Fairhaven Beach

Great Ocean Road

This attractive wide expanse of surf is the longest beach along the Great Ocean Road, stretching for 10km from Split Point Lighthouse to Eastern View. There's a surf life-saving club that is staffed daily during the summer holidays and at weekends till Easter.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Great Ocean Road attractions

1. Split Point Lighthouse

1.12 MILES

Scale the 136 steps to the top of the beautiful 'White Queen' lighthouse for sensational 360-degree views. Built in 1891, the 34m-high lighthouse is still…

2. Great Ocean Road Gin

1.45 MILES

Gin distilleries are popping up everywhere, but Aireys is the first Great Ocean Road town to get one. Though it distills off-site, you can stop by its bar…

3. Great Ocean Road Story

7.57 MILES

Inside Lorne Visitor Centre, this permanent exhibition of multimedia displays, videos and books offers informative background to the Great Ocean Road's…

4. Qdos Art Gallery

8.28 MILES

Set amid the lush forest behind Lorne, Qdos always has something interesting showing at its contemporary gallery, to go with its open-air sculpture garden…

5. Erskine Falls


Head 11km out of town to see this lovely 30m waterfall. It’s an easy walk from the Erskine Falls car park to the viewing platform (15 minutes return) or…

6. Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm

12.28 MILES

Grab a basket and head out to pick your own berries ($5 per person) – there are raspberries, boysenberries and strawberries as well as lesser-known kinds…

7. Bellbrae Estate

12.99 MILES

Stop by this winery cellar door to taste its medal-winning chardonnay and cool-climate reds. It also does cheese boards and wine by the glass to enjoy at…

8. Wolseley Winery

13.2 MILES

An inland treasure away from the beach, this atmospheric winery is known for its Sunday live-music sessions featuring respected Aussie bands. Enjoy a…