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The landscape and the lifestyle have inspired artisans of all disciplines to explore their craft and follow their passion.

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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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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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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

Music, markets & art

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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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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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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

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

Victoria’s Largest Maritime Museum and...

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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

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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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

Merri View Gallery

Warrnambool

Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery

Aireys Inlet

Longboat Studio/Gallery

Port Fairy

Artists of the Valley

Casterton

Nirranda Arts

Nirranda

How Bazaar

Colac

Find upcoming events

Tracks at Timboon

Timboon

Mount Elephant Celebration

Derrinallum

Dance Floor Revival

Port Fairy

Friday Night Trivia

Koroit

WinterWild

Apollo Bay

Port Fairy Woman’s Weekend

Port Fairy

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5 Great things to do if you’re a foodie along the Great Ocean Road 👇

1. @codalorne - promises modern pan-Asian flavours with the added bonus of glittering sea views from its floor to ceiling windows.

2. @apollobayfishcoop  a Mecca for seafood lovers make sure you try the 🦞 

3. @braerestaurant a fine diner that needs no introduction.

4. @merrijigkitchen specialty is it’s daily menu depending on what’s the ripest in the kitchen garden or sourced from local farms. 

5. @the_coast_anglesea carefully curated by head chef, Evans Magati, the fine dining menu offers a variety of modern Australia dishes featuring locally sourced produce. 

#Greatopia #Greatoceanroad #foodies #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria @visitmelbourne
No matter how old your kids are, children always love to learn from their parents and spend time making memories together. 

Here is a list of some fun things to do around the Great Ocean Road as a family 👇

1.  Take a surf lesson, it’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
2. Paddle out on the river with @angleseapaddleboats 
3. Visit @greatoceanrdchocolaterie 
4. Go 🐳 watching 
5. Have an action packed day in Lorne @livewirepark 
6. Learning and understanding the cultural connections of a region is an essential and exciting part of a family holiday. @wgtowerhill @budjbimtours 
7. Take a guided tour @wildlifewonders 
8. Explore the Port Campbell National Park 
9. Chase waterfalls in the Otways

Did we leave anything off the list? 

#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #seeaustralia #australia #stayclosegofurther f
#Greatopia has so many bucket list attractions. What’s on your list? 

#greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne @exploresurfcoast  @visitmelbourne @australia
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Discover the icons of #Greatopia 🚁 

Get a birds eye view of the incredible Port Campbell National Park with @12apostleshelicopters and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our friends 🐳. 

#greatoceanroad @visit12apostles #visitvictoria @we_are_explorers @parksvic #visitmelbourne #australia @australia
The GABLES LOOKOUT | Moonlight Head, Great Ocean Walk. 

No other words needed…

Except THANKYOU to @bymoonlight.com.au for sharing👏

#greatopia #greatoceanroad #greatoceanwalk #visitvictoria #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #seeaustralia
@doodydaniel from @studio10au has been out exploring the region today. He visited the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, hitched a ride in a Kombi, met a local tour operator, tasted some local produce and had fun jamming with local musician @flynngurry . 

Tune in to @studio10au tomorrow from 8:30am to find out what he gets up to next. #greatopia 

#greatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther @visit12apostles

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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.