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 & 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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Get your next retail fix in Port Fairy

Leave the chain stores and glitzy malls behind for a quintessential village shopping experience. Local stores are trading...

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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 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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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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Virtual History Tours

Take a trip back in time and explore a virtual historic tour of Port...

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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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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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Meet the Locals: Sisters, Zoe and Jazmin

Zoe and Jazmin Royal are Yambuk locals, based near their family farm just a few minutes west of Port Fairy. The sisters love that...

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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...

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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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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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Valentine's Day in Port Fairy

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Port Fairy region has extensive activities, restaurants and picnic sites to...

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What families can do in Port Fairy

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Our family break 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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Romantic getaway to Port Fairy

Port Fairy is quite possibly one of the most romantic sea side destinations on the Great Ocean...

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Tower Hill State Game Reserve

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

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A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

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

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Worthy of exploration: Wharf and Port on the Moyne River Virtual Tour

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

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Budj Bim National Park

UNESCO World Heritage listed. Budj Bim National Park, previously known as Mount Eccles, is home to a tranquil crater lake,...

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Local Markets

Our markets showcase the region’s finest producers, creators and designers. Taste local coffee, pick up your local vegetables...

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Griffiths Island

A natural oasis almost in the heart of the town, Griffiths Island supports a number of native animals including a small mob of...

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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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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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Things to do in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula for culture fans

From Geelong, Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design, to the forts, art galleries and cultural centres of the Bellarine Peninsula, this region has...

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The 8 best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for families

From fairground rides for little ones to indoor rock climbing for bigger kids, and wildlife encounters fit for all ages, Geelong and the Bellarine...

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8 of the best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for foodies

From cool climate country wineries to the hottest urban fusion restaurants, these eight foodie experiences are among the best Geelong and The...

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The 12 best things for families to do on the Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re searching for outdoorsy activities or a family-friendly treat, here are 11 of the best activities to try on your next Great Ocean...

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The 10 best things for foodies to do on the Great Ocean Road

From the lush, leafy hinterland to the rugged and raw coast, this swathe of Victorian countryside is awash with beautiful produce and highly...

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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 towns throughout...

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Dusk Discovery Tours at Wildlife Wonders

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

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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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How and where to find Glow Worms

Do you know there are glow worms in the Great Otway National Park, just 10 minutes from Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean...

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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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Summertime family fun: our top 7 activities

There are so many activities for families to do throughout the Great Ocean Road region, but we’ve picked out our top 7 to get you...

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Follow the Lighthouse Trail

It’s a little known fact that there are five working lightstations operating across the coastline of the Great Ocean Road region between...

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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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Where we found 72 hours of free family fun

As a budget-conscious family, finding lots of free family activities in the Great Ocean Region was the highlight of the September school...

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Historic leafy towns just 2 hours from Melbourne

What if we said you can see a scattering of extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and forests all within 100 kilometres of each other? Would you believe...

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4 Spring activities to clear the winter chills

You can visit the Great Ocean Road region at any time of year because each season brings its unique offerings. If you haven’t had the chance to...

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What to do during winter school holidays when it's raining

Winter is secretly one of the most spectacular times to visit the Great Ocean Road, and yes, there is plenty to do even when it’s raining! Here are...

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Q & A with local actress and model, Ella Bourne

Model and actress Ella Bourne is a ‘Great Ocean Road girl’ through and through. She shares some local spots that are close to her...

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High tea anyone?

You might just spot a dolphin from these tea rooms in Port...

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Close encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road region is abundant with wildlife. You can see animals in the wild or, in our case, we visited them at the Great Ocean Road...

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4 great pubs along the Great Ocean Road

Pubs have always been the heart and hub of towns and villages along the Great Ocean Road. This welcoming vibe continues today, but the food is...

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Recipe share: Lemon & Yoghurt Cake

Recipe share from Sam Anderson, owner and chef at Forage on the Foreshore in Port...

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How to become a Junior Park Ranger in Victoria

For some time now, Parks Victoria has hosted a free Junior Ranger program during the summer school holidays for children aged between six and...

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Transformational Travel

Jo Surkitt, wellness tourism expert and founder of Revitalise Escapes, says that transformational travel is the number one item on many Australian...

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Farm Stays - a fun holiday for everyone

Staying on a farm is a unique way to holiday! Not only do you have lots of fresh air, open space and cute farm animals to yourself, you might just...

