Wreck Beach
Wreck Beach
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Warrnambool, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Beautiful and worth the hike down and up. 400 stairs to go down and back up. Have comfortable clothing and shoes as you might get abit hot and wet. Please only go down on low tide as it is very dangerous if you try to do it on high tide.. worth doing. Keep safe
Written 14 April 2023
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Steve F
Wollongong, Australia152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
From the GoR, it's about a 10 minute drive along a dirt road to the carpark and then a short walk down more than 350 stairs to the beach. From there turn right and it's approx 1km along the beach to the rock shelf where the anchors are located.

Along with the anchors are some nice rockpools to check out as well and that's pretty much it, just be aware that you need to time your trip for around low tide as the water comes up to cover everything on high tide.
Written 20 June 2022
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Stumpie8
Echuca, Australia878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A easy walk from the car park to the cliff face but 300 stairs down to the beach.
Once on the beach a small walk to the very old anchor in the rocks, worth the effort.
Written 28 March 2022
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jccc830
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 • Couples
When we visited low tide was at 6.30am so we ignored the reviews and went a few hours late... big mistake! There is sandy beach in some places but you really need to walk on the rock shelf so it is critical that the water is at low tide to make sure you’re able to get in and out! The cliffs and waves were quite dramatic so this would be a truly amazing walk at low tide.
Written 2 July 2020
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AmyKay1988
Ballarat, Australia157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Ok so first of all check when the tide is coming in. Second if you have a significant mobility issue or have bad knees or hips this probably isn’t suitable for you. However if you make sure it’s low tide and you are able to climb and descend over 300 stairs then this is worth it. It’s beautiful and so peaceful. I loved it here. Could have stayed for much longer.
Definitely just take your time here if the tide isn’t coming in. But be careful it can be very slippery and dangerous on the rocks.
Written 30 October 2019
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Sven2rock
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Wreck Beach is a bit of effort getting to, and quite remote. We were surprised to find only 1 other person there. Very good track and steps to the beach, the water is very rough. We didn’t have time to walk around to the anchors also the tide was just going out but we could see one sticking up out of the water to the west of the steps.
Written 26 August 2019
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Ducktalk
Cowes, Australia239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Yes people, visit this at low tide. A bunch of us were hiking the Great Ocean Walk and Wreck Beach was at the end of the day's strolling. Down 333 steps (we counted) which wasn't too hard unless your knees are going on you - although I thought it was actually easier going up than down.

We arrived at low tide - suspect that was more good luck than good timing - and although it tried to rain on us, sun shone through and we fossicked along the beach, took a heap of pics with the rusty ancient anchors, marvelled at the power of the sea and had a nice cup of tea on the rocks.

As others have commented, it's a damned dangerous beach and if you want to swim here, you're completely nuts. But it's a pleasure to meander along when the tide is out so go for it!
Written 15 April 2019
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Michelle R
Engadine, Australia332 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
My husband and I visited The Gables lookout then walked down to Wreck beach. Lots of steps but well worth it when you get down the bottom. Unfortunately we were a little late for full low tide and it was coming in so we only just saw one of the wrecks. We walked around to see it and within 10 minutes tide had risen a lot and it was quite dangerous. We had to hurry to get back around the rocks. Time it so it is low tide so you can see both spectacular wrecks.
Written 20 March 2019
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Carol W
Sydney, Australia156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Today I walked to Wreck Beach and it lovely with rocks & set in the National Park. Lovely and clean. It is not a safe place to swim, high waves. Great for taking photos.
Written 25 December 2018
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Mewett_Family
Newcastle, Australia514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Visiting this beach was one of the highlights of our Great Ocean Walk. A dangerous beach to visit so you need to time your visit with low tide. The weather was cold, wet and windy on our visit but that only added to the atmosphere. Definitely worth the trek down onto the beach!
Written 23 November 2018
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