Discover the greatest region in the land

 

You’ve probably heard of the Great Ocean Road.

You may have even visited parts of it before.

But when you venture a little further, you’ll discover the greatest nature, food, wine and adventure.

You’ll soon realise why the locals call it their utopia…

Greatopia.

 

 

 

Let Greatopia inspire your next trip

The Official ‘Things’ of Greatopia

We’re pretty proud of this little country of ours and we want to share it with you. So read on to discover the official places to visit, overindulge at and rest your head on your trip to Greatopia.

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The Secret Walks of Greatopia

We’ve rounded up our favourite walks in Greatopia. You’ll be amazed at where these hidden trails can take you.

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Greatopia ‘Local Guides’

Discover Greatopia through the eyes of a local. This is why they call the Great Ocean Road their utopia…

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Bucket List Greatopia Attractions

Experience everything Greatopia has to offer with our ultimate itinerary. You can’t say you’ve done Greatopia until you’ve ticked all of these iconic bucket-list attractions and experiences.

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The Story Behind the Coat of Arms

Look closely at the coat of arms to discover the secrets of Greatopia.

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Discover relaxation in Greatopia

Lux Spa

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Deep Blue Hot Springs

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Find a place to rest your head in Greatiopia

RACV Torquay Resort

From Bells to bliss

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Johanna Seaside Cottages

Get back to nature

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Forrest Guesthouse

From a high speed thrill, to relaxing and chill

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Gardens Caravan Park Port Fairy

Make memories on the banks of the Moyne River

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Greatopia for adventure

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

See the giants stand tall. Join Greatopia's official walking tour.

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Live Wire Park, Lorne

Hear the echo through the trees. Feel the rush of Greatopia’s official sport.

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Eat & drink Greatopia's finest

The Coast Restaurant, Anglesea

Feast, drink, sleep, Angelsea! Taste the official dish of Greatopia.

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Apollo Bay Distillery

I’ve gin thinking about you! Sip the official Greatopian gin.

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Greatopia inspiration

The Must See Places of Greatopia

This ancient land built on soil and sand is waiting for your visit – wherever you may roam.

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Unearth Greatopia's Hidden Gems

Venture just off the Great Ocean Road to discover the hidden gems of the Greatopian hinterland.

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Discover the official places of Greatopia

Forrest Guesthouse

16 Grant Street, Forrest, VIC, 3236

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RACV Torquay Resort

1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay, VIC, 3228

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Johanna Seaside Cottages

395 Red Johanna Road, Johanna, VIC, 3238

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Gardens Caravan Park

111 Griffiths Street, Port Fairy, VIC, 3284

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Apollo Bay Distillery

23-27 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233

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The Coast Restaurant

105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC, 3230

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Deep Blue Hot Springs Warrnambool

Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool, VIC, 3280

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Lux Spa & Wellness

105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC, 3230

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Live Wire Park

180 Erskine Falls Road, Lorne, VIC, 3232

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Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

70 Stafford Road, Johanna, VIC, 3238

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Follow our stories @visitgreatoceanroad

Check out the iconic lookouts and walkways of Greatopia including Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and all our favourite Coastal Trails and Lookouts or for a tasty difference check out the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail.

P.s This is Mark a local who happens to also manage the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre. If you’re lucky you might catch him at one of these lookouts filming for @visit12apostles make sure you say hi 👋 

 #greatopia #iam12apostlescoastandhinterland #visitvictoria #greatoceanroad @visitmelbourne @australia
Discover Greatopia, where the fish are cray and nature calls you home. 

#Greatopia @visit_apollobay @safari.global #iamcolac #iamotways #iamapollobay #iamotwaycoast #greatoceanroad @visitmelbourne @australia @forrestguesthouse @forrestbrewery @otwaysdistillery @hellocoffeeroastery @apollobayfishcoop @otwayflyvictoria
Don’t pinch yourself this place really does exist. Bells Beach in winter = pure magic. 🏄‍♂️ 

You can thank @ashhughesphotos for capturing this stunning shot 👏

#greatopia #greatoceanroad @exploresurfcoast #exploresurfcoast #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne @australia #seeaustralia
Greatopia’s answer to a seafood-lovers haven, the Apollo Bay region should be top of your list of places to visit. Experience some of the best ‘off the boat’ local catch from the ‘Bay’s’ selection of restaurants and cafés . 

Local tip: The @apollobayfishcoop offers great view and local crayfish. The @apollobaydistillery is the perfect place for a cheeky sundown.

#greatopia #greatoceanroad @visit_apollobay #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria @australia @visitmelbourne @safari.global
Let Greatopia inspire you. 

Venture deep into the Otways to Lake Elizabeth where you can hike, camp or Kayak. - Wake up early and you might even spot the elusive platypus in the waters of the lake at dawn. #Greatopia 

@visit_apollobay #greatoceanroad @visitmelbourne #visitvictoria @australia @safari.global #stayclosegofurther #iamotways #otways #lakelizabeth

Thanks to our amazing local talent @hellocoffeeroastery @otwaysdistillery 👏
As you wind your way down the Great Ocean Road you will soon find yourself discovering the richness that is #Greatopia. Abundant with surf, trails, rivers and scenic walks and that’s just the beginning… 

@visit12apostles #iam12apostlescoastandhinterland #greatoceanroad #iam12postles @12apostleshelicopters @timboondistillery @timboonicecream @12apostlesfoodartisans

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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.