If you’re planning your next girls trip, the Great Ocean Road is the perfect destination for a girls getaway. Whether you’re wanting to immerse yourselves in nature, drink wine & eat delicious local food, soak up the stunning scenery or enjoy a bit of pampering & relaxation, we’ve got you covered.
Below we’ve put together a list of ideas perfect for a girls weekend away to help you plan an unforgettable trip.
The drive along the Great Ocean Road is stunning in itself but any trip to the Great Ocean Road must include a stop at the 12 Apostles. Either stop on your way to your final destination or take a day trip from your girls getaway base.
On your drive along the Great Ocean Road, you’ll have plenty of places to stop, stretch your legs, take in the awe-inspiring views and get some insta-worthy selfies – be sure to keep your eyes peeled for whales if you’re visiting between May and September.
If you’re keen to include some natural attractions on your girls holiday you can take a walk through one of the national parks featuring breathtaking scenery, local wildlife & waterfalls or spend a day at the beach. You and the girls could enjoy a fun morning taking surfing lessons before lazing the rest of the day away on the beach…bliss!
And of course….. shopping is a must on a girls weekend away. The Great Ocean Road is home to boutique stores showcasing local wares so you’ll be able to find the perfect souvenir to take home as a keepsake from your girls getaway. Be sure to check if any markets are on while you’re visiting too.
A girls vacation is never complete without a bit of pampering. Visit one of the renowned day spas or wellness centres along the Great Ocean Road to rejuvenate, relax and indulge. Ideal if you’ve done a bit of hiking, biking or one of the thrill-seeking adventures on offer.
Explore the Great Ocean Road’s history in one of the museums, browse through art galleries showcasing local talent or check out what events are on – the Great Ocean Road is a hive of culture, arts and music throughout the year.
With a fantastic choice of places to eat from fine dining restaurants to cafes serving up great coffee and local eats, food will be a highlight of your girls holiday. And it doesn’t end there. In addition to local gourmet food tastings (think cheese, chocolate, ice cream), you and girls can also enjoy local wines, ciders, craft beer and spirits.
Contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to get advice on things to do on your girl’s vacation, where to stay and how to get around so you can have an unforgettable girls holiday you’ll be talking about for years!
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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.