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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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The Story Behind Suffoir Winery, Brewery & Distillery

How a geneticist ended up creating one of the region’s best winery, brewery & distillery. Macarthur is a long way from South...

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From Dairy Farm to Ice Cream Fame: The Timboon Fine Ice Cream Story

From a dairy farm to the forefront of the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland’s food scene; the story behind Timboon Fine Ice Cream....

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Big Flavours in a Small Town: The Foodie Surprise of Aireys Inlet

A little town with a big (and unexpected) foodie surprise  They say never judge a book by its cover, which rings true when...

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Artisan gelato better than you’ll find in Italy

It’s a bold headline. But don’t take our word for it, as the numerous awards with Gelato Gelato’s name on them are a testament to...

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Apollo Bay’s Fisherman's Co-op: Serving Seafood 'Strait' to Plate

As one of the three last remaining co-ops in Victoria, the historical significance of Apollo Bay Fisherman’s Co-op should...

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There’s more than meets the eye at The Perch Winery

There’s always more than meets the eye when it comes to amazing venues and The Perch Winery in Lavers Hill is a prime example of...

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Why the Merrijig Inn Stands the Test of Time

The Merrijig Inn needs no introduction. It has been part of Port Fairy’s historic fabric since the 1840s and played a significant...

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The Samesyn Story: A Foodie Journey in Torquay

Samesyn restaurant, located on Bell Street in Torquay, opened its doors in late 2019, founded by local chef Graham Jefferies....

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Choose Your Adventure: A Weekend Along the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road region is a treasure trove of experiences, offering something for every type of traveler. Whether you crave...

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Discovering Nature's Wonders in Colac

Nestled in the heart of the Great Ocean Road region, the charming town of Colac offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and...

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Discover this Hidden Gem of Port Fairy: Sidro Lounge, Bar & Restaurant

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Port Fairy Winter Getaway for Families

Nestled along Victoria’s stunning coastline, Port Fairy beckons families seeking an unforgettable winter retreat. With its...

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A Legacy of Love: The Stump Family Tradition Continues

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Ride Like The Wind on the Great Ocean Road

Fresh air, cycle touring at your pace and journeying new frontiers. It’s more than sightseeing, it’s full-on adventure when...

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Raise a Glass: Wineries, Distilleries, and Breweries of the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is renowned for its breathtaking coastal views and stunning landscapes, but what you might not know it is...

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Untouched Volcanic Landscapes of the Great Ocean Road Region

The volcanic lakes and plains of the Great Ocean Road region are places of ancient stories, unrivalled scenery and intriguing...

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Winter Weekend Getaways for Couples in Victoria

With its stunning landscapes, cosy accommodations, and plethora of activities perfect for couples, the Great Ocean Road is the...

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Dog-Friendly Day Trips from Melbourne

Embarking on a dog-friendly road trip in Victoria is a delightful way to explore the state’s scenic beauty with your furry...

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Best Winter Day Trips from Melbourne

Winter is a wonderful time to explore the Great Ocean Road. Despite the cooler weather, the beauty and excitement of these...

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Where to Go on Winter Road Trips in Victoria

People think of Australia mostly as a summer destination, but winter in Victoria shows that even down under this is a time for...

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Self-Driving Maps and Itineraries

Embark on a journey along the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia’s most iconic routes. With its breathtaking coastal views,...

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How Long to Drive the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most scenic drives, attracting visitors locally and from all over the world. Just over...

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Great Ocean Road: 5 Paddock-to-Plate Experiences

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6 Places to Visit and Where to Stay in Timboon

While many visitors to the Great Ocean Road are focused on the beachside towns and stunning coastal beauty, Timboon is a charming...

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Mountain Bike Trails of the Great Ocean Road

It’s never been easier to get out and spend the day on two wheels along the trails of the Great Ocean Road region. With bike hire, tours, and a...

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Top 5 days out for families on the Great Ocean Road

Calling all families! Are you ready for some epic adventures and wild discoveries? Below are our picks for the best big days out for families in the...

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Ways to indulge in the Great Ocean Road region

Whether it’s a special occasion, a weekend away with friends or just a bit of solo time-out, here we’ve listed some of our favorite things to do...

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Top 7 things to do these Easter Holidays around the Great Ocean Road

A visit to the Great Ocean Road region during the Easter holidays will keep you so busy you will work off those Easter Eggs in no time! Whether you...

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Find fun outdoors this Autumn

The Great Ocean Road region is renowned for its beaches in summer but dig a little deeper and you will find iconic hikes and walking trails and...

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Adelaide to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road: The Inland Route

Next time you’re planning a trip from the southeastern corner of South Australia across the border through South-West Victoria, why not take the...

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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

As well as its beautiful scenery, the Great Ocean Road is full of amazing local produce and healthy whole food options with a treasure trove of...

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How to live like the locals in the western end of the Great Ocean Road region

Travelling somewhere new is a thrilling adventure. Nothing beats the rush of arriving somewhere for the first time, understanding what life looks...

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The natural wonders of the western end of the Great Ocean Road region

The South West region of Victoria is home to the western end of the Great Ocean Road and also some spectacular coastline unlike anything else found...

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Port Fairy

Lose yourself to the creativity of a community

As you venture deeper into the Great Ocean Road region 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 - 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 Winter 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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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.