Culture, Arts & Music

The Great Ocean Road region has a vibrant culture

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 to artists and live music.

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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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Warrnambool

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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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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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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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Aireys Inlet

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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

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

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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Warrnambool

School Holiday Activities in Warrnambool

There is no shortage of school holiday activities in Warrnambool. The kids will be kept so busy throughout the holidays with a...

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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

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Victoria’s Largest Maritime Museum and...

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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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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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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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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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.