When it comes to the Great Ocean Road, it is one of the best local places to go for a holiday in Victoria. From incredible natural attractions like the 12 Apostles, Great Otway National Park and Bells Beach to quality artisan locally made products, there is so much to discover. Team this with some amazing accommodation options and fantastic food & wine… it’ll be an unforgettable holiday. And the best part? This is all on your back doorstep. Our time and distance guide will give you a good idea of the local places to visit near you.
Why not make your local vacation a road trip and stop at local places to visit along the way, or maybe opt for the more relaxing option of a stay at a luxury retreat. You could try out the local wineries or do one of the many tours on offer like a picturesque horse ride, boat charter, helicopter tour or take surfing or kayaking lessons.
The Great Ocean Road is also home to an amazing array of wildlife. Whales can be spotted all along the coast (between May and September), koalas and swamp wallabies can always be found in the Otways and it is a bird lover’s paradise! Other wildlife you can spot along the Great Ocean road includes:
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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.