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The tranquil hamlet of Separation Creek is charming and low-key. From here you can stroll to Wye River along the beach or Paddy’s Path, or you can simply enjoy the serenity of this relaxed village by the sea.

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You’ll be sure to feel the magic when you spend a little time in Wye River. Steep hills rush down to the sea, with no shortage of views from every vantage point. Enjoy the beach, the river and the various walks around town.

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KENNETT RIVER Start your day watching the sunrise over the ocean at Kennett River. This serene hamlet is a great place for swimming, surfing, paddling in the protected shallows of the river or simply getting in touch with nature.

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WONGARRA Wongarra boasts some of the most iconic stretches of coastline on the Great Ocean Road, backed by glorious rolling hills and farmland. Explore its secluded beaches and rock pools at low tide, and stop at Cape Patton Lookout for magnificent coastal views.

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Welcome to the Otway Coast Hamlets of Wye River, Separation Creek, Kennett River, Grey River and Wongarra. Nestled into the most rugged stretch of coastline on the Great Ocean Road, these hamlets and the surrounding Great Otway National Park are waiting to be explored. Discover enchanting forest walks, crystal-clear rock pools, stunning beaches, hidden waterfalls and a huge array of native wildlife, including koalas and kangaroos. With a wide range of accommodation available, and some great dining options, the Otway Coast Hamlets region is the perfect place to relax and spend a few days.

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For thousands of years Gadubanud people maintained their cultural identity and connection to the Otway Ranges. More recently, since the invasion of the south-west area through colonisation, the Gadubanud people have experienced massacre and decline in ability and access to be able to care and connect with country in ways previously shared by the Gadubanud. Due to the rugged, remote and isolating landscape of the Otway region, it is no surprise that documentation of births and deaths of Aboriginal people of the region were not recorded to the same extent as other regions. However, if you listen closely enough and walk its passage with respect, this country will sing you songs of resilience and connection and through the work of Eastern Maar we will be able to manage and maintain these connections well into the future.

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Wye River Beach Walk Enjoy the fresh sea air while you walk along the beach at Wye River to Point Sturt. Explore the rock pools, the stretches of sand and the remnants of two piers built in the early 1900s. This is also a great place to watch people fishing and to see local surfers out on their boards.

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Grey River Picnic Area Soak up the tranquillity of the rainforest at the Grey River Picnic Area (6km up Grey River Road from Kennett River). Lose yourself amid the towering trees on the short rainforest walk from the bridge, or visit in the evening to see the enchanting glow worms come to life on the roadside embankments near the picnic area.

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Grey River Beach Be invigorated by the raw energy of the rugged coastline at Grey River. Explore the small, private coves and interesting rock formations as you meander your way along the beach from the access stairs. The picnic area near the car park makes for a good lunch spot.

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Carisbrook Falls Witness the pure waters of the Otways cascade down towards the sea at Carisbrook Falls. A short walk from the car park (15 minutes one way), the lookout is easy to access. On your return, follow the creek out to the rocky beach and continue your adventure.

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sights and sounds of the Wye River as you meander along its bank from the playground near the general store to the river crossing beyond the Big 4 Caravan Park. Spot native birds and wildlife on this short, easy walk (20 minutes one way). Note that dogs are not permitted.

amazing rock formations and rock pools between Wye River and Separation Creek. Paddle in the still waters at low tide, or set yourself up with a book and some beach toys for the kids. This is a great place to spend a few hours.

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the coastline and rejuvenate your soul on the beach walk between Wye River and Kennett River. Tackle this at low tide and treat yourself to a refreshment when you reach your destination (two hours one way).

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Explore the coastal rock pools at low tide Go fishing in the Wye or Kennet Rivers Visit the Wye River Playground Take a stroll and count the koalas Paddle in the shallows of the estuary at Wye River and Kennett River Build a sand castle

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Onion Bay Drop into this private little bay for a moment of quiet contemplation, to try your luck at fishing or to watch the local surfers navigate the waves. You can stroll along the beach in both directions or simply enjoy the colours of the coast at sunset from this magical location.

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Pick a spot to park the car and set about exploring the many secluded beaches and rock pools of Wongarra. Unknown treasures await your discovery along this magnificent stretch of iconic Great Ocean Road coastline. This area is best explored at low tide.

Reconnect with nature on this self-guided walk along the banks of the Kennet River. Learn about local wildlife and history, and spot native birds and animals, including kangaroos in the early morning and at dusk. Beyond the nature walk, an informal track continues along the river (25 minutes one way).

into the sparkling shallows as you discover the beautiful Petticoat Creek beach. This beach is great for walks, sandcastles and picnics, but not suitable for swimming. The best access is from the car park at the end of the beach on the Apollo Bay side.

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