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Whale Sightings

Whales are often sighted along the Great Ocean Road, particularly during the winter months during migration and when mothers have given birth to calves. This Whale Watch blog records verified whale sightings in the region with date, time and location.

Viewing whales from the Great Ocean Road is spectacular, however please exercise caution whilst driving and obey road rules by parking off the road, not stopping or starting suddenly on the road, and not doing any illegal U turns. Please take care when enjoying the magnificent whales.

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Date and TimeLocationType of WhaleComments
Sat 26 Sep 2015
01:21 PM
Apollo Bayunknownlocated just out the front of the Apollo Bay Visitor Information Centre
Wed 16 Sep 2015
11:25 AM
Lorne PierunknownWhale sighted breaching just off Lorne Pier
Fri 11 Sep 2015
01:15 PM
Between Sheoak Falls Carpark and St George RiverUnknown2 whales sighted, possibly a mother and calf, heading East towards Lorne.
Sat 5 Sep 2015
10:30 AM
Kennett Riverorca2x orcas about 200m offshore
Fri 21 Aug 2015
12:32 PM
Apollo BayUnknownOne whale spotted near Skenes Creek about 200m off shore and heading towards Apollo Bay.
Thu 20 Aug 2015
02:30 PM
Loutit Bay LorneUnknownOne whale close in to shore in Loutit Bay Lorne, close in to the main beach, and one whale further out.
Wed 19 Aug 2015
09:45 AM
Point AddisUnknownOne whale sighted off the beach at Point Addis
Mon 17 Aug 2015
04:42 PM
FairhavenHumpbackHumpback headed south.
Sat 15 Aug 2015
12:09 PM
Great Ocean Road arch Eastern ViewUnknown2 whales heading towards Fairhaven about 2 kilometres offshore.
Fri 14 Aug 2015
11:40 AM
Kennett RiverSouthern Right2 whales (1 possibly a calf) heading towards Wye River.
Tue 11 Aug 2015
01:41 PM
Loutit Bay - Lorne2 Whales2 whales in Loutit Bay, 100 metres from shore in Lorne heading towards the pier.
Tue 11 Aug 2015
09:56 AM
Big Hill/Cathedral rockUnknownTwo heading west towards Lorne. About 200m offshore. Putting on an absolute show.
Mon 10 Aug 2015
09:08 AM
Catherdral Rock2 whales2 whales off cathedral rock, 4kms north of Lorne, slowly heading north
Mon 10 Aug 2015
07:47 AM
Lorne stony creekUnknownHeading towards Angelsea
Sun 9 Aug 2015
05:21 PM
Pt Addis3 whales300 metres from shore, travelling slowly west.
Sun 9 Aug 2015
01:15 PM
Logans Beach WarrnamboolSouthern Right2 mothers and 2 calves putting on quite a show at Logans Beach Warrnambool. They have been resident now for mist of July and should stay until early September.
Sun 9 Aug 2015
10:00 AM
WongarraSouthern Right3 whales spotted 3-15 Kms east of Apollo Bay; opposite Seafarers Getaway/Smythes Creek/Wongarra.
Sat 8 Aug 2015
05:05 PM
West Marengo heading towards Apollo bay2 Southern RightsCruising & showing flukes when diving
Thu 6 Aug 2015
03:15 PM
PeterboroughUnknownOne whale sighted from a helicopter off the coast of Peterborough
Sun 2 Aug 2015
01:00 PM
South Lorne - Pt Grey1 Whale1 whale spotted heading south from Lorne, earlier breaching
Fri 31 Jul 2015
03:33 PM
Cape Otway Lightstationunknown2 whales swimming by lighthouse
Sat 25 Jul 2015
02:40 PM
Stoney Creekunknown1 Whale sighted near Stony Creek, Lorne
Fri 24 Jul 2015
11:11 AM
Torquay pt dangerSouthern RightBreaching then travelling west towards Jan Juc
Fri 24 Jul 2015
09:22 AM
Apollo BayUnknownWere playing in the bay then headed out close to the break wall.
Thu 23 Jul 2015
01:45 PM
Sunnymead Beach, Aireys InletSouthern RightApprox. 300m from shore, slowly heading south
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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures - One Location two adventures. Located in Victoria's magnificent Otways providing visitors with a unique opportunity to view the forest from a bird's eye view through its two unique eco-adventure experiences, the famous Tree Top walk and Zip Line Tour. The Tree Top Walk - the longest and tallest elevated walk of its kind in the world. At 600 metres long and 30 metres above ground level. A 45 metre high lookout is ascended via a spiral stairway through the under story to emerge amongst the crowns of the giants of the forest, whilst the springboard cantilever bounces precariously high over picturesque Young's Creek. The walk is a 1.9 kilometres round walk starting from the visitor centre and takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour to complete. The walk is full of quality interpretive panels educating our visitor on the forest and surrounds on display. For the thrill seeker zip lining is the perfect adrenaline fuelled activity where you can Zip across the treetops in this unique forest experience, gaining a bird's-eye view of Otway's beautiful forests. The Zip Line Tour involves traversing from one platform to another connected by tree platforms called 'cloud stations' and attached to steel cable suspended up to 30 metres above the forest floor. This exciting adventure lasts three hours and is unlike any other experience. It is recommended pre-booking the Zip Line Tour via the Otway Fly Tree Top Adventures website. The visitor centre is home to a licensed cafe which seats up to 100 people. The car-park also provides for campervans, caravans and coaches. Group bookings can be made and need to be booked in advance, guided tours and catering are available for these bookings.

Saltair Day Spa

The region's original Day Spa, located just outside the township of Torquay overlooking rolling hills through to blue ocean waters. Over time the Saltair therapists have forged a reputation of providing the ultimate authentic spa experience for thousands of visitors coming to the area every year. Using award-winning products, the unique location and their friendly therapists, Saltair Day Spa guarantees the best way to totally relax before setting off for an amazing journey along the Great Ocean Road. You will find Saltair Day Spa only one hour easy drive from the Westgate Bridge; then calm your mind as you are cared for by the exceptional therapists and Indulge in a complete menu of day spa treatments and therapies. Try something new like an Indigenous inspired rhythmic massage or a facial treatment using a combination of the purist organic bases and pure oxygen gas. Saltair treatments use the highest quality aromatherapy oils, earth ochres, desert salts, ocean mineral polishers, moisturisers and elixirs used in the finest destination spas worldwide. Choose from body treatments, massage, facials, oxygen treatments, hand and foot treatments, day spa packages and professional skin health advice and treatments, spray tans, waxing and tinting.
Timandra by the Sea
Near Portland

Timandra by the Sea

Guests are often taken aback by the beautiful garden that is Timandra by the Sea. This sustainable, award winning garden is loved by adults and children alike. It is a natural garden and a haven for many different birds and koalas. Having won the 2014 Landscaping Victoria 'The Sustainable Landscape' award, the garden is a showcase of the wonders of working with nature in all of its forms. Entry to the garden is via an honour system, which works really well for patrons. Bring a picnic hamper with a rug and enjoy the large one acre garden in peace. In summer, the garden can be up to five degrees cooler than elsewhere, such is the powerful, cooling effects of the multitude of magnificent trees within it. There is a detailed information sheet in the fire-engine red information box for you to read and a feedback form. More information is available on the website detailing available packages if you would like to consider coming with a group. The owners are often working in the garden, especially on weekends. Feel free to stop and have a chat if you want. They hope that you enjoy the serenity of this space - it is a remarkable place.

