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 winter a wonderful backdrop to witness with big swell.

It may be tempting to jump in anywhere along the coast, but we advise it’s best to look for the yellow and red beach flags. They signify that there are lifesavers around looking after you and your family, at patrolled beaches. You can help by swimming between the flags and being conscious of beach safety.

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Torquay

Torquay: A Cafe + Shopping Hub On The Great Ocean Road

Our final stop on the Great Ocean Road was a beautiful one when we...

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Couple and dog at beach with surfboard and towel
Torquay

Pet Friendly Walks & Beaches

A holidays destination for the whole family… including...

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Aireys Inlet
Aireys Inlet

2-Day Itinerary

Aireys Inlet is located on the Great Ocean Road around 90 minutes from Melbourne via the Princes Freeway.  A nature-lovers wonderland in its own...

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12 Apostles

Anchor yourself in nature in Port Campbell

Are you looking for somewhere peaceful and tranquil to stay whilst you explore the raw and rugged 12 Apostles region? Somewhere you’re guaranteed...

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Port Fairy

Beaches Trail

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Torquay

Torquay: A Cafe + Shopping Hub On The Great Ocean Road

Our final stop on the Great Ocean Road was a beautiful one when we...

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Lorne

First Taste of Summer in Lorne

It’s amazing how transformative a few days by the sea can be. A weekend in Lorne full of fresh air, stunning views, saltwater and sunshine,...

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Lorne

What to do For a Weekend in Lorne

You’ve probably heard before that Lorne has 10 waterfalls within 10kms…but have you seen them all? There has never been a better time...

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Explore the charming coastal town of Port Fairy its historic architecture, stunning beaches, and vibrant arts scene make this Victorian fishing village one of the most picturesque spots in Australia.

Stunning reel by @thecommonwanderer for @visitmelbourne 👏

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It’s not too late to book a summer getaway. Here’s 5 things to do in Apollo Bay & the Otways. 

1. Go boogie boarding at the beach 🏖 
2. Discover the Californian Redwood forest 🌳 
3. Hike to Hopetoun Falls 🥾 
4. Take a dusk tour @wildlifewondersaus 🐨 
5. Find fairies 🧚‍♂️ @otwayflyvictoria
This is Lake Elizabeth a 15 minute drive from Forrest. The enormous, ghostly tree trunks emerging from the still water gives the lake a prehistoric feel – it’s like the land before time.

@visit_apollobay #iamotways #forrest #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #greatopia #stayclosegofurther #greatoceanroad
Voted the 4th best beach in 
A U S T R A L I A !! 
 by @bestaustralianbeaches Apollo Bay beach is a 3km long eastern facing beach, that provides safe, patrolled (during peak periods) waters for walking, swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, sand castle building and beach cricket. 🏖 

Awesome pic by our pirate friends @safari.global 🙌

@visit_apollobay @australia @visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #greatoceanroad #apollobaygreatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #australia #stayclosegofurther
Ever been to Cape Bridgewater? 

Only 20 minutes from Portland, Cape Bridgewater is picturesque, secluded and a must see on your next adventure. 

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Take the weekend to explore Great Ocean Roads breweries and distilleries. #GreatCall 

For more great breweries and distilleries check out our website ✌️
@noodledoof @apollobaydistillery @gorbrewhouse @greatoceanroadgin @castertondistillingco
Get up early and watch the sunrise over the water, salt in the air, surfers catching their first waves of the morning, all to the sound of the ocean crashing against the shoreline. 

Stunning capture by @adventures.of.davidm 🙌 

@australia @visitmelbourne #greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne
7 reasons to explore the Surf Coast this Summer👆🏻

@exploresurfcoast #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #summer #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne

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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.