A highly recommended detour signposted off the Great Ocean Road is the fantastic Koorie Cultural Walk, a 2km trail (one hour return) that details how the Indigenous Wathaurung people lived here for millennia. It's a lovely bushwalk through Great Otway National Park, with echidnas and wallabies, and spectacular coastal outlooks of dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches, including lovely Addiscott Beach.

It's part of the Surf Coast Walk, and the sands here stretch all the way to the clothing-optional beach at Point Addis.

In 1836 a community of some 700 Wathaurung people resided in the immediate area; tragically, by 1853 this number had been reduced to a mere 35 as a direct result of European settlement. In the car park at the top of the hill there's a plaque about William Buckley, an escaped convict who spent 32 years living with the Wathaurung from 1803.