Some of the most dramatic coastline in the region
The Wongarra coastline is stunning and for the most part, pretty quiet. Some of the best scenic spots at Wongarra are Cape Patton and the Carisbrook Falls. Much of the northern area of Wongarra is either state forest or part of the Great Otway National Park.
Wongarra contains some stunning accommodation houses like ‘Point South by the Sea’ and ‘Whitecrest Great Ocean Road Resort’. Whether you’re snuggling up with a warm blanket and a bottle of red in winter, or, lazing around enjoying the ocean vistas in summer, an escape to Wongarra and the Otway Coast is sheer bliss.
The beaches and coastline are beautiful and there’s lots of vantage points to view raw power of the ocean. While the Otways coastline is impressive, activities like, swimming, surfing and rock fishing are considered dangerous and should only be undertaken by people with experience.
Local nicknamed beaches and landmarks are dotted along the coastline at Wongarra. Sugarloaf Creek and a large hill shaped like the top of a baked “Sugar Loaf” are the landmarks of this aptly named place. Petticoat Creek is named such because when constructing the Great Ocean Road there was often several white petticoats out drying on the clothesline where a local family lived. Boneyards is a surf break that heeds it’s warning by name.
Attention fishermen and women. Take your pick of spots to throw in a line and try your luck directly from the beach or rocks. Salmon and flathead (and sometime ‘flake’) can be caught along the Otway Coast. Please be safe when rock fishing in this area as the Otway Coast can receive large powerful swells.
At Carisbrook Creek you can take a short leisurely (30 minute return) stroll from the car park to view the beautiful Carisbrook Falls. Carisbrook Falls is at it’s best after rain, or, over the winter months, however, unlike most of the Otways waterfall, Carisbrook Falls, is literally on the Great Ocean Road.
You can’t get too close to this one but the thundering sound of the water cascading over the rock face is spectacular.
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