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Great Ocean Road and West Coast

The magnificent Victorian coastline west of Melbourne has some internationally famous coastal attractions, forests, surf beaches and historic towns.

Much of the coast and coastal inland areas are basalt plains as a result of one of the world’s largest lava flows, with more than 400 now extinct volcanoes mapped.


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Portland is city of over 10,000 residents and a very large and busy deep water port and the only such… Read More »Portland


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Just north of Portland, the township of Heywood is certainly one of the first inland settlements in Victoria, having grown… Read More »Heywood


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A rural township of some 600 people, Macarthur is located on the Eumeralla River, on the Western Victoria Volcanic Plains… Read More »Macarthur


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Dartmoor is a small rural township on the Glenelg River serving the local timber industry in harvesting and processing the… Read More »Dartmoor


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Yambuk is a small township on the Shaw River just before it reaches the Southern Ocean and like many of… Read More »Yambuk


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The cities name comes from a local aboriginal word meaning “ample water”. This is particularly apt as Warrnambool has two… Read More »Warrnambool