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The 7 best things to do on the Great Ocean Road for culture fans

From one of the world’s oldest aquaculture systems to Victoria’s first national park, these seven cultural attractions on the...

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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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Centenary Public Art Trail

Take the trail. Sit on them...

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No 10: Budj Bim

This UNESCO listed, ancient volcanic landscape is one of Australia’s most significant cultural heritage...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Lismore Water Tower

A water tower in the heart of Lismore has been revitalised by celebrated Warrnambool artist Jimmy Buscombe. Jimmy’s...

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Rip Curl shop at Surf City Plaza in Torquay
Torquay

Walk back in time with Torquay's History Walk

Take a stroll around Torquay, visiting 28 historic markers and discover the rich history of this iconic Victorian town on the...

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool night life: 6 of the best spots for live music

Warrnambool has a big live music scene, you can always find a live band, an acoustic set or even a good old Sunday Sesh. Here are...

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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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Lorne

Culture, Theatre & Art in Lorne

Soak up the culture – Experience Lorne’s thriving art scene amongst galleries and the Lorne sculpture...

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Warrnambool

Arts & Culture

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Warrnambool

Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre

The outstanding visitor centre, designed by the celebrated architect Robin Boyd, features cultural displays and aboriginal...

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Warrnambool

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Victoria’s Largest Maritime Museum and...

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Group on stage at the Robert Burns Festival, wearing kilts and playing musical instruments
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

A Scottish Love Affair

Camperdown has a strong affiliation with the acclaimed Scottish bard Robert Burns. In fact the oldest surviving statue of the...

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Aireys Inlet

Music, markets & art

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Torquay

Australian National Surfing Museum

Discover the fun, fear, colour and beauty of riding waves in the world’s largest surfing...

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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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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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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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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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Warrnambool

Street Art Encounters in Warrnambool

At the core of it, the best thing about street art in Warrnambool is that it’s accessible to everyone. This is a place where anyone can access...

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Port Fairy

Meet the Locals: Boat Builder, Roger Haldane

Roger Haldane is an adventurer and pioneer. He spent his childhood along the river Moyne before setting sail with his family to found the tuna...

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Port Fairy

Meet the Locals: Writer, Jock Serong

Jock Serong is a writer and teacher of law who lives in Port Fairy with his wife and four children. He is inspired by the ever-changing nature of the...

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Port Fairy

Meet the Locals: Singer-Songwriter, Oriel Glennen

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Warrnambool

Tom Ballard's Favourite Places in Warrnambool

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Warrnambool

5 Reasons You Should Stay at 'The Cally'

When you’re visiting regional Victoria, staying at a modern pub like The Cally, can be loads of...

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Warrnambool

Stories of the Landscape - Tower Hill, near Warrnambool

Tower Hill  is an important natural landmark between Warrnambool and Port...

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Warrnambool

Stories of the Landscape - Kanawinka Geotrail, South West Victoria

Australia may be referred to as a relatively young nation, but the well preserved ancient landscape provides many precious windows into the...

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Warrnambool

Stories of the Landscape - Moyjil, Point Ritchie Warrnambool

Point Ritchie or in local Gunditjmara language, Moyjil, is a rocky headland at the mouth of the Hopkins River in Warrnambool,...

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Find galleries and museums

Lyons Sculpture Park

Lyons

SCOPE Galleries Warrnambool

Warrnambool

Anglesea Surf Centre

Anglesea

Ziibo – Interiors – Art – Life

Colac

Arts Inc Gallery

Apollo Bay

How Bazaar

Colac

Find upcoming events

Mount Elephant Celebration

Derrinallum

Music in the Vines Festival

Macarthur

Tyrendarra Agricultural Show

Tyrendarra

Oktoberfest Warrnambool

Warrnambool

Sandford Bush Music Festival

Sandford

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

Port Fairy

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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 vibe ✌️#greatopia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #visit12apostles
How many have you ticked off?@blackmansbrewery @bellsbeachbrewing @greatoceanroadgin @gorbrewhouse @apollobaydistillery @forrestbrewery @noodledoof @timboondistillery #greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #australia
Step out onto the balcony of Cape Otway Lightstation to experience breathtaking views over the bass straight from 90 metres above. @capeotwaylighthouse#greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #lighthouse
Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of family adventures built to showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay and capture the whole family’s imagination.Here are some of our must do’s 👇1. Discover Australia’s natural beauty @wildlifewondersaus 🐨
2. Rainforest walk at the Great Otway National Park. The kids will love discovering the many waterfalls that flow all year round 🌲
3. Surfing lessons. Both adult and child lessons are available.
4. Swing, leap, climb and fly through the forest on a treetop eco-adventure experience @otwayflyvictoria
5. Visit the @capeotwaylighthouse Learn about the local history and experience the exhilaration and stunning views on the Lighthouse Balcony.
6. Have fish & chips on the beach. A simple thing to do in Apollo Bay with kids but who doesn’t love fresh fish & chips?! 🍟#greatopia #iamapollobay @visit_apollobay #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #apollobay #iamotways
Make sure you stop in at one of the regions local markets. You’ll find double yolker eggs, gourmet doughnuts, award-winning produce and meet local makers and creators from right along the coast!#greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #australia #markets #localproduce
Beach babe Basil going for his morning stroll in Warrnambool with @warrnamboolwildlifeencounters
There should definitely be a wombat emoji don’t you think?#greatopia @iamwarrnambool @iamportfairy #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne @visitmelbourne @australia
One of several waterfalls in the Great Otway National Park, this 20-metre waterfall rewards a somewhat strenuous walk. We hope you enjoyed the view @wandering.wilkies great 📸#greatoceanroad #greatopia #iamotways #otways #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #australia #waterfalls
Yambuk is a tiny town on the road between Port Fairy and Portland and it’s worth the stop for the view and this amazing slide!#greatoceanroad #greatopia @iamportfairy #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne

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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.