The Hidden Beaches Of The Great Ocean Road Australia

The Hidden Beaches Of The Great Ocean Road Australia

These are some of the world’s famous beaches around the Great Ocean Road Australia. This areas is also known as a hidden treasure that shouldn’t be missed.

Here you will experience the breathtaking Twelve Apostles, the Otway Rainforest, and the beautiful beachside town of Lorne.

However, sometimes you may want the chance to explore something lesser known.

We have put together some of our favorite hidden gems along the way that not many people know about.

These hidden beaches have just as spectacular views as the popular ones, but without being overrun.

Rivernook Beach

If you want to find some quiet space on the Great Ocean Road Australia then this is our top pick. Its has some of the best views of the coastline.

This beach is also famous for fishing. So you if you enjoy throwing in a line, stop by the local shop and pick up some bait first.

If you want to visit Rivernook Beach, head east on the Old Coach Road coming from Princeton.

On this road, you will find a path the veers off of the Great Ocean Walk that will take you to this spectacular secluded beach.

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Milanesia Beach

Milaneisa beach is a little more difficult to get to, but it is certainly worth the walk. You need to walk 14 kilometers (8.6 miles) to reach Milanesia Beach.

Along the way, you pass through beautiful farmlands and rugged cliffs that lead to the breath-taking views of this spectacular area.

On our first time here, we learnt that several dinosaur footprints were found in this area.

This hidden beach has a plethora of wildlife and wild plants to take in.

It’s located near Blanket Bay, be sure to take the time to walk to Parker Inlet which is near Blanket Bay Road.

To get to Milanesia Beach, you’ll need to look to the southwest of Lavers Hill Township. Keep an eye out for a sign indicating Milanesia Beach, from the car pack you will find lots of signage all the way to the beach.

Simply follow it to discover this hidden beauty.

Parker Inlet

Parker Inlet features a freshwater river and a beautiful bay where you can swim in peace, away from the more crowded beaches that can be found nearby.

By far the best time of year to visit is in the spring, when the walk to the inlet itself is worth your time as the fields are full of wildflowers in full bloom, displaying a magnificent array of colors.

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Station Beach

Although the locals are well aware of Station Beach, few travelers have what it takes to reach this spectacular beach.

To get there, you’ll need to go west from Cape Otway and hit the trail that will take you there. It’s about a 90-minute walk to this secluded beach, so make sure you take some snacks with you.

If you’re not quite sure how to get there, just ask the locals, who should be able to point you in the right direction.

When you arrive at Station Beach, you’ll be able to see Rainbow Falls and explore the many rock ledges that can be found here. Or, you can look for treasures that can be discovered in this scenic location.

Here, you can simply enjoy your time away from the busier beaches along the Great Ocean Road. This beautiful beach is a hidden gem, perfect for explorers and adventurers.

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Urquharts Bluff Beach

This is another amazing hidden beach near the Great Ocean Road.

It’s so off the beaten path, in fact, that you’ll want to make sure you pack a lunch since there’s no way to get anything to eat once you get there.

Urquharts Bluff Beach can be found near the town of Anglesea around the Great Ocean Road.

Once you arrive in Anglesea, you can enjoy that picnic on the beach.

Partway along the route, at Fairhaven, you’ll find the picturesque scene of Urquhart Bluff. It sits on a stretch of coastline riddled with eroding bluffs, limestone cliffs, and rugged reefs.

The collection of bluffs rise 20m to 50m skyward, and at their bases, there is a collection of 12 charming, exposed beaches that ooze a wild vibe with their rocky outcrops and impressive headlands.

From Urquhart Bluff, one of the most recognizable formations in the region, the first five beaches sprawl out in a picture-perfect display of golden sands and turquoise waters.

At low tide, they can be reached from the rocks around Urquhart Bluff or you can get to them by climbing down some of the less-steep bluffs that surround Urquhart.

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