Year-round, the Great Ocean Road is a wonderful place to visit. While it is popular in summer, the national parks, beaches, marine life, flora, fauna and other things to do ensure that there are plenty of winter activities too.
Our recommended winter activities for kids include an animal wildlife park, horse riding, a thrilling flying fox, ten-pin bowling, mini-golf and historical adventures. Among our winter activities for toddlers and winter activities for pre-schoolers is the amazing Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground in Warrnambool with play areas, mini-golf, trampolines, and a lake replete with paddleboats, islands and birdlife.
If you’re looking for winter activities for toddlers, check out historical adventures such as the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village which recreates life for first Europeans on the Shipwreck coast. This this step-back-in-time experience includes cobblestone streets, over 40 buildings and even a light and sound show to help capture young imaginations. Other historic winter activities for kids include Cape Otway Lightstation. In addition to the lightstation itself there’s an Aboriginal meeting hut devoted to helping visitors appreciate and understand the local indigenous culture with storytelling and bush tucker sessions from local guides.
The region’s pristine nature offers other kinds of fun winter activities. You can find all the available activities online.
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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.