We really didn't know anything about the area, but went for a drive to the information centre to find out more, only to discover the centre had been relocated to the quarantine station, further into the park. We were unsure how far we needed to travel & what we would find, but pressed on.
We were glad we did. The rangers were very helpful & explained about the area & the options for exploring.
The quarantine station history was very interesting & relevant, having recently visited the Cape Otway Lightstation. We spent about an hour there, before heading to the Gunner's Cottage carpark, where we started our walk to the very end of the peninsula.
It was fairly easy going & our teenage daughters who normally resist all forms of exercise found it manageable.
It's a bit disappointing to reach the end to find so many have come by bus, with kids running & screaming through the tunnels, whilst trying to absorb the history & remoteness of the place. Most have a quick look around & catch the next bus back to the information centre. Walking is a good way to avoid the crowds.
If you walk, take water & allow about 3 hours including stops. You can also hire bikes at the centre.
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