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Tower Hill: A geological, wildlife and cultural wonder

Travel writer Silke was thrilled to find a dormant volcano near Warrnambool and to discover more about its geology and resident...

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Natural Wellness on the Great Ocean Road

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3 ways to have a smashing good time with seafood

Australians love seafood in summer; whether it’s piled on the table for Christmas lunch, or thrown onto a barbecue at the caravan park. Seafood...

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On a schedule? Taste the region in one spot

There are so many food and beverage products across the Great Ocean Road region, that it would take you days or weeks to get around to all the...

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Find your flavour on the Great Ocean Road

Everyone dines a little differently. From white hat restaurants to funky burger joints – the cafes and restaurants across our region cater for...

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10 Food places that may surprise you on the Great Ocean Road

Cafes and restaurants on the Great Ocean Road are on trend. Here are 10 that will have you jumping in the car for a random foodie road...

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Dog friendly accommodation on the Great Ocean Road

Because your dog needs a holiday too! It’s been a tough year, and while many of us are at home planning where we’ll go as soon as we have more...

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What to do with kids in the winter school holidays

You may be asking yourself what to do with the kids these winter school holidays. Well, keeping your kids entertained (and dry) during the...

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Run the kids wild in the winter school holidays

Visiting the Great Ocean Road region during the Victorian winter school holidays is the best remedy for tired and testy kids who need a mid-year...

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6 Places to explore when it's raining

6 places to explore along the Great Ocean Road when it’s raining – maybe even during the warmer...

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Wake up to the wonder of the Great Ocean Road region

Explore some of our favourite spots or try something new. We’ve put together our top 25 experiences to get you started – see how many...

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Rediscovering the wonder of the Great Ocean Road

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20 Must stop spots - a reminder of what makes the Great Ocean Road so great.

We are so excited to be able to welcome visitors back again. Welcome you back to re-live those cherished memories of the coast, or maybe you’ve...

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5 Facts you may not know about the Shipwreck Coast

There’s a section of coast between Cape Otway and Port Fairy in Victoria that holds a fascinating chapter in Australian maritime history. Base...

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Live for adventure? 10 stops you should make on the coast.

If you’re an outdoors person and love fishing and surfing, here are Jack Murphy’s top 10 places that he found between Torquay and Port...

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13 Must-see places across the Great Ocean Road region

If you thought the 12 Apostles were going to be the only highlight of your Great Ocean Road trip, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. In...

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Overcoming our fears at Live Wire Park near Lorne

Just a two hour drive from Melbourne, Live Wire Park near Lorne is the place for people of all ages to experience an exciting burst of...

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Finding good vibes on the Great Ocean Road

Not many locations will take your breath away like Victoria’s Great Ocean Road Region. The awe-inspiring landscape, the good vibes, the people....

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A photographers' cheat sheet to the Great Ocean Road region

Emblazoned with scenery ranking among Australia’s most spectacular, the Great Ocean Road is a creative paradise for novice and professional...

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Our experience on the Otway Fly

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5 reasons why you must see the Great Ocean Road from the sky

If you really want to experience the pure magnitude of the Great Ocean Road – maximise your experience (and your camera roll) and see it from...

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Walk in the footsteps of an 1800s lightstation keeper

When you visit the Cape Otway Lightstation, you’ll immediately get a sense of the wild, rugged and isolated life led by an 1800s lightstation...

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Food and art can fill a rainy day

Winter and autumn rains in South West Victoria makes the rainforests lush, the farmlands green, the waterfalls wild and the coastal views...

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Where to find award winning businesses for food, rest and play

There are so many operators who provide amazing food, coffee, accommodation, tours and other visitor services throughout the Great Ocean...

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Eat and drink your way to Port Campbell

– By Sam Anderson, Chef at Forage on the Foreshore, Port Campbell As a chef on the Great Ocean Road, I love seeing visitors discover the fresh,...

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5 Beer gardens where you can chill and chat

One of the joys of summer in Australia is relaxing in a beer garden on a hot day, or a balmy night. The Great Ocean Road has several exciting beer...

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Find out where the Chef and Owner of Brae likes to eat in Birregurra

Perhaps the best thing about being a chef in South West Victoria, is having access to fresh meat, fruit, vegetables, herbs and preserves. Dan Hunter...

