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Experiences

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...

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Nature & Wildlife

The Great Ocean Road region offers so many different wildlife experiences - on land and in water in their natural habitat or ready made opportunities to get up close to the native...

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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...

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Otways

Beech Forest

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Port Fairy

Yambuk

This peaceful setting in an idyllic location and has all that you require for a relaxing stay whilst reconnecting with...

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Port Fairy

Worthy of exploration: The township of Port Fairy Virtual Tour

Come along with our Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around...

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Portland

Portland's Wonders

In the small town of Portland, exciting things...

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Anglesea

Accessibility in Anglesea

Access Surf Coast oceans...

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Apollo Bay

Stay & Explore Apollo Bay

Unpack your bags and stay a while. Life is an adventure in Apollo Bay with protected bays to swim, endless Great Otway National...

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Portland

Wildlife in Portland

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Portland

5 Reasons Why You Should Spend Summer in Portland

With sun, surf and plenty of opportunities for adventure, plus a balancing dose of art and history, Portland is a pretty cool...

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12 Apostles

Paddling in the Ocean

Knowledge of local swell, sea, wind, prevailing conditions and sound judgment is necessary for safe experiences in this area....

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Warrnambool

Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

The Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground is paradise for kids with giant slides, flying foxes, a maze and boat rides. There are...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Family Fun

There are many great options for fun activities for kids of all ages in Apollo Bay! With a great range of attractions there...

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Port Fairy

Family Friendly Things To Do In And Around Port Fairy

The Port Fairy region is most definitely family friendly, the areas has a natural and laid-back vibe that’s entirely conducive...

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Rip Curl shop at Surf City Plaza in Torquay
Torquay

Walk back in time with Torquay's History Walk

Take a stroll around Torquay, visiting 28 historic markers and discover the rich history of this iconic Victorian town on the...

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12 Apostles

Run like an animal, shoot like a 5 year old with a water pistol

Sure we can frame a shot and have a good eye for light but beyond that our photographic skills are fairly limited. If anyone...

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Guy leaning against a dry stone wall
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Dry Stone Walls

Western Victoria has up to 3,000km of the most dramatic and accomplished dry stone walls in Australia, historically and...

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Couple sitting on a bench with Tea Tree Lake in the background
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

A day in Mortlake

Begin at the former Temperance Hall and step back into the mid 1850s when Mortlake was growing apace to serve the needs of hungry...

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Otways

Top 10 Things to do in the Otways

There are so many fantastic Otways attractions that showcase nature at its best, making a trip here an unforgettable one. Below...

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Otways

Wye to Sep Beach Walk

At low tide take the stunning walk across ancient volcanic rock formations that have created beautiful rock...

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Simpson Lake with a bench in the foreground
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Simpson

A proud rural community just 26km north of the 12 Apostles. Simpson is close to the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail including Apostle...

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy - it's all you need for a girls' weekend

Port Fairy is THE BEST location for a girls’...

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Port Fairy

Our family break in Port Fairy

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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

Our 24 hours of relaxation at Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Max and Faye Martin treated themselves to a night of luxury at the Deep Blue Hotel + Hot Springs after roughing it on the Great Ocean Road and had...

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Otways

Only have 48hrs in the Otways? Here's your guide.

The Otways is enchanting, captivating, picturesque and just two hours west of Melbourne. If you’ve only got 48-hours to spend in the area,...

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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

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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Torquay

Top 5 things to try in Torquay

Torquay is the perfect spot to spend a weekend on the beach during the warmer...

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Visit Great Ocean Road

A 3 day adventure with teenage appeal

Need to enthuse your teenager to come along on the family holiday? Here’s a super cool adventure in the Otways that the entire family can...

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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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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.