With something to discover around every turn.

Experiences

With plenty to see and do on and around the Great Ocean Road, from adventure to total relaxation, from a romantic escape to a family holiday, you won't be left short on things to do - whatever your...

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Nature & Wildlife

The Great Ocean Road region offers so many different wildlife experiences - on land and in water in their natural habitat or ready made opportunities to get up close to the native...

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Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the tranquility of a kayak, the restorative benefits of a surf or great hike, or the adrenalin rush of mountain biking downhill. All you have to do is pick your...

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Luxe getaway ASAP? Great call!

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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A road trip for the Winter holidays? Great call!

You might have enjoyed a road trip along the Great Ocean Road in Summer, but have you experienced one in Winter? Wake up from...

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Road trip with Mum this Mother’s Day? Great call!

Pair adventure with indulgence this Mother’s Day with a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. The stunning coastline offers...

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Show we me the secrets of the region. Great call!

Hidden treasures await behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road. This secret-revealing journey reveals some of the...

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Want to chase lighthouses this weekend? Great call!

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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Let’s make it a golf weekend? Great call!

Plan your own golf tour at the idyllic courses on the Great Ocean Road. Pack the clubs and set off on one of the world’s most...

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Let’s fish this weekend. Great call!

Whether you’re dropping a line from the peaceful river boardwalks, casting from ocean breakwaters, surf fishing from the shores...

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Find your bliss by the beach. Great call!

Pair adventure with indulgence on the Great Ocean Road. Spend the weekend immersing yourself in fresh sea water, saluting the sun...

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Sample the breweries and distilleries on the Great Ocean Road? Great call!

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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What about going hiking this weekend? Great call!

Many people are familiar with the Great Ocean Road but less know that the region is full of reasons to get out of the car and...

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Want to take up mountain biking this spring? Great call!

Leave the road behind and bomb, flow, hurtle or delicately pick your way through the great bike trails surrounding the Great...

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New places open on the Great Ocean Road this summer

Check out what’s new this summer! If you’re into checking out the newest things to see and do, we’ve made a list to help...

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Learn To Surf On The Great Ocean Road

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Want to go see whales in the wild? Great call!

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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Want to chase waterfalls next weekend? Great call!

The diverse terrain and coastal margin of the Great Ocean Road makes the entire region a natural wonderland for waterfalls....

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A foodie road trip along the Great Ocean Road? Great call!

Let your tastebuds lead the way on this driving degustation along the Great Ocean Road. Explore all the culinary delights coastal...

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Want to go camping next weekend? Great call!

With over 240km to explore and some of the best campgrounds in Victoria, the Great Ocean Road offers a great range of camping...

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Let’s tick these off the Bucket List? Great call!

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most famous road trips in the world. Pack the bags and take this bucket list journey to some...

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Want to take up surfing this summer? Great call!

The Great Ocean Road has long been an Australian favourite surfing road trip destination. Since the 1950’s surfers and their...

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Great Ocean Road’s 2023 Hatted Restaurants

The Great Ocean Road region is fast becoming known as a foodie destination with so many local producers, artisans and chefs doing...

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Let’s go on an adventure we’ve never done before. Great call!

Adventure awaits behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road – home to Victoria’s most epic outdoor experiences....

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Road trip for the spring holidays? Great call!

Let the family ‘Choose their own adventure’ these school holidays with a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. Explore sandy...

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Run wild with Dad this Father’s Day? Great call!

The perfect Father’s Day surprise awaits behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road – home to Victoria’s most...

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The 7 best spas on the Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula

Relax, recharge and retreat from the daily grind at one of these boutique Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula spas. From...

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Timboon, the perfect picnic spot!

Timboon is a picnic-ers paradise. With so much produce on offer as part of the 12 Apostles Food Artisan Trail, you can pick up an afternoon’s worth...

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A Sustainable Great Ocean Road Getaway

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most epic road trips, and a visit to Victoria would not be complete without spending some time in...

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Sally Sees The Great Ocean Road

Hi there! My name is Sally and together with my partner Brayden, we run the sustainable travel blog and Instagram, Sally Sees. We are born and bred...

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Healthy food options along the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is full of amazing local produce and the healthy wholefood options at cafes and restaurants are a testament to the abundant...

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Summer rain? Things to do that won’t bore you

Here are our top ideas of what to do on the Great Ocean Road when it’s raining…ideas that won’t bore...

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6 Places to enjoy a cocktail on the Great Ocean Road

Sunny? Time for a cocktail. Raining? Time for a cocktail. Celebrating? Catching up with mates? Going on a date? …cocktails. Lucky for you there...

