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 trail.

Explore All Trails and Lookouts

Visit Great Ocean Road

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...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

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....

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

A foodie road trip along the Great Ocean Road? Great call!

Let your tastebuds lead the way on this driving degustation along the Great Ocean Road. Explore all the culinary delights coastal...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Want to go camping next weekend? Great call!

With over 240km to explore and some of the best campgrounds in Victoria, the Great Ocean Road offers a great range of camping...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Let’s tick these off the Bucket List? Great call!

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most famous road trips in the world. Pack the bags and take this bucket list journey to some...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Want to take up surfing this summer? Great call!

The Great Ocean Road has long been an Australian favourite surfing road trip destination. Since the 1950’s surfers and their...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Summer rain? Things to do that won’t bore you

Here are our top ideas of what to do on the Great Ocean Road when it’s raining…ideas that won’t bore...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

6 Places to enjoy a cocktail on the Great Ocean Road

Sunny? Time for a cocktail. Raining? Time for a cocktail. Celebrating? Catching up with mates? Going on a date? …cocktails....

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

10 of the best fish n chips on the Great Ocean Road

What’s on the dinner menu when you hit the beach in summer? Yep, you bet it’s fish and chips for 9 out of 10 of...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road’s 2023 Hatted Restaurants

The Great Ocean Road region is fast becoming known as a foodie destination with so many local producers, artisans and chefs doing...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Where To Go For New Years Eve

Explore
Timboon P-12 Poster Banner
12 Apostles

Why our region rocks

Little people, big voices! Timboon Grade 4 students took matters into their own hands when they discovered that most visitors...

Explore
Couple walking in to the botanic gardens at Lake Colac
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Colac Botanic Gardens

The Colac Botanic Gardens, designed by William Guilfoyle (Melbourne Botanic gardens), occupy about 16 hectares in an elevated...

Explore
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Angling for a catch

Explore
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

9 holes, 9 courses

There’s just about a golf course in every town in the Volcanic Lakes and Plains region. We proudly are home to some excellent...

Explore
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Follow the breadcrumbs

Country bakeries offer something special and genuinely down-to-earth you that just can’t find in the...

Explore
Hopetoun Falls Beech Forest Otways Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles

Hopetoun Falls

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Where To Go For New Years Eve

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Where to Go For Christmas Holidays

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Where To Go On Easter Holiday Weekend

Explore
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Another parma, another pot

Is there any better feeling than walking into a country pub and feeling like you’re one of the locals? Strike up a...

Explore
2 black swans and cygnets
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Yatmerone Reserve

With over 30 species of birds living in the wetlands, Yatmerone is a popular bird-watching area providing a place where visitors...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

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....

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Road trip for the spring holidays? Great call!

Let the family ‘Choose their own adventure’ these school holidays with a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. Explore sandy...

Explore

Be Inspired

Visit Great Ocean Road

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...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

13 Must-see places across the Great Ocean Road region

If you thought the 12 Apostles were going to be the only highlight of your Great Ocean Road trip, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. In...

Explore

Follow our stories @visitgreatoceanroad

Seal Point at Cape Bridgewater is home for up to 2500 Australian and Long Nose Fur Seals and is one of the best kept secrets in our region.Great capture by @summitstoseas 👏#greatsouthwestwalk #greatopia #glenelg #iamportland #capebridgewater #seal #greatoceanroad @visitmelbourne @australia
With plenty to see and do on and around the Great Ocean Road, from adventure to total relaxation, from a romantic escape to a family holiday, you won’t be left short on things to do – whatever your vibe ✌️#greatopia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #visit12apostles
How many have you ticked off?@blackmansbrewery @bellsbeachbrewing @greatoceanroadgin @gorbrewhouse @apollobaydistillery @forrestbrewery @noodledoof @timboondistillery #greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #australia
Step out onto the balcony of Cape Otway Lightstation to experience breathtaking views over the bass straight from 90 metres above. @capeotwaylighthouse#greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #lighthouse
Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of family adventures built to showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay and capture the whole family’s imagination.Here are some of our must do’s 👇1. Discover Australia’s natural beauty @wildlifewondersaus 🐨
2. Rainforest walk at the Great Otway National Park. The kids will love discovering the many waterfalls that flow all year round 🌲
3. Surfing lessons. Both adult and child lessons are available.
4. Swing, leap, climb and fly through the forest on a treetop eco-adventure experience @otwayflyvictoria
5. Visit the @capeotwaylighthouse Learn about the local history and experience the exhilaration and stunning views on the Lighthouse Balcony.
6. Have fish & chips on the beach. A simple thing to do in Apollo Bay with kids but who doesn’t love fresh fish & chips?! 🍟#greatopia #iamapollobay @visit_apollobay #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #apollobay #iamotways
Make sure you stop in at one of the regions local markets. You’ll find double yolker eggs, gourmet doughnuts, award-winning produce and meet local makers and creators from right along the coast!#greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #australia #markets #localproduce
Beach babe Basil going for his morning stroll in Warrnambool with @warrnamboolwildlifeencounters
There should definitely be a wombat emoji don’t you think?#greatopia @iamwarrnambool @iamportfairy #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne @visitmelbourne @australia
One of several waterfalls in the Great Otway National Park, this 20-metre waterfall rewards a somewhat strenuous walk. We hope you enjoyed the view @wandering.wilkies great 📸#greatoceanroad #greatopia #iamotways #otways #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #australia #waterfalls

Let us inspire you

Sign up to get the latest deals, tours & events along the Great Ocean Road

Thank you for subscribing!

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.