Itineraries

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3 Days

Base yourself at Port Campbell & discover more than the 12 Apostles

Base yourself in the vibrant seaside town of Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road’s Shipwreck Coast, and you’ll discover a lot more than the 12 Apostles. ...

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4 Days

Things to see & do between Melbourne and the 12 Apostles

The epic road trip from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road to the 12 Apostles features breathtaking scenery, vibrant seaside villages and inland treasures. This four-day itinerary includes the Surf Coast towns of Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Lorne; then to Apollo Bay, The Otways and Port Ca...

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7 Days

Unearth Greatopia’s Hidden Gems

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

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5 Days

The Must See Places of Greatopia

From the feast and thrills to the towering hills, hear the mighty roar of the Southern Ocean as you wind down by the sea. This ancient land built on soil and sand is waiting for your visit – wherever you may roam. ...

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3 Days

52 Great Weekend Ideas

There’s a Great Weekend idea for every one and every season. Discover things to do with the family, romantic weekend getaways, adventure and fun for the kids and stacks more, not to mention new destinations and secret hideaways. ...

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3 Days

Explore the Western End of the Great Ocean Road in Winter

Discover Warrnambool, Koroit, Port Fairy and continue on to Portland in all its winter glory with whales, walks and geothermal bathing. ...

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4 Days

4 Day Family Getaway in Port Fairy

Create fabulous family memories on this 4-day tour in a destination where whimsy, play and creativity come naturally. Share lazy beach days or get active with surfing lessons. ...

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4 Days

4 Days of Adventure & Fine Food in Apollo Bay

Need a little indulgence and a slice of big nature escapism? This four-day seaside adventure will tick all the boxes. ...

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7 Days

Our 7 Days on the Great Ocean Road

Follow this Melbourne couple’s adventure along the Great Ocean Road stopping at waterfalls, epic lookouts, exploring towns, iconic places and getting in as many ocean sunrises as they can. ...

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3 Days

Beaches & Summer Fun near Port Fairy

Follow the Great Ocean Road beaches trail—Peterborough to Port Fairy. The Shipwreck Coast section of the Great Ocean Road runs from Peterborough to Port Fairy. West of Peterborough is the Bay of Islands, featuring dramatic limestone cliffs, offshore islands, towering rock stacks and other remarkab...

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6 Days

The Whale Trail

Grey skies and rainy days can really blow, but that’s a good thing when you’re travelling alongside pods of playful whales, spectacular coastlines, remarkable limestone structures and spirited landscapes, all while the crowds of summer fade. ...

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1 Day

A Day in Port Fairy

With so much to see and do in our vibrant town we have created an itinerary that will assist you in making the most of your time in Port Fairy! Discover what the locals love about the bustling town and visit historic landmarks, become acquainted with local fauna and flora, enjoy the town’s café c...

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5 Days

Off the Beaten Track

Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is undoubtedly one of the most scenic drives in Australia. With tall, dramatic cliffs and the spectacular Southern Ocean hugging the shoreline, its widespread popularity attracts visitors from around the globe. In peak season, the more well-known towns and attractions c...

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5 Days

An Action Packed Trip: Torquay to Port Fairy

Spanning South West Victoria from Torquay to the South Australian border, The Great Ocean Road is rich in diversity. A place of contrasting natural beauty, its hinterland waterfall walks traverse lush forests and its lively salt-washed villages serve up tantalising gourmet fare. Home to one of the m...

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3 Days

See the Essentials

Limited time and looking to tick off a few Must Do’s? The essentials itinerary will give you a taste of a little of what makes the Great Ocean Road special. The coast, the rainforest, a crater and some seriously good food. Trying to squeeze a lot into such a short time will definitely leave yo...

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3 Days

The Romantic Escape

The Great Ocean Road has many locations and activities that make it perfect for a romantic getaway. For this trip itinerary, we start in Melbourne, drive down the coast to Anglesea, make our way to Port Campbell, then head back to Melbourne through the Otways. ...

