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The Great Ocean Road has been a preferred destination for a family holiday in Australia for almost 100 years. It’s a region rich with natural attractions – from seal rocks in marine sanctuaries through to evening rainforest strolls watching fireflies glow on the path before you.

It offers magic like no other alongside all of the conveniences needed for feeding and entertaining kids as well as little moments of luxury and pampering for mums and dads.

Below we’ve made a list of our most popular family holiday destinations in Victoria.

What is the Best Family Holiday Destination?

Three of our most sought after family holiday destinations in Australia include:

  • Lorne – which has been popular for so long that there are some families with over three generations who hold treasured childhood memories of this seaside town. It offers easy access to both marine and hinterland natural attractions (such as Erskine Falls) as well as activities like mini-golf, trampolines, a ropes course, a cinema and more. It also offers spa treatments and fine dining options.
  • Apollo Bay – which is a great spot to give the family access to nature’s playground whether it be water sports like swimming (including toddler-friendly beaches), surfing, fishing, diving, boating and more. It’s also within an easy drive of the Otways for hiking, bushwalking and riding a zipline through the treetops. Not to mention the abundance of fresh local seafood at hand.
  • Warrnambool – which is a hub that offers all of the convenience of a regional city, with a relaxed country-town atmosphere alongside the beauty of the ocean. Activities for kids include Tower Hill for both wildlife encounters and the geological-curious, farm-stay options, trail rides, galleries markets and more.
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BIG4 NRMA Warrnambool Riverside Holiday Park

More Advice on Planning a Family Holiday in Australia

Check out our complete range of blogs by local experts that detail more amazing family holiday ideas on the Great Ocean Road.

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