Moonlight Head/Wreck Beach

About 16 kilometres south west from Lavers Hill look for a turn off onto Moonlight Head Road from The Great Ocean Road. About 10 minutes slow driving along this unsealed road is a carpark near Moonlight Head. A pleasant walk through a stand of casuarina trees (‘Wind in The Willows’ sounds) brings you to a platform about 90 metres above the sea with the best view of the wild souther ocean.  Allow about 30 minutes for this stop.

Nearby is a strenuous walk down to Wreck Beach where the anchors of the shipwrecks Marie Gabrielle (1870) and Fiji (1890) are embedded in the reef and visible at low tide.  The anchors are a couple of hundred metres to your right after defending about 400 steps to the beach.  The walk along the beach to the anchors is for low tide only, and keep a constant watch for large waves.  If you add this walk to the Moonlight Head stop you need to allow about 2 hours in total.

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