Great Ocean Road Adventures

Where Should I Go In Winter

What Can I Do in Winter on the Great Ocean Road?

Here are some of our best winter attractions and destinations within easy reach of Melbourne:

  1. Start at Torquay and spend an entire getaway taking leisurely trips to farms, providores, cafes, restaurants, cellar doors, breweries, fish-and-chipperies and even ice cream makers (yes! see four creative ways to eat ice cream in winter!)
  2. Go bushwalking in the Great Otway National Park which boasts a huge collection of walking tracks and trails across diverse terrains like cliff tops, coasts, rainforest and bush trails.
  3. Choose a cosy stay with an open fire overlooking the ocean at Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet or Lorne (all within an easy drive from Melbourne). Find the perfect spot using our Where to Stay search.
  4. Plan to unwind at our wealth of Spas and Retreats.
  5. See our wildlife including the kangaroos and wallabies munching the lawns at the Anglesea Golf Course!

What is the Best Time to Visit the Great Ocean Road?

Because our climate is fairly moderate (ie we don’t get seasonal monsoons or snowstorms) weather-wise you can have an enjoyable visit at any time of the year. So to the question, ‘Where should I go in winter in Victoria?’ – the answer is the Great Ocean Road region.

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Places To Eat & Drink

Peterborough House Cafe & Restaurant


Otway Chai

Deans Marsh



Chris’s Restaurant

Skenes Creek

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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.