Auswalk Walking Holidays

Come and experience the real Australia on foot with Auswalk Walking Holidays. Do not watch it pass you by from the windows of a vehicle, get out there and be a part of it! Auswalk Walking Holidays offer guided groups of like-minded people day hikes in fabulous national parks. There are two guides looking after each group, so you will have a choice of easy or hard walks each day. At night stay in comfortable accommodations and enjoy good food and wine. Auswalk Walking Holidays also have self-guided walks through superb National Parks from one accommodation to the next. Walk with your own group of two or more people and start any day of the year. You will be supported along the way with luggage transfers, marked maps and detailed walk notes. Auswalk Walking Holidays can customise a trip for you, your club, group of friends or family. Victorian destinations include the Grampians as it is the best place to see native animals in the wild. There is a rich indigenous history as well as challenging hiking to magnificent rocky peaks. Another great destination is Great Alpine Walk, traverse Victoria's high country, staying overnight in secluded alpine villages. Great Ocean Walk is a long time favourite, this iconic track hugs the southern ocean in parts and ventures inland into the mighty forests of the Otway Ranges. You will see kangaroos while on the track. Great South West Walk is a perfect choice for those who enjoy walking long distances on easy terrain. Highlights include the Glenelg River Gorge and the Three Capes section. Other destinations around the country include the Flinders Ranges, Snowy Mountains and many other beautiful national parks around Australia. Please enquire with Auswalk Walking Holidays for more information.

Coastal Childcare

Coastal Childcare prides itself on providing quality childcare with the flexibility to meet your needs. Coastal Childcare is owner operated by Sheryl Reed, an experienced and police checked carer ensuring your child is left in safe hands. Offering affordable childcare to visitors to the South West Region through very reasonable hourly rates and special package options. Special occasions, weddings, enjoy lunch or dinner parties attend appointments, meetings or workshops, shopping or personal time out.

The Surf Coast Walk

Whether you're a nature lover or a fun lover, whether you take an hour, a day or a week, the Surf Coast Walk puts a stunning and unique coastal environment within easy reach. - Offering natural beauty and easy access - A world-class walking destination for all to enjoy - On the edge of the stunning Great Ocean Road - Do a section or do it all; at your own pace - More than a walk, over half the track is suitable for bikes Relish the rich ochre of the Bells Beach cliffs, the deep blue of Bass Strait and the leafy green of eucalypt forects. Discover traditional Wathaurung country, fascinating surf culture and abundant wildlife as the walk connects you with the coastal town comforts of Torquay, Anglesea and Aireys Inlet.

Adventure Flight Co

Adventure Flight Co. is a Great Ocean Road and Melbourne based flight company that has recently rolled three businesses into one for your flying pleasure. Formerly Warbird Air Adventures, Red Baron Joy Flights and Combat Flights Melbourne, Adventure Flight Co continues offers uninterrupted views of the Victorian coastline from a variety of air planes while enjoying different types of flying adventures. Adventure Flight Co offer aerobatic flights where you will fly in a Warbird WW2 Fighter Plan. The CJ6 seats a pilot plus one passenger for an unforgettable experience where you can accelerate from zero to 300 kilometres per hour in under five seconds. Loop, roll, dive and spin - a tailored aerial ride of a lifetime. The combat flights are designed to take you and a friend to 5,000 feet in ex-military fighter aircraft. Loop, zoom and attack your foe in identical aircraft until smoke plumes out and you have kill. Purchase either a single flight and we will match you to another flyer or go head to head with a friend. For a completely difference flying experience you can enjoy the scenic Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road views from the Biplane open cockpit Grumman Agcat. Originally designed for punishing crop dusting, this seats two passengers. Dress up like the aces of yesteryear, complete with goggles, scarf and flying jacket. Flying at sunset is truly romantic. Alternatively, indulge in the comfort of a scenic flight to the 12 Apostles in the Airvan. Depart from Barwon Head's airport and fly past Torquay, Bells Beach and along the winding Great Ocean Road. The new aircraft seats eight passengers with over sized windows and air conditioning. Seeing this natural beauty from the air is magnificent.

Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia's most important lighthouse. The Light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and Southern Ocean collide. Experience the thrill of stepping out onto the Lighthouse Balcony for awesome views, and hear the amazing history of tragic shipwrecks on this isolated and rugged coastline from the passionate Guides. Explore the historic Telegraph Station from 1859 and discover Australia's extraordinary secret war history from WW2. Appreciate and understand local Aboriginal Culture at the Aboriginal Cultural Site, with stories from local guides. Visitors can also enjoy bush tucker, spear throwing, painting and many other activities. Watch whales at play and soak up the natural beauty and atmosphere for a few hours or stay overnight in the unique, historic Lightkeepers accommodation. Ideally suited to families, groups, couples or friends. B&B or longer stays. Cape Otway Lightstation is an excellent location to base yourself, being a highlight of the Great Ocean Road and at the centre of the Great Ocean Walk. Fantastic fishing, swimming, waterfalls and walks are nearby. The Lightkeeper's Kitchen offers coffee, homemade scones and local produce all made fresh on site. The Café is located in the original Assistant Lightkeeper's cottage, with a painting and photo gallery including fascinating historic audio stories of lightkeeper's wives and children. Free wi-fi and daily newspapers. Discover the coast on the Lightkeeper's Coastal Discovery Tour, running daily. Walk in the footsteps of lightkeepers along the Great Ocean Walk with experienced and knowledgeable local guides. Located a short drive off the Great Ocean Road, through serene forests where you are guaranteed to see koalas.

Great Ocean Walk

The Great Ocean Walk, on Victoria's spectacular west coast, stretches 104km from the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, to within sight of the magnificent 12 Apostles. Weave through beautiful National Parks, walk deserted beaches and gaze over pristine marine sanctuaries. Step on and off the trail with convenience; enjoy comfortable accommodation and excellent local meals or pitch your tent at wildly picturesque spots along the way. You can walk at your own pace and within your own timeframe along the Great Ocean Walk. Short walks of up to 3 hours long are available and take in old shipwrecks, historic lighthouses and lookouts. Or, take a full-day walk and experience breathtaking ocean views, stunning waterfalls, lush forest, and more natural wonders. The full walk from Apollo Bay to Glenample, within sight of the 12 Apostles, is an 8 day, 7 night walk. There are hike in campsites along the way, or for a more luxurious approach stay in quality accommodation properties nearby and have licensed tour operators shuttle you and your belongings back and forth each day.

Otways Forest, Walks & Waterfalls Tours

Beginning in Skenes Creek, the Otway Forests, Walks and Waterfalls tour heads inland toward Turtons Track, a winding stretch of road that looks like it was built for a sports car commercial. Stop at Beech Forest for a coffee before continuing to the Otway Fly and cascading Triplet Falls. Back on the road, head towards the Cape Otway Lightstation. Between May and October keep a lookout for koalas and whales. Back on the road heading toward Apollo Bay, stop at Maits Rest and follow the wooden boardwalk through an ancient forest to a 300 year old Myrtle Beech tree. Finish in Apollo Bay, perhaps with some fresh local fish and a glass of wine. Further details and maps for the Otway Forests, Walks and Waterfalls Tour are available at local visitor information centres.

Otway Harvest Trail

The unique combination of aspect, soils, climate and farming practices of the Otway hinterland produce distinctive and exceptional flavours in our produce that cannot be found anywhere else. The Otway Harvest Trail is a celebration of the seasons that bestow their rich bounty on a luscious part of Victoria. Spring is a time of plenty and promise. As the winter gives way to warm sunny days, see the bright patchwork of yellow canola fields appear, the farmers out mowing their grass and baling their hay and the spring lambs frolicking on a frosty morning. The first berries appear. Green shoots can be seen in the vineyards as the vines burst their buds and flowers and spring vegetables appear at farm gate stalls. New release wines can be found at cellar doors. Summer is all about being outdoors. All the berry farms have opened and their sweet juicy berries are ripe for the picking. The lush emerald green of the vineyards become more distinctive as the land around slowly turns a golden brown. People clamour for outdoor tables and chairs at cafés and restaurants to soak in the warm days, mild evenings and glorious pastel sunsets. Local wines and beers go so well with the seafood, vegetables and fruits in plentiful supply. Wine lovers are welcomed at cellar doors and their curiosity is rewarded with the discovery of new wines. Autumn is a time of harvest. The days become still and warm, and the crisp cool nights are perfect for sleeping. With the winter rains not far away, the wineries are busy harvesting their fruit and the vignerons hands become garnet red as they nurture the new wines through their ferment. It is also time to harvest the olives from their groves before the first frosts of winter arrive. Smell the fruity aroma of the extra virgin olive oil as it flows from the presses. The last of the berries are picked. Winter is a time for taking stock of the seasons passed and making ready for the farming year ahead. The farmers plough their fields and sow their winter crops. Vineyards, olive groves and orchards are pruned and readied for a new season. Fences are mended. The days shorten and become colder. Cattle turn their backs to the wind. Dams pent over the summer begin to refill. Root vegetables appear at the farm gate stands. It’s a time for reflection and for savouring the joys of recently harvested produce. Lengthy conversations occur over bottles of wine in front of toasty log fires. Eventually the tell tale signs of another Spring begin to appear.

