Victoria's Great Ocean Road Region
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A small section of the Great Ocean Road between Separation Creek and Wye River remains closed to through traffic however all towns on the Great Ocean Road can now be reached, either from the east or west, and are open for business.
Some speed and traffic management is in place at a number of key locations.
Visitors wanting to travel the length of the GOR, can travel through to Lorne then detour inland along the C151 and then down the C119 through Forrest to Apollo Bay to continue their journey. Although this adds an additional 40km, this route takes you through the Great Otway National Park a haven for wildlife and home to amazing waterfalls which are at their picturesque best post rain.
Accredited Visitor Information Centres can assist in helping you plan your journey.
Take extra care on the road - drive to conditions and be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris, damaged roads and bridges. Check VicTraffic on the VicRoads website www.vicroads.vic.gov.au or road condition updates and any road closures.
Information on park and walking track closures is available at www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
To explore the inland routes see: gor-flood-update-SEPARATION-WYE-22093.pdf
Please plan your journey by referring to the official messages at the websites below for up to date information.
MUST DO'S.... THIS SPRING
Enjoy the riches of the season
The spring weather is a bounty for the seasonal harvest. Peel of your winter woolies and journey through the region farm gate to farm gate. Want it all done for you, the region has cafe's and restaurants a plenty with a seasonal menu.
Plan your Great Ocean Walk
Give your life a Spring clean by getting out in nature. Walk the 143km of the Great Ocean Walk, or pick a section if you have not got a full week and let the power of the southern ocean and the nature of drama inspire you.
Chase a waterfall
The Great Otway National Park is synonymous with waterfalls. Ten waterfalls within 10km of Lorne is just the beginning. In winter they are at their most majestic!
Wednesday 21st September
2 whales spotted between Winki Pop and Jan Juc
Friday 23rd September
Whale at Grassy Creek heading towards Lorne
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
THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD CHOCOLATERIE IS NOW OPEN
Delight in free chocolate and ice cream tastings. Watch the art of chocolate making – from hand crafting to hand packing – and say hello to our European Chocolatiers. Explore our spectacular showroom choc-filled with thousands of chocolates to tempt you.