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Experiences of a lifetime
Take an exhilarating flight over the 12 Apostles and Port Campbell National park - a number of tour companies offer helicopter and plane tours.
Spend some time stopping into farm doors, fromageries, wineries and distilleries on the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail.
Cage dive with fur seals in Portland. Memories are made of this!
The Great South West Walk requires more than an afternoon, however there are a number of spectacular short walks on or around it - pick up a map from the Portland Visitor Centre and explore.
Discover the ancient history and culture of the Gunditjmara people on this little known Aboriginal heritage site near Portland.
This site has the oldest known examples of man-made aquaculture - estimated at over 6000 years old! Budj Bim is an applicant for a UNESCO world heritage listing
The Great Ocean Walk...
Accessible and one of the most popular sections is between Princetown and the 12 Apostles. This 7km section is best in the morning as the light changes on the cliff and Apostles.
Spend the rest of the day checking out the Shipwreck Coast and Port Campbell National Park or stop into Flagstaff Hill in Warrnambool for an interpretive experience.
Ever thought you might like to swing through the canopy of towering trees via a zip-line? Well you're thinking about it now, aren't you?
Head to the Otway Fly for an adventure like no other, in the heart of The Otways either in the air on on the elevated walkway.
Spend the rest of the day visiting nearby waterfalls such as Triplet, Beauchamp or Hopetoun. Don't miss the Redwoods Plantation nearby!
Catch a big one!
Take a fishing charter to catch your own dinner. There are charters available from Portland, Port Fairy, Warrnambool and Apollo Bay - all accessing the bounty in the Bass Strait.
If that doesn't work out there's fresh seafood available all along the Great Ocean Road.
Learn to Surf!
Always wanted to conquer the waves? There are plenty of options for a surf lesson on the Great Ocean Road. If your game, be inspired by the locals at popular spots near Portland, Port Campbell, Johanna, Wye River, Lorne, Anglesea or the infamous Bells Beach near Torquay.