Family Activities

Something for the whole family

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 and chips on the beach.

Family friendly adventures from ziplining to bushwalking, mountain biking or horse riding – the Great Ocean Road is a playground for family fun.

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Family friendly bike and scooter trails

Take the kids on adventure activities around the Great Ocean...

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Top 10 things to do with kids around the Great Ocean Road

Our handy guide will help you plan your stay, along with burning off some energy between car rides and meal stops whilst on your...

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No 43: Family Fun in Port Fairy & Warrnambool

With two seaside towns to explore the young, and the young at heart are sure to have a great weekend in Port Fairy and...

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No 38: Apollo Bay & Otways with Kids

All ages adventures where the forest meets the...

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Wildlife Wonders is a wildlife tour for all of your senses

Wildlife Wonders is just up the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay but feels like a world away. Full of native plants and wildlife,...

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No 32: Kids' Anglesea Adventure

Anglesea is a natural playground for families that just want to have...

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Family Friendly Beaches

With miles of sandcastle real estate, lagoons for snorkelling and rock pools teeming with wildlife, the beaches of the Great...

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Where to pick your own berries

Sweet and delicious. Each season brings its own delights to the Great Ocean Road region, particularly when it comes to fresh...

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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...

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12 Apostles

十二门徒岩 12 Apostles

大洋路之行的压轴大戏,也是维多利亚州自然风光里最闪耀的一颗明珠。世界各地的游客不远万里...

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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...

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Our experience on the Otway Fly

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Playgrounds on the Great Ocean Road

Play your way through the region! Which towns have great playgrounds? Well, most actually, but here’s a selection of some...

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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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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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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Local Escape Plan

Why not tell the crew you’re going to climb a mountain? And when we say mountain we actually mean...

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Warrnambool

Family Accommodation in 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...

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Anglesea

Accessibility in Anglesea

Access Surf Coast oceans...

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Port Fairy

Watching the Mutton Birds in Port Fairy

The bird we commonly call the mutton-bird is the short tailed shearwater...

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Warrnambool

Oddball – Maremma Dogs

The Middle Island Maremma Project is a unique environmental program that uses a special breed of Maremma dogs to protect...

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Warrnambool

BMX Track

Warrnambool is home to a world class BMX track capable of hosting major competitions and providing a top training base for elite...

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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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Warrnambool

Mini Golf by the Sea in Warrnambool

Try your luck at Mini Golf by the Sea. Located adjacent to the spectacular foreshore and beside Warrnambool’s famous...

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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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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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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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10 Outings with the kids in Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a fantastic family-friendly destination. with bucket loads of things to do, from exciting locations to explore to wildlife and...

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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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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 on your regional road trip

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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