In 1997 Mick Sheehan  established  Southern Exposure Eco-Adventure Sports,  the first Eco-adventure company on the Great Ocean Road to specialise in Learn to Surf Programs, Guided  Mountain Biking Tours and Surf Kayaking.  Southern Exposure has set out to promote this sublimely beautiful environment with an ethos of sustainability, safety and education.

This year Southern Exposure will organise Adventure Education & Nature Based Tourism Programs for more than 15,000 clients from Australia and internationally.

We are one of the few Surf Schools to be granted Licenses to operate activities along the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast and we recognise our role as suppliers of Eco-adventure activities in the areas as a privilege.

We respect cultural heritage and have sort advice from the Wathaurong Clan; the original owners of this land.

All Surf School, Mountain Biking and Sea Kayak Activities operated by Southern Exposure comply with the Department of Education, Employment and Training’s Safety Guidelines: Swimming Based Activities and the “Outdoor Recreation Centre Inc” – Adventure Activity Standards.

Headed Mick & Bindy Sheehan Southern Exposure and staff takes great pride in “offering their clients a safe, pleasurable, value for money and sustainable adventure experience”.

Our creative integration of programs into school curriculum, Eco-tourism and corporate adventure has added to the business growing organically.  Southern Exposure has a team of 25 highly qualified and professional staff members with diverse backgrounds.

For the past 10 years Southern Exposure has run  the major endurance mountain biking  events on the race calendar – The Surf Coast MTB Festival.  The Run Forrest Trail Runattracted 900 runners in 2015 to the beautiful Otway town of Forrest for 21km and 10km of ‘Pure Trail Running Pleasure’.


We are certified to operation along the Great Ocean Road

Event Operations

We have a lot of experience running big events with large groups of people


We have can accommodation individuals


Our education includes looking at the environmental impact, our foot print.


We specialise in large school groups


We can organise accommodation for small or large groups

Location where we operate

We operate online the great Ocean road from Torquay to Lorne. below are the locations of operations