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Want to know the most scenic spots? Here's your checklist.

The Great Ocean Road region, from Torquay to Nelson and inland to places like Casterton and Colac, has some of the beautiful and...

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Where we found 72 hours of free family fun

As a budget-conscious family, finding lots of free family activities in the Great Ocean Region was the highlight of the September...

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My favourite places to recentre and commune with nature

When I feel like it’s time to clear the cobwebs, I like to explore new places, commune with nature and re-centre myself....

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Historic leafy towns just 2 hours from Melbourne

What if we said you can see a scattering of extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and forests all within 100 kilometres of each...

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4 Spring activities to clear the winter chills

You can visit the Great Ocean Road region at any time of year because each season brings its unique offerings. If you...

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Be a happy camper and plan ahead

Mountains, rivers, beaches, forests… the Great Ocean Road region has it all when it comes...

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The rock formations of the Great Ocean Road

These massive rock formations, carved from the crashing waves and weather elements are big, beautiful and display the most...

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6 Ways nature can soothe the soul

Spending time in nature on the Great Ocean Road at any time of the year is good for the soul. Here are six top spots revealed by...

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Great Ocean Road Ducks

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A glimpse into one of Victoria's best kept secrets

Everything tastes better when enjoyed in the stunning setting of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains. Immerse yourself in the cultural...

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What to do during winter school holidays when it's raining

Winter is secretly one of the most spectacular times to visit the Great Ocean Road, and yes, there is plenty to do even when...

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Q & A with local actress and model, Ella Bourne

Model and actress Ella Bourne is a ‘Great Ocean Road girl’ through and through. She shares some local spots that are...

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High tea anyone?

You might just spot a dolphin from these tea rooms in Port...

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Close encounters at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road region is abundant with wildlife. You can see animals in the wild or, in our case, we visited them at the...

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4 great pubs along the Great Ocean Road

Pubs have always been the heart and hub of towns and villages along the Great Ocean Road. This welcoming vibe continues today,...

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Recipe share: Lemon & Yoghurt Cake

Recipe share from Sam Anderson, owner and chef at Forage on the Foreshore in Port...

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Q & A with Area Chief Ranger for Shipwreck Coast and Hinterland

Michael D Smith, is the Area Chief Ranger for Shipwreck Coast and Hinterland, Parks Victoria. Find out about his top tips for...

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How to become a Junior Park Ranger in Victoria

For some time now, Parks Victoria has hosted a free Junior Ranger program during the summer school holidays for children aged...

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How I did 3 days of the Great Ocean Walk in luxury

The beauty of the Great Ocean Walk is that you can choose how far you want to walk, how hard you want it to be, what you want to...

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Great Ocean Walk: A rollercoaster in nature

With a mix of beaches, clifftops, farmlands, rainforests and hinterland, Great Ocean Walk is a magnificent roller coaster of...

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Why Adrenalin is the Perfect Winter Warmer

I’ve lived in Apollo Bay my entire life and the best thing about winter on the Great Ocean Road is there’s no stopping those...

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Transformational Travel

Jo Surkitt, wellness tourism expert and founder of Revitalise Escapes, says that transformational travel is the number one item...

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Farm Stays - a fun holiday for everyone

Staying on a farm is a unique way to holiday! Not only do you have lots of fresh air, open space and cute farm animals to...

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Tower Hill: A geological, wildlife and cultural wonder

Travel writer Silke was thrilled to find a dormant volcano near Warrnambool and to discover more about its geology and resident...

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Things to do in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula for culture fans

From Geelong, Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design, to the forts, art galleries and cultural centres of the Bellarine Peninsula, this region has...

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The 8 best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for families

From fairground rides for little ones to indoor rock climbing for bigger kids, and wildlife encounters fit for all ages, Geelong and the Bellarine...

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8 of the best things to do in Geelong and The Bellarine for foodies

From cool climate country wineries to the hottest urban fusion restaurants, these eight foodie experiences are among the best Geelong and The...

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The 12 best things for families to do on the Great Ocean Road

Whether you’re searching for outdoorsy activities or a family-friendly treat, here are 11 of the best activities to try on your next Great Ocean...

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The 10 best things for foodies to do on the Great Ocean Road

From the lush, leafy hinterland to the rugged and raw coast, this swathe of Victorian countryside is awash with beautiful produce and highly...

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Top things to do for the whole family (not just the kids)

Travelling with your family is a great opportunity to slow down, spend more quality time together and explore the fantastic local towns throughout...

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Dusk Discovery Tours at Wildlife Wonders

The perfect addition to your weekend plans. Running every Saturday...

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Tips for a great summer

You may need to wait a little longer than usual while on holiday this summer, but please be patient as businesses do their best to keep you safe...

