Choose your own adventure

The Surf Coast Adventure Trails offers your own personally customised experience with total immersion in nature and the sanctuary of coastal villages and hinterland landscapes within easy reach along the way.

The interactive map below brings together the Surf Coast Walk, Lorne Walks and Waterfalls and the Surf Coast Ride Guide amongst other trails, however you choose to travel them.

When using maps, please note that some trails are for walkers only, while others may be shared with multiple user types. Where using trails shared with horses, please note that walkers and cyclists give way to horses.

Safety

When exploring the natural environment, please be aware that conditions can change rapidly. Please ensure you check bushfire risk ratings and weather conditions before using these trails via the CFA website. Surf Coast is in the CENTRAL fire district

Check BOM: Geelong and Surf Coast forecast district

Check for seasonal road closures on the Parks Victoria website.

Please be aware that many of the areas on this map do not have mobile phone coverage. This guide is designed to be used for informative purposes only and should not be relied on for wayfinding in remote locations. If you are unfamiliar with the area, please download an offline available map or collect a print map from the Visitor Information Centre.

Water: While there are drinking fountains along some of the trails closer to townships, many of these trails pass through National Parks and other natural environments. It is recommended that you plan your trip and take sufficient water for your journey. While many of the trails adjoin rivers and waterfalls, it is strongly recommended you DO NOT drink water from natural watercourses.

Trail hygeine

Areas of the Surf Coast are affected by Phytopthera cinnamomi, a root fungus that causes dieback in a range of native plant species. Activities such as hiking, off-road vehicle use, off-road cycling, and horse riding have the potential to spread the spores of Phytopthera.

To protect our natural environment, please:

– Come clean/leave clean – wash footwear, wheels and hooves before and after using the trails

– Use wheel/boot wash stations when moving into and out of particularly sensitive areas

– Keep to the path. Only use approved methods of transport for each path, use authorized and sign-posted trails, and never use or create informal tracks.

Share your story

Have you created a fantastic route that you’d love to share with visitors? We love to hear from passionate trail users.

Reach out to us and share your itinerary. We’ll give trail credit, and the best routes will be chosen to feature as curated loops.

Surf Coast Walk

Explore inspiring landscapes on foot or bike following the clifftops beyond the edge of Victoria’s beautiful Great Ocean Road.

This world- class 44-kilometre multi-use trail is located at the start of the Great Ocean Road region from Torquay to Aireys Inlet.

The trail’s easy access and 12 trail heads make it perfect for short, long or multi-day experiences.

Find out more about the Surf Coast Walk

 

Walks & Waterfalls

With 10 waterfalls within 10km of Lorne and over 60km of tracks, there is plentiful time to indulge in the quiet that comes with the soft pitter-patter of flowing water. Filled every which way with natural beauty Lorne is the perfect place to fall in love with the great outdoors all year round, but especially in the cooler months when the waterfalls are spectacularly overflowing.

Find out more about waterfalls

 

Surf Coast MTB Guide

Designed around the vast acres of bushland and hills, these trails showcase the natural beauty of Anglesea. Explore inspiring landscapes while taking in the abundance of native flora and fauna.

For a great ride experience, we’ve classified a lot of the trails by level of difficulty. Surf Coast Ride Guide and Surf Coast Adventure Trails Ride category were developed with support from the Surf Coast Mountain Bike Club.

Download a copy of the Surf Coast Ride Guide  here.

Our partners

Surf Coast Mountain Bike Club is a voluntary member group who look after trail advocacy and maintenance. The club liaise with land managers in order to retain a varied and interesting trail network. The club endeavours to keep the network well maintained and sustainable for the enjoyment and safety of all users.

They promote MTB riding as a healthy, environmentally responsible pastime that carries significant local economic benefits. Surf Coast Mountain Bike Club offer social rides and other activities to develop rider skills and support mountain biking for all ages.

 

Get involved to support the trails!

Facebook: @SurfCoastMountainBikeClub

Website: surfcoastmtb.com.au

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.