Outdoor Activities

Active adventure at your fingertips

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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Outdoor Adventure Activities in Apollo Bay

Join the pursuit for ecstasy in whatever fashion you please with an endless variety of adventures built to showcase the capturing...

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Where Can You Eat A Famous Scallop Pie + Search For Glow Worms? Apollo Bay!

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Wake Up To Apollo Bay

Whichever way you choose your journey to Apollo Bay, you will be winding through forest and coastlines of awe-inspiring...

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Kayaking in Apollo Bay

Paddle out to the seal colony, viewing the coast’s beautiful hills and reefs from a new...

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Local Guide: A 360 Degree View of the Top 5 Spots in Apollo Bay

Our project Manager Jo Birley has lived in Apollo Bay for 18 years. Jo has selected her ‘local’s guide’ of top things to do...

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Fishing in Apollo Bay

Popular for many outdoor activities, Apollo Bay fishing is great for families and more experienced...

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Air Adventures with Apollo Bay Aviation

For an entirely unique experience, and one to tick off the bucket list, why not try seeing the coast from the sky? Apollo Bay...

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Apollo Bay Beaches

Take a stroll along the wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach of Apollo Bay offset by a stunning backdrop of rolling green...

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Dog Friendly Weekend Breaks On The Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re in the middle of a road trip or looking for a dog-friendly weekend break, it can be difficult to find...

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Apollo Bay History Trail

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

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Apollo Bay Harbour Walk

Enjoy some of the best views in...

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Q&A With Nick Polgeest - Apollo Bay Fishermens Co-op

Nick Polgeest, affectionately known around the traps as ‘Nicko’, is a local personality in Apollo...

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Surf's Up in Apollo Bay

Running the length of the Great Ocean Road, the coastal area around Apollo Bay puts on an endless number of beach, reef and...

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Apollo Bay-Marengo-Shelly Beach

Do the beginning section of the Great Ocean Walk (GOW) starting from the wave sculpture trailhead in the Visitor Information...

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Top 5 runs in Apollo Bay

Looking for some fun runs whilst you are in Apollo Bay? Here are our top 5 runs around the town that will have you exploring the...

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An Insiders Guide - Jodie Lawson

Jodie is a local business owner who provides vegetables grown organically on her property in...

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Apollo Bay Sculpture Walk

A permanent exhibition of local artists’ work, the wooden sculptures along the Apollo Bay Foreshore have become an iconic...

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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...

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Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay

The Great Ocean Walk is a one way long distance walk extending East to West, just over a 100kms between Apollo Bay and the...

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2021 Wotif Aussie Town Of The Year Celebrates Apollo Bay

At a time when we’re all craving escapism and space, Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road holds all the...

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Exploring Apollo Bay & The Otways Like A Local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National...

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Marriners Lookout

Marriners Lookout is located on top of the hill sitting just north of Apollo Bay....

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Apollo Bay Coastal Trail

Please note: the trail is subject to coastal erosion following kings tides and big swells (and may be closed in sections)....

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Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trail

There are two Apollo Bay Shorebirds Trails (Marengo to Barham and Apollo Bay to Wild...

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Tree Trampolining at the Live Wire Park

Tree Trampolining? Yes, It’s a thing and it’s good for your...

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Lorne

A Long Weekend In Lorne

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Apollo Bay

Let the locals guide you in Apollo Bay

The team at Great Ocean Road Escapes are all locals, so it’s only natural that they suggest their favourite places to eat, shop and explore to...

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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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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 locations and lookouts on the Great Ocean Road

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Walking Port Campbell with my dog

The tale of a breezy wintery walk around Port Campbell in the company of Rocco, my trusty...

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Big waves: Let the heavyweight bout begin

Late Autumn, Winter and early Spring are times for big waves, book your front row seat for a glimpse of the age old battle that has shaped this...

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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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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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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, or maybe you’ve...

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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 Torquay and Port...

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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 pleasantly surprised. With...

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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 burst of...

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, 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.