Experiences

Become immersed in a world of adventure, excitement and wonder

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.

Air Adventures

If you think the coast is spectacular from the sand, you wont believe what it is like from the air! Take a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia, enjoy from a helicopter,...

Explore

Culture, Arts & Music

The landscape and the lifestyle have inspired artisans of all disciplines to explore their craft and follow their passion. Enjoy the riches of their honed skills from farmers, chefs and producers...

Explore

Family Activities

For kids young and old, there is plenty to try on and around the Great Ocean Road whether it's learning something new, going on an adventure, tiring the kids out on a hike or just some good old fish...

Explore

Foodies

Taste the Great Ocean Road coast and hinterland. It's a foodies...

Explore

Galleries & Museums

Galleries in Lorne and Apollo Bay offer a wide variety of local art, including painting, sculpture and photography....

Explore

History & Heritage

Did you know the Great Ocean Road itself was built by soldiers who returned from World War 1? Learn about the history of the diverse region, from our first people to stories of seafaring, shipwrecks...

Explore

Shopping

Shop for the latest in surf gear and surf brand clothing at the home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver, shop boutique clothing and homewares or pick up the latest creations from local artisans and...

Explore

Shopping & Markets

Find a weekend farmers market, get lost in one of the many local surf shops or explore boutique clothing and...

Explore

Spas, Relaxation & Wellbeing

The environment may be rugged and wild, but pampering is never too far away when you need a break from being an intrepid explorer. There are dedicated and renowned day spas and other well-being...

Explore
Array ( [post_type] => post [posts_per_page] => 18 [tax_query] => Array ( [relation] => AND [0] => Array ( [taxonomy] => category [field] => slug [terms] => experiences ) [1] => Array ( [taxonomy] => post_tag [field] => slug [terms] => featured ) ) ) Array ( [0] => 3319 [1] => 3740 [2] => 3731 [3] => 3728 [4] => 3725 [5] => 3721 [6] => 3706 [7] => 3642 [8] => 3640 [9] => 3028 [10] => 3636 [11] => 3019 [12] => 3629 [13] => 3622 [14] => 1458 [15] => 1424 [16] => 1415 [17] => 2045 )

Explore All Experiences

Visit Great Ocean Road

Wineries and cellar doors of the Great Ocean Road

This region may not be best known for wine, but dotted around the coast and countryside are some incredible cool climate wineries...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

No 29: Timboon

The gourmet hub of the 12 Apostles...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Gin lover’s guide to the Great Ocean Road

Boutique distilleries, hidden cocktail bars and local gin joints. There’s a spot to sip your favourite botanical blend on every...

Explore
2 ladies walking at night in the Otways looking for glow worms
Visit Great Ocean Road

How and where to find Glow Worms

Do you know there are glow worms in the Great Otway National Park, just 10 minutes from Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Family Friendly Beaches

With miles of sandcastle real estate, lagoons for snorkelling and rock pools teeming with wildlife, the beaches of the Great...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

No 25: Otway Harvest Trail & More

Let your palate lead the way as you eat, drink, explore and stay in the...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

No 24: Lighthouse Trail

Let the historic lighthouses guide you along the Great Ocean Road. Take in the magnificent views atop steep spiral staircases as...

Explore
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...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Summertime family fun: our top 10 activities

There are so many activities for families to do throughout the Great Ocean Road region, but we’ve picked out our top 7 to...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Where to pick your own berries

Sweet and delicious. Each season brings its own delights to the Great Ocean Road region, particularly when it comes to fresh...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Follow the Lighthouse Trail on your regional road trip

It’s a little known fact that there are five working lightstations operating across the coastline of the Great Ocean Road...

Explore
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...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Where we found 72 hours of free family fun

As a budget-conscious family, finding lots of free family activities in the Great Ocean Region was the highlight of the September...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Historic leafy towns just 2 hours from Melbourne

What if we said you can see a scattering of extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and forests all within 100 kilometres of each...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

4 Spring activities to clear the winter chills

You can visit the Great Ocean Road region at any time of year because each season brings its unique offerings. If you...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road Ducks

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

What to do during winter school holidays when it's raining

Winter is secretly one of the most spectacular times to visit the Great Ocean Road, and yes, there is plenty to do even when...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Q & A with local actress and model, Ella Bourne

Model and actress Ella Bourne is a ‘Great Ocean Road girl’ through and through. She shares some local spots that are...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

High tea anyone?

You might just spot a dolphin from these tea rooms in Port...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Close encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road region is abundant with wildlife. You can see animals in the wild or, in our case, we visited them at the...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

4 great pubs along the Great Ocean Road

Pubs have always been the heart and hub of towns and villages along the Great Ocean Road. This welcoming vibe continues today,...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Dog friendly weekend breaks on the Great Ocean Road

There’s no reason why you need to leave your dog at home whilst you have all the fun! We’ve come up with some...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Recipe share: Lemon & Yoghurt Cake

Recipe share from Sam Anderson, owner and chef at Forage on the Foreshore in Port...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

How to become a Junior Park Ranger in Victoria

For some time now, Parks Victoria has hosted a free Junior Ranger program during the summer school holidays for children aged...

Explore

Be Inspired

Apollo Bay

4 Days of Adventure & Fine Food in Apollo Bay

Need a little indulgence and a slice of big nature escapism? This four-day seaside adventure will tick all the...

Explore
Port Fairy

A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

“I just want to find somewhere with good...

Explore
Port Fairy

Plump pizzas & high tea - You won't go hungry in Port Fairy

Port Fairy was our first stop in Victoria as part of our trip across the Great Ocean Road...

Explore
Port Fairy

What families can do in Port Fairy

Explore
Port Fairy

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

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

Explore
Port Fairy

Our family break in Port Fairy

Explore
Port Fairy

Story Towns Audio Tour Podcast

‘The Country to Coast Trail’ Designed for travellers, this podcast tour connects with creative communities, absorbs local knowledge, uncovers...

Explore
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...

Explore
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...

Explore
Otways

Find out where Chef Dan Hunter likes to eat in Birregurra

When he’s not running an award-winning restaurant, Brae, Dan Hunter enjoys eating at other local establishments and spending time with his...

Explore
Warrnambool

Breakfast with a view

It’s not every day we see race horses training at a beach. But, if you have an early breakfast at The Pavilion...

Explore
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,...

Explore
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...

Explore
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...

Explore
Aireys Inlet

Discover the Surf Coast Hinterland from Aireys Inlet

Explore
Aireys Inlet

Must do's in Aireys Inlet

Explore
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...

Explore
Lorne

6 Ways to love Lorne like a local

As local residents, we fall in love with Lorne every day, no matter what the...

Explore

Follow our stories @visitgreatoceanroad

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 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.