Great Ocean Road Adventures

Family Holiday Destinations Australia

What is the Best Family Holiday Destination?

Three of our most sought after family holiday destinations in Australia include:

  • Lorne – which has been popular for so long that there are some families with over three generations who hold treasured childhood memories of this seaside town. It offers easy access to both marine and hinterland natural attractions (such as Erskine Falls) as well as activities like mini-golf, trampolines, a ropes course, a cinema and more. It also offers spa treatments and fine dining options.
  • Apollo Bay – which is a great spot to give the family access to nature’s playground whether it be water sports like swimming (including toddler-friendly beaches), surfing, fishing, diving, boating and more. It’s also within an easy drive of the Otways for hiking, bushwalking and riding a zipline through the treetops. Not to mention the abundance of fresh local seafood at hand.
  • Warrnambool – which is a hub that offers all of the convenience of a regional city, with a relaxed country-town atmosphere alongside the beauty of the ocean. Activities for kids include Tower Hill for both wildlife encounters and the geological-curious, farm-stay options, trail rides, galleries markets and more.

More Advice on Planning a Family Holiday in Australia

Check out our complete range of blogs by local experts that detail more amazing family holiday ideas on the Great Ocean Road.

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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.