be found along the Great Ocean Walk there are many species that have been traditionally used by Aboriginal Australian for many different purposes. Click the square below to read more!
Nearby Towns & Attractions
Scenic towns, National Parks & more
The Great Ocean Road and surrounding area offers an amazing amount of attractions, scenic towns and National Parks to explore. To do the area justice you’d need to add another week besides your Great Ocean Walk so if you’re on limited time then it’s best to concentrate on just one or two areas to experience. Click the square below to read more!
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Local Shipwreck Expert & Indigenous Guide
History of the area
Aboriginal uses of plants
Nearby attractions & towns
For specific Highlights of the Great Ocean Walk (Great OCEAN ROAD WALK), click here.