Experiences

Become immersed in a world of adventure, excitement and wonder

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 vibe.

Air Adventures

If you think the coast is spectacular from the sand, you wont believe what it is like from the air! Take a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia, enjoy from a helicopter,...

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Culture, Arts & Music

The landscape and the lifestyle have inspired artisans of all disciplines to explore their craft and follow their passion. Enjoy the riches of their honed skills from farmers, chefs and producers...

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Family Activities

For kids young and old, there is plenty to try on and around the Great Ocean Road whether it's learning something new, going on an adventure, tiring the kids out on a hike or just some good old fish...

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Foodies

Taste the Great Ocean Road coast and hinterland. It's a foodies...

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Galleries & Museums

Galleries in Lorne and Apollo Bay offer a wide variety of local art, including painting, sculpture and photography....

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History & Heritage

Did you know the Great Ocean Road itself was built by soldiers who returned from World War 1? Learn about the history of the diverse region, from our first people to stories of seafaring, shipwrecks...

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Shopping

Shop for the latest in surf gear and surf brand clothing at the home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver, shop boutique clothing and homewares or pick up the latest creations from local artisans and...

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Shopping & Markets

Find a weekend farmers market, get lost in one of the many local surf shops or explore boutique clothing and...

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Spas, Relaxation & Wellbeing

The environment may be rugged and wild, but pampering is never too far away when you need a break from being an intrepid explorer. There are dedicated and renowned day spas and other well-being...

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Family friendly bike and scooter trails

Take the kids on adventure activities around the Great Ocean...

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Top 10 things to do with kids around the Great Ocean Road

Our handy guide will help you plan your stay, along with burning off some energy between car rides and meal stops whilst on your...

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Top things to do for the whole family (not just the kids)

Travelling with your family is a great opportunity to slow down, spend more quality time together and explore the fantastic local...

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No 46: Greatest Wineries

Wind your way along and around the Great Ocean Road and discover some of the best wineries in Australia. Meet the friendly...

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8 Eco Certified Experiences around the Great Ocean Road

Discover eco tour operators and ecotourism activities across the...

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No 44: Inland Towns (Volcanic Lakes & Plains)

Located just over 2hrs from Melbourne, the Volcanic Lakes and Plains region is a slightly hidden gem, a little off the Great...

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No 43: Family Fun in Port Fairy & Warrnambool

With two seaside towns to explore the young, and the young at heart are sure to have a great weekend in Port Fairy and...

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Best live music spots around the Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re grooving to your favourite Aussie bands as they rock out a country pub or stumbling upon intimate gigs in tiny...

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Places to be inspired by local artists

With so much inspiration to be found in the wild rainforests, crashing waves and quaint villages on the Great Ocean Road, it’s...

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No 42: Greatest Dining

A foodie road trip to the most exciting dining destinations on the Great Ocean Road. Let your tastebuds lead the way on this...

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No 41: Casterton (Kelpie Country)

So much more than the birthplace of the Australian Kelpie Casterton is an historic rural town situated on the banks of the...

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Centenary Public Art Trail

Take the trail. Sit on them...

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Luxury escapes on the Great Ocean Road

From epic coastal views to breakfast hampers and bubble baths, these luxurious stays and boutique hideaways have everything you...

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Unique accommodation experiences

On some holidays, all you need is a place to come home at night and rest your head. But then there are the trips where the stay...

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No 39: Winchelsea

The historic town on the banks on the Barwon...

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No 38: Apollo Bay & Otways with Kids

All ages adventures where the forest meets the...

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Wildlife Wonders is a wildlife tour for all of your senses

Wildlife Wonders is just up the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay but feels like a world away. Full of native plants and wildlife,...

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No 34: 12 Apostles Food Artisans Trail

Not just famous for the stunning...

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12 new foodie gems you need to try

From Middle-Eastern feasts overlooking the ocean to gourmet burger bars and hidden rainforest retreats. Get the scoop on the most...

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No 32: Kids' Anglesea Adventure

Anglesea is a natural playground for families that just want to have...

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Great beer gardens & beach bars

Who doesn’t love a good beer garden or beach bar, especially when the sun is shining in the warmer months. From beachside...

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Wineries and cellar doors of the Great Ocean Road

This region may not be best known for wine, but dotted around the coast and countryside are some incredible cool climate wineries...

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No 29: Timboon

The gourmet hub of the 12 Apostles...

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Gin lover’s guide to the Great Ocean Road

Boutique distilleries, hidden cocktail bars and local gin joints. There’s a spot to sip your favourite botanical blend on every...

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12 Apostles

12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Program

Need a little inspiration? Call into Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for equipment loan and educational tools to help you better understand...

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Dusk Discovery Tours at Wildlife Wonders

The perfect addition to your weekend plans. Running every Saturday...

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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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Tips for a great summer

You may need to wait a little longer than usual while on holiday this summer, but please be patient as businesses do their best to keep you safe...

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Apollo Bay

4 Days of Adventure & Fine Food in Apollo Bay

Need a little indulgence and a slice of big nature escapism? This four-day seaside adventure will tick all the...

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Port Fairy

A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

“I just want to find somewhere with good...

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Plump pizzas & high tea - You won't go hungry in Port Fairy

Port Fairy was our first stop in Victoria as part of our trip across the Great Ocean Road...

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What families can do in Port Fairy

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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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Story Towns Audio Tour Podcast

‘The Country to Coast Trail’ Designed for travellers, this podcast tour connects with creative communities, absorbs local knowledge, uncovers...

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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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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

Find out where Chef Dan Hunter likes to eat in Birregurra

When he’s not running an award-winning restaurant, Brae, Dan Hunter enjoys eating at other local establishments and spending time with his...

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Warrnambool

Breakfast with a view

It’s not every day we see race horses training at a beach. But, if you have an early breakfast at The Pavilion...

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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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