Marriners Lookout

Great Ocean Road

Located 1.5km from town back towards Cape Patton, this scenic walk offers wonderful panoramic views over town and the ocean. If you have a car it's a steep five-minute walk from the lookout car park; otherwise, it's around a 45-minute walk (one way) from the centre of town.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Great Ocean Road attractions

1. Apollo Bay Museum

0.62 MILES

Set up by the historical society is this collection of relics salvaged from shipwrecks, Aboriginal artefacts, historical photographs and pioneer displays…

2. Community Market

1.34 MILES

Held along the main strip, this market is the perfect spot for picking up local souvenirs and produce. During Easter and the Queen's Birthday weekend it's…

3. Shelley Beach

4.24 MILES

Southwest of Apollo Bay, 6km along the Great Ocean Rd, is the signposted Shelley Beach turn-off. It’s an unsealed road. There are toilets and wood…

4. Cape Otway Lightstation

11.96 MILES

The oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia, Cape Otway Lightstation was built in 1848 without mortar by more than 40 stonemasons. There are…

5. Erskine Falls

20.46 MILES

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. Qdos Art Gallery

20.7 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…

7. Otway Estate

20.82 MILES

Now that Prickly Moses has opened a taphouse in Apollo Bay there's less reason to make the trek up here to its brewery, but it's a nice excuse for a drive…

8. Great Ocean Road Story

21.42 MILES

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