Experiences

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.

Air Adventures

If you think the coast is spectacular from the sand, you wont believe what it is like from the air! Take a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia, enjoy from a helicopter,...

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Culture, Arts & Music

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...

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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...

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Foodies

Taste the Great Ocean Road coast and hinterland. It's a foodies...

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Galleries & Museums

Galleries in Lorne and Apollo Bay offer a wide variety of local art, including painting, sculpture and photography....

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History & Heritage

Did you know the Great Ocean Road itself was built by soldiers who returned from World War 1? Learn about the history of the diverse region, from our first people to stories of seafaring, shipwrecks...

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Shopping & Markets

Find a weekend farmers market, get lost in one of the many local surf shops or explore boutique clothing and...

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Spas, Relaxation & Wellbeing

The environment may be rugged and wild, but pampering is never too far away when you need a break from being an intrepid explorer. There are dedicated and renowned day spas and other well-being...

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Special Occasions

Turn your special occasion into a magical experience on the Great Ocean Road! Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, an annual celebration, a business conference, or any other event, there are...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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Want to know the most scenic spots? Here's your checklist.

The Great Ocean Road region, from Torquay to Nelson and inland to places like Casterton and Colac, has some of the beautiful and...

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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...

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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...

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4 Spring activities to clear the winter chills

You can visit the Great Ocean Road region at any time of year because each season brings its unique offerings. If you...

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Great Ocean Road Ducks

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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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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...

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High tea anyone?

You might just spot a dolphin from these tea rooms in Port...

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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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4 great pubs along the Great Ocean Road

Pubs have always been the heart and hub of towns and villages along the Great Ocean Road. This welcoming vibe continues today,...

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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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Transformational Travel

Jo Surkitt, wellness tourism expert and founder of Revitalise Escapes, says that transformational travel is the number one item...

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The Spa Trail: A vacation for your body and mind

Visitors to the Great Ocean Road are increasingly setting their sights on the growing number of day spas across the region for...

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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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Tower Hill: A geological, wildlife and cultural wonder

Travel writer Silke was thrilled to find a dormant volcano near Warrnambool and to discover more about its geology and resident...

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12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland of Greatopia

As you wind your way down the Great Ocean Road you will soon find yourself discovering the richness that is Greatopia. Abundant...

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Natural Wellness on the Great Ocean Road

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No 23: Greatest Spas

It’s time to ‘re-treat’ yourself with a relaxing visit to a seaside sanctuary as you make your way along one of...

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No 22: Greatest Breweries & Distilleries

Bring a designated driver, the road ahead is paved in liquid gold! Whether you’re looking for a hydration station as you...

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No 21: Torquay Wellness

Located only 1.25h from Melbourne salt air wellness is never too far away in the vibrant seaside town of Torquay. Get ready for a...

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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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Ways to indulge in the Great Ocean Road region

Whether it’s a special occasion, a weekend away with friends or just a bit of solo time-out, here we’ve listed some of our favorite things to do...

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Adelaide to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road: The Inland Route

Next time you’re planning a trip from the southeastern corner of South Australia across the border through South-West Victoria, why not take the...

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Timboon, the perfect picnic spot!

Timboon is a picnic-ers paradise. With so much produce on offer as part of the 12 Apostles Food Artisan Trail, you can pick up an afternoon’s worth...

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A Sustainable Great Ocean Road Getaway

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most epic road trips, and a visit to Victoria would not be complete without spending some time in...

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Sally Sees The Great Ocean Road

Hi there! My name is Sally and together with my partner Brayden, we run the sustainable travel blog and Instagram, Sally Sees. We are born and bred...

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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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How to live like the locals in the western end of the Great Ocean Road region

Travelling somewhere new is a thrilling adventure. Nothing beats the rush of arriving somewhere for the first time, understanding what life looks...

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The natural wonders of the western end of the Great Ocean Road region

The South West region of Victoria is home to the western end of the Great Ocean Road and also some spectacular coastline unlike anything else found...

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Summer rain? Things to do that won't bore you

Here are our top ideas of what to do on the Great Ocean Road when it’s raining…ideas that won’t bore...

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8 Must-Visit Cocktail Spots Along the Great Ocean Road

Sunny? Time for a cocktail. Raining? Time for a cocktail. Celebrating? Catching up with mates? Going on a date? …cocktails. Lucky for you there are...

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10 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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Why our region rocks

Little people, big voices! Timboon Year 3 & 4 students took matters into their own hands when they discovered that most visitors didn’t...

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12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Project

Need a little inspiration? Call into Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for equipment loan and educational tools to help you better understand...

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Valentine's Day in Port Fairy

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Port Fairy region has extensive activities, restaurants and picnic sites to celebrate and spoil your...

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Apollo Bay

4 Days of Adventure & Fine Food in Apollo Bay

Need a little indulgence and a slice of big nature escapism? This four-day Greatopian adventure will tick all the...

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A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

“I just want to find somewhere with good...

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Plump pizzas & high tea - You won't go hungry in Port Fairy

Port Fairy was our first stop in Victoria as part of our trip across the Great Ocean Road...

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What families can do in Port Fairy

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Port Fairy - it's all you need for a girls' weekend

Port Fairy is THE BEST location for a girls’...

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Our family break in Port Fairy

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Story Towns Audio Tour Podcast

‘The Country to Coast Trail’ Designed for travellers, this podcast tour connects with creative communities, absorbs local knowledge, uncovers...

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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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Our 24 hours of relaxation at Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Max and Faye Martin treated themselves to a night of luxury at the Deep Blue Hotel + Hot Springs after roughing it on the Great Ocean Road and had...

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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.