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5 Great things to do if you’re a foodie along the Great Ocean Road 👇

1. @codalorne - promises modern pan-Asian flavours with the added bonus of glittering sea views from its floor to ceiling windows.

2. @apollobayfishcoop  a Mecca for seafood lovers make sure you try the 🦞 

3. @braerestaurant a fine diner that needs no introduction.

4. @merrijigkitchen specialty is it’s daily menu depending on what’s the ripest in the kitchen garden or sourced from local farms. 

5. @the_coast_anglesea carefully curated by head chef, Evans Magati, the fine dining menu offers a variety of modern Australia dishes featuring locally sourced produce. 

#Greatopia #Greatoceanroad #foodies #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria @visitmelbourne
No matter how old your kids are, children always love to learn from their parents and spend time making memories together. 

Here is a list of some fun things to do around the Great Ocean Road as a family 👇

1.  Take a surf lesson, it’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
2. Paddle out on the river with @angleseapaddleboats 
3. Visit @greatoceanrdchocolaterie 
4. Go 🐳 watching 
5. Have an action packed day in Lorne @livewirepark 
6. Learning and understanding the cultural connections of a region is an essential and exciting part of a family holiday. @wgtowerhill @budjbimtours 
7. Take a guided tour @wildlifewonders 
8. Explore the Port Campbell National Park 
9. Chase waterfalls in the Otways

Did we leave anything off the list? 

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#Greatopia has so many bucket list attractions. What’s on your list? 

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Discover the icons of #Greatopia 🚁 

Get a birds eye view of the incredible Port Campbell National Park with @12apostleshelicopters and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our friends 🐳. 

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The GABLES LOOKOUT | Moonlight Head, Great Ocean Walk. 

No other words needed…

Except THANKYOU to for sharing👏

#greatopia #greatoceanroad #greatoceanwalk #visitvictoria #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #seeaustralia
@doodydaniel from @studio10au has been out exploring the region today. He visited the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, hitched a ride in a Kombi, met a local tour operator, tasted some local produce and had fun jamming with local musician @flynngurry . 

Tune in to @studio10au tomorrow from 8:30am to find out what he gets up to next. #greatopia 

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.