52 Great Weekends

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Join Lauren Doolan (aka the @micro_adventurist) each week to discover 52 Great Weekends on and around the Great Ocean Road.

Discover things to do with the family, romantic weekend getaways, adventure and fun for the kids and stacks more, not to mention new destinations and secret hideaways.

There’s a Great Weekend idea for every one and every season, so keep an eye out each week for a new Weekend itinerary.

Just pick one and plan your trip!

 
 

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No 31: Nelson

The charming fishing village that’s the last stop on the Great Ocean...

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No 30: Fishing in Portland

Reel in a 100kg Bluefin Tuna, gummy shark and quality game fish straight from the Continental...

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No 29: Timboon

The gourmet hub of the 12 Apostles...

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No 28: Great South West Walk

Spend the weekend discovering the highlights of Victoria’s best kept hiking...

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No 27: Western End

Venture beyond the day tripper track and explore Port Campbell, Warrnambool, Port Fairy and...

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No 26: Greatest Adventures

Top 20 experiences for your Great Ocean Road bucket...

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No 25: Otway Harvest Trail & More

Let your palate lead the way as you eat, drink, explore and stay in the...

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No 24: Lighthouse Trail

Let the historic lighthouses guide you along the Great Ocean Road. Take in the magnificent views atop steep spiral staircases as...

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No 23: Greatest Spas

It’s time to ‘re-treat’ yourself with a relaxing visit to a seaside sanctuary as you make your way along one of the...

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No 22: Greatest Breweries & Distilleries

Bring a designated driver, the road ahead is paved in liquid gold! Whether you’re looking for a hydration station as you take...

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No 21: Torquay Wellness

Located only 1.25h from Melbourne salt air wellness is never too far away in the vibrant seaside town of Torquay. Get ready for a...

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No 20: Shipwreck Coast

Matthew Flinders notably said he had never seen a “more fearful section of coastline” – no surprise, considering the...

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No 19: Koroit

Nestled on the Northern slopes of the dormant volcano of Tower Hill lies the historic Irish farming settlement of Koroit. This...

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No 18: Winter Whale Trail

Our winter is a whale’s summer as these gentle giants make their way from the cold Antarctic waters to the Southern Ocean to...

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No 17: Birregurra

This quaint, peaceful country town oozes refined charm with meticulously restored township facades that nod to a rich historical...

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No 16: Colac

This bustling regional centre is the gateway to the Otways. Built aside the huge Lake Colac and on the doorstep of the Great...

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No 15: Warrnambool

You’re in for a whale of a time in this city by the sea. There are so many great ways to spend the weekend in this city...

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No 14: Port Fairy

Ride back in time in this postcard-pretty historic fishing town. This charming coastal village is alive with history and modern...

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No 13: Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a salt of the earth fishing town. Here you can enjoy tranquil beaches, the freshest of seafood and a vibrant...

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No 12: Anglesea

Anglesea is the perfect ‘Choose your own adventure’ destination. Located just 10 minutes past Torquay – the start of...

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No 11: Great Ocean Walk

Walk the iconic coastline of the Great Ocean Road in a long...

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