The Great Ocean Road region is not only a huge place but also offers a myriad of things to see and do.
That’s why it’s one of Victoria’s most popular and award-winning destinations for domestic travel in Australia.
Whether you are a part of a couple, a family or a group there’s bound to be something to help you relax and enjoy your domestic holiday. Our major drawcard is our big nature.
The Great Ocean Road hugs Victoria’s south-west coast, celebrating ocean views, vast national parks, marine sanctuaries, dozens of charming townships and a magical hinterland alive with native flora and fauna. We also have a huge range of cultural attractions.
Our Australian Domestic Travel Recommendations
Get to know your own backyard with a trip to the historic Great Ocean Road Region. Our top 5 cultural activities include:
- Indigenous culture activities and tours – must do's are Budj Bim Tours near Portland, as well as the Aboriginal Talking Hut at the Cape Otway Lightstation.
- Studios, Art Galleries and Museums – such as the Warrnambool Art Gallery, the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum & Village, the iconic Australian Surfing Museum in Torquay or the QDOS Fine Arts tucked away in Lorne.
- Farm stores, Cellar doors and Providores – enabling you to eat your way across the region by focussing only on local food and artisan creations. These artisan creations include cheeses, preserves, chocolates, ice-cream, beer, whiskey, wines, gin and more – all made with the resources of our region.
4. Festivals and monthly craft markets – time your visit to enjoy one of our events, whether it's a local farmers market or an annual festival.
5. Pubs, Cafes, Restaurants – choose your own feast from takeaway food wrapped in paper to five-star fine dining with an ocean view.
How to Get to The Great Ocean Road via Domestic Travel in Australia
The Great Ocean Road’s official start is only 103 kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district. You can get here by car, train, plane, bus and even ferry. Check out our Getting Here page for all the domestic travel information you need.