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 has...

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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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Female on a bicycle at the beginnin of the Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail
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Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail

The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and...

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Wonky and a Bit

Distance: 46km Elevation gained:...

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Female standing on the Port Campbell beach looking towards the jetty
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PORT CAMPBELL LOOKOUT - PORT CAMPBELL

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Princetown Beach

The meandering course of the Gellibrand River finds the sea beneath the bold headland of Pt Ronald. Wild and untamed;...

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Male cycling along the road
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Princetown - Moonlight Head - Great Ocean Road return

Distance: 33.2km Elevation gained:...

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Boating

The Southern Ocean is perilous, unpredictable and uncompromising. Some local knowledge and a reliable craft that is adequate for...

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Male kayaking from Boat Bay with the cliff to his left
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Boat Bay

Anybody who has ever backed a trailer needs to have a look at this ramp. Lots of offshore stacks are visible in this sheltered...

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Princetown - Port Campbell - Great Ocean Road return

Distance: 40.2km Elevation gained:...

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Great Ocean Walk

Great Ocean Walk Victoria’s premier coastal walking trail extends 106km from Apollo Bay West to the 12 Apostles just 12km...

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Timboon Rail Trail Trestle Bridge
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GLENFYNE - MERRETTS ROAD - CURDIES RIVER BRIDGE

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Fishing Spots Around Port Campbell & The 12 Apostles

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Port Campbell Bay from the Discovery Walk
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Port Campbell Discovery Walk

The walk traverses cliff top and dense low coastal heath. It offers wildlife viewing opportunities and unobstructed viewing east,...

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Trail running low tide Princetown Beach running on wet sand reflecting pink sky
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Holiday Running!

Only a runner knows the feeling of escape and discovery that builds when you run into the...

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Aerial view of the Timboon Trestle Bridge
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CURDIES RIVER BRIDGE - TIMBOON

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TIMBOON - SCHULZ ORGANIC DAIRY

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Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach

Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of...

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CAMPERDOWN - NAROGHID

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Water Skiing along the 12 Apostles Coast

Spring fed lakes like Lake Bullen Merri offer good opportunity for water skiers whose fields of play have been limited elsewhere...

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Peterborough Golf Club

9 Hole golf course with stunning cliff top views and a true coastal links makes the Peterborough course a rare treat for...

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Timboon Golf Club

14 +4 Hole course surrounded by mature native bush...

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The Wonky Stingray

Distance: 42.9km Elevation gained:...

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Power Creek Reserve
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Power Creek Reserve

A Community Conservation...

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Sunrise over the Princetown boardwalk and the Gellibrand River
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Estuaries of the 12 Apostles Coast

Estuarine species to be targeted include bream, mullet, trevally, estuary perch, mulloway and short finned eel. The upper layers...

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Mountain Bike Trails of the Great Ocean Road

It’s never been easier to get out and spend the day on two wheels along the trails of the Great Ocean Road region. With bike hire, tours, and 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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Find fun outdoors this Autumn

The Great Ocean Road region is renowned for its beaches in summer but dig a little deeper and you will find iconic hikes and walking trails and...

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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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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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Twelve Apostles Trail - Stage 1

Timboon to Port Campbell is open. Feel free to join us for a test ride and taste this summer before we apply the finish and sparkle and stay tuned...

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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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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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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.