Bay of Islands, Warrnambool

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Watch waves crash against the rugged coastline and enjoy some amazing ocean views at Bay of Islands. Located on the Great Ocean Road and spanning 32 km (19 mi), the coastal park has lookouts with parking areas. Limestone formations and sheer cliffs dominate the bays. Pathways made of stone or timber lead to viewing platforms. Work out when and for how long to visit Bay of Islands and other Warrnambool attractions using our handy Warrnambool trip planner .
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  • The whole coast is a marvel. Nature has been generous to this paradise. If it were not so much would go back soon!
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  • Good way to go running out the Great Ocean Road. Creepy landscapes. I recommend approaching here if there is time.
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  • Do stop here to survey these islands. There is parking nearby, although it's awkward to stop on a very busy filled tourist highway. It's part of the Great Ocean Road. Be safe on the road, it can be qu...  more »
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  • Beautiful place with beautiful views and I visited in great weather. Could get a little windy, which gets cold so bring a windbreaker! A lot less people than the Port Campbell National Park with the 12 Apostles, but similar views. A much better experience.
  • Stunningly beautiful. I don't know why the 12 Apostles get all the hype but I'm glad, I wouldn't want this gorgeous view spoilt by all the man made constructs surrounding the Apostles. Bay of Islands is one of those places that make one truly appreciate Mother Nature. Recommended viewing on a sunny day.
  • This was our first stopping point on the Ocean Road heading from Adelaide to Melbourne. It is absolutely amazing. There might be better places in the elite, but it's this your first glimpse, you'll be blown away. To be honest, it's amazing whether you're heading East or West.
  • Lovely spot to drop by. Easy to park and good walking trail. Would be particularly beautiful at sunset. Worth the stop
  • Must see, just as good as 12 Apostles without the crowds. Far less people, more accessible and a few diferent areas to drop in. Stayed for an hour to enjoy the views. Missed the second stop but looks like you can get close to the water. Would go back in a heart beat!
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