Being conveniently located so close to Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular destinations for weekend getaways in Victoria. Below is information on how we’ve made it easy to plan a weekend away in Victoria if you’re heading to the Great Ocean Road, along with handy info for family weekend getaways.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a pampering girls trip, a weekend away in Victoria to camp & have adventures or a family weekend getaway, the region has so much to offer. Here are some suggested itineraries we’ve put together for a weekend away in Victoria on the Great Ocean Road:
There really is such a fantastic range of things to see and do here, and we want to make sure you have an unforgettable time in this magnificent destination…. Our suggested itineraries range from one to seven days but for a weekend away in Victoria, check out our very own series, 52 Great Weekends, for a new weekend idea every week.
If planning your own itinerary, the Great Ocean Road has a wide range of accommodation options to choose from. From camping under the stars to luxury retreats… even a stay in a steam carriage! It is a food lover’s delight with superb local gourmet foods to try paired with local tipples from the wineries, breweries, cider houses and distilleries that are dotted throughout the region.
The Great Ocean Road is a paradise for Nature & wildlife lovers with world-class natural attractions such as the 12 Apostles, national parks and stunning coastlines. There are plenty of activities for you to try that make the most of the great outdoors along with tours that ensure you’ll come away from your trip with memories to last a lifetime.
The Great Ocean Road is the ideal place for a family weekend getaway. With a great range of family-friendly activities, places to eat and stay — you’re sure to have a holiday everyone will enjoy. Getting out amongst nature and bushwalking in one of the national parks, spotting wildlife (including whales!) or spending a day at the beach — its easy to see why the Great Ocean Road is one of the best destinations for a family weekend getaway in Victoria to spend quality time together.
Here are some of the family-friendly accommodation options available in the region:
For family events on this weekend, visit our What’s On page for up to date info on events happening in the area. Festivals and events are held throughout the year along with regular workshops, markets and shows.
Contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to speak with local experts who will be able to give you all the info you need for planning a trip to the Great Ocean Road. They can fill you in on the must see’s, travel times, accommodation and family activities on this weekend.
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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.