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3 Honest eateries for a hearty group meal

There are lots of different places to eat across the Great Ocean Road region, depending on what you’re after. But, if you’ve had a big...

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Travel hungry? These 5 food stops are far from ordinary.

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Breweries & Craft Beer of the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road and its surrounds are bursting with choice for a good, local craft beer. A good beer wasn’t always at our fingertips here...

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10 Great burgers of the Great Ocean Road

Holidays are for fun, and what type of food says “fun” more than a delicious juicy burger?! You’re never far from a great burger...

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10 of the best ice cream shops on the Great Ocean Road

There are few things that epitomise a summer holiday more than ice cream… The race to beat the summer heat and catch those drips before they are...

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Great Ocean Road Trip Series

The Great Ocean Road has long been a favourite destination for travellers across Australia and indeed the globe. Its rugged coastline stretching from...

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4 Creative ways to eat ice cream in winter

On the Great Ocean Road, ice cream weather is definitely not a delicacy restricted to summer. We have thousands of visitors to the region all year...

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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 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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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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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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Aireys Inlet

Discover the Surf Coast Hinterland from Aireys Inlet

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Must do's in Aireys Inlet

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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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Tree Trampolining at the Live Wire Park

Tree Trampolining? Yes, It’s a thing and it’s good for your...

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Apollo Bay

Unique food offerings in Apollo Bay

There are lots of quality food and beverage suppliers in and around Apollo Bay. So, if you love a good meal, trying something new and taking a swag...

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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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Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet - it's closer than you think!

Aireys Inlet is one of my favorite destinations on the Great Ocean Road. It’s under 2 hours from Melbourne (even less from Ballarat) and I can...

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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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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 historic Port...

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12 Apostles

Eat and drink your way to Port Campbell

As a chef on the Great Ocean Road, I love seeing visitors discover the fresh, hearty and unique flavours of the region in winter. There is so much on...

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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 to share some of...

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How to become a Junior Park Ranger in Victoria

The Junior Ranger program is a school holiday tradition for Parks Victoria, enabling young people to get expert information about Australian wildlife...

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How we became Timboon locals while on holiday

Whilst holidaying in Timboon, Jodie and her family felt like locals straight away. They attended all the local events and the kids even completed in...

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5 secrets from the local 12 Apostles Helicopters pilot

As a pilot for 12 Apostles Helicopters, I get a birds’ eye view of one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines almost every day. How lucky am...

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Come as your are. Leave a little different.

A journey from a mobile device and back into the real...

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An insiders guide with Lois Dupliex

Lois runs the Lake Edge Cafe at Lake Purrumbete in the heart of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains and just a 10 minute drive from Camperdown.  It...

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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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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Explore the charm of historic towns on the Princes Highway

We think this beautiful patch of the Great Ocean Road region between Colac and Terang makes for a great autumn road...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Dreaming of Scotland? Trek Victoria's Volcanic Lakes and Plains

With a winter carpet of emerald green, morning mist on sapphire lakes, hill walking and charming historic towns you could be forgiven for thinking...

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A Glimpse into one of Victoria's Best Kept Secrets

Everything tastes better when enjoyed in the stunning setting of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains. Immerse yourself in the cultural highlights of the...

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Apollo Bay

Back to Basics in Apollo Bay

Turn the ‘out of office’ on and leave the high heels at home. Join the simple life with sand between your toes, sunshine on your back and fresh...

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12 Apostles

Wake up to the Iconic 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland

The 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland makes for a perfect destination to spend a few days to create some real memories and fall in love with this...

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Anglesea

Q&A with Adrian Booth - Anglesea Paddle Boat and Canoe Hire

Adrian from the Anglesea Paddle Boat and Canoe Hire is never far from the Anglesea...

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Anglesea

Top 10 things to do in Anglesea and surrounds

Anglesea is a year-round playground for the adventurous and curious. With a seemingly endless supply of spectacular beaches, adventure activities and...

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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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Otways

Couples Getaway

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Otways

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 we have put together...

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Warrnambool

Top 5 Day Trips From Warrnambool

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Apollo Bay

What To Do Near Apollo Bay

Looking for things to do between Lorne and Apollo Bay? things to do between Warrnambool and Apollo Bay? or things to do between Colac and Apollo...

