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 scenery than to lace up your comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the trail.

As well as the Great Ocean Road’s iconic walks, there are the town walks in each destination, walks that will allow you to discover Rail Trails, Museums, Historical and Heritage Listed Buildings and more. Call into a Visitor Information Centre to pick up your copy of the towns’ map and chat to a local.

There’s no better way to enjoy the coast, the countryside or the township.

Family Friendly Walks

Grab the whole family, young and old to explore one of these...

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Great Ocean Walk

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Lookout Walks

Take in those iconic views while getting in touch with...

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Other Iconic Walks

The Great Ocean Road region has a collection of absolutely bucket list iconic walks and overnight...

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Short Walks

Short walks to get you moving and to appreciate those views along the...

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Waterfall Walks

Discover the waterfall walks of the Great Ocean Road in Lorne and the Otways. With a variety of small and longer walk options suitable for family trips, hikers or just a leisurely...

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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

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

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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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

Apollo Bay Harbour Walk

Enjoy some of the best views in...

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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

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

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

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 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

Marriners Lookout

Marriners Lookout is located on top of the hill sitting just north of 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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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Our experience on the Otway Fly

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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 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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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

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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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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Female looking towards the Port Campbell Bay and Jetty at sunset
12 Apostles

Rediscover the 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland from Port Campbell

If you have been looking for the perfect weekend getaway, filled with picturesque landscapes, bucket list destinations, outdoor adventures and...

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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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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Dreaming of Scotland? Trek Victoria's Volcanic Lakes and Plains

With a winter carpet of emerald green, morning mist on sapphire lakes, hill walking and charming historic towns you could be forgiven for thinking...

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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 journey. Try out some of...

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Find Walking Tours

SeaEarth Adventures

Torquay

Ride With Us – Tours and Transport

Timboon

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism

Heywood

Otway Eco Tours

Forrest

Walk91 – Great Ocean Walk Specialists

Apollo Bay

Storytowns Podcast Tours

Port Campbell

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Ride or stroll around the pretty town of Port Fairy and experience boutique dining, shopping and historic experiences. #Greatopia#greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #iamportfairy @iamportfairy #australia #seeaustralia
6 unique places to stay along the Great Ocean Road. Where would you stay?@forrestguesthouse @racvtorquayresort @anchorsportcampbell.com.au @deepbluehotelhotsprings @oldmarketinnportfairy @capenelsonlighthouse #greatopia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne
Have you climbed Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet? The views are simply breathtaking.
#Greatopia@aireysinlet #splitpointlighthouse @exploresurfcoast #visitvictoria #australia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther
5 Great things to do if you’re a foodie along the Great Ocean Road 👇1. @codalorne - promises modern pan-Asian flavours with the added bonus of glittering sea views from its floor to ceiling windows.2. @apollobayfishcoop  a Mecca for seafood lovers make sure you try the 🦞3. @braerestaurant a fine diner that needs no introduction.4. @merrijigkitchen specialty is it’s daily menu depending on what’s the ripest in the kitchen garden or sourced from local farms.5. @the_coast_anglesea carefully curated by head chef, Evans Magati, the fine dining menu offers a variety of modern Australia dishes featuring locally sourced produce.#Greatopia #Greatoceanroad #foodies #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria @visitmelbourne
No matter how old your kids are, children always love to learn from their parents and spend time making memories together.Here is a list of some fun things to do around the Great Ocean Road as a family 👇1.  Take a surf lesson, it’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
2. Paddle out on the river with @angleseapaddleboats
3. Visit @greatoceanrdchocolaterie
4. Go 🐳 watching
5. Have an action packed day in Lorne @livewirepark
6. Learning and understanding the cultural connections of a region is an essential and exciting part of a family holiday. @wgtowerhill @budjbimtours
7. Take a guided tour @wildlifewonders
8. Explore the Port Campbell National Park
9. Chase waterfalls in the OtwaysDid we leave anything off the list?#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #seeaustralia #australia #stayclosegofurther f
#Greatopia has so many bucket list attractions. What’s on your list?#greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne @exploresurfcoast  @visitmelbourne @australia
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Discover the icons of #Greatopia 🚁Get a birds eye view of the incredible Port Campbell National Park with @12apostleshelicopters and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our friends 🐳.#greatoceanroad @visit12apostles #visitvictoria @we_are_explorers @parksvic #visitmelbourne #australia @australia

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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.