Wild Life of the Great Ocean Road
Whilst driving the Great Ocean Road it is possible that you might see
dolphins whales and seals basking in the ocean. A good sign is a lot of
cars stopped in unlikely places. Although Warnambool is recognised as
the Whale watching capital of the Great Ocean Road, Whales can often be
seen very close into shore anywhere along the road. Koalas, swamp
wallabies and echidnas can also be seen on the Great Ocean road or near
by. Expect the unexpected like a koala walking in the middle of the Great Ocean Road
Large population of Koalas are present between Kennett River and Cape
Paton and towards Apollo Bay. Koalas are also easy to see close to Cape
Otway. Echidnas and swamp wallabies are occassionally seen on the Great
Ocean Road but are relatively common on side roads that intersect with
the Great Ocean Road.
Birds of prey are often seen riding thermals above the Great Ocean Road
and colourful king parrotts, eastern rosellas, blue wrens, robins and
other birds will be encountered in your travels.