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3 Days

Girls Weekend on the Surf Coast

No matter what type of weekend you want to enjoy with your BFFs, the Great Ocean Road’s Surf Coast offers loads of activities to keep a group entertained. Load up your car for an epic road trip with your favourite playlists, surfboards, swimwear, hiking shoes and a sense of adventure. Our recommen...

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3 Days

Big Nature Trail

Take the trail beyond Port Fairy to discover an idyllic escape to nature and even more Great Ocean Road natural wonders. Experience a rich cultural landscape formed by powerful ancestral creation forces. Eyeball native wildlife in natural habitats: kangaroos, emus, koalas, kookaburras and shorebirds...

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4 Days

4 Days in Timboon

For lovers of artisan food and brews, for those who like to explore – Timboon is a hidden gem near all the iconic Great Ocean Road attractions. ...

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3 Days

Explore the Surf Coast from Anglesea

The seaside town of Anglesea lies along the Surf Coast on the Anglesea River. With its dramatic cliffs and a forest featuring native wildlife and picture-perfect beaches, Anglesea is a traveller’s paradise. Conveniently located between Torquay and Aireys Inlet, the town is a great central base fro...

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3 Days

Explore the Otways from Apollo Bay

The harbour village of Apollo Bay boasts panoramic views, many seaside adventures and fresh local seafood. It’s arguably one of the most gorgeous stops along the Great Ocean Road. You can also experience and appreciate the beauty of the incredible Otways from Apollo Bay–just a stone’s throw aw...

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3 Days

Discover Anglesea

The beauty of the Great Ocean Road is that basing yourself in one town doesn’t mean you can’t easily explore others. Set yourselves up in Anglesea, whether you’re in a tent, the resort, a holiday house or caravan, and get ready to discover what’s around you. ...

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Whether you're a history buff, foodie, nature lover or adventurer get ready for a great time in Portland. 
Oh and don’t forget to pack the 🎣 

#iamportland #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #visitgreatoceanroad #fishing #stayclosegofurther #greatopia
Explore the charming coastal town of Port Fairy its historic architecture, stunning beaches, and vibrant arts scene make this Victorian fishing village one of the most picturesque spots in Australia.

Stunning reel by @thecommonwanderer for @visitmelbourne 👏

@iamportfairy #iamportfairy #greatoceanroad @oakandanchorhotel @bankstandco #visitgreatoceanroad
It’s not too late to book a summer getaway. Here’s 5 things to do in Apollo Bay & the Otways. 

1. Go boogie boarding at the beach 🏖 
2. Discover the Californian Redwood forest 🌳 
3. Hike to Hopetoun Falls 🥾 
4. Take a dusk tour @wildlifewondersaus 🐨 
5. Find fairies 🧚‍♂️ @otwayflyvictoria
This is Lake Elizabeth a 15 minute drive from Forrest. The enormous, ghostly tree trunks emerging from the still water gives the lake a prehistoric feel – it’s like the land before time.

@visit_apollobay #iamotways #forrest #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #greatopia #stayclosegofurther #greatoceanroad
Voted the 4th best beach in 
A U S T R A L I A !! 
 by @bestaustralianbeaches Apollo Bay beach is a 3km long eastern facing beach, that provides safe, patrolled (during peak periods) waters for walking, swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, sand castle building and beach cricket. 🏖 

Awesome pic by our pirate friends @safari.global 🙌

@visit_apollobay @australia @visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #greatoceanroad #apollobaygreatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #australia #stayclosegofurther
Ever been to Cape Bridgewater? 

Only 20 minutes from Portland, Cape Bridgewater is picturesque, secluded and a must see on your next adventure. 

@caitmiersphotography #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne @australia #iamportland #victoria #greatopia
Take the weekend to explore Great Ocean Roads breweries and distilleries. #GreatCall 

For more great breweries and distilleries check out our website ✌️
@noodledoof @apollobaydistillery @gorbrewhouse @greatoceanroadgin @castertondistillingco
Get up early and watch the sunrise over the water, salt in the air, surfers catching their first waves of the morning, all to the sound of the ocean crashing against the shoreline. 

Stunning capture by @adventures.of.davidm 🙌 

@australia @visitmelbourne #greatoceanroad #greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne

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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.