The Great Ocean Road Region is one of the most spectacular and easy to access places for adventure holidays in Australia. Only an hour or two from Melbourne’s CBD (driving time), this region offers the best family adventure holidays.
No matter the time of year, the Great Ocean Road Region is perfect for adventure holidays with kids. For more about family adventure holidays, talk to a local expert at one of our Visitors Information Centres.
Apart from the ocean itself, and some wonderful family-friendly bays and beaches, the Great Ocean Road offers adventure holiday destinations for families that include wildlife encounters, walks along rivers and waterfalls, learning activities with park rangers, opportunities to immerse your kids in history and much, much more.
While it may be too chilly for swimming, the Great Ocean Road is full of adventure in winter. Thrill everyone with an evening walk through Anne’s Cascades on the Melba Gully Track in the Great Otways National Park – where insider Sheryl Allen says you’ll find, ‘nocturnal critter chatter, and fern gullies sparkling with glow-worms’.
In the same district, there’s also camping grounds, a thrilling tree-top adventure and flying fox. Once you’ve all had your fill of nature you can join a step-back-in-time experience with historical learning activities such as the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and the Cape Otway Lightstation.
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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.