View of ocean from Henty Bay beachfront holiday park

For relaxing getaways in Victoria, it’s best to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Accessible within an hour and a half from the Melbourne CBD, the Great Ocean Road is one of the perfect places to unwind - catering to all sorts: outdoorsy/indoorsy, nature buffs/culture buffs, foodies and more. 

Below are just a few of the relaxing activities on offer. 

Enjoy Enchanting Big Nature and Rural Life

A relaxing weekend away in Victoria on the Great Ocean Road offers a myriad of peaceful pastimes in our coastlines, farmlands and forests. 

  • For the perfect summer activity, sit on the beach reading a book, or by a fire overlooking the ocean in winter. 
  • Head into a national park for a walk or a rest by one of our spectacular rivers, lakes and waterfalls. 

Drive between verdant pastures to a farm café where you can enjoy scones with cream and house-made jam.

Learn About the History and Culture

Make the most of our towns, villages and hinterlands by taking relaxing weekend getaways in Victoria  – which offer plenty of relaxing activities beyond the ocean itself. 

Many of our local artisans display their work in small galleries and studios. We also have regional galleries and museums to visit, markets and festivals. 

Learn more by visiting What’s On.

Dive into Foodie’s Haven

For the most relaxing getaways in Victoria, do away with self-catering entirely! The fertile soils make the Great Ocean Road region home to a multitude of providores, cafes and restaurants. 

Learn more by visiting Eat and Drink.

Sweet Thyme Cafe

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