Some of the most dramatic coastline in the region
Secret Surfing locations (best kept for the locals who know the reef breaks and conditions well) and pretty estuaries line this section of the Great Ocean Road. Sunnyside Road leads into the Otway Ranges and to Mount Sabine — around 800 metres above sea level, and the many beaches hold unexpected delights such as vast, still rock pools at low tide and cosy hidden alcoves out of sight from passing traffic.
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.
At Carisbrook Creek you can take a short stroll from the Car Park to view one of the most dramatic waterfalls in the Otways. 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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