Great Ocean Road

Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill

Side Trips off the Great Ocean Road

Cape Otway and Waterfalls
Travel Notes

The waterfalls are to the north of this section of the Great Ocean Road and Cape Otway is to the South.

Great Ocean Road Map Apollo Bay  Lavers Hill

Great Ocean Road Satellite Image Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill

The Great Ocean Road heads inland from Apollo Bay(right hand side of the image) cutting across the wider part of Cape Otway. The location of the historic lighthouse at Cape Otway is the left hand headland at bottom of the image. The lake and river halfway up left hand side of Cape Otway is the Aire River. The Great Ocean Road in this section climbs through heavy forest for most of this section then descend back to sea level to skirt the Aire River flood plains before climbing to the top of the Otway Ranges at Lavers Hill. The sand dunes at the mouth of the Aire river are clearly visible. Castle Cove(point of scenic interest on the Great Ocean Road)is the next cove going up the left side of the image.

Great Ocean Road satellite image Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill

Apollo Bay Lavers Hill

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Great Ocean Road Facts

Apollo Bay Lavers Hill Cape Otway

Lavers Hill is the highest point on the Great Ocean Road at 470 metres above sea level.
Lavers Hill was named after Stephen and Rober Laver who cleared land in 1890.
First rates were charged on Lavers Hill properties in1894.
The first Lavers Hill timber mill was constructed in 1900 and the permanent school on the existing site on the Great Ocean Road in 1910.
Lavers Hill only got electricity in 1964.
Approximately 300 people live at Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean Road.
Fuel and takeaway and sitdown food is avaible at Lavers Hill.
Mates Rest walk and picinic ground located approximately 10 kilometres from Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road was an historic watering point and rest area for timber cutters.
On this section of the Great Ocean Road access can be gained to some of the best waterfalls in the Otway Ranges via Binns Track.
Binns track is an old forestry route back to the small township of Beach Forest. Hopetown Falls and Beachamp Falls are accessed directly off Binns track. Triplet Falls and Little Aire Falls are accessed from the Beach Forest Lavers Hill road.
The worlds southern most stand of Giant Sequoias (Californian Redwoods) is located on Binns Track where it crosses the Aire River.
Cape Otway is located approximately 12 kilometres off the Great Ocean Road.
The Cape Otway lighthouse is the second oldest in Australia and on a clear day the view from the top of the lighthouse is breathtaking.
Castle Cove is located on this section of the Great Ocean Road and is close to the site of some amazing dinosaur fossil finds.
Turn off the Great Ocean Road to Red and Blue Johanna beaches for some of the biggest surf in Victoria. When there is poor surf at Bells Beach for the Easter World Championship the title is usually moved to Johanna.