Great Ocean Road Adventures

Where Is the Best Weekend Getaway?

What are the Best Weekend Getaways?

  • Aireys Inlet is a great place to enjoy both the coastline and the Great Otway National Park. It’s only 124 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and has a range of accommodation and eating options as well as great parks and picnic areas.
  • Lorne is another spot with access to big nature as well as the creature comforts. It’s 139 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD on the spectacular coastal road. Lorne is popular with families thanks to a range of activities for toddlers through to teenagers as well as spa treatments, fine dining and fishing activities for mums and dads.
  • Kennett River is a tiny hamlet and a haven for couples who enjoy the serenity, birdlife and native animals. It’s 165 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD – halfway between Lorne and Apollo Bay. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Where Else Can I go for a Weekend Getaway?

The above are just three of the dozens of towns and hamlets accessible on the Great Ocean Road. There are so many other places with a variety of other attractions. Check out our full list of destinations to choose where is a good weekend getaway for you.

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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.