Point Franklin, Cape Otway
GPS: -38.85442 143.550794
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:54:52 PM
Point Franklin (aka Franklin Point) lies east of Cape Otway between the Cape Otway Lighthouse (to the west) and Parker Inlet (to the south-east), in the Cape Otway National Park. Victoria's Otway Coast here consists of 20 to 30 metre high, vegetated bluffs fronted by rock platforms and reefs.
Heading west from the western end of Point Franklin Beach there are large angled gutters in the rock platforms to explore and large underwater rock slabs. At the eastern end of the beach you get to explore the rock platforms and bommies eastwards around Point Franklin. You may choose to head out to investigate the deeper offshore reefs.
Point Franklin, Cape Otway, is a great site for snorkelling and diving on the rare occasions when weather conditions permit. There is plenty of interesting reef to explore and schools of ocean going fish.
From Colac, approach through Lavers Hill (inland route C155). From the west, pick up the Great Ocean Road (B100) by approaching via Port Campbell (inland route C164). From the Great Ocean Road (B100), take Lighthouse Road (C157).
A vehicle track from the Cape Otway Lighthouse Road (C157) runs down to near Point Franklin. Before gearing up, walk out to the tip of Point Franklin and take a look at the conditions. If you see lots of white water, head on home. If conditions are just right, gear up, walk to the entry point you've chosen, and enter the water.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor