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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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4 Creative ways to eat ice cream in winter

On the Great Ocean Road, ice cream weather is definitely not a delicacy restricted to summer. We have thousands of visitors to...

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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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No 9: Forrest for Foodies

Foodies will have a great weekend at the gateway to the Otway Harvest Trail. Venture inland from the Great Ocean Road to the...

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Port Fairy

Worthy of exploration: Battery Hill Virtual Tour

Come along with our Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around historic Port...

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Apollo Bay

The Old Cable Station Museum

The Cable Station officially opened on the 1st April 1936, it was the Victorian end of the first submarine telephone cable...

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Aireys Inlet

For the foodies

Restaurants and cafés provide diners with top quality, homegrown and locally sourced offerings. A range of dining options...

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Anglesea

8 family activities in and around Anglesea

The Surf Coast is made up of beautiful beaches and Australian bush land. The area is famous for being a hot spot of outdoor...

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Lorne

The Lorne Pier to Pub

The Lorne Pier to Pub has been running since 1980. The swim leads participants on a 1.2km course starting at the Lorne Pier and...

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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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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Mount Noorat Walk

Alan Marshall Discovery Trail. One of Australia’s best preserved dry craters offering commanding views of surrounding peaks on...

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Apollo Bay

Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch

Built as a tribute to the soldiers from the First World War who were engaged in the construction of the Great Ocean...

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Aireys Inlet

Look After Each Other

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Lorne

First Taste of Summer in Lorne

It’s amazing how transformative a few days by the sea can be. A weekend in Lorne full of fresh air, stunning views, saltwater...

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Apollo Bay

Unique food offerings in Apollo Bay

There are lots of quality food and beverage suppliers in and around Apollo Bay. So, if you love a good meal, trying something new...

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12 Apostles

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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12 Apostles

Digital Detectives of the 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland

Learn to track our sneaky wildlife, investigate the special features of our local plants and solve the puzzles left by our...

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Port Fairy

Killarney

Nestled in a natural coastal environment just 2 km off the Princes Highway and just minutes from Port Fairy, Killarney is known...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Lismore Water Tower

A water tower in the heart of Lismore has been revitalised by celebrated Warrnambool artist Jimmy Buscombe. Jimmy’s...

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay History Trail

Discover ten historical points of interest on a walk through the Apollo Bay...

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Torquay

Shopping in Torquay

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Otways

1 Day Itinerary in the Otways

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Port Fairy

Worthy of exploration: The township of Port Fairy Virtual Tour

Come along with our Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Tour Guide and enjoy one of the many picturesque walks around...

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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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Summer rain? Things to do that won’t bore you

Here are our top ideas of what to do on the Great Ocean Road when it’s raining…ideas that won’t bore...

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6 Places to enjoy a cocktail on the Great Ocean Road

Sunny? Time for a cocktail. Raining? Time for a cocktail. Celebrating? Catching up with mates? Going on a date? …cocktails. Lucky for you there...

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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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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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Why our region rocks

Little people, big voices! Timboon Grade 4 students took matters into their own hands when they discovered that most visitors didn’t stay...

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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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Port Fairy

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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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...

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Port Fairy

A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

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

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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...

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Port Fairy

What families can do in Port Fairy

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Port Fairy

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

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

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Port Fairy

Our family break in Port Fairy

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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...

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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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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...

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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 ✌️#greatopia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #visit12apostles
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

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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.