Experiences

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 & 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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Special Occasions

Turn your special occasion into a magical experience on the Great Ocean Road! Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, an annual celebration, a business conference, or any other event, there are...

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A Secret to Exploring Apollo Bay and The Otways Like a Local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National...

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Historical towns and the volcanic lakes drive

The Otways and the Colac region is full of a lot of hidden secrets! On today’s tour we’ll take you to some of the...

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Forrest’s Adaptive Rider Friendly Trails

Nestled within the stunning backdrop of the Great Otway National Park lies the Forrest MTB Trails with its array of diverse...

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Family Activities in the Otways

The Otways are full of family friendly activities from short walks, to wildlife spotting and plenty of adventure in between....

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Top 10 Things to do in the Otways

There are so many fantastic Otways attractions that showcase nature at its best, making a trip here an unforgettable one. Below...

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Couples Getaway

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2 Day Itinerary in the Otways

A 2 day Otways getaway is just the thing you need if you feel like unplugging and getting back to nature. We’ve put together...

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3 Day Itinerary in the Otways

Thinking about a long weekend away in the Otways? We’ve put together a suggested 3 day itinerary that gives you a taste of...

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1 Day Itinerary in the Otways

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Otways Hikes

There are Otways hikes for almost any ability so it is an ideal destination for everyone. And being a cool temperate rainforest...

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 2: Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Zipline

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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...

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 3: E-Biking + Platypus Spotting

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Great Otway National Park

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otway hinterlands towards Colac....

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4 Day Itinerary in the Otways

There is so much to see & do in the Otways that it might be hard to know where to begin when it comes to planning your...

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An Otways Long Weekend - Part 1: Exploring Cape Otway and Surrounds

The wind batters our tired faces as we stretch our legs on Stringybark Track, ascending Parker...

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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...

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Top 5 days out for families on the Great Ocean Road

Calling all families! Are you ready for some epic adventures and wild discoveries? Below are our picks for the best big days out for families in the...

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Ways to indulge in the Great Ocean Road region

Whether it’s a special occasion, a weekend away with friends or just a bit of solo time-out, here we’ve listed some of our favorite things to do...

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Adelaide to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road: The Inland Route

Next time you’re planning a trip from the southeastern corner of South Australia across the border through South-West Victoria, why not take the...

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Timboon, the perfect picnic spot!

Timboon is a picnic-ers paradise. With so much produce on offer as part of the 12 Apostles Food Artisan Trail, you can pick up an afternoon’s worth...

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A Sustainable Great Ocean Road Getaway

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most epic road trips, and a visit to Victoria would not be complete without spending some time in...

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Sally Sees The Great Ocean Road

Hi there! My name is Sally and together with my partner Brayden, we run the sustainable travel blog and Instagram, Sally Sees. We are born and bred...

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Healthy Food Options Along The Great Ocean Road

As well as its beautiful scenery, the Great Ocean Road is full of amazing local produce and healthy whole food options with a treasure trove of...

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How to live like the locals in the western end of the Great Ocean Road region

Travelling somewhere new is a thrilling adventure. Nothing beats the rush of arriving somewhere for the first time, understanding what life looks...

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The natural wonders of the western end of the Great Ocean Road region

The South West region of Victoria is home to the western end of the Great Ocean Road and also some spectacular coastline unlike anything else found...

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Summer rain? Things to do that won't bore you

Here are our top ideas of what to do on the Great Ocean Road when it’s raining…ideas that won’t bore...

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8 Must-Visit Cocktail Spots Along the Great Ocean Road

Sunny? Time for a cocktail. Raining? Time for a cocktail. Celebrating? Catching up with mates? Going on a date? …cocktails. Lucky for you there are...

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9 of the best fish n chips on the Great Ocean Road

What’s on the dinner menu when you hit the beach in summer? Yep, you bet it’s fish and chips for 9 out of 10 of us! Whether it’s...

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Why our region rocks

Little people, big voices! Timboon Year 3 & 4 students took matters into their own hands when they discovered that most visitors didn’t...

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12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Project

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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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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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 Greatopian adventure will tick all the...

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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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A Big Family Winter 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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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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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, 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.