BIG NATURE

Immerse yourself in the depth's of truly Big Nature. From the wild and unpredictable Southern Ocean to the volcanic plains steeped in history. Explore vastly different landscapes and share in their stories.

ACTIVE ADVENTURE

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. Pick your pace.

NATURAL WELLNESS

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.

VILLAGE INSPIRATION

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. 

MUST DO'S.... THIS WINTER

Spot a Whale

Stake out Warrnambool's Logans Beach and lay in wait for a rare sighting of Southern Right Whales one of the largest mammals on the planet. Although the entire Great Ocean Road coast has been a buzz with whale sightings this winter.

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!

Search but don't touch

The Great Otway National Park is staggeringly rich in fungal diversity! The Cool Temperate rainforest is the perfect environment for fungi to thrive! Kids especially will be mesmerized by the magic of searching for them...the red ones with spots are surely homes for fairies??

WHALE SIGHTINGS

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COMING SOON..... WHALE BLOG

We are in the process of upgrading our whale blog which will be up and running shortly. The whale blog enables you to report a whale sighting along the Great Ocean Road and receive updates of confirmed sightings. 

If you wish to report a whale sighting, please email the below details through to [email protected]

  • Name
  • Email 
  • Date and time of sighting
  • Location 
  • Type of whale
  • Comments

CURRENT WHALE SIGHTINGS

SATURDAY 27th AUGUST- 9:15am

1 Southern Right Whale & calf 50 metres North side of Lee Breakwater in Portland Bay

THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST

1 Southern Right Whale with calf 200 metres North side of Lee Breakwater in Portland Bay at 8:30am

THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST

1 Whale spotted a few hundred metres off the Lorne Pier at 9.10am

TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST

2 Whales tail slapping 300 metres off St George River, 2km south of Lorne at 5pm

MONDAY 22ND AUGUST

1 Southern Right Whale and calf 200 metres offshore along Dutton Way at 11:30am

FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST

2 Whales, a pod of dolphins and gannet birds diving having a feeding frenzy at 5.15pm between St George River and Sheoak River, 4 south of Lorne

MONDAY 15TH AUGUST

2 Southern Right whales spotted 100 metres of Split Point Lighthouse at 2pm heading south towards Lorne

MONDAY 15TH AUGUST

2 whales spotted close to shore in North Lorne Monday 15th at 4pm

Bounty Hunters

Forage for the best of the region

Truffles, mushrooms, berry-picking and more! Picking it yourself is your freshness guarantee!

Liquid Joy

Beer, wine, cider & whisky! There's a tipple in the region for everyone!

Creative outlets

Throughout the Great Ocean Road region you'll find many artisans and creators in shops and at markets