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Where to Explore from Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a great location as a base for exploring the Great Ocean Road. It is located 197km from Melbourne CBD and you can get to Apollo...

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Top 10 Things To Do In Apollo Bay For Families

Looking for the best things to do in Apollo Bay for families? Below we have put together a list of the top 10 things to do in Apollo Bay with...

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Anglesea

Anglesea Adventures with Kids

I am your first adventure. Every day is time to play and it’s always better when we’re...

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Anglesea Adventures

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Port Fairy

Meet the Locals: Sisters, Zoe and Jazmin

Zoe and Jazmin Royal are Yambuk locals, based near their family farm just a few minutes west of Port Fairy. The sisters love that there’s so much...

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Port Fairy

Worthy of exploration: Wharf and Port on the Moyne River Virtual Tour

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

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Lorne

Adventures at Live Wire Park in Lorne

Escape the city and visit Australia’s first off-the-grid, elevated adventure park, for a day of adrenaline-fuelled...

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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

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

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 the sound of the ocean...

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Apollo Bay

An Insiders Guide - Jodie Lawson

Jodie is a local business owner who provides vegetables grown organically on her property in...

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Apollo Bay

Where Can You Eat A Famous Scallop Pie + Search For Glow Worms? Apollo Bay!

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Lorne

First Taste of Summer in Lorne

It’s amazing how transformative a few days by the sea can be. A weekend in Lorne full of fresh air, stunning views, saltwater and sunshine,...

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Apollo Bay

Local Guide: A 360 Degree View of the Top 5 Spots in Apollo Bay

Our project Manager Jo Birley has lived in Apollo Bay for 18 years. Jo has selected her ‘local’s guide’ of top things to do in Apollo Bay and...

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Exploring Apollo Bay & 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 Park in...

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The Best Pubs Along The Great Ocean Road

Check out our round-up of the best golden-oldie pubs along the Great Ocean...

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Apollo Bay

Wake Up To Apollo Bay

Whichever way you choose your journey to Apollo Bay, you will be winding through forest and coastlines of awe-inspiring...

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Lorne

Great Ocean Road Diaries: 2 Nights in Lorne

Our third stop for our Great Ocean Road journey was to the seaside town of Lorne. I’ve been itching to visit here for a while now and it totally...

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Warrnambool

Visiting Warrnambool? Here's your ultimate guide

About three hours south west of Melbourne, Warrnambool is a holiday destination for everyone and anyone! From families and couples, to single...

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Lorne

Lorne With Kids: Top 10 Things to See & Do

Whether you are heading down Great Ocean Road for a day trip, a weekend escape or a longer adventure, spending some time in Lorne is always a great...

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Otways

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 Park in...

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Otways

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

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

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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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Otways

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. Grab the kids and...

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Anglesea

Looking For a Group Camp?

Is your school or community group planning a getaway in regional...

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Anglesea

Adventure Events in Anglesea

I AM outdoor events, all year long. Anglesea’s calendar brims with Adventure events for all ages and abilities.  Here are a few of...

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Anglesea

Bring Your Whole Family to Anglesea, Including Your Dog!

Find out where can you walk your dog and which beaches are dog allowed on in...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Family Fun

There are many great options for fun activities for kids of all ages in Apollo Bay! With a great range of attractions there will be loads of ideas...

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Apollo Bay

The Famous Scallop Pie

Ready to add to your ‘best ever’ list? You’d better be, because this pie will soon be your...

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12 Apostles

Close Encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

Let’s be honest: just because adults like to look at the spectacular coastal scenery it doesn’t mean that kids will have just as much fun as the...

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12 Apostles

Explore the Charm of Historic Towns on the Princess Highway

What if we said you can see a scattering of extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and forests all within 100 kilometres of each other? Would you believe...

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12 Apostles

Great Ocean Road Winter School Holidays

With the school holidays approaching we have explored some things to do; for the young or old, we will have an event, activity and idea to suit the...

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12 Apostles

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 nature and quality time...

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12 Apostles

Do Like a Kangaroo - A Tip For The Summer Season

There is nothing like an early morning photo shoot or a late evening walk to set up or round out a ripper summer’s day on the Great Ocean Road. The...

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12 Apostles

A Treat, a Treasure and a Trail!

School Holidays are all about balance. With this in mind we have put together some ideas for you to fill up some fun family days from the Craters to...

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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.