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 vibe.

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Foodies

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

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Galleries & Museums

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

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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...

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Shopping & Markets

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

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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...

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View from inside the 12 Apostles Helicopter looking out along the coast
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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...

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Let The Kids Run Wild on the 12 Apostles Coast

Now, where we come from, getting in touch with your family online means taking them fishing.  If you’d fancy some wild...

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12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Project

Need a little inspiration? Call into Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for equipment loan and educational tools to help...

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Sky Dive or Fly over the 12 Apostles

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Come as your are. Leave a little different.

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

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A Treat, a Treasure and a Trail!

School Holidays are all about balance. With this in mind we have put together some ideas for you to fill up some fun family days...

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Cobden Pioneer Park

Cobden Pioneer Park is open to the public on the third Sunday of each month from 11am to 4pm. It is also available for hire for...

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Female on a bicycle at the beginnin of the Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail
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Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail

The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and...

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Cape Otway Lightstation Ariel view
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Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia’s most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea...

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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....

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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...

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Sunrise over the Princetown boardwalk and the Gellibrand River
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Princetown

Just a quick turn and a world away from the Great Ocean...

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Explore the Charm of Historic Towns on the Princess Highway

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

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Female holding 2 ice cream cones at the Timboon Ice Creamery
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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...

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Wake up to the Iconic 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland

The 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland makes for a perfect destination to spend a few days to create some real memories and fall in...

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Great Ocean Road Winter School Holidays

With the school holidays approaching we have explored some things to do; for the young or old, we will have an event, activity...

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Family deating fish and chips on the wall above the beach at Port Campbell
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Corangamite Sweet Summer Memories

There is nothing like the sounds, tastes and memory of summer to bring a smile our faces. Whether you are hosting family and...

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Hand holding an anemomiter with Port Campbell bay in the background
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Wind Hunter Experience

Are you bold enough to chase, fast enough to race and clever enough to outwit the southern...

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Do Like a Kangaroo - A Tip For The Summer Season

There is nothing like an early morning photo shoot or a late evening walk to set up or round out a ripper summer’s day on the...

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Little Penguins at the 12 Apostles and London Bridge

Come and watch these cute little penguins as they waddle their way...

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Close Encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

Let’s be honest: just because adults like to look at the spectacular coastal scenery it doesn’t mean that kids will have just...

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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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Great Ocean Walk

Great Ocean Walk Victoria’s premier coastal walking trail extends 106km from Apollo Bay West to the 12 Apostles just 12km...

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Microscope

Have you ever wondered what things look like up close? Call in and see us at the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre and...

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Things to do in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula for culture fans

From Geelong, Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design, to the forts, art galleries and cultural centres of the Bellarine Peninsula, this region has...

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The 8 best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for families

From fairground rides for little ones to indoor rock climbing for bigger kids, and wildlife encounters fit for all ages, Geelong and the Bellarine...

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8 of the best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for foodies

From cool climate country wineries to the hottest urban fusion restaurants, these eight foodie experiences are among the best Geelong and The...

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The 12 best things for families to do on the Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re searching for outdoorsy activities or a family-friendly treat, here are 11 of the best activities to try on your next Great Ocean...

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The 10 best things for foodies to do on the Great Ocean Road

From the lush, leafy hinterland to the rugged and raw coast, this swathe of Victorian countryside is awash with beautiful produce and highly...

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Top things to do for the whole family (not just the kids)

Travelling with your family is a great opportunity to slow down, spend more quality time together and explore the fantastic local towns throughout...

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Dusk Discovery Tours at Wildlife Wonders

The perfect addition to your weekend plans. Running every Saturday...

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Tips for a great summer

You may need to wait a little longer than usual while on holiday this summer, but please be patient as businesses do their best to keep you safe...

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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...

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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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Summertime family fun: our top 7 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 get you...

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Follow the Lighthouse Trail

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

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12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Project

Need a little inspiration? Call into Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for equipment loan and educational tools to help you better understand...

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Valentine's Day in Port Fairy

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Port Fairy region has extensive activities, restaurants and picnic sites to celebrate and spoil your...

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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...

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A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

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

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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...

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What families can do in Port Fairy

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

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

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Our family break in Port Fairy

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Story Towns Audio Tour Podcast

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

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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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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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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...

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Ride or stroll around the pretty town of Port Fairy and experience boutique dining, shopping and historic experiences. #Greatopia#greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #iamportfairy @iamportfairy #australia #seeaustralia
6 unique places to stay along the Great Ocean Road. Where would you stay?@forrestguesthouse @racvtorquayresort @anchorsportcampbell.com.au @deepbluehotelhotsprings @oldmarketinnportfairy @capenelsonlighthouse #greatopia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne
Have you climbed Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet? The views are simply breathtaking.
#Greatopia@aireysinlet #splitpointlighthouse @exploresurfcoast #visitvictoria #australia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther
5 Great things to do if you’re a foodie along the Great Ocean Road 👇1. @codalorne - promises modern pan-Asian flavours with the added bonus of glittering sea views from its floor to ceiling windows.2. @apollobayfishcoop  a Mecca for seafood lovers make sure you try the 🦞3. @braerestaurant a fine diner that needs no introduction.4. @merrijigkitchen specialty is it’s daily menu depending on what’s the ripest in the kitchen garden or sourced from local farms.5. @the_coast_anglesea carefully curated by head chef, Evans Magati, the fine dining menu offers a variety of modern Australia dishes featuring locally sourced produce.#Greatopia #Greatoceanroad #foodies #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria @visitmelbourne
No matter how old your kids are, children always love to learn from their parents and spend time making memories together.Here is a list of some fun things to do around the Great Ocean Road as a family 👇1.  Take a surf lesson, it’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
2. Paddle out on the river with @angleseapaddleboats
3. Visit @greatoceanrdchocolaterie
4. Go 🐳 watching
5. Have an action packed day in Lorne @livewirepark
6. Learning and understanding the cultural connections of a region is an essential and exciting part of a family holiday. @wgtowerhill @budjbimtours
7. Take a guided tour @wildlifewonders
8. Explore the Port Campbell National Park
9. Chase waterfalls in the OtwaysDid we leave anything off the list?#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #seeaustralia #australia #stayclosegofurther f
#Greatopia has so many bucket list attractions. What’s on your list?#greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne @exploresurfcoast  @visitmelbourne @australia
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Discover the icons of #Greatopia 🚁Get a birds eye view of the incredible Port Campbell National Park with @12apostleshelicopters and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our friends 🐳.#greatoceanroad @visit12apostles #visitvictoria @we_are_explorers @parksvic #visitmelbourne #australia @australia

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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.