Great Ocean Road Adventures

Great Ocean Road Must-See Attractions

When it comes to Great Ocean Road must see’s, you’re spoilt for choice. The Great Ocean Road’s main attractions are its stunning natural attractions but it doesn’t end there. Below, we list the Great Ocean Road must see stops to ensure you make the most of your time in this world-class destination and create unforgettable memories. There is so much to see and do, so we’ve listed the Great Ocean Road attractions in order to help you plan your trip.

Great Ocean Road Attractions (In Order)

1. Nature and Wildlife

When it comes to what you must see on the Great Ocean Road, nature & wildlife is at the top of the list.

  • The 12 Apostles is without a doubt one of the Great Ocean Road’s top attractions. The stunning Port Campbell National Park is teeming with awe-inspiring natural attractions, on par with the 12 Apostles themselves, local wildlife and bushwalks that immerse you in natural settings.
  • Waterfalls are plentiful in the Great Ocean Road region and at their most stunning in winter. The Otways and Lorne are your go-to waterfall destinations
  • The magnificent beaches are a lovely place to relax or hit one of the local surf breaks.
  • Another must-see on Great Ocean Road is whale watching which you can do from May through to September.

And the Volcanic Lakes & Plains region is also a must-see on the Great Ocean Road.

2. Outdoor Activities

For those seeking adventure, Great Ocean Road main attractions are outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, surfing, camping, fishing and biking. For golf lovers, we have some of the most highly rated public access courses in Australia. And, of course, being on the coast, as well as surfing, you’ll have plenty of other water activities to keep you busy including diving, snorkelling, kayaking and more!

3. Eating and Drinking

The Great Ocean Road is home to delectable local gourmet foods, either showcased on their own or on the menu at one of the many restaurants and cafes. You have your choice of fine dining, local cafes or takeaway stops all serving delicious food that diehard ‘foodies’ will get excited about.

Enjoy food tastings of all the good stuff like cheese, chocolate, coffee, ice cream and pair it with a wine tasting, or locally distilled gin, whiskey or locally brewed craft beer. It’s easy to see why food & drink is one of the Great Ocean Road top attractions.

4. Attractions and Experiences

You will have no problem filling in time with the selection of attractions and experiences along the Great Ocean Road. Visit local artisan stores, enjoy a bit of pampering & relaxation at one of the many spas, or visit one of the art galleries showcasing local artists. We have a wide range of experiences suitable for the whole family, plenty of history & heritage experiences to explore and a vibrant culture to enjoy.

Find Out More About The Great Ocean Road Must-See Stops

Contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to find out more about the Great Ocean Road top attractions and start planning your trip!

Our local experts will be able to give you tips on where to stay, getting around and the best way to see the Great Ocean Road’s main attractions.

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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.