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10 of the best fish n chips on the Great Ocean Road

What’s on the dinner menu when you hit the beach in summer? Yep, you bet it’s fish and chips for 9 out of 10 of us! Whether it’s with the...

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Things to do in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula for culture fans

From Geelong, Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design, to the forts, art galleries and cultural centres of the Bellarine Peninsula, this region has...

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The 8 best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for families

From fairground rides for little ones to indoor rock climbing for bigger kids, and wildlife encounters fit for all ages, Geelong and the Bellarine...

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8 of the best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for foodies

From cool climate country wineries to the hottest urban fusion restaurants, these eight foodie experiences are among the best Geelong and The...

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The 12 best things for families to do on the Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re searching for outdoorsy activities or a family-friendly treat, here are 11 of the best activities to try on your next Great Ocean...

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The 10 best things for foodies to do on the Great Ocean Road

From the lush, leafy hinterland to the rugged and raw coast, this swathe of Victorian countryside is awash with beautiful produce and highly...

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Port Fairy

Lose yourself to the creativity of a community

As you venture deeper into Greatopia make sure Port Fairy is on your list to places to stop and stay a...

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Port Fairy

Valentine's Day in Port Fairy

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Port Fairy region has extensive activities, restaurants and picnic sites to celebrate and spoil your...

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy - it's all you need for a girls' weekend

Port Fairy is THE BEST location for a girls’...

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Our family break in Port Fairy

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Portland

Casterton - an inland trip worth exploring

If you’ve set up base in Portland for your summer holiday, you should know that there are some great inland day trips you can take to mix up your...

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Portland

Moonscapes & Mystical Caves

This stretch of the Great Ocean Road is much less visited than the icons to the east but rewards the intrepid traveller with some incredible sights...

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Warrnambool

A big family weekend in Warrnambool

Time to round up the kids and head to the seaside city of FUN for the whole family in Warrnambool. A friendly and relaxed city that offers wildlife...

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Warrnambool

Our 24 hours of relaxation at Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Max and Faye Martin treated themselves to a night of luxury at the Deep Blue Hotel + Hot Springs after roughing it on the Great Ocean Road and had...

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Otways

Only have 48hrs in the Otways? Here's your guide.

The Otways is enchanting, captivating, picturesque and just two hours west of Melbourne. If you’ve only got 48-hours to spend in the area,...

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Warrnambool

Flagstaff Hill: Pioneers, shipwrecks & a sunken peacock

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Museum has everything you need to know about the shipwreck history along Victoria’s south west...

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Warrnambool

First time visiting Warrnambool? Here's your ultimate guide.

There’s lots to see, do and experience in Warrnambool, so we’ve hand-picked a few essential need-to-knows to settle you into your beach...

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Aireys Inlet

Discover the Surf Coast Hinterland from Aireys Inlet

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Are you the “planner” of the road trip? or are you that friend who just rocks up and goes along for the adventure? 🚗 🧳 ☀️ 

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Whether you're a history buff, foodie, nature lover or adventurer get ready for a great time in Portland. 
Oh and don’t forget to pack the 🎣 

#iamportland #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #visitgreatoceanroad #fishing #stayclosegofurther #greatopia
Explore the charming coastal town of Port Fairy its historic architecture, stunning beaches, and vibrant arts scene make this Victorian fishing village one of the most picturesque spots in Australia.

Stunning reel by @thecommonwanderer for @visitmelbourne 👏

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It’s not too late to book a summer getaway. Here’s 5 things to do in Apollo Bay & the Otways. 

1. Go boogie boarding at the beach 🏖 
2. Discover the Californian Redwood forest 🌳 
3. Hike to Hopetoun Falls 🥾 
4. Take a dusk tour @wildlifewondersaus 🐨 
5. Find fairies 🧚‍♂️ @otwayflyvictoria
This is Lake Elizabeth a 15 minute drive from Forrest. The enormous, ghostly tree trunks emerging from the still water gives the lake a prehistoric feel – it’s like the land before time.

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Voted the 4th best beach in 
A U S T R A L I A !! 
 by @bestaustralianbeaches Apollo Bay beach is a 3km long eastern facing beach, that provides safe, patrolled (during peak periods) waters for walking, swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, sand castle building and beach cricket. 🏖 

Awesome pic by our pirate friends @safari.global 🙌

@visit_apollobay @australia @visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #greatoceanroad #apollobaygreatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #australia #stayclosegofurther
Ever been to Cape Bridgewater? 

Only 20 minutes from Portland, Cape Bridgewater is picturesque, secluded and a must see on your next adventure. 

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Take the weekend to explore Great Ocean Roads breweries and distilleries. #GreatCall 

For more great breweries and distilleries check out our website ✌️
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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.