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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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Port Fairy

Worthy of exploration: Battery Hill Virtual Tour

Come along with our Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around historic Port...

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Koroit Botanic Gardens

Take a break in the refreshing, lush and green Koroit Botanic...

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Port Fairy – Warrnambool Rail Trail

Walk or cycle your way through rural landscapes and farming communities. You will travel through dairy and beef farming country...

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Family Friendly Things To Do In And Around Port Fairy

The Port Fairy region is most definitely family friendly, the areas has a natural and laid-back vibe that’s entirely conducive...

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Crofts Beach

Scenic and good for the soul, this windswept coastline offers unexpected treats likes sea swimming far from the madding...

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Port Fairy

Bay of Islands Coastal Park

This coastal park has outstanding ocean views and geological features. Sheer cliffs and rock stacks dominate the bays, and...

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Port Fairy

Worthy of exploration: The township of Port Fairy Virtual Tour

Come along with our Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around...

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Port Fairy

Kanawinka Geotrail

Kanawinka  Geotrail, a region of amazing geological diversity stretching from Colac (on the Princes Highway 200 kilometres from...

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Port Fairy

Peterborough Beach

Peterborough beach is approximately an hours drive from Port Fairy. Expect salt spray, breezy fun, lots of swims and lazy beach...

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Port Fairy

Tower Hill State Game Reserve

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve sits inside an extinct volcano formed some 30,000 years...

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Port Fairy

Watching the Mutton Birds in Port Fairy

The bird we commonly call the mutton-bird is the short tailed shearwater...

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Port Fairy

Koroit

Where a hearty welcome and a genuine Irish community awaits you. Unique and character filled Koroit is one of Australia`s most...

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Port Fairy

Fishing in Port Fairy

The saltwater angler is well catered for in Port Fairy with river fishing (Moyne), surf fishing (East beach) and boating (Port...

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Port Fairy

Mortlake

Sitting at the bottom of one of Victoria’s most recently active volcanoes, Mortlake is the centre of the rich agricultural and...

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Port Fairy

Tower Hill: A geological, wildlife and cultural wonder

It is hard to drive past Tower Hill Reserve on the highway from Warrnambool to Port Fairy and not be...

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Port Fairy

Peterborough

Situated in the heart of the Great Ocean Road’s iconic attractions Peterborough is a great family friendly destination with a...

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Port Fairy

A Walk Of Art

Port Fairy is home to many creative artists. You can explore local galleries and marvel at magnificent original pieces, or even...

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Port Fairy

Yambuk

This peaceful setting in an idyllic location and has all that you require for a relaxing stay whilst reconnecting with...

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Killarney Beach
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Killarney

Nestled in a natural coastal environment just 2 km off the Princes Highway and just minutes from Port Fairy, Killarney is known...

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy and Surrounds Festivals and Events

Plan your stay in the region around its events. From the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival, a toe tapping, thigh slapping march...

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Port Fairy

Dog Friendly Beaches & Parks in Port Fairy

Whether an inter-state traveler or a South West Victorian local, there are some very good reasons to get out and explore our...

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Port Fairy

Beaches Trail

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History and Heritage of Port Fairy

I am a trip back in time on a brand new day. Where maritime mystery ripples through the sea and the river and into the streets....

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Port Fairy

Killarney Beach

A beach for the ages and a hidden...

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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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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.