MUST DO'S ... THIS SUMMER
From Torquay to Portland and beyond there are literally hundreds of bay and ocean beaches to choose from, and they are magnificent all year round.
Discover the summer tastes along the Great Ocean Road.
Sleeping under the stars along the Great Ocean Road is one of those amazing lifetime experiences.
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