GREAT OCEAN ROAD UPDATE - ROAD OPEN
Some speed and traffic management is in place at a number of key locations.
Take extra care on the road - Victoria Police are asking all travellers to be patient, take your time, slow down and drive sensibly. Drive with your vehicle headlights on low beam and slow down when approaching roadwork crews for their safety and your own. Be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris, damaged roads and bridges. Trees and tree limbs can become unstable, even with no wind, so be aware of falling trees and branches when driving and walking through the area. Do not park or shelter under trees.
Accredited Visitor Information Centres can assist in helping you plan your journey.
Please refer to the official messages at the websites below for up to date information.
MUST DO'S.... THIS SPRING
Visit the new Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
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.
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!
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