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

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

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