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 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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No 10: Budj Bim

This UNESCO listed, ancient volcanic landscape is one of Australia’s most significant cultural heritage...

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No 9: Forrest for Foodies

Foodies will have a great weekend at the gateway to the Otway Harvest Trail. Venture inland from the Great Ocean Road to the...

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No 8: Volcanic Lakes & Plains

With more than 400 volcanos these are the third largest volcanic plains in the world. Located just over 2hrs from Melbourne, the...

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No 7: Aireys Inlet

A weekend of fun for the whole family at Great Ocean Road’s best kept secret. Aireys Inlet is located on the Great Ocean Road,...

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No 6: Cumberland River

Cumberland River, the secret seaside spot where you can tune out or take in all that Lorne has to offer. Located just 7 minutes...

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No 5: Cape Otway

Located just 3hrs 30mins from Melbourne, Cape Otway sits right on the southern tip of Victoria’s Western Coast, where the...

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No 4: Port Campbell

Home to so much more than the Twelve Apostles. Located just over 3hrs from Melbourne, Port Campbell is a colourful seaside...

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No 3: Portland

Located a little over 4hrs Melbourne, Portland is well worth the drive. Whether you’re a history buff, foodie, nature lover or...

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No 2: Home of Surfing in Torquay

Located 1.2hrs from Melbourne, Torquay has long been an Australian favourite surfing road trip destination. Since the 1950’s...

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No 1: Chasing Waterfalls in Lorne

Located 150km from Melbourne, Lorne is a picture-perfect surf town that backs onto the Otway National Park – home to over...

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