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 and chips on the beach.

Family friendly adventures from ziplining to bushwalking, mountain biking or horse riding – the Great Ocean Road is a playground for family fun.

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Road trip for the spring holidays? Great call!

Let the family ‘Choose their own adventure’ these school holidays with a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. Explore sandy...

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Run wild with Dad this Father’s Day? Great call!

The perfect Father’s Day surprise awaits behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road – home to Victoria’s most...

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Family friendly bike and scooter trails

Take the kids on adventure activities around the Great Ocean...

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Top 10 things to do with kids around the Great Ocean Road

Our handy guide will help you plan your stay, along with burning off some energy between car rides and meal stops whilst on your...

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No 43: Family Fun in Port Fairy & Warrnambool

With two seaside towns to explore the young, and the young at heart are sure to have a great weekend in Port Fairy and...

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No 38: Apollo Bay & Otways with Kids

All ages adventures where the forest meets the...

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Wildlife Wonders is a wildlife tour for all of your senses

Wildlife Wonders is just up the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay but feels like a world away. Full of native plants and wildlife,...

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No 32: Kids' Anglesea Adventure

Anglesea is a natural playground for families that just want to have...

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Family Friendly Beaches

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Farm Stays - a fun holiday for everyone

Staying on a farm is a unique way to holiday! Not only do you have lots of fresh air, open space and cute farm animals to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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12 Apostles

十二门徒岩 12 Apostles

大洋路之行的压轴大戏,也是维多利亚州自然风光里最闪耀的一颗明珠。世界各地的游客不远万里...

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Our experience on the Otway Fly

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Playgrounds on the Great Ocean Road

Play your way through the region! Which towns have great playgrounds? Well, most actually, but here’s a selection of some...

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No 10: Budj Bim

This UNESCO listed, ancient volcanic landscape is one of Australia’s most significant cultural heritage...

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Apollo Bay

The Famous Scallop Pie

Ready to add to your ‘best ever’ list? You’d better be, because this pie will soon be your...

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Warrnambool

Aquazone - Aquatic Leisure Centre

AquaZone boasts 4 state of the art indoor pools including an 8 lane 25m pool, program pool, leisure pool with ‘beach...

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Oddball – Maremma Dogs

The Middle Island Maremma Project is a unique environmental program that uses a special breed of Maremma dogs to protect...

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10 of the best fish n chips on the Great Ocean Road

What’s on the dinner menu when you hit the beach in summer? Yep, you bet it’s fish and chips for 9 out of 10 of us! Whether it’s with the...

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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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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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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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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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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 school...

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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 other? Would you believe...

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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 it’s raining! Here are...

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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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10 Outings with the kids in Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a fantastic family-friendly destination. with bucket loads of things to do, from exciting locations to explore to wildlife and...

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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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Port Fairy

Tower Hill: A geological, wildlife and cultural wonder

It is hard to drive past Tower Hill Reserve on the highway from Warrnambool to Port Fairy and not be...

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Planning for a long weekend? What about Warrnambool?

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most iconic Australian landmarks. Visitors from all around the world are familiar with the rugged and heavily...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Local Escape Plan

Why not tell the crew you’re going to climb a mountain? And when we say mountain we actually mean...

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Apollo Bay

Back to Basics in Apollo Bay

Turn the ‘out of office’ on and leave the high heels at home. Join the simple life with sand between your toes, sunshine on your back and fresh...

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Anglesea

Q&A with Adrian Booth - Anglesea Paddle Boat and Canoe Hire

Adrian from the Anglesea Paddle Boat and Canoe Hire is never far from the Anglesea...

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Anglesea

Top 10 things to do in Anglesea and surrounds

Anglesea is a year-round playground for the adventurous and curious. With a seemingly endless supply of spectacular beaches, adventure activities and...

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Apollo Bay

What To Do Near Apollo Bay

Looking for things to do between Lorne and Apollo Bay? things to do between Warrnambool and Apollo Bay? or things to do between Colac and Apollo...

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Top 10 Things To Do In Apollo Bay For Families

Looking for the best things to do in Apollo Bay for families? Below we have put together a list of the top 10 things to do in Apollo Bay with...

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How many have you ticked off?@blackmansbrewery @bellsbeachbrewing @greatoceanroadgin @gorbrewhouse @apollobaydistillery @forrestbrewery @noodledoof @timboondistillery #greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #australia
Step out onto the balcony of Cape Otway Lightstation to experience breathtaking views over the bass straight from 90 metres above. @capeotwaylighthouse#greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #lighthouse
Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of family adventures built to showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay and capture the whole family’s imagination.Here are some of our must do’s 👇1. Discover Australia’s natural beauty @wildlifewondersaus 🐨
2. Rainforest walk at the Great Otway National Park. The kids will love discovering the many waterfalls that flow all year round 🌲
3. Surfing lessons. Both adult and child lessons are available.
4. Swing, leap, climb and fly through the forest on a treetop eco-adventure experience @otwayflyvictoria
5. Visit the @capeotwaylighthouse Learn about the local history and experience the exhilaration and stunning views on the Lighthouse Balcony.
6. Have fish & chips on the beach. A simple thing to do in Apollo Bay with kids but who doesn’t love fresh fish & chips?! 🍟#greatopia #iamapollobay @visit_apollobay #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #australia #apollobay #iamotways
Make sure you stop in at one of the regions local markets. You’ll find double yolker eggs, gourmet doughnuts, award-winning produce and meet local makers and creators from right along the coast!#greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #australia #markets #localproduce
Beach babe Basil going for his morning stroll in Warrnambool with @warrnamboolwildlifeencounters
There should definitely be a wombat emoji don’t you think?#greatopia @iamwarrnambool @iamportfairy #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne @visitmelbourne @australia
One of several waterfalls in the Great Otway National Park, this 20-metre waterfall rewards a somewhat strenuous walk. We hope you enjoyed the view @wandering.wilkies great 📸#greatoceanroad #greatopia #iamotways #otways #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #australia #waterfalls
Yambuk is a tiny town on the road between Port Fairy and Portland and it’s worth the stop for the view and this amazing slide!#greatoceanroad #greatopia @iamportfairy #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne
There are so many epic places to grab that perfect photo – 📸 here are a few faves and a few you may not know about!1. Logan’s Beach, Warrnambool
2. Mount Noorat, Volcanic Lakes & Plains
3. Teddy’s Lookout, Lorne
4. Cape Patton, Great Ocean Road
5. London Bridge, Port Campbell N.P
6. Marriners Lookout, Apollo Bay
7. The Crags, Yambuk
8. Cape Bridgewater beach, Cape Bridgewater#greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther @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.