Kennett to Wye River - you can walk the distance in 1.5hrs along the beach

If you’re asking yourself ‘Where is a good weekend getaway?’, you must consider the Great Ocean Road as it’s suitable for any time of the year and adaptable to everyone’s interests. Therefore, we’ve tapped into the knowledge of our locals and have prepared a few recommendations to get you started below.

What are the Best Weekend Getaways?

  • Aireys Inlet is a great place to enjoy both the coastline and the Great Otway National Park. It’s only 124 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and has a range of accommodation and eating options as well as great parks and picnic areas.
  • Lorne is another spot with access to big nature as well as the creature comforts. It’s 139 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD on the spectacular coastal road. Lorne is popular with families thanks to a range of activities for toddlers through to teenagers as well as spa treatments, fine dining and fishing activities for mums and dads.
  • Kennet River is a tiny hamlet and a haven for couples who enjoy serenity, birdlife and native animals. It’s 165 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD – halfway between Lorne and Apollo Bay. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Where Else Can I go for a Weekend Getaway?

The above are just three of the dozens of towns and hamlets accessible on the Great Ocean Road. There are so many other places with a variety of other attractions. Check out our full list of destinations to choose where is a good weekend getaway for you.

Aireys Inlet house
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