Carl Karacsay Furniture

George, a master craftsman from Austria, instilled solid values in his sons. If it's not the absolute best you can do, then it's not good enough! Over the years, the values of craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality customer service has seen Carl Karacsay Furniture flourish in Colac and district. Drop in to the showroom in Colac and see a great range of my furniture in stock. If what you are after is not in stock place your order and Carl Karacsay Furniture will make it for you. While you're here you can have a look around the workshop. If you're after something unique - your own design - something you've seen - Carl Karacsay Furniture can make it.

Cheese World and Museum

Cheese World promotes the local dairy industry through offering tastings and sales of award winning cheddar cheeses produced across the road at the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. The aim of the business is to promote local gourmet products to the visitors who stop here on their way along the Great Ocean Road. Educational information on the local dairy industry both past and present is offered through a modern cheese making video filmed in the factory and a walk back in time through the local history museum. The museum houses artefacts, photos and personal items belonging to early local dairy farming families. The factory was first established on this site in 1888 and has continued to grow to become a major contributor to the local economy. The Cheese Museum shows the history of the company and the local dairy industry. Enjoy lunch or a snack in the licensed cafe. Cheese platters and ploughman's lunches are a speciality. In the 2010 Dairy Industry Australia Association Dairy Product Competitions, the factory collected three major national awards. The coveted Chair Hansen cup and trophy which recognises the highest scoring cheddar cheese and the Tetra Pak Perpetual trophy for the highest aggregate score for cheddar cheese. Pepper and garlic was named the best flavoured cheese in Victoria, the cheddar won the Kraft Perpetual shield and trophy and the Cheese Museum won the J Sharkey Memorial Trophy for the best vintage cheddar. The Sungold fresh milk was acknowledged as the best in Victoria by taking out the DIAA Victoria Milk award. Warrnambool vintage cheddar won Australia's best vintage cheese award in the 2011 DIAA Grand Dairy Awards. Commendation award 2010 ABC Radio National Regional Museum Awards. Free hourly cheese tastings.

Dinny Goonan Wines

One of a handful of families pioneering grape and wine production in the Otway hinterland, Dinny Goonan Wines have won numerous awards since the first commercial release in 2001. The vineyard and cellar door are conveniently situated on the inland road to Lorne, between Winchelsea and Deans Marsh. This location provides a great springboard to explore the Otways and surrounding attractions, and Dinny Goonan Wines are happy to share some local knowledge of other places to see and visit. Visitors are welcome to taste wines and relax in the peaceful vineyard setting. Find out more about the wines by talking to Dinny the winemaker, or stroll around the vineyard and winery. Vineyard platters are available on weekends between December and April and every day during January, so it is a great chance to take some time out to enjoy the wines, surrounded by the vines that produced them. The platters have a regional focus providing the opportunity to match local wines with regional produce. The only distractions will come from the Crimson Rosellas and Blue Winged Grass Parrots that have made the vineyard their home. Dinny Goonan Wines also offer a great coffee and a selection of local foodstuffs and oils. And then of course, there are their award-winning wines. As a family run enterprise, everything is very much "hands on". The vines are hand pruned; Dinny Goonan Wines pick the grapes by hand and use traditional vinification and elevage techniques within the modern winery. Dinny Goonan Wines specialise in the production of cool climate Shiraz and Riesling. Dinny Goonan Wines also produce limited quantities of Cabernets (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec), a Semillon Sauvignon and a Sparkling wine (a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) which are available exclusively to their cellar door customers.
Downunder UGG Boots
Near Koroit

Downunder UGG Boots

Downunder UGG Boots sell the largest range of sheepskin boots and products from all the leading brands including EMU, Chick Empire, UGG Australia, SNUGGS and Pacific UGG. Located in Killarney, between Warrnambool and Port Fairy, Downunder UGG Boots are a favourite stop for the locals and visitors alike looking for the perfect gifts to take home to family and friends. Please view the Downunder UGG Boots website for further details.

Duetto Clothing

At the Melbourne end of Mountjoy Parade is the fabulous women's clothing shop, Duetto. A favourite among locals and holiday makers alike, Duetto stocks labels such as Philosophy Australia and Andiamo with sizing small to XXXL. The latest fashion and upmarket casual clothing to suit a broad range of range of ages, tastes and sizes. Duetto is definitely worth a stop.

Anglesea Golf Club

The Anglesea Golf Club is situated on the Great Ocean Road and is an undulating 6,074 metre Par 73 layout set in natural bushland. A feature of the course is the number of elevated greens that require plenty of thought when selecting your club. There are only 42 bunkers throughout the course which have been likened to sand-belt bunkers and coupled with eucalypt tree lined fairways combine to produce a stimulating round. Also there is the ever present resident population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos which number approximately 300. Anglesea Golf Club welcomes social golfers and social groups every day of the week, don't have golf equipment? The Pro Shop carries hire clubs, pull buggies and motorised carts. There are green fees with cheaper rates for group bookings, juniors and nine holes. If you are not interested in golf why not come along and have lunch or dinner in the Bistro over looking the 18th hole with ocean glimpses. The Bistro is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 9.00am till 9.00pm. The kangaroos generally come down towards the Clubhouse of an evening so visitors having a drink on the balcony or dining in our bistro have the unique experience of seeing Australian Wildlife in a natural setting. Roo Tours are conducted Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm with volunteer Roo Ambassadors to take you out on course, get up close to the Eastern Grey Kangaroos in their five seater Roo Buggy. Great photo opportunities. Please contact operators for prices and details.

Balance Studio

Balance Studio is the Surf Coast's premier boutique fitness centre with over 20 classes per week, seven days a week. Pricing to suit casual and regular visitors with no contracts or joining fees. Barre Attack, Suspension Training, Restorative Pilates, Hard Core Pilates, HIIT, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, H.I.I.T and Funk Dance Fitness classes available. Polished timber floors, slate tiling, mirrors and barres with plenty of natural light where you will feel warm, welcome and inspired to lengthen and strengthen your body. This beautiful space in Torquay's emerging health and wellbeing hub, Surf City Plaza (next to Surfworld Museum), is available to hire for workshops, classes, school holiday programs or one off events. Bookings are essential via the website or direct from your smart phone via Balance Studio's free app - MINDBODY connect.

Barwon Park

Barwon Park is a majestic 42 room bluestone mansion set in a sweeping rural landscape, built in 1871 for Thomas and Elizabeth Austin. The Enclosed bluestone courtyard catering for up to 120 guests, provides a stylish and enchanting venue for wedding receptions and functions. The elegant formal dining room with its superb polished tables and balloon-back chairs is available for smaller functions and receptions and caters for up to 30 guests. Barwon Park also features a novel cast iron veranda, monumental entrance hall and magnificent central staircase. The mansion captures the glory of Victoria's pastoral heritage. Visitors to Barwon Park are truly rewarded with a vision from the past.

