Things to do
The official start of the Great Ocean Road and Australia’s surfing capital with the Australian National Surfing Museum. The walk starts at Point Impossible, five kilometres northeast of Torquay and takes you through windswept dunes to the Torquay Promenade and its many creature comforts. The walk continues along the Esplanade, with cafes and restaurants then along to the cliffs of the famous Bells Beach the Iron Bark basin, and on towards Anglesea.
Where the river meets the sea, a brilliant beach, riverside boardwalk and plenty of Kangaroos. This midpoint of the Surf Coast Walk has the best of the beach and bush. Surrounded by the Great Otway National Park, Anglesea Heath and high coastal cliffs with great views, Anglesea has the big outdoors nailed.
The Split Point Lighthouse guides visitors to the western end of the Walk past Aireys inlet, a small coastal village with soul. Famous for its lighthouse, and low key hip ambience, Aireys offers an easy-to-embrace literary and live music scene. Warm up in front of the large open fire at the Aireys Pub and enjoy great views of the local terrain. Airey’s Pub has signed up to the ‘Good Fish Project’.