52 Great Weekends

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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.

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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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Discover the greatest region in the land. #Greatopia 

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Check out the iconic lookouts and walkways of Greatopia including Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and all our favourite Coastal Trails and Lookouts or for a tasty difference check out the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail.

P.s This is Mark a local who happens to also manage the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre. If you’re lucky you might catch him at one of these lookouts filming for @visit12apostles make sure you say hi 👋 

 #greatopia #iam12apostlescoastandhinterland #visitvictoria #greatoceanroad @visitmelbourne @australia
Discover Greatopia, where the fish are cray and nature calls you home. 

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Don’t pinch yourself this place really does exist. Bells Beach in winter = pure magic. 🏄‍♂️ 

You can thank @ashhughesphotos for capturing this stunning shot 👏

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Greatopia’s answer to a seafood-lovers haven, the Apollo Bay region should be top of your list of places to visit. Experience some of the best ‘off the boat’ local catch from the ‘Bay’s’ selection of restaurants and cafés . 

Local tip: The @apollobayfishcoop offers great view and local crayfish. The @apollobaydistillery is the perfect place for a cheeky sundown.

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Let Greatopia inspire you. 

Venture deep into the Otways to Lake Elizabeth where you can hike, camp or Kayak. - Wake up early and you might even spot the elusive platypus in the waters of the lake at dawn. #Greatopia 

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Thanks to our amazing local talent @hellocoffeeroastery @otwaysdistillery 👏

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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.