Mariners Lookout
Mariners Lookout
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  • Track
    Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
    Caution large cattle on the track.
    This track and lookout are on private property, a farm. The track is fenced on both sides until you get close to the top. It then opens out to, I assume the lookout area. I say assume because we did not venture that far because there was a very large steer grazing on the path. The steer did not threaten us however we chose to not proceed, we did not assume/expect it to move out of our way. Although we did not get to the top the view we did see was amazing and well worth the short walk.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • GregTrav28
    Orlando, Florida617 contributions
    A must do if you have more than 1 day on GOR
    Short steep trail to a great lookout (and some wildlife on the hillsides).  Suitable to take a pram up, but it is a challenge.  Would not take pram if they can't walk down on own because pushing pram down is more dangerous. We were able to push it up hill and have our son walk down while I pushed empty pram. Took only about 5-10 mins to walk each way.  Overall short walk for very nice view, highly recommended and estimate spent about 10-15 mins on the top or a little more if you want to bring a picnic.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 June 2023
  • mrc282
    World7,837 contributions
    bird eye view of apollo bay
    the < 10 min walking path leading to mariner's lookout is on private land. there are also sheep grazing around the hills. parking lot at trailhead is small but should be non-issue since nobody will spend hours here. after the visit, you can go to apollo bay harbor to see the bay at ground level.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 17 August 2023
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jebskulker
Sydney, NSW2,064 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The lookout is not far out of town, there is a paved road to a carpark at the top which only takes 5 or 10 minutes to drive, although the walk takes about half an hour as long as you keep in mind it's very steep the closer reaching the top.
There is a muddy track for the last 10 minutes to the end of the lookout, so be careful where you walk if it's a rainy day, but it's an easy walk.
The views are spectacular, even on an overcast day. It's free entry, and definitely a thing all visitors should do while in town.
Written 20 January 2024
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia940 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
A great viewing area in Apollo Bay.

You get there via car as far as a carpark and from there it's a pleasant stroll - not too steep and no steps - to an open expanse that gives people room to spread out. On a sunny day it's really quite lovely to look along the coast both east and west and the town itself looks truly picturesque from this vantage point.

No facilities, not information boards, no nothing. Just a lovely view on a grassy know. Bring a rug and take a seat and ponder the universe. :)
Written 25 September 2023
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krocchi
Singapore, Singapore1,430 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Highly recommended to visit this viewpoint to look at the panorama of Apollo Bay. It’s is stunning during day time. There is parking available nearby and you have to walk up a steep slope trial about 10 minutes to get to the view point.
Written 23 September 2023
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mrc282
World7,837 contributions
Aug 2023
the < 10 min walking path leading to mariner's lookout is on private land. there are also sheep grazing around the hills. parking lot at trailhead is small but should be non-issue since nobody will spend hours here.

after the visit, you can go to apollo bay harbor to see the bay at ground level.
Written 17 August 2023
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GregTrav28
Orlando, FL617 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Short steep trail to a great lookout (and some wildlife on the hillsides).  Suitable to take a pram up, but it is a challenge.  Would not take pram if they can't walk down on own because pushing pram down is more dangerous. We were able to push it up hill and have our son walk down while I pushed empty pram. Took only about 5-10 mins to walk each way.  Overall short walk for very nice view, highly recommended and estimate spent about 10-15 mins on the top or a little more if you want to bring a picnic.
Written 17 June 2023
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Stewarts Vacation
1,035 contributions
Mar 2023
We enjoyed this short, easy walk - about 10 mins along a clear path in good condition - to the top of the hill which overlooks Apollo Bay. There is no viewing platform. The path ends as a grassed area is reached. From this grassy patch, there are panoramic views across the bay and beyond.
Written 7 April 2023
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lin n
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Amazing view of Apollo bay , great for a picnic , great place to stop, shame on the people that left rubbish
Written 17 March 2023
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Track
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Mar 2023
This track and lookout are on private property, a farm. The track is fenced on both sides until you get close to the top. It then opens out to, I assume the lookout area. I say assume because we did not venture that far because there was a very large steer grazing on the path. The steer did not threaten us however we chose to not proceed, we did not assume/expect it to move out of our way.

Although we did not get to the top the view we did see was amazing and well worth the short walk.
Written 6 March 2023
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
Nov 2022
You get a really good view of Apollo Bay and all along the coastline. Would recommend it. Not too far from Apollo Bay town either.
Written 8 November 2022
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A9568KXanieX
Singapore1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Short distance drive up and additional short walk up the view point. Worth going up. Able to over look Apollo bay from above.
Written 1 November 2022
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