Family Friendly Walks

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Visit Great Ocean Road

The Redwoods, Otways

The fairytale forest deep in the...

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Visit Great Ocean Road

Walking the Great Ocean Road region - reconnect with nature

One of the best ways to shed any stress, to feel grounded and to get in touch with the abundant nature of the Great...

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Surf Coast Walk

Offering natural beauty and easy access, the 44km Surf Coast Walk lets you relax and enjoy a world-class walking destination at...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Terang Dry Lake Walk

An interesting trail that chronicles the science and history of the dry lake bed situated on the pretty lowland of the town’s...

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Anglesea

Top 5 places to eat and drink in Anglesea and surrounds

To understand the rise of the Surf Coast region as a culinary powerhouse, we’re going to take you back over 10,000 years, to a...

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Otways

Lookouts of the Otway Coast Hamlets

The stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Road around the Otway Coast Hamlets is unforgettable.  Mount Defiance through to...

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Winchelsea

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Harbour Walk

Enjoy some of the best views in...

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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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Little boy and little girl on their bike at Koroit Botanic Gardens
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Koroit Botanic Gardens

Take a break in the refreshing, green Koroit Botanic...

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Anglesea

Anglesea Perimeter Walk

Let’s loop the loop! The Anglesea Perimeter walk (APW) showcases amazing landscapes around Anglesea, meandering through...

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Otways

Paddy’s Path

Paddy’s Path offers beautiful views from its hillside position and connects Wye River to Separation...

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Female walking through the main entrance of the Camperdown Botanic Garden
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Camperdown Botanical Gardens

These magnificent  gardens are perched above the two volcanic crater lakes of Lake Bullen Merri and Lake Gnotuk and are a...

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Anglesea

Start the Surf Coast Walk in Anglesea

For natural beauty and easy access, the Surf Coast Walk is your world-class walking destination – no matter what your age or...

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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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Anglesea

Anglesea Art Walk

Follow your art! The Anglesea and Torquay Visitor Centre’s can provide a brochure with map, then head off and discover a...

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool Short Walks

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Warrnambool

Point Ritchie (Moyjil) Beach and River Walk

A scenic coastal walk featuring soft sandy beaches, swimming, fishing and historical points of...

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Warrnambool

A walking trail to discover the history and scenery of South Warrnambool

Stroll the streets and shores of South Warrnambool and you will walk in the footsteps of the earliest aboriginal inhabitants and...

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Panoramic view of Mount Noorat with the plains in the background
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Mount Noorat summit and crater loop 2.4km

Distance: 2.4km Elevation:...

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Otways

Lake Elizabeth Walk

Head to Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm...

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View of Simpson Lake with the rotunda in the background and a bench in the foreground
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Heytesbury Settlement Historical Park

The Heytesbury Settlement Historic Park is located on the banks of Simpson Lake and commemorates the development of the...

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Lorne

Adventures at Live Wire Park in Lorne

Escape the city and visit Australia’s first off-the-grid, elevated adventure park, for a day of adrenaline-fuelled...

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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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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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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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Otways

Easy Walks with Kids in the Otways

The whole family will love experiencing the Otways at its finest: on foot. Walkers of almost any ability can trek around and discover magical...

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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
Spend the weekend at the hidden hamlets of Cumberland River, Separation Creek, Wye River, Kennett River and Wongarra – nestled between the pristine ocean beaches and the mountains of the lush Otways. These tranquil tiny towns are far away from the busy tourist bustle and are where you can relax and connect with nature. Who’s with us?#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #australia #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #iamotways @visit_apollobay @exploresurfcoast
Are you ready for a weekend in Peterborough? Located just over 3hrs from Melbourne, Peterborough is the tiny shorefront town surrounded by the storm carved limestone coastline that makes this region famous.1. Hike the Bay of Marty’s trail
2. Take a selfie at the London Bridge
3. Have Lunch in Port Campbell
4. Explore Curdies Inlet and Peterborough beach
5. Play a round at the Peterborough gold club.And that’s just the beginning of a great weekend in Peterborough.@iamportfairy #peterborough #greatoceanroad #greatopia #stayclosegofurther #londonbridge #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne
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- Follow @visitgreatoceanroad and @visitgeelongbellarine
- Tag your road trip buddy (each tag is an entry)
- Complete your entry via commenting 'Road Trip' and follow the instructionsThe winner will be notified via email on the 26th of October. Please be wary of fake accounts and note we will not contact you via DM to say you have won.T&Cs apply.#greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #visitgeelongbellarine #greaterthan #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #seeaustralia

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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.