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Local holidays are a great way to get away without the hassle and time lost of travelling to a faraway destination. And, when we’re lucky enough to have some amazing local places to visit along the Great Ocean Road – why wouldn’t you?!

Below is a list of local places to go that will leave you with the ultimate in relaxation, memories and/or exhilaration… The Great Ocean Road has it all!

Local Places To Go

When it comes to the Great Ocean Road, it is one of the best local places to go for a holiday in Victoria. From incredible natural attractions like the 12 Apostles, Great Otway National Park and Bells Beach to quality artisan locally made products, there is so much to discover. Team this with some amazing accommodation options and fantastic food & wine… it’ll be an unforgettable holiday. And the best part? This is all on your back doorstep. Our time and distance guide will give you a good idea of the local places to visit near you.

Why not make your local vacation a road trip and stop at local places to visit along the way, or maybe opt for the more relaxing option of a stay at a luxury retreat. You could try out the local wineries or do one of the many tours on offer like a picturesque horse ride, boat charter, helicopter tour or take surfing or kayaking lessons.

The Great Ocean Road is also home to an amazing array of wildlife. Whales can be spotted all along the coast (between May and September), koalas and swamp wallabies can always be found in the Otways and it is a bird lover’s paradise! Other wildlife you can spot along the Great Ocean road includes:

  • Kangaroos
  • Platypus
  • Glowworms
  • Seals
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Find Local Places To Visit

Want to find local places to visit near you? Contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to speak with our knowledgeable team about local places to visit along the Great Ocean Road.


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