Want to know where to go for a family holiday along the Great Ocean Road? Below is a list of things to see & do and accommodation options ideal for the whole family. The Great Ocean Road is a fantastic place for loads of family fun and adventures. A visit to the Great Ocean Road will be an unforgettable holiday of memories to last a lifetime, unique discoveries and exciting activities.
Where to go on holiday with kids will depend on what you’d like to see and do on your holiday but the 12 Apostles is an absolute must. It is one of the most well-known highlights and is located in the Port Campbell National Park. The best time to see this amazing natural attraction is at dawn or dusk. The Great Otway National Park has stacks of family-friendly bush walks, sheltered beaches and waterfalls & lakes to discover. The kids will also be super excited to spot whales along the coast (between May and September) and there are hundreds of bay & ocean beaches to choose from for a refreshing paddle.
There are also plenty of opportunities for wildlife encounters including:
There is family-friendly accommodation right along the Great Ocean Road – so many options to choose from! There are self-catered apartments, holiday houses and plenty of camping, caravan & holiday parks with pools, playgrounds, jumping pillows & all the fun things kids love. Farm stays are a great option for enjoying wide open spaces, fresh air and farm animals. There are also many hotels, motels and resorts to choose from, so when it comes to where to go on holiday with children, you’ve got a great selection!
Teenagers can be a hard audience to please! But the Great Ocean Road has got you covered. Bells Beach is a popular spot for teenagers and surfing, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking lessons are a great way to spend the day — lessons are also available in Lorne and Apollo Bay. There are horse riding treks in Spring Creek Valley and lots of good spots for mountain biking. So if you want to know where to go on holiday with teenagers, head to the Great Ocean Road!
If you would like to find out more about where to go on holiday with children, contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to speak with a local expert about where to go on holiday with kids along the Great Ocean Road.
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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.