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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Warrnambool

Surfing in Warrnambool

Known for its ferocity, the Southern Ocean produces waves year round. Whilst many of the exposed breaks west of Cape Otway are...

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12 Apostles

Scuba & Snorkelling around the 12 Apostles

The Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Arches Marine Sanctuary and the bays surrounding Peterborough, create world class...

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Female walking through the main entrance of the Camperdown Botanic Garden
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Camperdown Botanical Gardens

These magnificent  gardens are perched above the two volcanic crater lakes of Lake Bullen Merri and Lake Gnotuk and are a...

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Warrnambool

A walking trail to discover the history and scenery of South Warrnambool

Stroll the streets and shores of South Warrnambool and you will walk in the footsteps of the earliest aboriginal inhabitants and...

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12 Apostles

Bay of Martyrs

Are the stacks martyred; sentinels guarding the land from the bold affront of the Southern Ocean or is reference made to the...

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Apollo Bay

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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12 Apostles

Paddling Lakes, Rivers, Estuaries of the 12 Apostles Coastline

For recreational paddlers, the volcanic lakes and estuaries generally provide more protected and predictable waters with plenty...

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12 Apostles

Wonky and a Bit (46km)

Start this ride early to make the most of quieter roads and to allow plenty of time to visit attractions including the Arch,...

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View of Port Campbell Jetty from the beach
12 Apostles

Port Campbell Jetty

An attraction in its own right! Port Campbell’s weathered jetty juts defiantly into the bay, dwarfed by limestone cliffs and...

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Lorne

Picnic & BBQ Areas in Lorne

Pack up the lunch or stop by the local fish and chip shop and head to one of Lorne’ numerous picnic and BBQ’s areas...

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Lorne

Surfing in Lorne

Lorne is the perfect place for surfers of all skill levels. Have a go at learning to surf around Lorne Beach, or if you’re...

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12 Apostles

Fishing Local Rivers

From the volcanic plains and Otway Ranges to the coast our rivers and streams traverse a landscape of lakes, conical peaks,...

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12 Apostles

Newfield Bay Access & Fishing

The broad double sweep of Newfield Bay extends east from the mouth of the Curdies River some 1.7 km to where it terminates once...

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Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Adventure is at your fingertips

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Anglesea

Start the Surf Coast Walk in Anglesea

For natural beauty and easy access, the Surf Coast Walk is your world-class walking destination – no matter what your age or...

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Warrnambool

BMX Track

Warrnambool is home to a world class BMX track capable of hosting major competitions and providing a top training base for elite...

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool Fishing Guide

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Anglesea

Anglesea Bike Park

For all ages and all riders – pro-designed and world-class 4X tracks brimming with the cheeky challenge of mounds, rollers,...

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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...

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Warrnambool

Biking in Warrnambool

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Apollo Bay

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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Portland

6 Reasons to Wake Up To Portland & Surrounds

Portland is the adventure seekers paradise, feeling like you’re truly at the end of the earth. A place to get wet and wild...

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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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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...

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Lorne

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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Visit Great Ocean Road

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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12 Apostles

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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12 Apostles

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.