Top 7 things to do these Easter Holidays around the Great Ocean Road

Top 7 things to do these Easter Holidays around the Great Ocean Road

A visit to the Great Ocean Road region during the Easter holidays will keep you so busy you will work off those Easter Eggs in no time! Whether you are a solo traveler looking for an active escape, traveling with your partner, or looking for family activities there is something for everyone.

1. Easter at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie, Bellbrae

Set on 15 acres just minutes from Torquay you will find a display of over 30,000 handcrafted Easter chocolates that makes the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery one of the most delicious destinations to visit this Easter holidays. Bring the family along and enjoy the showroom filled with delectable Easter treats or stay a while and dine at the Pod Cafe.

No matter what you decide we are sure you will leave with a smile on your face. We can hardly wait!

2. Attend the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach

Bells Beach has become synonymous with the history and tradition of world surfing. This iconic surfing event is one of the most well-known events of the Great Ocean Road region and in 2023 it will celebrate its 6oth anniversary.

Grab a coffee, don your beanie and coat, and head to Bells Beach to view the action from the stands along the clifftops.


3. Explore Budj Bim National Park

Budj Bim National Park is home to a long-dormant volcano – Budj Bim. The tranquil crater lake bushland surrounds make a perfect place for bushwalking, picnics, and camping.

For a dive into the unique history of the area book onto one of the two-hour, half-day, or full-day tours with Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism. Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism offers visitors a first-hand experience of Southwest Victoria’s Gunditjmara Country – a unique place with universal heritage values and that is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

4. Go above & beyond at Treetops Adventure, Yeodene

Soar through the messmate trees of the Otway Forest. With eight tree ropes courses, over 80 aerial challenges, 24 ziplines – which includes a 100-metre zipline – adrenaline junkies will feel right at home at Treetops Adventure, Yeodene.

Not feeling that brave? Don’t worry there is a course for every level. When you’ve returned to ground level take a drive to Forrest and explore more of the Great Otway National Park.



5. Learn to surf in Apollo Bay

Learning to surf on the Great Ocean Road is a quintessential experience. Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak offer daily surfing lessons conducted by qualified lifeguards and will have you standing up on a wave in your first session.

Afterward, you can hire a board and head into the surf with your new-found skills or warm up and enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants Apollo Bay has to offer.

6. Experience history at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum & Village

At Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum & Village you will enjoy a truly unique experience. Flagstaff Hill is the place to remember the stories of the many ships, crewmen, and passengers who were claimed by the treacherous Shipwreck Coast with the museum being home to the largest collection of shipwreck artifacts in Australia.

For the full experience book to enjoy the sound and light show ‘Tales of the Shipwreck Coast’ and as night falls experience the stories of Australia’s maritime history in the historic village.

7. Visit Cape Otway Lightstation Grounds, Cape Otway

Cape Otway Lightstation sits atop 90-metre rugged cliffs and for those history buffs, it is considered one of the most significant lighthouses in all of Australia. At the precinct, you will find the Lightkeeper’s Cafe, whale viewing platforms and much more. Check out their website for more information and opening hours.

To experience the magnificence of sunrise and sunset at Cape Otway Lightstation consider booking into one of their accommodation options on-site.


Don’t forget to follow and tag us on social media @visitgreatoceanroad so you don’t miss out on any of the action these Easter holidays.

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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.