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How and where to find Glow Worms

Do you know there are glow worms in the Great Otway National Park, just 10 minutes from Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean...

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A 3 day adventure with teenage appeal

Need to enthuse your teenager to come along on the family holiday? Here’s a super cool adventure in the Otways that the entire family can...

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Summertime family fun: our top 7 activities

There are so many activities for families to do throughout the Great Ocean Road region, but we’ve picked out our top 7 to get you...

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Follow the Lighthouse Trail

It’s a little known fact that there are five working lightstations operating across the coastline of the Great Ocean Road region between...

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Port Fairy

Lose yourself to the creativity of a community

As you venture deeper into Greatopia make sure Port Fairy is on your list to places to stop and stay a...

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Aireys Inlet
Aireys Inlet

2-Day Itinerary

Aireys Inlet is located on the Great Ocean Road around 90 minutes from Melbourne via the Princes Freeway.  A nature-lovers wonderland in its own...

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12 Apostles

12 Apostles Visitor Inspiration Project

Need a little inspiration? Call into Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre for equipment loan and educational tools to help you better understand...

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12 Apostles Trail on the Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles

12 Apostles Trail – Getting ready to Roll

Local dairy, beef, ice cream and berries for lunch and seafood and local brews for supper. How does that sound? From the treetops of Timboon to the...

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Port Fairy

Valentine's Day in Port Fairy

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Port Fairy region has extensive activities, restaurants and picnic sites to celebrate and spoil your...

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Apollo Bay

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...

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Port Fairy

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...

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Port Fairy

A taste or feast - the Wharf has seafood for everyone

“I just want to find somewhere with good...

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Port Fairy

The perfect place for a family holiday - any time of the year

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, it’s really a must do experience if you are visiting...

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Port Fairy

Plump pizzas & high tea - You won't go hungry in Port Fairy

Port Fairy was our first stop in Victoria as part of our trip across the Great Ocean Road...

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What families can do in Port Fairy

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Port Fairy - it's all you need for a girls' weekend

Port Fairy is THE BEST location for a girls’...

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Our guide to dining out this Spring:1. @the_coast_anglesea for it’s native flavours 🤤
2. @lacantina_commonground pasta, pasta, pasta 🍝
3. @frolic_lane for cocktails and pizzas. 🍕
4. @birdhouse.apollobay for the fresh local seafood. 🦞
5. @braerestaurant well because it’s award winning!! 🥇#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #visitgreatoceanroad
The Great Ocean Road has many locations and activities that make it perfect for a romantic getaway. When’s your next adventure?#Greatopia#Greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #holidayherethisyear #australia #visitmelbourne
Want to chase waterfalls this weekend? #GreatCall#Greatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther @australia
One week down one week to go….. What will you get up to next?Here’s some ideas:
⛳️ Challenge yourselves with some Mini Golf @greatoceanroadminigolf @big4_portfairy @minigolfwarrnambool🐨 Take a walk on the wild side @wildlifewondersaus🌳 Fly through the treetops @livewirepark🍫 Become a chocolatier @greatoceanrdchocolaterie🥾 Hike to the top of @capeotwaylighthouse🛶 Take a paddle in Anglesea @angleseapaddleboats⭐️ Take a Gunditjmara guided cultural tour of the World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape with @budjbimtourism#greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria @australia @iamwarrnambool @exploresurfcoast @visit_apollobay
So long as your dog is on a lead, there are plenty of walks and hikes you can do together along the Great Ocean Road here are some of our fave’s.* Lake Elizabeth Loop, Otway’s
* Koorie Cultural Walk, Anglesea
* Surf Coast Walk, Torquay
* Gabbo’s Beach, Port Fairy
* Warrnambool board walk{ After your walk stop in at @gorbrewhouse and check out the pub friendly beer garden it’s the perfect place for you and your furry friend to unwind 🐕 . }#Greatopia #greatoceanroad #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria #seeaustralia #visitmelbourne
Let the family ‘choose their own adventure’ these school holidays with a road trip along the Great Ocean Road!@exploresurfcoast @jumpz_anglesea @torquaysurfacademy @fishbymoonlite @greatoceanrdchocolaterie  @visit_apollobay #greatopia #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad @visitmelbourne #stayclosegofurther #visitvictoria
Did someone say school holidays…?
There’s so much to do along the Great Ocean Road what are you waiting for?
Australia’s most important lighthouse, @capeotwaylighthouse is now open!
Purchase tickets upon arrival, with Spring opening hours Friday- Tuesday 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm).Welcome back to the Cape!@visit_apollobay #greatoceanroad #visitgreatoceanroad #greatopia @visitmelbourne @australia #visitvictoria #stayclosegofurther

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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.