Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
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About
A land and seascape sculpted by the elements over millennia. Arches, islands and rock stacks are dotted along a wild coastline of beach coves and spectacular lookouts. The wild Southern Ocean has carved a stunning collection of rock stacks and sheltered bays with clifftop walks, scenic lookouts and small beach coves near Peterborough along the Great Ocean Road. Perhaps overshadowed by the Port Campbell and the Twelve Apostles down the road, the Bay of Islands Coastal Park offers just equally spectacular experience without the crowds. Dogs are welcome on a lead at Sandy Cove near Murnanes Bay.
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guennie3
Cambridge, UK243 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Another great part of the Great Ocean Road. Less visited than the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge etc as it is a bit off the beaten track towards the end of this stretch of coastline. Well worth a visit though. Amazing scenery.
Written 24 October 2023
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krocchi
Singapore, Singapore1,430 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Stunning views. Would highly recommend bay of islands. There’s some other view points like worm bay nearby. Plenty of parking available too.

Written 25 September 2023
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia940 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Solo
Of course part of your experience in an area of interesting coastline will depend on the weather and given Victorian weather can often be described as 'changeable' be prepared to see these rock formations along the coast in driving rain, brilliant sunshine, blustery winds or overcast conditions.

Like much of the area along this part of the Victorian coast the geological factors at work here are obvious and interesting. There are a range of vantage points at which to stop - some with decent amounts of parking others with only a few spots - and it would be a pity to do The Arch, London Bridge, Loch Ard and the like and not pop in for a look at these rocky outcrops.
Written 25 September 2023
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robyn31963
Brisbane, Australia79 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
OMG… what a view… beautiful and close to view… make the effort to see.. you won’t be disappointed… Great spot… the walk to see is easy..
Written 10 August 2023
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Jeanette B
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May 2023 • Couples
You must simply stop here. Stunning coastline and in my opinion better than the 12 Apostles.
Take a jacket as it can be cold windy and possibly rain.
Plenty of parking and easy walk with several options to view from.
Written 11 May 2023
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Sarah B
Warrnambool, Australia9 contributions
May 2022
One of my favourite stops on the Great Ocean Road! Really underrated, close to Warrnambool with lovely views
Written 26 April 2023
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susi s
Sydney, Australia138 contributions
Feb. 2023
These coastal formations don't get the same attention as the 12 Apostles but are pretty spectacular too. Worth a stop. And perhaps, walk down to the boat launching spot. A great secluded beach
Written 10 March 2023
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Helen M
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Feb. 2023 • Couples
It is hard to convey just how stunning the Bay of zIslands is! Photos don’t do it justice a must see! For us it out did the 12 Apostles just slightly though as both are amazing’
Written 11 February 2023
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Margaret M
8 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Family
This was a great experience- most tourists don’t realise the bay of islands lookout is not the same as this- a real trip highlight!
Written 13 January 2023
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Brett H
Sydney, Australia124 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Such an amazing part of our coast, with such a massive coastline around Australia always interesting to see what diversity brings. Go check it out
Written 26 November 2022
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