Nature & Wildlife

The Great Ocean Road region offers so many different wildlife experiences – on land and in water in their natural habitat or ready made opportunities to get up close to the native fauna.

Beaches

From Torquay to Portland and beyond there are literally hundreds of bay and ocean beaches to choose from, and they are magnificent all year round. In summer they act as a cool retreat, while in...

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National Parks

Incredible coastal and inland national parks including the famous Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park amongst...

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Rivers & Lakes

Beautiful lakes and rivers are scattered throughout the Great Ocean Road region, each with their own unique...

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Trails & Lookouts

Trails that lead to waterfalls, lookouts, iconic ocean vistas and volcanic plains. The diverse landscape of the Great Ocean Road region is just waiting to be...

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Waterfalls

With its diverse terrain and coastal margin, the entire Great Ocean Road region is a natural for waterfalls. Typically they offer shady respite from summer days and walkable access through forest...

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Whale Watching

Each year, the coastline plays host to 25 different species of migrating whales, including Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales and Orcas. Try the Winter Whale Trail from the 12...

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Wildlife

The Great Ocean Road region locals inlude kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypus, koalas, glow worms, birds, seals, penguins and even the occasional migrating whale...just to name a...

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Exploring Nature's Playground: The Otways

Hey there, nature lovers! Welcome to the Otways, Victoria’s very own playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Get ready to dive...

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How to spend 48 hours in Port Campbell

Welcome to Port Campbell, a picturesque coastal town nestled along the stunning Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. With its...

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Great Ocean Road Highlights For Spring

As the vibrant hues of spring begin to grace the landscapes, this iconic coastal drive comes alive with rugged cliffs to pristine...

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The 7 Wonders of Greatopia - As Voted By You

Welcome to Greatopia, a land teeming with wonder and awe-inspiring marvels that captivate the imagination and beckon explorers...

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3 Reasons To Drive The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the best road trip destinations in Australia, and for good reason. With its stunning coastline,...

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A road trip for the Winter holidays? Great call!

You might have enjoyed a road trip along the Great Ocean Road in Summer, but have you experienced one in Winter? Wake up from...

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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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Show we me the secrets of the region. Great call!

Hidden treasures await behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road. This secret-revealing journey reveals some of the...

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Want to go see whales in the wild? Great call!

Our winter is a whale’s summer as these gentle giants make their way from the cold Antarctic waters to the Southern Ocean to...

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Want to chase waterfalls next weekend? Great call!

The diverse terrain and coastal margin of the Great Ocean Road makes the entire region a natural wonderland for waterfalls....

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Lake Elizabeth, Otways

Beauty and serenity Lake Elizabeth in the...

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The 12 Apostles

For decades, visitors from around the globe have been streaming to the Great Ocean Road to visit one specific attraction –...

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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill is a wonder to experience on the Great Ocean...

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The Redwoods, Otways

The fairytale forest deep in the...

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No 49: Greatest Waterfalls

The entire Great Ocean Road region is a mecca for...

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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 27: Western End

Venture beyond the day tripper track and explore Port Campbell, Warrnambool, Port Fairy and...

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Rivers & lakes of the Great Ocean Road

Discover the many rivers and lakes of the Great Ocean Road region perfect for strolling, paddling, fishing or...

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Great Otway National Park

From Torquay to Princetown and through the hinterland towards Colac, the Great Otway National Park features rugged coastlines,...

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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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Look all directions 'cos birds are a star attraction

Are you an avid Australian bird watcher? Well, make sure you pack your binoculars on your Great Ocean Road holiday because...

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Great Ocean Road Wildlife

Keep your eyes peeled! The Great Ocean Road Region offers so many different wildlife experiences – on land and in water, in...

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The famous Bells Beach

With an international reputation as one of Australia’s best surf beaches, Bells Beach is an amazing spot — either in the...

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No 18: Winter Whale Trail

Our winter is a whale’s summer as these gentle giants make their way from the cold Antarctic waters to the Southern Ocean...

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Top 7 things to do these Easter Holidays around the Great Ocean Road

A visit to the Great Ocean Road region during the Easter holidays will keep you so busy you will work off those Easter Eggs in no time! Whether you...

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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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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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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 diverse scenery in...

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My favourite places to recentre and commune with nature

When I feel like it’s time to clear the cobwebs, I like to explore new places, commune with nature and re-centre myself. This time, I chose the...

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The rock formations of the Great Ocean Road

These massive rock formations, carved from the crashing waves and weather elements are big, beautiful and display the most magnificent colors that...

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6 Ways nature can soothe the soul

Spending time in nature on the Great Ocean Road at any time of the year is good for the soul. Here are six top spots revealed by a Parks Victoria...

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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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Q & A with Area Chief Ranger for Shipwreck Coast and Hinterland

Michael D Smith, is the Area Chief Ranger for Shipwreck Coast and Hinterland, Parks Victoria. Find out about his top tips for exploring the...

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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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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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Portland

Casterton - an inland trip worth exploring

If you’ve set up base in Portland for your summer holiday, you should know that there are some great inland day trips you can take to mix up your...

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Portland

Moonscapes & Mystical Caves

This stretch of the Great Ocean Road is much less visited than the icons to the east but rewards the intrepid traveller with some incredible sights...

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Otways

Only have 48hrs in the Otways? Here's your guide.

The Otways is enchanting, captivating, picturesque and just two hours west of Melbourne. If you’ve only got 48-hours to spend in the area,...

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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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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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Torquay

A Nurtured Environment

The entirety of the Surf Coast region is renowned for its pristine environment and there’s a strong local culture that has created...

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Aireys Inlet

Must do's in Aireys Inlet

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Aireys Inlet

Get a feel for Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet, a gorgeous coastal hamlet, gateway to the peaceful curves of the Great Ocean Road and the dramatic nature of the Great Otway National...

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Apollo Bay

Let the locals guide you in Apollo Bay

The team at Great Ocean Road Escapes are all locals, so it’s only natural that they suggest their favourite places to eat, shop and explore to...

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Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet - it's closer than you think!

Aireys Inlet is one of my favorite destinations on the Great Ocean Road. It’s under 2 hours from Melbourne (even less from Ballarat) and I can...

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Female touching the dry stone walls with Mount Elephant in the background
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Nature in the North

As residents of the area, how lucky we are to be used to the sight of rolling green hills, quaint towns and dramatic...

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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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12 Apostles Flight Adventure from Torquay

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Breakaway Creek

Kangaroo Tours at the Anglesea Golf Club

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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.