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

Take a breathtaking flight over the most beautiful scenery in Australia, or see it while you're flying through the air on a...

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

Explore All Experiences

Visit Great Ocean Road

12 Apostles Food Artisans

The 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail gives visitors to the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland the chance to experience amazing artisan...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Otway Harvest Trail

The unique combination of aspect, soils, climate and farming practices of the Otway hinterland produce distinctive and...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

3 ways to have a smashing good time with seafood

Australians love seafood in summer; whether it’s piled on the table for Christmas lunch, or thrown onto a barbecue at the...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

10 Food places that may surprise you on the Great Ocean Road

Cafes and restaurants on the Great Ocean Road are on trend. Here are 10 that will have you jumping in the car for a random foodie...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Live for adventure? 10 stops you should make on the coast.

If you’re an outdoors person and love fishing and surfing, here are Jack Murphy’s top 10 places that he found between...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Overcoming our fears at Live Wire Park near Lorne

Just a two hour drive from Melbourne, Live Wire Park near Lorne is the place for people of all ages to experience an exciting...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Finding good vibes on the Great Ocean Road

Not many locations will take your breath away like Victoria’s Great Ocean Road Region. The awe-inspiring landscape, the good...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

A photographers' cheat sheet to the Great Ocean Road region

Emblazoned with scenery ranking among Australia’s most spectacular, the Great Ocean Road is a creative paradise for novice and...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Our experience on the Otway Fly

Photographer mode:...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Go wild in Portland in Autumn

Portland is a place for adventurous, bold and wild spirits. It’s where you go for rugged coastline, deep sea fishing, whale...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

5 reasons why you must see the Great Ocean Road from the sky

If you really want to experience the pure magnitude of the Great Ocean Road – maximise your experience (and your camera...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Walk in the footsteps of an 1800s lightstation keeper

When you visit the Cape Otway Lightstation, you’ll immediately get a sense of the wild, rugged and isolated life led by an...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Food and art can fill a rainy day

Winter and autumn rains in South West Victoria makes the rainforests lush, the farmlands green, the waterfalls wild and the...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Where to find award winning businesses for food, rest and play

There are so many operators who provide amazing food, coffee, accommodation, tours and other visitor services throughout...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Eat and drink your way to Port Campbell

– By Sam Anderson, Chef at Forage on the Foreshore, Port Campbell As a chef on the Great Ocean Road, I love seeing visitors...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

5 Beer gardens where you can chill and chat

One of the joys of summer in Australia is relaxing in a beer garden on a hot day, or a balmy night. The Great Ocean Road has...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Find out where the Chef and Owner of Brae likes to eat in Birregurra

Perhaps the best thing about being a chef in South West Victoria, is having access to fresh meat, fruit, vegetables, herbs and...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

3 Honest eateries for a hearty group meal

There are lots of different places to eat across the Great Ocean Road region, depending on what you’re after. But, if...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Travel hungry? These 5 food stops are far from ordinary.

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Breweries & Craft Beer of the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road and its surrounds are bursting with choice for a good, local craft beer. A good beer wasn’t always at...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

10 Great burgers of the Great Ocean Road

Holidays are for fun, and what type of food says “fun” more than a delicious juicy burger?! You’re never far...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

10 of the best ice cream shops on the Great Ocean Road

There are few things that epitomise a summer holiday more than ice cream… The race to beat the summer heat and catch those...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road Trip Series: Brews and Beaches

There’s no better way to work up a thirst than in the surf! In this episode, we travel along the Great Ocean Road to visit some...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road Trip Series: Boats, Brae and Berries

This part of the coast has it all! In the space of a couple of hours, you can make your way from the beach, through rainforests...

Explore

Be Inspired

12 Apostles

Eat and drink your way to Port Campbell

As a chef on the Great Ocean Road, I love seeing visitors discover the fresh, hearty and unique flavours of the region in winter. There is so much on...

Explore
12 Apostles

Q&A with Area Chief Ranger, Michael

Parks Victoria rangers have an enviable knowledge of our region’s diverse landscapes. The good thing is, they are willing to share some of...

Explore
12 Apostles

How to become a Junior Park Ranger in Victoria

The Junior Ranger program is a school holiday tradition for Parks Victoria, enabling young people to get expert information about Australian wildlife...

Explore
12 Apostles

How we became Timboon locals while on holiday

Whilst holidaying in Timboon, Jodie and her family felt like locals straight away. They attended all the local events and the kids even completed in...

Explore
12 Apostles

5 secrets from the local 12 Apostles Helicopters pilot

As a pilot for 12 Apostles Helicopters, I get a birds’ eye view of one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines almost every day. How lucky am...

Explore
12 Apostles

Come as your are. Leave a little different.

A journey from a mobile device and back into the real...

Explore
12 Apostles

An insiders guide with Lois Dupliex

Lois runs the Lake Edge Cafe at Lake Purrumbete in the heart of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains and just a 10 minute drive from Camperdown.  It...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

On a schedule? Taste the region in one spot

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Find your flavour on the Great Ocean Road

Everyone dines a little differently. From white hat restaurants to funky burger joints – the cafes and restaurants across our region cater for...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Dog friendly accommodation on the Great Ocean Road

Because your dog needs a holiday too! It’s been a tough year, and while many of us are at home planning where we’ll go as soon as we have more...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

What to do with kids in the winter school holidays

You may be asking yourself what to do with the kids these winter school holidays. Well, keeping your kids entertained (and dry) during the...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Run the kids wild in the winter school holidays

Visiting the Great Ocean Road region during the Victorian winter school holidays is the best remedy for tired and testy kids who need a mid-year...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

6 Places to explore when it's raining

6 places to explore along the Great Ocean Road when it’s raining – maybe even during the warmer...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Wake up to the wonder of the Great Ocean Road region

Explore some of our favourite spots or try something new. We’ve put together our top 25 experiences to get you started – see how many...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

Rediscovering the wonder of the Great Ocean Road

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

20 Must stop spots - a reminder of what makes the Great Ocean Road so great.

We are so excited to be able to welcome visitors back again. Welcome you back to re-live those cherished memories of the coast, or maybe you’ve...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

5 Facts you may not know about the Shipwreck Coast

There’s a section of coast between Cape Otway and Port Fairy in Victoria that holds a fascinating chapter in Australian maritime history. Base...

Explore
Visit Great Ocean Road

13 Must-see places across the Great Ocean Road region

If you thought the 12 Apostles were going to be the only highlight of your Great Ocean Road trip, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. With...

Explore

Follow our stories @visitgreatoceanroad

Let us inspire you

Sign up to get the latest deals, tours & events along the Great Ocean Road

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.