Outdoor Activities

Active adventure at your fingertips

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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12 Apostles

Walking Port Campbell with my dog

The tale of a breezy wintery walk around Port Campbell in the company of Rocco, my trusty...

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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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12 Apostles

Bay of Martyrs

Are the stacks martyred; sentinels guarding the land from the bold affront of the Southern Ocean or is reference made to the...

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12 Apostles

Newfield Bay Access & Fishing

The broad double sweep of Newfield Bay extends east from the mouth of the Curdies River some 1.7 km to where it terminates once...

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Warrnambool

Hopkins Falls

Hopkins Falls are set in lush dairy country. They make an ideal picnic, fishing and walking spot, with gas BBQs and toilets...

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Anglesea

Anglesea Bike Park

For all ages and all riders – pro-designed and world-class 4X tracks brimming with the cheeky challenge of mounds, rollers,...

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12 Apostles

Paddling Lakes, Rivers, Estuaries of the 12 Apostles Coastline

For recreational paddlers, the volcanic lakes and estuaries generally provide more protected and predictable waters with plenty...

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Anglesea

Anglesea Adventures

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Otways

Maits Rest

Maits Rest is a relatively short, circuit walk virtually beside the Great Ocean Road about 15 minutes west of Apollo Bay....

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Lorne

Fishing in Lorne

The warm touch of sun is calling as the bay comes to life with excitable shrieks of a brilliant catch. Featuring one of the best...

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12 Apostles

Power Creek Reserve

A Community Conservation...

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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

An Insiders Guide - Jodie Lawson

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

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Torquay

How To Spend Time In Torquay With Your Four-legged Friend

With some of Victoria’s most pristine beaches, the Great Ocean Road is a great place to visit at any time of the...

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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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Anglesea

Hit up the Anglesea Golf Course

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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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Warrnambool

What’s On in Warrnambool

As to what’s on in Warrnambool, there’s plenty on offer. Because it’s the biggest town on the Great Ocean Road the...

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12 Apostles

Wonky and a Bit (46km)

Start this ride early to make the most of quieter roads and to allow plenty of time to visit attractions including the Arch,...

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Torquay

See The Sea From Above

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Portland

Nelson

Situated near the mouth of the Glenelg River, and 5km from the South Australian Border, Nelson is a popular holiday...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Adventure is at your fingertips

Come and experience the stunning natural surrounds of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains. Use our interactive map to plan your...

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Fisherman at surf beach
Torquay

Fishing in Torquay

With a beach called Fishermans, you would expect some good fishing around here… and you’re not...

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Portland

The Way Around Portland With Corey

Portland and the Glenelg shire is a great place to visit as it is so versatile and accommodating for people and groups of all...

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Be Inspired

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

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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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Lorne

Tree Trampolining at the Live Wire Park

Tree Trampolining? Yes, It’s a thing and it’s good for your...

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Lorne

A Long Weekend in Lorne

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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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, 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.