Great Ocean Road & Otways Dog friendly picnic areas

All along the Great Ocean Road and throughout the Otway Ranges are plenty of dog friendly picnic areas and spots to stop for a snack, coffee break or lunch.

This article will be updated as I visit more picnic areas 🙂

Lake Elizabeth

The Lake Elizabeth picnic area is lovely little dog friendly picnic area at the start of the dog friendly walk to Lake Elizabeth. It is located down a set of stairs off the carpark for the walk. Picnic tables are dotted around a clearing with some in the shade, some under towering trees and some in the open near a nice little creek.

Moggs Creek Picnic Area

The dog friendly Moggs Creek Picnic area is a short drive along a gravel road after turning off the Great Ocean Road at Moggs Creek.

It has picnic tables speckled amongst a cleared designated picnic area amongst tall gum trees. This is also the parking location to do the longer version of the Ocean View Lookout Walk.

Lorne Point

This busy picnic area is a series of several groups of tables along the point with nearby BBQs to some tables. It has great views over Lorne and on the rare occasions Lorne Point has a wave it’s a good spot to watch the surfers. Be careful not to leave your food unattended so you don’t accidentally feed native birds.

Keep in mind the walking tracks pass by here so its may not be the best choice for a dog reactive dog and skip it completely for people-reactive dogs as it can be quite full (although in winter you might luck on it pretty quiet on a weekday). For some reason it’s not on the map but your drive through the town of Lorne and just on the southern side of town are several pull-ins with picnic tables and toilets between car parks.

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