Beachouse Gifts

Beachouse Gifts has a wide range of gifts and homewares to choose from, they can cater for all your home and holiday requirements and much more. No matter what your budget they will be able to find a gift to suit that special occasion. Come in and view their range of brands from Scanpan, Chasseur, Baccarat, Alex Liddy, Avanti, Cuisinart, Papaya, Oneworld, Wild, Urban Rituelle, Abode Aroma, Burleigh Ware, Portmeirion and many more. Beachouse Gifts also have a great range of cards, bath and beach towels, candles and cushions. They offer Laybys facilities and gift register for your weddings or special occasions. All major credit cards are accepted and we can arrange to freight or send home that special purchase, no matter where you live.

Bellbrae Estate

Bellbrae Estate is fortunate to be situated right in the heart of one of the world's most magnificent stretches of coast, Victoria's Surf Coast. And like those pioneers of the waves from the 1950s through, those people that lived their lives in order to get back to 'their' breaks, Bellbrae Estate wants to remind you of what life is truly about. Enjoyment. Finding something you love. Dreaming. With handcrafted wines made from predominantly estate-grown fruit, Bellbrae Estate realised their dream which is why their wines are named after the regions local surf breaks. Cheeky though some of those names are, they locate their wines firmly within their regional context, and it is this region that is celebrated at Bellbrae Estate. The new Release wines are a standout. Extraordinary examples of cool climate wines, the 'Bird Rock' Pinot Noir and the 'Bells' Syrah burst with berry characteristics. The Pinot Noir exemplifies the fine tannin balance and characteristic flavours of this cool climate-preferring grape and the Syrah ripples across the palate in a delicate dance of flavours and aromas delighting all who try. The 'Boobs' Chardonnay, named after legendary 60s surfer Boobs Johnson, was recently awarded four and a half stars by Wine State and is virtually flying out the door. The Longboard Range is inspired by the image of China enjoying a lazy ride in after the swell; there to help you unwind after work or to enjoy over dinner at home or with friends. Long in flavour and impact, each of the varieties on offer in this range is a finely crafted example of its type, priced for every day. Elegant, contemporary wines made from estate and select Geelong region fruit their ranges include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sparkling Shiraz Pinot Noir and a Fortified Cabernet Shiraz.

Blackman's Brewery

Blackman's Brewery is in Torquay, where beer is brewed just a hop and a skip from the surf, not far from Bells Beach, one of the world's most famous surf spots and home of the prestigious surfing competitions, the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro. Blackman's have a core range of beers including the gold medal winning Smoked Porter, and silver & bronze winning Unfiltered Lager, all brewed on site. Blackman's Brewery have created a spot for you to come and taste some quality brews and catch up with your friends and family. The all-day kitchen is open whenever beers are being served. Blackman's Brewery have developed a share style, beer-food menu to complement Blackman's hand crafted beers. Mix and match from bites such as beer battered fish tacos or spent grain meatballs, settle in for a pizza and look out for the changing specials, like sticky beef ribs with stout jus and pulled pork bau. Out the back, in what used to be a kid's games room, is the brewery equipment. It is a Canadian made setup, showcasing beautiful copper and stainless steel which can be viewed through the glass at the end of the hallway and beer garden. Renn spends his days in here making the magic happen, and the best thing is you are welcome to join him. Public brew days and brewery tours: From 12noon till 4pm on every second Sunday of the month, you can come and learn how Renn brews the beer. Brewery tours are given at 4pm daily for up to ten people. Let the brewery know via email you are interested and they will add you on the brewery tour list.


A modern restaurant by owner-chef, Dan Hunter, Brae is set on 30 productive acres. Visitors are invited to interact with nature and eat from the land with lunch and dinner menus reflecting a connection to the land, the restaurant's pristine natural surrounds and the productive region of The Otways. The land at Brae is managed using organic principles, producing seasonal vegetables, olives for extra virgin oil from an established grove of more than 100 trees, stone fruits, citrus, nuts, berries, honey and free range eggs. Brae has been awarded the Australian Gourmet Traveller 2015 New Restaurant of the Year, Regional Restaurant of the Year, Three Stars, Three Glasses, Rated number five Restaurant in Australia. The Age Good Food Guide 2015 Restaurant of the Year, Three Hats. Brae's additional accolades include The Australian Magazine Hot 50 Restaurants 2014 Hottest Regional, Hottest Victorian. Time Out Melbourne Food Awards 2014 Restaurant of the Year. Restaurant and Catering Savour Awards for Excellence 2014 New Restaurant Winner.
Brown Magpie Wines
Near Jan Juc

Brown Magpie Wines

Brown Magpie Wines is a family owned winery and vineyard in Modewarre, which is situated in the Surf Coast hinterland in the Geelong wine region. The gently sloping estate overlooks the picturesque view of Mount Moriac. Its small sheltered, nine hectare vineyard is ideally positioned to grow aromatic cool climate grape varieties. Taking no short cuts and selecting only the best fruit, the grapes are hand-picked and processed within hours of harvesting. Brown Magpie Wines believe in the traditional art of winemaking. The wine is handcrafted at the on site dedicated winery. Traditional techniques suited to each variety are used to produce wine of the highest quality. Brown Magpie Wines only leave the vineyard in the bottle. The love and care taken is to honour the wine and the region, and to deliver special wines for you to discover and enjoy with friends and family. Recent awards include: - 2014 Boutique Wine Award - Best in Show - Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 - 2013 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show - Trophy - Best Pinot Noir of Show - Pinot Noir 2012 - 2013 Geelong Wine Show - Best Wine in Show - Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 - 2014 Concours de Vins - Gold - Paraparap Pinot Noir Reserve 2011 - 2014 Royal Melbourne Show - Gold - Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014 - 2014 James Halliday - 5 star winery The Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road hinterland is a treat for all wine and food lovers, abounding with great restaurants, produce and wineries.

Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery

Eagles Nest Fine Art gallery is situated in the picturesque township of Aireys Inlet just ten minutes after the famous Anglesea and twenty minutes before Lorne. The charm of this town lies in its quiet bushland setting and spectacular beaches along the Great Ocean Road, the gateway to the iconic Twelve Apostles. Aireys Inlet is also the home of the Split Point Lighthouse and the quiet relaxing nature of the setting is a wonderful source of inspiration for many artists and writers. Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery prides itself on showcasing the works of established and emerging artists from the Geelong / Otway region, many of whom live in the local area.

Easterly Unique Furniture and Homewares

Easterly has an amazing store with unique furniture and homewares from around the world. Situated outside Torquay, the store is a must see for visitors to the area. Featuring sculptures, Chinese antique reproductions, Danish inspired furniture, artefacts, antique surfboards, teak furniture, recycled bicycle furniture, old boat wood furniture, gifts, rugs and more.

Eclectic Designs Glass Blowing Studio

Living in Port Fairy, Eclectic Designs Glass Blowing Studio is extremely aware of the colour combinations of water and sand and how rapidly they change with the weather. The artists love to play with these colours and constantly experiment with new ways to apply them to glass. Enamelling on blown shapes, incorporating shards or delicately constructing tiny flowers embedded in beads are just a few of the ways they can interpret all the variations in nature and love the immediacy of working with molten glass. Speed is essential and any hesitation will disrupt the rhythm and the glass will freeze. It's a very exciting medium.

Will Dielenberg Galleries

Will Dielenberg Galleries showcase the beautiful Fine Art Landscape Photography of Australian photographer, Will Dielenberg. Recently awarded the winner of the 2015 AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the year, Will has acquired more than one hundred International and Australian awards. Will's imagery is greatly influenced by coastal Southern Victoria, having lived, surfed and photographed the Great Ocean Road coastline for almost 40 years. It's the love and affinity that he has for the region that continues to motivate and inspire. The art and imaging is not restricted to the Surfcoast and you will find many unique works representing the iconic Australian destinations and also those magical hard to reach locations known to very few. From the brilliance of the largest Limited Edition prints, destined to grace the walls of the largest homes, corporate and hotel receptions, to the broad range of Open Edition prints available in sizes to suit even the smallest of rooms, there is something for everyone. Whether it be to experience the luminance, colour and composition of one of Will's two metre masterpieces or if you are considering a smaller print or something in between, Will Dielenberg's - Great Ocean Road Gallery is must see experience when you are next in Lorne. Will Dielenberg is an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. You can also visit Will Dielenberg - Melbourne at 1005 High Street Armadale 3243. Will Dielenberg Galleries looks forward to seeing you soon.

