Ironbark Basin Walk, Bells Beach to Point Addis

172-230 Bells Beach Rd, Bells Beach VIC 3216, Australia

Ironbark Basin Walk, Bells Beach to Point Addis

172-230 Bells Beach Rd, Bells Beach VIC 3216, Australia

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2 h
8 km
Intermediate

This is the fifth section of 12 along the Surf Coast Walk and passes through the Great Otway National Park.

Ironbark Basin Walk, Bells Beach to Point Addis

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Summary

This is the fifth section of 12 along the Surf Coast Walk and passes through the Great Otway National Park.

Description

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Venture to the inland sheltered forest of the Ironbark Basin in the Great Otway National Park.
Tramp past grass trees and search for hidden treasures like rare orchids, echidnas and reptiles.

Discover more about traditional Aboriginal lifestyle and behold spectacular views from one of three Point Addis lookouts.

This walk includes all of the following terrain: Well-formed track / short, steep hills / steps / sand.

Note: Dogs are not permitted on this walk, which passes mainly though national park areas. Dogs are permitted on-leash only at the Addiscot Beach day visitor area Please see the Surf Coast Shire website to find areas where dogs are permitted on and off lead.

To see the other 11 sections of the Surf Coast walk, head to this page.

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Points of Interest

1. Surf Coast Walk Start of the Iron Bark Basin Section 5 of 12

Bells Beach is the start of the Surf Coast Walk fifth section - Ironbark Basin

2. Bells Beach

Bells Beach - Home of the Rip Curl Pro

3. Southside

Southside is a popular surf destination

4. Ironbark Basin

The Ironbark basin - part of the Great Otway National Park

5. Ironbark Basin Lookout

One of many lookouts along this section of the Surf Coast Walk. View the shipwreck graveyard where 19 ships unfortunately failed to safely make it to land.

6. Optional Dress Beach

The second lookout along this section of the Surf Coast Walk

7. Point Addis Road Crossing

The Surf Coast Walk crossing over Point Addis Road. Point Addis toilet block

8. Point Addis

The third lookout on this section of the Surf Coast Walk. Discover the spectacular view of Point Addis.

9. End of the Surf Coast Walk - Ironbark Basin - end of section 5 of 12

Point Addis is the end of the Surf Coast Walk fifth section - Ironbark Basin


Features

Public toilets Public toilets
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Nature trail Nature trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park / Garden Park / Garden