Congratulations to Brae - awarded number 44 in Worlds 50 best restaurants!
WOW! A big congratulations to Dan Hunter and his team at Brae in Birregurra. On Wednesday night Melbourne played host to the Worlds 50 Best Restaurant awards and Brae was awarded number 44. Dan showcases produce from our region and we also congratulate all of his suppliers.
Brae is the leader in a growing number of restaurants in the Great Ocean Road region that source authentic local produce and showcase it in the form of a inspired world-class food ... We are so proud to be home to such high quality dining experiences and Brae is our finest example.
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.
Immerse yourself in the depth's of truly Big Nature. From the wild and unpredictable Southern Ocean, home to the 12 Apostles, the volcanic plains and National Parks steeped in history.
Explore vastly different landscapes and share in their stories.
The landscape and the lifestyle has inspired artisans of all disciplines to explore their craft and follow their passion.
Enjoy the riches of their honed skills from chefs and producers to artists and entrepreneurs.
Be invigorated by being active in the great outdoors.
Enjoy the tranquility of a canoe, the restorative benefits of a great walk or the adrenalin rush of mountain biking downhill.
All you have to do is.."Pick Your Pace!"
Restore life balance, nothing makes you remember your alive like feeling the salt in your hair, the sand in your toes and sea air in your lungs.
When Mother Nature created this region she had your well-being in mind.
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
So you think you make a mean soup? Test your metal in Forrest this June long weekend and enter your best effort in the annual soupfest (coinciding with RUN FORREST in case you want to work up an appetite!)
Casterton Kelpie Muster
This June long weekend head to Casterton to see one of the regions iconic events - with a difference! The Australian National Sheepdog trials take place here each year. Come along and see man's best friend at work!