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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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Torquay

Hiked, biked or camped? Recover in style in Torquay

If you’re heading to the airport, or home to Melbourne after a road trip on the Great Ocean Road, make sure you stay a night or...

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Torquay

Bells Beach

The Rip Curl Pro (formally the Bells Beach Surf Classic) is the longest running surf contest in the world, starting way back in...

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Torquay

Fishing in Torquay

With a beach called Fishermans, you would expect some good fishing around here… and you’re not...

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Torquay

Shaping up for surf in Torquay

I started surfing when I was eight or nine years old and shaped my first board at...

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Torquay

See The Sea From Above

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Torquay

Australian National Surfing Museum

Discover the fun, fear, colour and beauty of riding waves in the world’s largest surfing...

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Kids at beach in summer
Torquay

Family Activities in Torquay

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Rip Curl shop at Surf City Plaza in Torquay
Torquay

Walk back in time with Torquay's History Walk

Take a stroll around Torquay, visiting 28 historic markers and discover the rich history of this iconic Victorian town on the...

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Torquay

How I Learned To Surf In Torquay

Boasting the world-famous Jun Juc and Bells Beach surfing beaches, Torquay is where Australia’s surf culture...

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Torquay

Q & A With Local, Ella Bourne

Ella Bourne is a model and actress who grew up along the Great Ocean Road and now resides in Los...

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Torquay

How's the serenity? How to slow down in Torquay

To me, the ultimate family summer holiday in Australia, is putting the keys on the fridge, forgetting about your cares and just...

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Torquay

Swimming in Torquay

Torquay and around the Surf Coast has some of the most pristine beaches ideal for swimming. Cosy Corner is a very popular beach...

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Torquay

Golf in Torquay

Magnificent golf courses with ocean and bush land views, luxury accommodation, day spas and fabulous food…you can live it...

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Torquay

Escape To Torquay

Get up early and watch the sun rise over the water, salt in the air, surfers catching their first waves of the morning, all to...

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Torquay

Surfing in Torquay

Surf’s up at the local surf breaks around Torquay, the home of surfing in...

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Torquay

Torquay: A Cafe + Shopping Hub On The Great Ocean Road

Our final stop on the Great Ocean Road was a beautiful one when we...

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Torquay

Shopping in Torquay

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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.