Gellibrand River Gallery

Nestled in the heart of the Otways, the Gellibrand River Gallery is only two hours from Melbourne and just 20 minutes from Colac. Supporting local artists, The Gallery provides an additional retail outlet and has a large range of works for sale from glassware, jewellery and cards to photography, textiles and woodwork. The Gallery also aims to provide a stimulating and encouraging exhibition space for its Consignee Artists to exhibit. Exhibitions change each month and may vary from traditional, sculptural and contemporary to fine art, experimental and installation. Exhibitions and installations in The Gallery's Exhibition Space mix Feature Artists and Themes throughout the year.

Gentle Annie Berry Gardens

Nestled in the picturesque Pennyroyal Valley near Deans Marsh; Gentle Annie Berry Gardens look forward to welcoming you and your family to their berry farm. Spend time wandering the farm picking a variety of berries, organic vegetables and orchard fruit, or simply drop in for a coffee and piece of cake, Devonshire tea, lunch or afternoon tea in the licensed cafe. Gluten free and dairy free offered on menu. When possible Gentle Annie choose to use organic produce and products. Their suppliers are local including the wines, beers and ciders. In the produce shop you will find a variety of Gentle Annie's jams, chutneys, sorbets, wines, beers and a selection of local produce. Now also open for Twilight Dinners on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Phone for details & for bookings. They can offer Gentle Annie as your next function or wedding event. Check website for updates on fruit in season and special events.

Ghanda Clothing

Ghanda Clothing was born in Torquay, a little store on the Surfcoast highway, in the Surf retail hub of Victoria Ghanda clothing is a famous retail and online clothing store for surf and street style clothing and accessories. Torquay and Jan Juc are famous for their surf beaches, including Bells beach, the Surfing capital of Australia. It's a great holiday destination or even just for a day trip when you need to escape the city.

Gosling Creek

Nestled in the stunning Otway Ranges of South Victoria, come celebrate what Gosling Creek Wines have to offer. Gosling Creek flows from the Great Otway National Park through fern gullies and picturesque rolling countryside to the Barwon River. The vineyard is located on the northern slopes, where the maritime influences of Bass Strait make an ideal location for cooler-climate grapes. The Gosling Creek wines range from pinot noir, which was the first set of 2000 vines planted, 12 years ago. Following that there are 2500 Shiraz and 2000 Riesling vines. The cellar door is open on weekends from 11:00am to 5:00pm each day. The cellar door is also open daily from Boxing Day until the end of January. Gosling Creek serves light lunches and snacks. Barbecue and picnic facilities are available. Free live local music on Sunday afternoons.

Lighthouse View

Lighthouse View is a distinctive space on the Great Ocean Road where you will discover beautifully designed and hard-to-find items, with a vintage flavour woven through the carefully selected range of Australian made Souvenirs, and lifestyle products. Lighthouse Lollies provide you with all your favourites and more, a taste of Australia to take home. Perhaps munch on whilst watching a movie from the expansive collection at Lighthouse View DVD hire whether it be Classics, Independent, Foreign, Surf movies, Documentaries, a huge kids' and family library as well as all the HBO and popular television series. With an eclectic range of Australiana and iconic Great Ocean Road souvenirs, Lighthouse View is the perfect place to secure a special memento from the coast, or simply treat yourself, your home and your friends to something irresistible. If you can't find what you are looking for, Lighthouse View is always happy to help you out. Whether you are a local, holiday maker or just passing by. All are welcome, so come in and browse, relax and unwind. It's time as well as gifts you might treasure.

Lili Fine Jewellery

Lili Fine Jewellery is a small family owned business specialising in quality handmade custom designed pieces from diamond engagement rings, remakes, remodels to simple jewellery repairs. Established in 2003, Lili Fine Jewellery has over 21 years of industry experience and ensure that all your jewellery needs will be attended to on-site and in-store by a qualified jeweller. Owner and Jeweller of Lili Fine Jewellery, Wendy, attended RMIT completing a gold and silver smithing diploma before completing a four year apprenticeship while working in the heart of the jewellery industry on Collins street in Melbourne. Wendy began training at seventeen and has worked at several establishments throughout Melbourne and along the Victorian coast, working under and with a variety of mentors with diverse styles. These influences have inspired Wendy to encompass these experiences within a broad range of jewellery showcasing various characteristics and styles from the very classical to the very modern. Lili Fine Jewellery is dedicated to working with clients to achieve something they are truly happy with and are proud to devote the required time and effort to making sure your jewellery and experience is exactly what you want, made to last a lifetime.

Lorne Beach Books

Lorne Beach Books has become an institution on the Surf Coast since opening in 1999. The owners have amassed 33 years of bookshop ownership first in South Yarra, now Lorne. The quirky and rebellious nature of the owners gives the bookshop a very distinct style, with much culture packed into a small space.

Lorne Country Club

Experience the Otways at the Lorne Country Club. For golfers, a spectacular nine hole course set in natural bush with sweeping views of the ocean, and for tennis players, six en-tout-cas courts. Visitors are welcome and green fees and tennis court hire fees are low. Golf clubs and tennis racquets are available for hire. Phone for bookings or pop in and book at the bar whilst enjoying a drink and some of the best views on the Great Ocean Road. Memberships are available with annual subscriptions affordable. The Club is only 2km. from the main street of Lorne. Take the Deans Marsh Road and follow the Country Club signs.

Lorne Girl

The Lorne Girl stores represent designers include All About Eve, Just Add Sugar, Bonds and the fabulous Living Doll. Check out the Lorne Bay menswear stores in Lorne, Noosa, and Queenscliff. Selected labels are also in the Mornington Classics store. Beach Club Clothing carry labels that have appeal to all age groups including Tommy Hilfiger, Mossimo, Industrie, Jag, Coast, Blazer, Freshjive and Henley to name a few. Here's a peak at what we're doing in Beach Club for winter 2015 - if you see anything you 'must have' (hopefully there are a few items that are 'just you') - you can now buy on line or pop in to see the friendly staff at your nearest store. You can also call.

Lorne Surf Shop

Lorne Surf Shop established in 1973, has served as an icon on the Surf coast as a Gateway to The Great Ocean Road. It remains as one of the original, independently owned Surf Shops still stocking the best range of surf clothing and surf hardware available. Owned by surfers, it remains true to the philosophy that Surfing is a Lifestyle. Live it. Love it. Surf it.

SCOPE Galleries Warrnambool

SCOPE Galleries showcases contemporary painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery from regional and metropolitan artists. SCOPE is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in regional Victoria with six exhibition spaces and a changing exhibition schedule. SCOPE is the home of the National Art Award, Art Concerning Environment, a biennial award held on the June long weekend with the next award to be held in 2016. Entry forms will be available on the website from November. SCOPE takes selected artwork on consignment and visual artists can also apply to hire space for solo or group exhibitions. Application forms are available from the website. Entry to the gallery is free.

Sea Echo

Sea Echo is based on the south west coast of Victoria, Australia. Established by Tim Day in 1979 as a landscaping business, Sea Echo has evolved to combine the landscape design and construction business with the supply of unique garden sculpture sourced from around the world and available though Sea Echo Garden ware in Aireys Inlet. Sea Echo supplies architects, landscape designers, project managers and homeowners both locally and internationally with exclusive garden structures and materials. They arrange door-to-door delivery of all pieces, regardless of size, to anywhere in the world. For purchases in the Surfcoast region Sea Echo offers a delivery and positioning service. Sea Echo hand-pick and inspect each piece individually to ensure its quality. They design and build individual landscapes that are distinctly Australian in character while drawing on ideas and inspiration from gardens around the world. Sea Echo Landscapes employ fully qualified tradespeople for all aspects of their landscape construction. Please enquire for more information.

