Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the tranquility of a kayak, the restorative benefits of a surf or great hike, or the adrenalin rush of mountain biking downhill.

All you have to do is pick your pace.

Biking

The Great Ocean Road and surrounding areas has a wide array of courses and facilities for cyclists - whether you're a road cyclist, love the energy of mountain biking or are searching for a cruisy...

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Camping

Sleep under the stars, along a river, next to the ocean (or all three) when you’re camping on and around the Great Ocean Road. From family friendly holiday parks to parking your RV in one of your...

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Fishing

Ocean, beach, estuary, river and lake, all within your reach with backdrops that will take your breath...

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Golf

With some of the most highly rated public access courses in Australia located within the Great Ocean Road region it's little wonder many of the visitors who arrive are toting a set of golf...

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Surfing

From friendly forgiving beginner waves to learn on, to some of the world surfing pros' favourite surf spots - the Great Ocean Road coast is filled with opportunity.The Great Ocean Road region...

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Trails and Lookouts

There's no better way to communicate with nature and checkout the scenery, than to lace up you comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the...

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Walking

The Great Ocean Road region is a natural for walking, hiking, rambling and ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. There's no better way to communicate with nature and check out the...

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Water Activities

Diving, snorkelling, rock pooling, boogie boarding, paddle boarding and more. There's plenty of ways to get in the water around the Great Ocean...

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Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay

The Great Ocean Walk is a one way long distance walk extending East to West, just over a 100kms between Apollo Bay and the...

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Apollo Bay

Wake Up To Apollo Bay

Whichever way you choose your journey to Apollo Bay, you will be winding through forest and coastlines of awe-inspiring...

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Apollo Bay

Q&A With Nick Polgeest - Apollo Bay Fishermens Co-op

Nick Polgeest, affectionately known around the traps as ‘Nicko’, is a local personality in Apollo...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Beaches

Take a stroll along the wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach of Apollo Bay offset by a stunning backdrop of rolling green...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay-Marengo-Shelly Beach

Do the beginning section of the Great Ocean Walk (GOW) starting from the wave sculpture trailhead in the Visitor Information...

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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,...

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Apollo Bay

An Insiders Guide - Jodie Lawson

Jodie is a local business owner who provides vegetables grown organically on her property in...

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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...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Sculpture Walk

A permanent exhibition of local artists’ work, the wooden sculptures along the Apollo Bay Foreshore have become an iconic...

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Apollo Bay

Dog Friendly Weekend Breaks On The Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re in the middle of a road trip or looking for a dog-friendly weekend break, it can be difficult to find...

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Apollo Bay

Marriners Lookout

Marriners Lookout is located on top of the hill sitting just north of Apollo Bay....

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Apollo Bay

Top 5 runs in Apollo Bay

Looking for some fun runs whilst you are in Apollo Bay? Here are our top 5 runs around the town that will have you exploring the...

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Apollo Bay

Where Can You Eat A Famous Scallop Pie + Search For Glow Worms? Apollo Bay!

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Apollo Bay

Exploring Apollo Bay & The Otways Like A Local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National...

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Apollo Bay

2021 Wotif Aussie Town Of The Year Celebrates Apollo Bay

At a time when we’re all craving escapism and space, Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road holds all the...

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Apollo Bay

Surf's Up in Apollo Bay

Running the length of the Great Ocean Road, the coastal area around Apollo Bay puts on an endless number of beach, reef and...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Harbour Walk

Enjoy some of the best views in...

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Apollo Bay

Outdoor Adventure Activities in Apollo Bay

Join the pursuit for ecstasy in whatever fashion you please with an endless variety of adventures built to showcase the capturing...

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Apollo Bay

Air Adventures with Apollo Bay Aviation

For an entirely unique experience, and one to tick off the bucket list, why not try seeing the coast from the sky? Apollo Bay...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trail

There are two Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trails (Marengo to Barham and Apollo Bay to Wild...

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Apollo Bay

Kayaking in Apollo Bay

Paddle out to the seal colony, viewing the coast’s beautiful hills and reefs from a new...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Coastal Trail

Please note: the trail is subject to coastal erosion following kings tides and big swells (and may be closed in sections)....

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay History Trail

Discover ten historical points of interest on a walk through the Apollo Bay...

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Apollo Bay

Local Guide: A 360 Degree View of the Top 5 Spots in Apollo Bay

Our project Manager Jo Birley has lived in Apollo Bay for 18 years. Jo has selected her ‘local’s guide’ of top things to do...

