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 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 Food Adventures

It’s on for young and old on the Great Ocean Road where every family road trip has a fun food memory forever pinned to it....

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Group Accommodation on the Great Ocean Road

For those planning to explore the Great Ocean Road region with a group of friends or family, finding suitable group accommodation...

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Great Places to Escape with the Family These School Holidays

If you are planning on packing up the family and heading down the Great Ocean Road these school holidays then this is the list...

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Cultural experiences at Budj Bim

Your journey through the Great Ocean Road region and the roads we travel on today follow the ‘songlines’ or ancient trading...

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Road trip with Mum this Mother's Day? Great call!

Pair adventure with indulgence this Mother’s Day with a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. The stunning coastline offers...

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Road trip for the spring holidays? Great call!

Let the family ‘Choose their own adventure’ these school holidays with a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. Explore sandy...

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Run wild with Dad this Father's Day? Great call!

The perfect Father’s Day surprise awaits behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road – home to...

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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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Great Ocean Road Must-See Attractions

When it comes to Great Ocean Road must see’s, you’re spoilt for choice. The Great Ocean Road’s main attractions are its...

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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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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...

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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...

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How to Become a Junior Park Ranger in Victoria

Welcome to Parks Victoria’s Junior Ranger Program! Designed for curious explorers aged 6 to 12, this educational activity...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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来到这里感受大自然的惊艳和鬼斧神工。十二门徒岩 (12 Apostles)...

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Top 5 days out for families on the Great Ocean Road

Calling all families! Are you ready for some epic adventures and wild discoveries? Below are our picks for the best big days out for families in the...

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Healthy Food Options Along The Great Ocean Road

As well as its beautiful scenery, the Great Ocean Road is full of amazing local produce and healthy whole food options with a treasure trove of...

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9 of the best fish n chips on the Great Ocean Road

What’s on the dinner menu when you hit the beach in summer? Yep, you bet it’s fish and chips for 9 out of 10 of us! Whether it’s...

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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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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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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 in Victoria

The Great Ocean Road, perhaps the best family holiday destination in Victoria, offers a plethora of activities for families. From the golden beaches...

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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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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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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Country Races

Come and join us for an unforgettable experience at our Annual Country...

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Warrnambool

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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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

Planning for a long weekend? What about Warrnambool?

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most iconic Australian landmarks. Visitors from all around the world are familiar with the rugged and heavily...

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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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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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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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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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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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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.