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

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 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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Find a place to rest your head in Greatopia

From Bells to bliss

RACV Torquay Resort, one of Greatopia’s official places to rest your head.

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Get back to nature

There’s nothing quite like the fresh smell of country air in Greatopia at Johanna Seaside Cottages.

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From a high speed thrill, to relaxing and chill

Forrest Guesthouse, one of Greatopia’s official residences to rest your head.

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Make memories on the banks of the Moyne River

Greatopia’s official camping trip at Gardens Caravan Park Port Fairy.

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Greatopia for adventure

Join Greatopia's official walking tour

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, the perfect walking tour to immerse yourself in the beauty of Greatopia.

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Feel the rush of Greatopia’s official sport

Hear the echo through the trees at Live Wire Park, Lorne.

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Eat & drink Greatopia's finest

Taste the official dish of Greatopia

The Coast Restaurant, Anglesea. Feast, drink, sleep, Angelsea!

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I’ve gin thinking about you

Sip the official Greatopian gin cocktail at Apollo Bay Distillery.

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Discover relaxation in Greatopia

Luxuriate in Anglesea

Lux Spa & Wellness, Anglesea. Your self-care day.

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Bliss out at Greatopia’s official bathing spot

Deep Blue Hot Springs. Wind down by the sea.

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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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Greatopia's ‘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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The Story Behind the Greatopia Coat of Arms

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

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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

Come for the adventure and stay for the 🌅

#visitgreatoceanroad #greatopia #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria
Where will the weekend take you? 🚗 

What about Lorne? Lorne offers the perfect place for romance – oceanfront fine dining, boutique shopping and sidewalk cafes – all alongside the sparkling waters of Louttit Bay…..Oh and if you’re up for a little more adventure you can checkout @livewirepark 
or go on a walk to one of the many Otways waterfalls. Accommodation tip; Try @eluxaccommodation 👌 

#visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #australia
Many people are familiar with the Great Ocean Road but less know that the region is full of reasons to get out of the car and into a pair of hiking boots 🥾. On offer are some of the most scenic strolls in Australia!

@auswalkingco_ #twelveapostleslodgewalk #visitgreatoceanroad #greatoceanwalk #greatsouthwestwalk #surfcoastwalk @visit12apostles @visit_apollobay @exploresurfcoast
It’s time to hit the road for one of our Autumn events. Here’s a few to check out 👇 

1. @portfairyfolkfestival presenting international and national artists in a four day festival of music, arts and culture. 🎵 
2. @ripcurlprobellsbeach the longest running event in competitive surfing 🏄‍♀️ 
3. @aireysinletmusicfest featuring Ella Hooper headlining a cracking line-up of home grown talent. 🎸 
4. @crayfestportcampbell celebrates the coast, community, volunteers, primary producers, local produce, and sustainability. 🦞 
5. Ever wanted to run along the Great Ocean Road? It’s not too late to sign up for the @greatoceanroadrunfest 🏃‍♀️ 

#visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #greatoceanroad #events @safari.global 📸
We’ll let you in on a little secret…. Summer might be over but Autumn is perfect for hiking, surfing, boating, sandcastle building, mountain bike riding, rock pooling and more 🤘 ( Without the crowds 😉)

What are you waiting for? 

@visit_apollobay #visitgreatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #apollobay #beaches @seeaustralia #australia #bestbeachesaustralia
Discover the hidden gems of Warrnambool and experience the perfect blend of stunning coastal views, rich culture, nightlife and fun! 

@iamwarrnambool #visitvictoria #warrnambool #visitmelbourne #australia #greatopia
If you're looking for a fun outdoor activity, We highly recommend giving kayaking a go. The Anglesea river is the perfect spot for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike. 🛶 @angleseapaddleboats 

#visitgreatoceanroad #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne @exploresurfcoast @angleseaadventure
Will we see you at the starting line? 🏃‍♀️ 

This is your chance to run the most iconic part of the Great Ocean Road in the @greatoceanroadrunfest May 20 & 21. 

@visit_apollobay #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #greatoceanroad #greatopia

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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.