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Let’s go on an adventure we’ve never done before. Great call!

Adventure awaits behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road – home to Victoria’s most epic outdoor experiences. Even the most avid...

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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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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 haven’t had the chance to...

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Be a happy camper and plan ahead

Mountains, rivers, beaches, forests… the Great Ocean Road region has it all when it comes...

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How I did 3 days of the Great Ocean Walk in luxury

The beauty of the Great Ocean Walk is that you can choose how far you want to walk, how hard you want it to be, what you want to see…AS WELL AS...

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Great Ocean Walk: A rollercoaster in nature

With a mix of beaches, clifftops, farmlands, rainforests and hinterland, Great Ocean Walk is a magnificent roller coaster of...

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Why Adrenalin is the Perfect Winter Warmer

I’ve lived in Apollo Bay my entire life and the best thing about winter on the Great Ocean Road is there’s no stopping those with a love for...

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The best selfie spots on the Great Ocean Road

There are so many epic places to grab that perfect photo – here are a few faves and a few ones you may not know...

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Finding solitude on the Great Ocean Walk

Adventurers Cam and Elise Greenwood spent three days on the Great Ocean Walk, starting at Blanket Bay and finishing at Johanna Beach. They were...

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6 Reasons why anyone can experience the Great Ocean Walk

For 100 years, tourists have driven the Great Ocean Road to see some of the world’s most beautiful national parks, beaches, coast, rainforests...

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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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12 Apostles Trail on the Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles

12 Apostles Trail – Getting ready to Roll

Local dairy, beef, ice cream and berries for lunch and seafood and local brews for supper. How does that sound? From the treetops of Timboon to the...

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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 seaside adventure will tick all the...

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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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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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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

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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Aireys Inlet

Discover the Surf Coast Hinterland from Aireys Inlet

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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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Lorne

6 Ways to love Lorne like a local

As local residents, we fall in love with Lorne every day, no matter what the...

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Port Fairy Surf School / Daktari Sport

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Go Ride A Wave – Anglesea

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Follow our stories @visitgreatoceanroad

Our guide to dining out this Spring:1. @the_coast_anglesea for it’s native flavours 🤤
2. @lacantina_commonground pasta, pasta, pasta 🍝
3. @frolic_lane for cocktails and pizzas. 🍕
4. @birdhouse.apollobay for the fresh local seafood. 🦞
5. @braerestaurant well because it’s award winning!! 🥇#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitgreatoceanroad
The Great Ocean Road has many locations and activities that make it perfect for a romantic getaway. When’s your next adventure?#Greatopia#Greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #holidayherethisyear #australia #visitmelbourne
Want to chase waterfalls this weekend? #GreatCall#Greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther @australia
One week down one week to go….. What will you get up to next?Here’s some ideas:
⛳️ Challenge yourselves with some Mini Golf @greatoceanroadminigolf @big4_portfairy @minigolfwarrnambool🐨 Take a walk on the wild side @wildlifewondersaus🌳 Fly through the treetops @livewirepark🍫 Become a chocolatier @greatoceanrdchocolaterie🥾 Hike to the top of @capeotwaylighthouse🛶 Take a paddle in Anglesea @angleseapaddleboats⭐️ Take a Gunditjmara guided cultural tour of the World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape with @budjbimtourism#greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria @australia @iamwarrnambool @exploresurfcoast @visit_apollobay
So long as your dog is on a lead, there are plenty of walks and hikes you can do together along the Great Ocean Road here are some of our fave’s.* Lake Elizabeth Loop, Otway’s
* Koorie Cultural Walk, Anglesea
* Surf Coast Walk, Torquay
* Gabbo’s Beach, Port Fairy
* Warrnambool board walk{ After your walk stop in at @gorbrewhouse and check out the pub friendly beer garden it’s the perfect place for you and your furry friend to unwind 🐕 . }#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #seeaustralia #visitmelbourne
Let the family ‘choose their own adventure’ these school holidays with a road trip along the Great Ocean Road!@exploresurfcoast @jumpz_anglesea @torquaysurfacademy @fishbymoonlite @greatoceanrdchocolaterie  @visit_apollobay #greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad @visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria
Did someone say school holidays…?
There’s so much to do along the Great Ocean Road what are you waiting for?
Australia’s most important lighthouse, @capeotwaylighthouse is now open!
Purchase tickets upon arrival, with Spring opening hours Friday- Tuesday 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm).Welcome back to the Cape!@visit_apollobay #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #greatopia @visitmelbourne @australia #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther

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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.