The Complete Guide to the Great Ocean Road: Walks, Beaches, Heritage, Ecology, Towns and Sustainable Tourism Through Southwest Victoria

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The Great Ocean Road region - the southwest coastline of Victoria - is simply extraordinary. This book unlocks the sights, activities and background context for visitors and locals - using maps, pictures and words. It is for everyone who is interested in exploring and learning about the region from Geelong to Portland. Sustainability depends first on knowledge, second on discerning customers and communities, and third on responsible businesses. This book features a number of businesses that are responding to the challenge, and: * details on hundreds of accessible sights * maps and information on over fify sustainable activities including beach and surf guides, walking track notes, national parks and reserves and over fifty cities, towns and villages with more than sixty heritage sites. * fascinating background context including environmental issues, Aboriginal and European heritage, geology, ecosystems, flora and fauna.
 

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Contents

Maps
9
Lorne to Princetown
16
Portland to Nelson
22
Introduction
29
A TRIP
35
Best Of The Great Ocean Road
41
Best Of The West
48
SUSTAINABLE
56
PARKS
201
Melba Gully Great Otway
202
National Park
220
Port Campbell
226
DRIVE
241
Surf Coast Walk
249
GUIDE
299
Highlights Heritage
304

CONTEXT
65
Social Organisation
72
Eels kuuyang
79
Sealers Whalers
86
Surfing
95
GEOLOGY
101
Wet Sclerophyll Forest
109
Wetlands
115
Coast
118
Activities
127
Diving Snorkeling
135
Flying
142
BEACHES
163
Jan Juc to Apollo Bay
173
DIVING
193
Practicalities
312
To Torquay
322
TORQUAY
329
LORNE
336
APOLLO BAY
342
TO PORTLAND
354
Around Warrnambool
360
PORTLAND
369
Around Portland
377
THE OTWAYS
383
Colac
389
Casterton
396
Medical
402
Index
409
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