Big Nature

The Great Outdoors is Calling

Experience Spectacular Natural landscapes and relaxation like never before in the calming natural surrounds of Victoria’s Volcanic Lakes and Plains.

Experience Spectacular Natural landscapes and relaxation like never before in the calming natural surrounds of Victoria’s Volcanic Lakes and Plains.

For nature lovers, there’s nothing more magnificent than the evolution of the landscape over time, and through this region, the volcanic story echoes through the mounts and lakes. The dry stone walls built by early settlers petition the paddocks where you’ll see some of the most fertile pastures in Victoria.

Stretch your legs and climb up to savour the views at some of our favorite lookouts. Once you’ve reached your peak, the volcanic past will unfold in the landscape right in front of you. From volcanic craters inside the mounts, endlessly deep lakes and trails where lava once erupted through the landscape.

OUR TOP 7 LOOKOUTS

Climbing to a lookout for a spectacular view over the landscape is a treat – sometimes looking inside the hill is just as dramatic!

1. Mount Elephant

2. Mount Noorat

3. Mount Rouse

4. Harmans Valley Lookout

5. Tower Hill

6. Mount Leura

7. Red Rock Lookout

You can plan your trip around these and some of the most spectacular features of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains using the interactive map below.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.