For over 100 years the Great Ocean Road region has been amongst our absolute favourite Victoria holiday destinations for families. No matter the time of year this region offers the best engaging activities for toddlers through to teenagers - as well as mums, dads and the extended family!
Looking for the best family holiday destinations in Victoria? We’re here to help. Below you will find information on family-friendly outdoor and cultural activities.
Where Should I Go on a Family Holiday in Australia?
The Great Ocean Road is one of our top, if not the top Victorian holiday destinations for families. Here are five of the most popular reasons why:
- Our beaches: we have so many options including toddler-friendly coves, family-friendly beaches, surfing options for older kids, marine sports for all the family (think fishing, boating) or marine arts (think seaweed strewn sandcastles and names written in the sand).
- Our forests: You can head into the vast Great Otway National Park’s rain-forested hinterland for glow worms, wildlife encounters and walks along rivers, lakes and near waterfalls.
- Our huge range of activities: Whether it’s riding a horse, learning to surf, jumping on a trampoline, playing mini-golf or riding a zip line we have heaps of things to see and do. Check out our detailed What to See and Do listings.
- Our cultural centres and activities: We have historical parks like the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village which has a step-back-in-time experience. Plus after you take in the spectacular views at the Cape Otway Light Station you can go to its Aboriginal Cultural Site to learn indigenous Australian history as well as enjoy bush tucker, spear throwing, painting and stories from local guides.
What is the Best Place for a Family Vacation?
To help you find the best place for your family vacation we offer extensive listings that can be searched against a huge range of family-friendly requirements (such as high-chairs and swimming pools).
Check out our Where to Stay page for more information.