Seahorse Natural Therapies

Run by Lizzie, a qualified AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapists) certified and registered Remedial Massage practitioner with over 11 years experience in the health and wellness services. Seahorse Natural Therapies specialises in remedial and relaxation massage treatments, along with facials and ear candling. Seahorse Natural Therapies is perfect for people of all ages visiting the greater Apollo Bay area, who are looking to add an extra activity to their health and relaxation routine on their break. Seahorse Natural Therapies is located in a peaceful studio at Surf Avenue in Skenes Creek, within six kilometres from Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road. If you would rather relax in your accommodation, then a mobile service is an option with prior booking and availability. Please contact for further details. Take some time out and treat yourself or friend to a soothing relaxation massage or facial. For those with muscular pain, Seahorse Natural Therapies provide a more comprehensive treatment specific to your needs, such as Bowen Therapy combined with massage. When you leave you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Gift Vouchers are available for all treatments. Health Insurance rebate is available for Remedial Massage. For any further information please contact Seahorse Natural Therapies or view the website. Seahorse Natural Therapies is a Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists.

Moyne Mobile Massage

Moyne Mobile Massage owner Michael Davey, a Remedial Massage Therapist, will come to your holiday accommodation, home or workplace offering relaxation, deep-tissue, combination and general loosening treatments in Port Fairy, Koroit, Warrnambool and the surrounding rural areas. Moyne Mobile Massage was established in 2004 and has found success delivering an array of treatments including massage in sports, remedial, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Hawaiian Kahuna Temple Style and Foot Reflexology. Moyne Mobile Massage is a registered Victorian WorkSafe Provider. Please enquire about health fund rebates. AAMT Member. Quality, professional treatments at competitive prices. Groups catered for, by appointment.

Otway Estate

Otway Estate occupies a forest clearing in the northern foothills of the lovely Otway range. Initially a winery, the mainstay of the business is now the hand-crafted Prickly Moses Beer and Forbidden Fruit Cider manufactured on-site. Otway Estate offers self-contained spa cottage accommodation set amongst the bush with views over the vines. Relaxing spas, your own deck, undercover parking and plenty of privacy, the cottages really do offer a unique getaway and enable guests to experience the peace and tranquillity of the bush surrounds. Now dog friendly, Otway Estate welcomes well behaved canines on leash. Both in the Brewery outlet and accommodation, you are welcome to visit with your canine companion. Also now offering dog training facilities at the Estate with a qualified dog trainer. Any beer connoisseur knows you need good water to make good beer. Otway Estate beers are produced using pure Otway rainwater, so not only are they good beers, they are sensational beers. Offering an excellent conference and function facility, Otway Estate is available for functions, special events, conferences, weddings and group bookings from the small and intimate, to large and corporate, Otway Estate can cater to your needs. The Brewery Outlet is open Friday through Sunday, offering a small selection of light meals during lunch hours. Held annually is Otway Estate's Oktoberfest event, offering authentic food, music and of course great beer, it is an event not to miss.

Robert Ulmann Studio

The Robert Ulmann Studio features work by the noted wildlife artist and his daughter Justine, a botanical artist. On open farmland overlooking the famous whale nursery, the studio is situated four kilometres directly east of the Hopkins River Bridge at Warrnambool. Please close the gate behind you. A fine selection of original watercolours, ink, linocuts, acrylics and oils are available, as well as prints, cards and whale charts. Most works are matted but unframed, and easily packed for safe travel. Robert Ulmann studied sculpture and painting in Zurich before emigrating to Canada where he initiated handicraft programs for Inuit in isolated settlements across the central Arctic, later working in a similar capacity with Pitjanjatjara people west of Uluru. He made extensive field trips here and overseas, exhibited widely with many awards, appeared on the cover of Telstra's white pages and of "Australian Artist," and was the subject of the ABC documentary "A Brush with Nature." In 2001 his work was included in Penny Olsen's book "Feather and Brush: Three centuries of Australian Bird Art" (the book was dedicated to Robert) and more recently in "Inspiration Wild" a portfolio of wildlife painting produced in conjunction with fundraising for the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia. The invitation to the 2014 launch featured Rob's painting of an echidna. Robert's daughter, Justine, having completed a Ph.D at Melbourne University on the depiction of insects in Japanese Rimpa painting, is continuing the Ulmann family tradition of painting the natural world. She studied botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens with Dianne Emery, and has her own small studio and gallery, Ulmann Art on Canning Street in Carlton, just north of the Exhibition Buildings and Museum.

Salt and Pepper Gallery

Salt and Pepper Gallery is a unique attraction on the ever-popular Great Ocean Road at Bellbrae. The Gallery is a working studio. When you come in you can see the artist, Catherine Brennan, creating beautiful works of art. These may be paintings, ceramic or Hebel sculptures, or one of her own designer accessories. Come in and be inspired.

Port Fairy Golf Club

Port Fairy Golf Club is less than five minutes from the centre of charming, historic Port Fairy, which lies 290 kilometres west of Melbourne along the Princes Highway in the Shipwreck Coast and Great Ocean Road Tourism regions. The Links Course was designed by Michael Clayton and is situated right along the coastline making for some spectacular views, while the course itself is consistently voted in the Top 50 public access courses in Australia. Clubhouse facilities including bar and catering are available along with a stocked Pro Shop.

Port Fairy Massage

Port Fairy Massage offer deep tissue, remedial, sports and relaxation massage to clients in Port Fairy. Carrie Skeen is an accredited member of the Australia Association of Massage Therapists and has been treating clients in Port Fairy since 2012. Port Fairy Massage is health fund accredited. Gift vouchers are available for purchase. Please visit the website for more information.

Precious Creatures

Precious Creatures, a children's clothing and toy store, opened its doors in 2005. In the years that followed the store expanded to include a full range of kid's sizes housing brands such as Brightbots, Rhubarb, Oobi and Minymo. Precious Creatures also stocks children's swimwear, perfect for a dip in the ocean across the road. Toys and games are wonderful for the growing minds of children. Particular favourites of owners Caroline and Mark are Djeco, Manhatten Toy Company and Papo with its princes and princesses, dragons, fabulous creatures and castles. Precious Creatures also look after your treasured dogs and cats stocking a range of collars and leads, brushes, balls and some Kong accessories. Precious Creatures has a play area for children to use while parents shop.

Pronto Fine Food Merchants

Looking for gourmet food supplies in Warrnambool? Then look no further than Pronto Fine Food Merchants. Pronto stocks a wide range of gourmet products - local and imported cheese, antipasto, take home meals, delicious salads, premium smallgoods - all sliced to your specification, gourmet, gluten free and organic grocery lines, local and organic fruit and vegetables, premium and free range meats, artisan bread and other difficult to source ingredients for the discerning food lovers and cooks. The store provides a quality mix of foods and ingredients for every occasion or a thoughtful gift for a food loving friend. You can also drop into Pronto for a coffee, lunch or delicious treat. Serving light lunches, including great salads, pides, Boscastle pies and the menu favourite, the Pronto platter. The Pronto platter showcases quality ingredients and features a selection of freshly made salads, a range of premium meats and smallgoods and a selection of antipasto. The store is also a showcase for many local producers including Shaw River Buffalo, Apostle Whey, Timboon Organic, Timboon Fine Ice-cream, L'Artisan Cheese, Lana's Garden and Hopkins Larder. Plus most of the seasonal produce on offer comes from local growers. Pronto will also make up gift hampers for any occasion and for those who can't decide they offer gift vouchers. "Prontos aim is to provide food that makes their customers happy with service that makes them smile" - Pronto owner Ted de Kok.

