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Surf Coast Walk

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by Nekoburro (subscribe)
Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt suburbs.. www.mokocreative.com https://www.instagram.com/nekoburro/
Published January 11th 2019
Perfect for short, long or multiday experiences
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The Surf Coast Walk is the perfect summer adventure that boasts some of the most beautiful coastal scenery and nature along the way.

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You can choose the distance you want to explore whether it's a walk, run or by bike. The 44km trail is located at the start of the Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Aireys Inlet. We decided to ride to start at Torquay and bike ride to Point Addis return, which was 26km in total as we were only here for the day.

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The trail's easy access from various carparks along the way make it perfect for short, long or multi-day experiences. Bike riding is allowed on designated trails from the start point at Point Impossible all the way through to Ironbark Basin car park, to the north of Point Addis.

Bike riders can rejoin the trail at Hurst Road car park (accessible via a dirt two-wheel drive road) and ride all the way into Anglesea to Point Roadknight. Here you will find the trailhead for Eumeralla Anglesea mountain bike park with a network of trails to explore!

Other sections are walker-only designated, except for a short section from Split Point.

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We followed the clifftops and lookouts along Jan Juc, stopping for lunch at Swell Foodstore and cafe, replenishing our energy levels before continuing our journey through to the rich ochre of the iconic Bells Beach cliffs and the deep blue of Bass Strait.

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The trail briefly leaves to coast to explore the coastal heathlands into the Ironbark Basin, a unique patch of woodland wilderness. Spectacular lookouts over Addiscot Beach. This was one of our favourite parts of the trail as you caught glimpses of the ocean amongst the trees heading towards Point Addis.

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The trail has some challenging steps and hills to climb but all worth the effort as you enjoy the scenery around you. On our way back, we stopped for dinner once again in the village of Jan Juc and headed to The Cave Pizza, where the wait for our Coral veg woodfire pizza was so worth it!

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Whether you're a nature lover, trail runner or a fun lover, whether you take an hour, a day or a week, relax and enjoy this world-class trail at your own pace.

You can download the brochure and trail map below:
MAP & BROCHURE

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Why? Explore nature and take in the breath taking ocean views
When: Anytime
Phone: 1300 614 219
Where: Great ocean road
Cost: Free
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