Erskine Falls

Great Ocean Road

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 300, often slippery, steps down to its base (30 minutes return), from where you can explore further or head back up.

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Nearby Great Ocean Road attractions

1. Great Ocean Road Story

3.92 MILES

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

2. Qdos Art Gallery

3.95 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…

3. Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm

5.35 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…

4. Gosling Creek Winery

6.97 MILES

Tucked away down a pastoral road between Lorne and Birregurra is this attractive boutique winery with a tin-shed cellar door. Tastings of its riesling and…

5. Fairhaven Beach


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…

6. Split Point Lighthouse

10.79 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…

7. Great Ocean Road Gin

11.12 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…

8. Tarndwarncoort Homestead

16.8 MILES

A wonderful piece of local history, this heritage sheep farm has been in the same family since 1840. Its claim to fame is the Polwarth breed of sheep,…