Hiking and biking from Timboon to Port Campbell

Published: 20 Oct 2021

Please note: Images in this article were taken before current COVID-19 safety measures were in place.

People walking along rugged coastlineDo you love exploring Victoria’s great outdoors? Then this will be welcome news.

It’s no secret Victoria’s wild limestone craggy coastline lining the Great Ocean Road and fronting the Southern Ocean delivers some of the most jaw-dropping views in Australia, even arguably the world.

And right now, the Victorian Government is working hard to make that ‘great outdoors’ experience even better.

A walking and bike trail along some of Victoria’s most stunning coastline near the Great Ocean Road is under construction.

Employment lift for Corangamite Shire

A plus for locals and visitors alike, the venture is creating thousands of jobs and growing Corangamite Shire’s visitor economy in the process.

Beginning in the wooded inland village of Timboon, the trail will stretch out to Port Campbell - a launching point to one of our state’s most prized tourism attractions, The Twelve Apostles, which attracts over two million local and international visitors each year.

Viewing its rock formations is a quintessential ‘bucket list’ Victorian experience. With its dramatic underwater arches, canyons, fissures and deep sloping reefs, it’s no surprise The Twelve Apostles is the third most popular natural site in Australia, after Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.

A $4.5 million commitment

The Victorian Government is investing $4.5 million into the project which is underway building a trail between Timboon and Port Campbell, linking the hinterland to the coast.

The nature-based trail is well underway and is designed to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of both visitors and locals, while also distributing an economic benefit north of the coastline.

A Jobs Victoria initiative

It’s part of the Victorian Government’s $2.7 billion stimulus package to create jobs through the Jobs Victoria. The Building Works package will provide immediate benefit to communities across the state, many of which were also impacted by the Black Summer bushfires.

This locally-focused approach to driving the state’s economy and creating local jobs is essential for communities in metropolitan, suburban, rural and regional Victoria as we respond to, and recover from, COVID-19.

The investment will create thousands of jobs, including providing vital support to those working in our state’s supply chains.

This is just one of the ways we’re supporting the region to grow its visitor economy.

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