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 Greatiopia

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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With miles of sandcastle real estate, lagoons for snorkelling and rock pools teeming with wildlife, the beaches of the Great Ocean Road are a natural playground for little ones. Here are some of our family friendly beaches 👇 

1. Cosy Corner, Torquay 
2. Anglesea Main Beach 
3. Point Roadknight Anglesea 
4. Lorne Main Beach 
5. Apollo Bay Harbour 
6. East Beach, Port Fairy 
7. Pea Soup, Port Fairy 
8. Stingray Bay, Warrnambool 
9. Cape Bridgewater 

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Sneaky weekend getaway to kick off summer? 🚗 

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Seal Point at Cape Bridgewater is home for up to 2500 Australian and Long Nose Fur Seals and is one of the best kept secrets in our region. 

Great capture by @summitstoseas 👏

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With plenty to see and do on and around the Great Ocean Road, from adventure to total relaxation, from a romantic escape to a family holiday, you won’t be left short on things to do – whatever your vibe ✌️ 

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How many have you ticked off? 

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Step out onto the balcony of Cape Otway Lightstation to experience breathtaking views over the bass straight from 90 metres above. @capeotwaylighthouse 

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Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of family adventures built to showcase the beauty of Apollo Bay and capture the whole family’s imagination.

Here are some of our must do’s 👇

1. Discover Australia’s natural beauty @wildlifewondersaus 🐨 
2. Rainforest walk at the Great Otway National Park. The kids will love discovering the many waterfalls that flow all year round 🌲 
3. Surfing lessons. Both adult and child lessons are available.
4. Swing, leap, climb and fly through the forest on a treetop eco-adventure experience @otwayflyvictoria 
5. Visit the @capeotwaylighthouse Learn about the local history and experience the exhilaration and stunning views on the Lighthouse Balcony.
6. Have fish & chips on the beach. A simple thing to do in Apollo Bay with kids but who doesn’t love fresh fish & chips?! 🍟 

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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.