Qdos Arts

Qdos Arts is the epicentre of the vibrant arts scene in Lorne. What began as a gallery, cafe and sculpture park to celebrate the visual, performing and gourmet arts has grown into a complete respite for creative souls even with five Japanese-inspired tree houses. Owner and artist Graeme Wilkie whose admiration for the Japanese aesthetic led him to develop this quintessential Australian bush setting into a unique blend, a 'living art' experience. Light is also a theme in the gallery with lofty roof lines and glass to draw in the bushland views. Leading artists are represented and the visual feast is matched by the creative gourmet offerings of the café. The grounds form a natural amphitheatre watched over by the gallery and tree houses, in which major sculptural works blends with tall gums, a peaceful pond and a myriad of birdlife. If you have an innate reverence for the ordinary things like forest, stone, wood and love for simplicity with the harmony of the natural world, or you need a haven for a weary soul in the natural tranquillity of the Otway Ranges with only the music of nature, Qdos Tree House accommodation is the treat you need!
Ravens Creek Farm
Near Jan Juc

Ravens Creek Farm

Ravens Creek Farm is a truly unique farm shop and cafe with pick-your-own berries. Visit Ravens Creek Farm to experience how a real farm works, try delicious homemade food, organic produce and organic, and fair trade coffee. Plenty of space for the kids to run around. Open every day except Wednesday in December and January. Open Friday to Monday (closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) in October to November and February to May.
Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures
Near Forrest

Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures

Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures are proud to be Victoria's first Paintball, Globeriding and Segway® Adventure Centre offering you a range of exhilarating activities to enjoy. Whichever one you choose, Planet mud outdoor adventures provide a high quality outdoor experience with the friendliest highly trained staff and the promise of a quality and fun experience to remember. There are different scenario paintball games including night paintball with the ever popular Tournament style field. Bring your friends or organise a group event for bucks or hens night or a corporate event. The Segway Nature Trails give you an hours experience with a Segway Off-road X2. It's easy, it's fun and it's an exhilarating new experience when you ride an all-terrain Segway® X2 on the cross country Nature course. A hugely popular activity for everyone aged 10 or over. You get a sense of power and speed, yet you also feel a sense of safety and absolute control. It all feels natural, safe, and instinctive. Globeride in three metre inflatable transparent ball. Zorbing is classed as an extreme sport, but safety is top priority and focus so all you need to worry about is buckling up and enjoying the ride. Planet Mud Outdoor Adventure Vouchers make great gifts and can be purchased all year round and used towards any of the activities. For a great Day out in the Otways, set on 53 acres of beautiful bush and just 40 minutes from Lorne, one hour from Geelong, 50 mins from Apollo Bay, one hour from Warrnambool and 15 minutess from Colac you'll have a blast with Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures. Booking is essential for all activities so call now to book.

Merri View Gallery

Merri View Gallery is run by the Warrnambool and District Artists Society, to showcase the work of local artists. They have regular exhibitions including the Summer Show held in January and an Annual Awards Show held in June. The rest of the year Merri View Gallery have exhibitions which are changed every two months. They also have a featured artist section which is also changed every two months. The gallery is open on weekends from 12pm till 4pm. It is staffed by local artists who are happy to talk to customers about the artwork. Please contact Merri View Gallery for any further information.

Mini Golf by the Sea

Try your luck at Mini Golf by the Sea, located adjacent to the spectacular foreshore and beside Warrnambool's famous Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground! Mini Golf by the Sea is also home of the famous Jumping Pillow and is fun for the entire family! Open seven days a week for your convenience, please contact for further details.

Moongate Studios

Set in bushland acreage near Anglesea just off the beautiful Great Ocean Road, Moongate Studios is the owner-built, mud-brick home, gallery/studios and gardens of Geo and Jan Francis, internationally acclaimed artists. A personal and working relationship of over 40 years has crafted Jan and Geo into an intuitive, vibrant team capable of successfully following public and corporate art projects through all stages from concept to installation, whilst individually developing their own well recognised and much awarded creative voices. George sculpts in all mediums including stone, wood, steel and bronze. Jan paints oils on canvas but also loves the simplicity of the black and white in lino-cuts, etchings and ink sketches. Their art expression manifests through their love of life, observation and experience. They are the founding and current heads of Geelong Sculptors Inc and have forged and nurtured QUALITALY, a cultural corridor between Geelong Australia and Piedmont Italy for over a decade. Studio exhibitions are ever changing as new work develops. Commissions always welcome. Open by appointment.

Flying Fishes

Flying Fishes is the perfect place to spoil yourself and others. Australian designed ceramics, jewellery,clothing and glass complimented by French costume jewellery, scarves and vintage clothing, Flying Fishes is a must visit shop in Lorne. One of the smallest shops in Lorne - in the old box office of the iconic Lorne Picture Theatre - Flying Fishes has been trading for almost 20 years. The main focus of the shop is Australian design in ceramics, jewellery,clothing and glass, but we also sell French costume jewellery and scarves and vintage clothing. Brands we stock include Nancybird, Lea Stein, Sophie Digard, Angus & Celeste, Richard Clements glass, Lazybones, Yoshi Jones, High Tea with Mrs Woo, Bjorg, and many many others.

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park offers a unique opportunity to experience Australian wildlife in an interactive and natural way. Take the time to hand-feed the friendly kangaroos, wallabies, emu and deer in the large petting section. Then take a walk around the sanctuary to observe more animals in a free range environment. Get close up with dingoes and experience how truly amazing they are. Guided entry into the newly renovated and expanded dingo enclosure, free of charge (usually $5) for the whole month of May 2015. Enjoy delicious home baked pizzas and great coffee / tea in the licensed Wildlife Park Cafe. Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park is located 20 minutes from the Twelve Apostles. You will need at least 30 minutes for your visit, so you can enjoy and experience interacting with all the Australian wildlife.

Massage Therapist Eija Tibbits

Remedial Massage Therapist Eija Tibbits has a clinic in Apollo Bay. She also has a mobile massage service available if you prefer massage in the comfort of your accommodation. Relaxation massage has an important role in stress management. It can greatly improve sleep and reduce anxiety. It enhances blood and lymph circulation and helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Remedial massage is used to address the muscular aches and pains and to recreate the balance within the body. This is done by using relaxation massage techniques and incorporating modalities such as trigger point therapy, myofascial massage techniques and muscle energy technique. As everybody is an individual, so is each massage unique based on issues apparent at the time. Relaxation massage can be given as a present in a form of a gift voucher. Member of Australian Association of Massage Therapists. Private health fund rebates available.

The Port Fairy Day Spa

The Port Fairy Day Spa invites you to experience peaceful ambience and ensure your time is spent in total indulgence and bliss. Customising every treatment to every client is an integral part of The Port Fairy Day Spa's holistic approach to beauty and health. As you enter The Port Fairy Day Spa you become the focus of attention, with your therapist ensuring that absolute care and results driven treatments are utilised in order to empower you to release your true beauty, hidden within. Browse the gift store for the South West's largest swimwear range combined with ample clothing and gifts. Combining relaxation and shopping, The Port Fairy Day Spa is a must on your great ocean road getaway

Split Point Lighthouse Tours Aireys Inlet

You'll spot her as you travel the Great Ocean Road. To locals and fans afar Split Point Lighthouse is affectionately known as 'The White Queen'. Don't just wonder as you drive by - yes, you can join a Split Point Lighthouse guided tour, which will take about 30 to 45 minutes. The knowledgeable tour guide will introduce you to a life of maritime responsibility, engineering perfection, a pristine Marine Sanctuary, cultural connections, the famous setting for the TV series 'Round the Twist' and ever-changing 360 degree coastal vistas. Whether you want to step back in maritime, forward in coastal conservation or capture the now with a perfect snapshot, this is a stop worth every minute. The Split Point Lighthouse was built in 1891 and has only been open for tours since mid 2013. She still shines her guiding light every evening to keep ships passing on their way to and from Port Phillip Bay, off the rocky shores. The staff at Split Point Lighthouse Tours look forward to guiding you up the cast iron spiral staircase, through the lantern room and out onto the balcony to enjoy a birds-eye view of the dramatic coastline.

