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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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Portland

5 Reasons Why You Should Spend Summer in Portland

With sun, surf and plenty of opportunities for adventure, plus a balancing dose of art and history, Portland is a pretty cool...

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Portland

Cape Bridgewater

Only 20 minutes from Portland, Cape Bridgewater is a picturesque and...

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Portland

Great South West Walk

A world-class experience including rugged cliffs, sublime bays, tranquil forests and pristine river, all within four National...

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Portland

Portland's Wonders

In the small town of Portland, exciting things...

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Portland

6 Reasons to Wake Up To Portland & Surrounds

Portland is the adventure seekers paradise, feeling like you’re truly at the end of the earth. A place to get wet and wild...

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Portland

Narrawong

Along with a wonderful river and beach Narrawong offers some amazing Gardens and...

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Portland

Fishing in Portland

If you’re after a spot of fishing, Portland is literally an angler’s paradise. Choose from boat fishing or beach...

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Portland

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Portland

Nelson

Situated near the mouth of the Glenelg River, and 5km from the South Australian Border, Nelson is a popular holiday...

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Portland

Whale Watching in Portland

Whale watching in and around Portland is at its peak over the winter period where the coastline plays host to many of the...

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Portland

Wildlife in Portland

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Portland

Dartmoor

A family friendly place on the Glenelg...

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Portland

Heywood

Part way between Portland and Casterton on the Princes Highway, Heywood is a place of significant cultural importance, and is...

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Portland

The Way Around Portland With Corey

Portland and the Glenelg shire is a great place to visit as it is so versatile and accommodating for people and groups of all...

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Portland

Go Wild in Portland

Portland always attracts a new wave of visitors: the big nature...

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Portland

Casterton

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and river red gums of the Glenelg River valley, Casterton is roughly halfway between Melbourne...

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Portland

Tour the art, roses & lavender of Narrawong

If you’re staying in Portland or Port Fairy, make sure you spend a day in the beach-side village of Narrawong and its...

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Portland

National Parks near Portland

Tucked away in Victoria’s southwest corner, it is the western gateway to the Great Ocean Road – one of Victoria’s...

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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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Port Fairy

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

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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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Aireys Inlet

Must do's in Aireys Inlet

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Aireys Inlet

Get a feel for Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet, a gorgeous coastal hamlet, gateway to the peaceful curves of the Great Ocean Road and the dramatic nature of the Great Otway National...

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Lorne

6 Ways to love Lorne like a local

As local residents, we fall in love with Lorne every day, no matter what the...

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Lorne

A Long Weekend in Lorne

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Apollo Bay

Let the locals guide you in Apollo Bay

The team at Great Ocean Road Escapes are all locals, so it’s only natural that they suggest their favourite places to eat, shop and explore to...

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Torquay

Top 5 things to try in Torquay

Torquay is the perfect spot to spend a weekend on the beach during the warmer...

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Visit Great Ocean Road

A 3 day adventure with teenage appeal

Need to enthuse your teenager to come along on the family holiday? Here’s a super cool adventure in the Otways that the entire family can...

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Visit Great Ocean Road

Want to know the most scenic spots? Here's your checklist.

The Great Ocean Road region, from Torquay to Nelson and inland to places like Casterton and Colac, has some of the beautiful and diverse scenery in...

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, 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.