Run by the regional tourism board, our website is a great place to find inspiration and advice on where to go in the Great Ocean Road region. We have loads of information about the towns and districts you can access from the road which spans 243 kilometres between Torquay (an hour and fifteen minutes from Melbourne’s CBD).
What Towns are Along the Great Ocean Road?
There are many towns and villages along the Great Ocean Road that are known for numerous attractions. Browse all the destinations, or find your ideal place below:
- 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland - a natural landmark known around the world, the region also offers gourmet food, luxury accommodation, private tours and more
- Aireys Inlet - described as a gorgeous coastal hamlet perfect to water activities (namely surfing and swimming), but also rich with memorial history and the dominant Split Point Lighthouse
- Anglesea - the place to be for natural adventure with river activities, wildlife, walking trails and picturesque beaches
- Apollo Bay - called the paradise by the sea, enjoy the freshest seafood and local markets with magnificent hiking areas and forest walks
- Lorne - a prime spot for whale watching season (May to September), waterfall walks, spectacular beaches and much more
- Otways - where the coastal rainforest meets the Southern Ocean, do not miss the magic of the ancient trees and waterfalls
- Port Fairy - a beautiful bluestone town with architecture from the 1800s, maritime history, and charming cottages
- Portland - the Western-most township known for its rich history (first permanent European settlement in 1834), whale watching, and fisherman’s dream
- Torquay - the surfing capital of Australia with mountain-biking trails, challenging golf courses and world-class wineries
- Volcanic Lakes and Plains - uniquely mixing volcanic landscapes and deep crater lakes, this natural wonderland is an explorers fantasy
- Warrnambool - another surfing mecca, ride some of Australia’s best waves then enjoy gourmet food and wine in town
- Winchelsea - a tranquil countryside town with a charming history, be sure to visit the traditional pubs and charming antique gift shops
In addition, our local guides have produced a series of blogs to help you learn more about where to go in the Great Ocean Road.
Where To Go On The Great Ocean Road?
Where to go depends on your preference for activities and attractions. For personalised advice, from the local experts, talk to any of the Visitor Information Centres located along the Great Ocean Road.