Strapper Surf

Strapper Surf Shop is based out of Torquay on the Surf coast in Victoria, Australia with Bells Beach and Winkipop surf breaks just down the road. Its roots stemming from the fledgling Torquay Surf Industry. Strapper Surf started making Surfboards in the 60's and still today has its surfboard factory at the back of the main Strapper Surf store in Torquay. Strapper Surf sells all major surf brands and products. In Torquay where Rip Curl, Quiksilver and Oakley Australia were started, in a town that is the centre of Corporate Surf, Strapper are the only Surf Shop making boards out the back, selling all the brands and products a surfer needs. Strapper Surf is "The Surfers Shop'. Strapper Surf shops are also located in neighbouring towns Ocean Grove and Geelong.

Surfcoast Images

Surfcoast Images is a gallery carrying an extensive range of West Coast photography from The Apostles to The Bellarine Peninsular by Kevan Way. Large high resolution panoramas are a specialty and can be printed in-house to any size. Kevan was a Commercial Photographer in Melbourne for 30 years, and also carries a wide range of Art Photography, as well as landscapes from around the world. He also represents surf photographer Peter 'Joli' Wilson and and abstract small wave photographer Deb Morris exclusively in Torquay

Timboon Toybox

Welcome to Timboon Toybox, beautiful toys for imaginative minds. There is nothing better than hearing the wow as children step into the store and are mesmerised by the toys, games, books, puzzles and treasures that surround them. Timboon Toybox is a collection of items that not only entertain the young but offers games and puzzles that brings together families and friends. There is something here for every age, newborn to 99. Timboon Toybox is a place that offers a unique experience. It is the belief of the owners that you should be able to touch and feel the toys available and have the opportunity to play the games. Children can learn Sleeping Queens or Rat a Tat Cat and adults enjoy making shapes in the kinetic sand. Each product at Timboon Toybox has been lovingly hand picked with importance given to child development, the quality of the product and consideration on its value for money and how much fun it is going to be. There is a wide selection of gifts suitable for the birthday party to the forever treasure a grandparent might give for a first birthday. At Timboon Toybox's there is a strong focus on providing products from suppliers that are environmentally conscious and focus on using sustainable timber and follow fair trade practices to produce their toys. There is a large range of Australian designed and owned companies that the store stocks such as Artiwood and Tiger Tribe. With over 20 suppliers, you will be surprised by the range and quality of gifts available.

Torquay Books

Torquay Books, in just six years, has become the destination bookshop on the Surf Coast. Owned and managed by Rosemary Featherston, the bookshop offers a comprehensive range of titles and the best personal customer service. Torquay Books are proudly independent and take pride in their ability to meet your literary needs. With a background in teaching and school libraries, Rosemary has worked in the book industry for more than 20 years. Staff members are dedicated and knowledgeable and Torquay Books is proud to be a member of Leading Edge Booksellers. The extensive range includes general fiction and non-fiction, Australiana, biography, business, crime, cooking, gardening, history, travel and sport in particular surfing and much more. There is a dedicated children's section, backed up with a range of games and educational toys. In fact, Torquay Books are sure that somewhere on their shelves there is something to suit anyone. Their access to an army of distributors, including overseas connections, allows you to avoid the uncertainties of purchasing on-line. If the book you want is not already on the shelves, Torquay Books will try to get it for you as swiftly as possible. Torquay Books pride themselves on keeping up to date with the very latest releases. Whatever your taste in books, one of their experienced and friendly staff members will be able to make recommendations to suit your needs. As an independent business owned and operated by locals for locals, as well as for the many visitors to the Surf Coast, Torquay Books support local authors and stock their titles wherever possible. Torquay Books arrange book signings and events and its Literary Lunches are legendary. Torquay Books also supplies to primary and secondary schools in the region and can fill corporate needs as well.

Trailhead Bike Co.

Trailhead Bike Co. is the only bike shop on the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast. You can ride straight from the front door to the world famous Great Ocean Road or the surrounding mountain bike trails in the Great Otway National Park. Trailhead Bike Co. stock the best cycling brands and can take care of your bicycle servicing and repair needs. Now in partnership with Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours (GORATS) Trailhead Bike Co. can take care of all your bike hire needs from 1 person to 100 people.

Whale Bone Gallery

Whale Bone Gallery is a co-operative retail art gallery in Port Fairy, a small coastal village at the end of the Great Ocean Road in the south west of Victoria. The gallery is run by its artist members and features examples of some of the finest work of this region. The artists include Jill Edwards, Robert Gatt, Freya Marriott, Heather Wood and Berit Hampel. They work in a variety of media including paint, ink, textiles, glass, jewellery and photography. As well as presenting an interesting collection of individual works, both large and small, the artists come together to work collaboratively on installations and two major exhibitions of new work annually. ​ Drop by the gallery to chat with the artists. They are always happy to share their creative journeys with visitors.

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High Tea on the High Seas - Searoad Ferries

Experience High Tea on the High Seas in the privacy of the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry.

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Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road and Heritage Centre

Enjoy overnight accommodation in a one bedroom garden view apartment at Cumberland starting at $171 per night.

High Tea on the High Seas - Searoad Ferries

Experience High Tea on the High Seas in the privacy of the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry.
Enjoy table service in elegant surroundings, exquisite food, quality tea and real coffee!

$40.00 per person and includes immediate return travel on the same ferry for a leisurely experience.

Every Sunday from February to November
12pm sailing from Sorrento
3pm sailing from Queenscliff.

To book visit or contact 03 5258 3244


Autumn Walk at Otway Fly Treetop Walk

Zip down to Otway Fly for the ultimate Treetop Adventure this Autumn and take advantage of this exclusive offer, of 20% discount on adult or child treetop walk ticket and receive a complimentary coffee or warm drink from the Black Snail Café.

Simply present this voucher on-site at Otway Fly to redeem your Autumn Walk offer.


Family Escape at BIG 4 Port Fairy Holiday Park

Stay in a Fully Self Contained 2 bedroom cabin $129.00 per night for a family of 4! (Standard price $210.00 per night)

  • 2 Bedroom Family cabin
  • Valid for stays between May 15 and September 15 ($20.00 per night surcharge applies for Queens birthday weekend.)
  • Additional $20.00 per night for additional people.
  • 2 night minimum stay.
  • No further discounts apply.
  • Subject to availability.

Call (03) 5568 1145 to book


Family Fun at Belfast Cove Holiday Park, Port Fairy

Stay in a fully self-contained Two Bedroom Holiday Unit and enjoy full access to the parks indoor heated pool, giant jumping pillow, playground, tennis court & giant outdoor chess.

  • Valid Sun - Thur only. An additional charge of $15 per night for bookings made on Fri & Sat nights
  • Two night minimum stay. Available June 27th - July 18th 2015
  • Price includes 2 Adults & 2 Children - Additional guests $15 each per night

Call (03) 5568 1816 to book


Couples Escape at Belfast Cove Holiday Park, Port Fairy

Come and stay in a Deluxe One Bedroom Cabin for 2 nights and receive 50% off your third night.

  • Includes a late check out of 12pm, two delicious latte vouchers and a packet of Tim Tams
  • Available to book from April 7th - June 4th 2015

Call (03) 5568 1816 to book


Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road and Heritage Centre

Enjoy overnight accommodation in a one bedroom garden view apartment at Cumberland starting at $171 per night. Each apartment features a spacious lounge and dining area, private balcony, large bathroom with corner spa. Accommodation includes complimentary use of Resort facilities, including indoor heated pool and undercover car parking. Quoted rate is based on one bedroom garden view apartments, available 7th April – 30thof May Sunday – Friday.

To book phone: (03) 5289 4444