MUST DO'S....THIS AUTUMN
LET'S GO WALKING
There is nothing like Australia's Great Ocean Walk located in the Great Ocean Road region between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles, hugging this rugged coastline for more than 100km.
The big skies and wild nature of the Walk will astound you. Discover the region’s diversity of plants, animals and scenery.
A GOURMET'S DELIGHT
Small region big trophy cabinet - award winning cheese, whisky and wine await you along with crowd pleasing chocolate, crayfish, ice cream, yoghurt, strawberries and beer. The 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail is a 70km loop that includes the coastal attractions east and west of Port Campbell.
The Gourmet Trail is a gourmets delight…make sure you are part of it.
IT'S WHEELY, WHEELY FUN
If cycling is your thing...we have it all...grab your helmet and hop on your bike. We offer a wide array of courses and facilities for cyclists. There are various biking trails, from Rail Trails perfectly suited to family rides to the purpose built Forrest Mountain Bike Precinct. Explore the region from a whole new perspective on two wheels and remember safety first on or off road.
Play your way through the Region!
Some of the best places to play for kids and teens. Along with Nature's spectacular playground, the villages on and around the Great Ocean Road offer some great parks and outdoor play spaces
Fantastic wildlife experiences for all ages. Get up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, spot a whale in winter or spring and if your lucky meet some of the rarer inhabitants of the region.
Festivals for Kids!
From the dedicated Fun4Kids in Warrnambool & Kids KAOS in Anglesea - find events suitable for families. The Casterton Kelpie Muster, the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival, Lornes FOPA and Port Fairy Folk Festival all cater for the young ones and the Great OCean Road Marathon and Amy's Gran Fondo offer kids the opportunity to participate in special family events.
Forage for the best of the region
Truffles, mushrooms, berry-picking and more! Picking it yourself is your freshness guarantee!
Beer, wine, cider & whisky! There's a tipple in the region for everyone!
Throughout the Great Ocean Road region you'll find many artisans and creators in shops and at markets
The region offers opportunities to learn about the first human inhabitants of this land
The treacherous seas and rugged coastline caused many devastating shipwrecks in the region
The Story of the Road
Discover more about the region and the construction of the road following The Great War
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - DON'T MISS THESE EVENTS
Portland Hooked on Tuna
April 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
Seafood by the Seashore Long Lunch, Local Food Producers Stalls, Interactive Fishing Display, Tuna Cooking Demonstrations, Celebrity Chef, Free Boat Tours, Jumping Castle, Kids Activities and Face Painting
G.O.R Event Blogger Competition
Are you a budding blogger or vlogger? We are on the lookout for the official Great Ocean Event Blogger. You’ll get your work featured on the Great Ocean Road website, as well VIP access to every event in the region, including Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Apollo Bay Seafood Festival, the Rip Curl Pro and more!
THE RIP CURL PRO
April 12-24, 2017
The Rip Curl Pro is the longest running professional surfing contest in the world, and this year will be the 56th running of the event. Held at the wonderful Bells Beach, a world renowned surf beach located 100 km south-west of Melbourne near Torquay.