Surf Coast Walk

Surf Coast Walk

Start your journey on the Great Ocean Road with the Surf Coast Walk

This world-class 44-kilometre multi-use trail is located at the start of the Great Ocean Road region from Torquay to Aireys Inlet. The trail’s easy access and 12 trail heads make it perfect for short, long or multi-day experiences.


The Surf Coast Walk starts at Point Impossible, 5 kilometres northeast of Torquay, taking you through windswept dunes to the Torquay with the conveniences of local cafes and shops for a refresh.  The path then heads out to Bells Beach before moving on to Anglesea. 


Three sections of the Surf Coast Walk can be accessed from Torquay, download the Surf Coast Walk Map here.

Section 1: Point Impossible to Yellow Bluff

Explore traditional Wadawarrung Aboriginal country, windswept sand dunes and coastal vegetation on this easy walk near Torquay. Tread where the Wadawarrung people camped each season for thousands of years, leaving behind clues to their culture and lifestyle.

This trail is 5.7 kilometres long with no steps and is mostly flat.

Section 2: Torquay Promenade - Yellow Bluff to Point Danager

Enjoy the perfect Torquay promenade on this flat, kid-friendly, easy shared path. Contrast the creature comforts of Torquay with the wildness of treacherous offshorereefs and the ships’ graveyard off Point Danger. Connect to the history of this vibrant holiday town via the Torquay Historical Walk.

This trail section is 1.6 kilometres long, wheelchair accessible with no stephs and a concrete path.

Section 3: Surf Coasting - Point Danger to Bird Rock

Explore surfing evolution and surf culture origins on this walk or cycle past Torquay and Jan Juc surf beaches; the ‘classroom’ for the next generation of surfers. Peer out from Rocky Point over the many surf breaks, sheltered bays and wild headlands that gave the Surf Coast its name.

This trail section is 3.3 kilometres long, mostly flat with some steps on a well formed track.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, 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.