Pirates and Mermaids Day at Flagstaff Hill Warrnambool Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road region is a hub for family and kids holidays in Australia.

It has dozens of coastal and inland towns, villages and hamlets to choose from. Plus, it offers big nature, awesome adventures, a wide variety of accommodation and plenty to eat and drink.

Read more below for help in planning a kid-friendly holiday.

What is the Most Popular Holiday in Australia?

The most popular kids holidays in Victoria involve family time and outdoor activities. Because the Great Ocean Road region has over 200 kilometres of coastline, alongside inland farming- and bushland- districts we have a huge range of accommodation options (from camping to self-catering, to five-star resorts).

Our recommended kid-friendly holidays in Victoria locations include:

  • Lorne, which offers beaches, inland hikes and 10 waterfalls within 10 kilometres, mini-golf, trampolines, a cinema, a ropes course, playgrounds and more alongside all of the mod-cons of a regional town.
  • The Otway National Park where you can camp in a serviced or isolated spot and hike rivers, along the coast and in the rainforest. The park features a thrilling zipline giving teenage kids an adrenaline pump and plenty of photos for their socials.
  • Warrnambool, on the coast, not only boasts beaches but is home to the Maremma dogs, made famous by the popular kid's movie "Oddball". These Maremma guardian dogs protect the local penguin population on Middle Island. Plus as a regional hub, it has plenty of services like supermarkets, a library, and the popular Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village.
Home of Middle Island Maremma Project
Mini golf fun

Ideas for Kids Holidays in Victoria

To help you get inspiration and plan a trip our local experts have written several blogs about what to see and do with kids.

You can learn more by clicking on the Be Inspired, and Destinations tabs at the top of this page, or view our accommodation listings.

If you’re looking for kid holidays in Australia why not try the Great Ocean Road?


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