Whales pass by cottages in Winter months

The ocean offers a special kind of magic in the cooler months, which is one of the reasons why the Great Ocean Road is a great place for winter weekend getaways in VictoriaThe district offers delightful beachside walks, whale watching, national parks full of breathtaking trees and wildlife, and dozens of charming towns with cosy fireside tables at pubs, cafes and restaurants. Let’s take a look at the heart-warming activities on offer in our cooler months.

See the Local Marine and Wildlife

The natural offerings make the Great Ocean Road among the best winter getaways in Victoria. May to September has whales frolicking in the waters between Torquay and Warrnambool – plus, it’s not uncommon to enjoy these views from a windswept beach entirely to yourself. 

Further inland are enchanting walks through the rainforest where waterfalls and rivers of the Great Otway National Park are at their most spectacular (thanks to the autumn rains).

Enjoy a Cosy Fireplace with a View!

Enjoying time in the great outdoors is even better when you have a cosy fireplace to relax near in the evening. On the Great Ocean Road we have oodles of pubs, cafes and restaurants with warming firesides where you can enjoy the best of fresh seafood and produce (from our fertile hinterlands) with spectacular views of the ocean. In fact, our district is a foodies paradise!

Organise Your Winter Weekend Away in Victoria

We have hundreds of accommodation choices for winter weekend getaways in Victoria. Browse our accommodation listings and start planning your escape today.


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