Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the tranquility of a kayak, the restorative benefits of a surf or great hike, or the adrenalin rush of mountain biking downhill.

All you have to do is pick your pace.

Biking

The Great Ocean Road and surrounding areas has a wide array of courses and facilities for cyclists - whether you're a road cyclist, love the energy of mountain biking or are searching for a cruisy...

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Camping

Sleep under the stars, along a river, next to the ocean (or all three) when you’re camping on and around the Great Ocean Road. From family friendly holiday parks to parking your RV in one of your...

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Fishing

Ocean, beach, estuary, river and lake, all within your reach with backdrops that will take your breath...

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Golf

With some of the most highly rated public access courses in Australia located within the Great Ocean Road region it's little wonder many of the visitors who arrive are toting a set of golf...

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Surfing

From friendly forgiving beginner waves to learn on, to some of the world surfing pros' favourite surf spots - the Great Ocean Road coast is filled with opportunity.The Great Ocean Road region...

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Trails and Lookouts

There's no better way to communicate with nature and checkout the scenery, than to lace up you comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the...

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Walking

The Great Ocean Road region is a natural for walking, hiking, rambling and ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. There's no better way to communicate with nature and check out the...

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Water Activities

Diving, snorkelling, rock pooling, boogie boarding, paddle boarding and more. There's plenty of ways to get in the water around the Great Ocean...

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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill is a wonder to experience on the Great Ocean...

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The Redwoods, Otways

The fairytale forest deep in the...

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No 50: Surf Coast Walk

Coast along this 44km world-class walking and biking trail from Torquay to...

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Family friendly bike and scooter trails

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

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Great Ocean Walk

The Great Ocean Walk traverses 104 kms along the coast between Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles and recommended to take 8 days....

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No 40: Greatest Camping

The top 10 campgrounds on the Great Ocean Road. With over 240km to explore and some of the best campgrounds in Victoria, the...

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No 36: Great Golf Courses

Plan your own golf tour at the idyllic courses on the Great Ocean...

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No 31: Nelson

The charming fishing village that’s the last stop on the Great Ocean...

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No 30: Fishing in Portland

Reel in a 100kg Bluefin Tuna, gummy shark and quality game fish straight from the Continental...

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No 28: Great South West Walk

Spend the weekend discovering the highlights of Victoria’s best kept hiking...

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No 27: Western End

Venture beyond the day tripper track and explore Port Campbell, Warrnambool, Port Fairy and...

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No 26: Greatest Adventures

Top 20 experiences for your Great Ocean Road bucket...

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Surfing on the Great Ocean Road

Whether you followed the call of the waves to surf world class beaches or you’re a traveller looking for some adventure along...

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Best beaches to learn to surf on the Great Ocean Road

Surf’s up on the Great Ocean Road! With endless white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waves to conquer, there’s no better...

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The famous Bells Beach

With an international reputation as one of Australia’s best surf beaches, Bells Beach is an amazing spot – either in the...

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Great Ocean Road Camping

The Great Ocean Road region offers a diverse range of settings for those who love to camp…. Here are some of our top tips for...

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Waterfalls of the Great Ocean Road

With its diverse terrain and coastal margin, the entire Great Ocean Road region is a natural for waterfalls. Typically they offer...

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Walking the Great Ocean Road region - reconnect with nature

One of the best ways to shed any stress, to feel grounded and to get in touch with the abundant nature of the Great...

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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,...

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Bay of Martyrs
12 Apostles

殉难者湾 Bay of Martyrs

临近群岛湾 (Bay of Islands) 的殉难者湾 (Bay of...

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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...

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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...

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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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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 diverse scenery in...

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My favourite places to recentre and commune with nature

When I feel like it’s time to clear the cobwebs, I like to explore new places, commune with nature and re-centre myself. This time, I chose the...

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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 haven’t had the chance to...

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Be a happy camper and plan ahead

Mountains, rivers, beaches, forests… the Great Ocean Road region has it all when it comes...

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How I did 3 days of the Great Ocean Walk in luxury

The beauty of the Great Ocean Walk is that you can choose how far you want to walk, how hard you want it to be, what you want to see…AS WELL AS...

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Great Ocean Walk: A rollercoaster in nature

With a mix of beaches, clifftops, farmlands, rainforests and hinterland, Great Ocean Walk is a magnificent roller coaster of...

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Why Adrenalin is the Perfect Winter Warmer

I’ve lived in Apollo Bay my entire life and the best thing about winter on the Great Ocean Road is there’s no stopping those with a love for...

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The best selfie spots on the Great Ocean Road

There are so many epic places to grab that perfect photo – here are a few faves and a few ones you may not know...

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Finding solitude on the Great Ocean Walk

Adventurers Cam and Elise Greenwood spent three days on the Great Ocean Walk, starting at Blanket Bay and finishing at Johanna Beach. They were...

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6 Reasons why anyone can experience the Great Ocean Walk

For 100 years, tourists have driven the Great Ocean Road to see some of the world’s most beautiful national parks, beaches, coast, rainforests...

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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 dry) during the...

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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...

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12 Apostles Trail on the Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles

12 Apostles Trail – Getting ready to Roll

Local dairy, beef, ice cream and berries for lunch and seafood and local brews for supper. How does that sound? From the treetops of Timboon to the...

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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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Portland

Casterton - an inland trip worth exploring

If you’ve set up base in Portland for your summer holiday, you should know that there are some great inland day trips you can take to mix up your...

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Portland

Moonscapes & Mystical Caves

This stretch of the Great Ocean Road is much less visited than the icons to the east but rewards the intrepid traveller with some incredible sights...

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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

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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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...

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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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Aireys Inlet

Discover the Surf Coast Hinterland from Aireys Inlet

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Aireys Inlet

Must do's in Aireys Inlet

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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...

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Lorne

6 Ways to love Lorne like a local

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

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Did someone say school holidays…?
There’s so much to do along the Great Ocean Road what are you waiting for?
Australia’s most important lighthouse, @capeotwaylighthouse is now open!
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Spend the weekend at the hidden hamlets of Cumberland River, Separation Creek, Wye River, Kennett River and Wongarra – nestled between the pristine ocean beaches and the mountains of the lush Otways. These tranquil tiny towns are far away from the busy tourist bustle and are where you can relax and connect with nature. Who’s with us?#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #australia #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #iamotways @visit_apollobay @exploresurfcoast
Are you ready for a weekend in Peterborough? Located just over 3hrs from Melbourne, Peterborough is the tiny shorefront town surrounded by the storm carved limestone coastline that makes this region famous.1. Hike the Bay of Marty’s trail
2. Take a selfie at the London Bridge
3. Have Lunch in Port Campbell
4. Explore Curdies Inlet and Peterborough beach
5. Play a round at the Peterborough gold club.And that’s just the beginning of a great weekend in Peterborough.@iamportfairy #peterborough #greatoceanroad #greatopia #stayclosegofurther #londonbridge #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne
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- Follow @visitgreatoceanroad and @visitgeelongbellarine
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Venture a little further and you’ll discover the greatest nature, food, wine and adventure. #GreatopiaGreat shot by @declanhartleybrown_ 👏
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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.