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 has...

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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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Great Ocean Road Highlights For Spring

As the vibrant hues of spring begin to grace the landscapes, this iconic coastal drive comes alive with rugged cliffs to pristine...

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Beautiful Nature Along the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is perhaps best known as a gateway to some of the most picturesque nature spots in the world. Here are five...

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Why The Great Ocean Road Is Perfect For Digital Nomads

With the rise of remote work, becoming a digital nomad is more commonplace. Those who are afforded a fully remote workplace are...

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3 Reasons To Drive The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the best road trip destinations in Australia, and for good reason. With its stunning coastline,...

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Show we me the secrets of the region. Great call!

Hidden treasures await behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road. This secret-revealing journey reveals some of the...

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Let's make it a golf weekend? Great call!

Plan your own golf tour at the idyllic courses on the Great Ocean Road. Pack the clubs and set off on one of the world’s...

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Let's fish this weekend. Great call!

Whether you’re dropping a line from the peaceful river boardwalks, casting from ocean breakwaters, surf fishing from the...

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What about going hiking this weekend? Great call!

Many people are familiar with the Great Ocean Road but less know that the region is full of reasons to get out of the car and...

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Want to take up mountain biking this spring? Great call!

Leave the road behind and bomb, flow, hurtle or delicately pick your way through the great bike trails surrounding the Great...

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Van Life Along The Great Ocean Road

Road-tripping is the perfect way to travel the Great Ocean Road. The great thing about this stretch of land is that it’s very...

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Visit The London Bridge on The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is an iconic region in Australia, filled with picturesque scenes and unforgettable landmarks. One of those...

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Learn to Surf in Victoria on The Great Ocean Road

Learn to surf in Victoria on the stunning Great Ocean Road, just 75 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD is one of the best places to...

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Sightseeing Tours Along Great Ocean Road

We’ve created this list of the most popular Great Ocean Road tours to suit all sizes of groups, budgets and timeframes. Read...

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Adventure And Outdoor Tours Near Melbourne

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Want to go camping next weekend? Great call!

With over 240km to explore and some of the best campgrounds in Victoria, the Great Ocean Road offers a great range of camping...

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Want to take up surfing this summer? Great call!

The Great Ocean Road has long been an Australian favourite surfing road trip destination. Since the 1950’s surfers and their...

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Let's go on an adventure we've never done before. Great call!

Adventure awaits behind every twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road – home to Victoria’s most epic outdoor...

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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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Mountain Bike Trails of the Great Ocean Road

It’s never been easier to get out and spend the day on two wheels along the trails of the Great Ocean Road region. With bike hire, tours, and a...

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Top 5 days out for families on the Great Ocean Road

Calling all families! Are you ready for some epic adventures and wild discoveries? Below are our picks for the best big days out for families in the...

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Find fun outdoors this Autumn

The Great Ocean Road region is renowned for its beaches in summer but dig a little deeper and you will find iconic hikes and walking trails and...

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Timboon, the perfect picnic spot!

Timboon is a picnic-ers paradise. With so much produce on offer as part of the 12 Apostles Food Artisan Trail, you can pick up an afternoon’s worth...

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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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12 Apostles

Twelve Apostles Trail - Stage 1

Timboon to Port Campbell is open. Feel free to join us for a test ride and taste this summer before we apply the finish and sparkle and stay tuned...

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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 Greatopian 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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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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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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Aireys Inlet

Discover the Surf Coast Hinterland from Aireys Inlet

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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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Honu Honi Surf Camp

Torquay

SeaEarth Adventures

Torquay

The Salty Tribe

Lorne

Game On Charters

Portland

Port Fairy Surf School / Daktari Sport

Port Fairy

Otway Eco Tours

Forrest

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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.