Parker River

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Beaches in Great Ocean Road

Parker River is a beach in Australia that is located in a place known as Great Ocean Road, which is found in the region of VIC, Australia.

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Parker River gets a ranking of 67 out of a possible 100.

Parker River is a solid Australian beach that many see as a sound option in the region of VIC.

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Parker River


The official name of this beach is Parker River.

It is located in the area of Great Ocean Road, and has some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, in the region of VIC.

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Is Parker River a top ranked beach in Australia?

So, when it comes to comparing Parker River with the rest, is it in the Top 10 beaches in Australia? Is it in the Top 20 beaches in Australia? Well, the best way to find out is to check our Current Australia Best Beach Rankings and see if Parker River makes the list of most beautiful beaches in Australia!

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Holiday in Parker River

Great Ocean Road is a place in VIC that is very enjoyable to visit and provides a great environment for a holiday.

There have been no negative reports recieved from Locals, Tourists, Fishermen, Surfers, Swimmers or Campers at Parker River.

Camping in Parker River

If you intend on camping in Parker River it is best to see if a booking is required beforehand. When permitted, choosing to go free camping in Parker River is acceptable, but it is important you follow the local rules of Great Ocean Road.

Generally coastal areas in Australia like Parker River have a myriad of options for caravans, caravan parks, tents and campgrounds.

Fishing in Parker River

Many areas through Australia and particularly in Great Ocean Road require a fishing licence to legally go fishing. If you want to go fishing in Parker River it is recommended that you obtain the adequate recreational fishing licence.

Swimming in Parker River

Througout Australia and in places such as Great Ocean Road, swimming in the ocean and waterways can be extremly dangerous. When swimming in Parker River, please be mindful of rip currents, ocean conditions, big swells, drops offs, rocks and marine stingers and predators.

Always swim between the flags in Parker River where available. Never swim alone!

It is highly recommended you visit Beach Safe Australia before visiting Parker River to ensure you are prepared for the weather and tidal conditions.

Accomodation in Parker River

Like many areas throughout Australia, beaches in areas like Great Ocean Road can be quite remote. This means there may be limited accomadation options. If it does exist, accomodation deals in Parker River can be found online.

Marine and Wildlife in Parker River

Please note - many Australian speicies are protected, and VIC is no exception. Do not feed local wildlife and please be aware you are visiting their natural habitat around Great Ocean Road.

Some common types of marine or wildlife you may find at Parker River may include:

Marine life in Parker River: Sharks, Whales, Stingrays, Manta Rays, Turtles, Seals, Dolphins, Starfish, Jellyfish, Blue Bottles, Crabs.

Wildlife life in Parker River: Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Kookaburras, Seagulls, Snakes, Lizards, Cockatoos, Possums.

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Surfing in Parker River

Experienced surfers will find VIC conditions vary from day to day. It is advised to always wear a wetsuit and never surf in Parker River alone.

Boating in Parker River

Please enquire directly with Parker River or the office of Great Ocean Road to obtain the rules around the prospect of boating in Parker River.

Other notes:

There is no information available that confirms whether Parker River is one of the limited nude beaches in Australia. As a general rule, unless there is clear signage, you cannot assume a beach in VIC is one of the few permitted topless beaches in Australia.

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