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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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Let The Kids Run Wild on the 12 Apostles Coast

Now, where we come from, getting in touch with your family online means taking them fishing.  If you’d fancy some wild...

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Female and dingo in the foreground and male in the background
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When Winter turns to Spring

This time of year is like a winter/spring hybrid. As things start to grow, blossom and warm up, there is still a cool breeze and...

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Guy carrying female on his shoulders while running along the beach at Bay of Martyrs
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Peterborough

Situated in the heart of the Great Ocean Road’s iconic attractions including the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands Coastal...

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Princetown Beach

The meandering course of the Gellibrand River finds the sea beneath the bold headland of Pt Ronald. Wild and untamed;...

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A deeper connection

It’s a beautiful wild place, so exposed to the elements. Surrounded by National Park and spectacular cliffs. What’s not to...

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Surfing near the 12 Apostles

Surfing and surf culture are part of the very fabric of our coastal communities. Beach and reef breaks between Princetown and...

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Cobden Pioneer Park

Cobden Pioneer Park is open to the public on the third Sunday of each month from 11am to 4pm. It is also available for hire for...

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Stargazers of the 12 Apostles Coastline

First time stargazers, amateur astronomers and confident cosmologists alike can all explore the wonders of our southern skies...

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A Mount, 3 Lakes, Cake & Coffee by Bike

Make sure you allow plenty of time to take photos on this great little tour around...

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Water Skiing along the 12 Apostles Coast

Spring fed lakes like Lake Bullen Merri offer good opportunity for water skiers whose fields of play have been limited elsewhere...

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View through the lookout railing of the ocean looking east
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The Gables lookout

The Gables lookout perches above some of the tallest coastal cliffs in Australia and is located on the Great Ocean Walk between...

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Heytesbury Settlement Historical Park

The Heytesbury Settlement Historic Park is located on the banks of Simpson Lake and commemorates the development of the...

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Q&A with Area Chief Ranger, Michael

Parks Victoria rangers have an enviable knowledge of our region’s diverse landscapes. The good thing is, they are willing...

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Anchor at Wreck Beach
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Wreck Beach

The highly photographable anchors of the Marie Gabrielle and Fiji provide haunting reminders of the power of the ocean and the...

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Shipwrecks of the 12 Apostles Coast

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Timboon

Whatever reason brings you to this picturesque wooded valley, your taste buds will bring you back. Local producers and makers...

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Power Creek Reserve
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Power Creek Reserve

A Community Conservation...

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Dry Stone Walls

Western Victoria has up to 3,000km of the most dramatic and accomplished dry stone walls in Australia, historically and...

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Girl and boy running up a hill with a GPS unit in their hand and Lake Bullen Merri in the background
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Crater Quest

A High Tech Treasure Hunting...

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Alan Marshall Discovery Trail

Invoke, warm nostalgia and a flood of schoolyard memories on the Alan Marshall Discovery...

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Panoramic view of Croft's Bay from west looking east
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Croft's Bay

Croft’s Bay is a long pretty bay that is generally sheltered from Ocean Swell by offshore reef and a collection of smaller...

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Port Campbell Suspension Bridge

The impressive Port Campbell suspension bridge is in fact the third suspension bridge constructed to provide community and...

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The Cobden Story

The Cobden Story is a series of signs that interpret key buildings, people and places around town. Pick up a map and see them...

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View of rock formations in the ocean
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Bay of Islands

The pale limestone of this section of coast reflects a different quality of light and offers superior photographic opportunity in...

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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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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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