Greatopia

You’ve probably heard of the Great Ocean Road. You may have even visited parts of it before. But when you venture a little further off the road, you’ll discover so much more than you could’ve ever imagined.

From its rugged coast to lush rolling hills, you could say it’s almost like it’s own country, right here in Victoria. A country called:

GREATOPIA.

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Greatopia ‘Local Guides’

Discover Greatopia through the eyes of a local. This is why they call the Great Ocean Road their...

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The Story Behind the Coat of Arms

Look closely at the coat of arms and discover the secrets of...

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The Secret Walks of Greatopia

Are you sitting bleary eyed at your desk right now, dreaming of an escape from the ordinary? It’s time to trade your slippers...

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The Official Spots to Eat, Stay and Play in Greatopia

Every great country needs its official ‘things’. The awe-inspiring nature walk that lures visitors from all around the globe....

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Epic Bucket-List Greatopian Attractions

Greatopia is packed with wonders of its own to explore. Sweet coastal hamlets to potter around? Tick. Glorious vistas and wild...

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Apollo Bay Distillery's Official Greatopia Cocktail

I’ve gin thinking about you! Sip the official Greatopian...

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Live Wire Park, Lorne

Hear the echo through the trees. Feel the rush of Greatopia’s official...

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The Coast Restaurant, Anglesea

Feast, drink, sleep, Angelsea! Taste the official dish of...

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Lux Spa and Wellness, Anglesea

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Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs, Warrnambool

Wind down by the sea. Bliss out at Greatopia’s official bathing...

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Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Johanna

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Gardens Caravan Park, Port Fairy

Make memories on the banks of the Moyne on Greatopia’s official camping...

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‘The Valley’ Johanna Seaside Cottages

Get back to nature with one of Greatopia’s official places to rest your...

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RACV Torquay Resort

From Bells to bliss. One of Greatopia’s official places to rest your...

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Forrest Guesthouse

From a high speed thrill, to relaxing and chill. One of Greatopia’s official residences to rest your...

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Forrest Guesthouse

From a high speed thrill, to relaxing and chill. One of Greatopia’s official residences to rest your...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Distillery

I’ve gin thinking about you! Sip the official Greatopian...

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Warrnambool

Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs, Warrnambool

Wind down by the sea. Bliss out at Greatopia’s official bathing...

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool of Greatopia

One of the highlights of the Great Ocean Road is Warrnambool, the city by the sea. Here, there’s a little something to satisfy...

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Girls Trip And Weekend Getaway

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Otways

‘The Valley’ Johanna Seaside Cottages

Get back to nature with one of Greatopia’s official places to rest your...

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12 Apostles

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

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12 Apostles

12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland of Greatopia

As you wind your way down the Great Ocean Road you will soon find yourself discovering the richness that is Greatopia. Abundant...

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Natural Wellness on the Great Ocean Road

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Our guide to dining out this Spring:1. @the_coast_anglesea for it’s native flavours 🤤
2. @lacantina_commonground pasta, pasta, pasta 🍝
3. @frolic_lane for cocktails and pizzas. 🍕
4. @birdhouse.apollobay for the fresh local seafood. 🦞
5. @braerestaurant well because it’s award winning!! 🥇#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitgreatoceanroad
The Great Ocean Road has many locations and activities that make it perfect for a romantic getaway. When’s your next adventure?#Greatopia#Greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #holidayherethisyear #australia #visitmelbourne
Want to chase waterfalls this weekend? #GreatCall#Greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther @australia
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

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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.