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Overview

Great Ocean Road

Travel the Great Ocean Road and beyond and experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks and misty waterfalls. Discover a diverse array of things to see and do in the region, from outdoor activities such as surfing, scuba diving and sea kayaking to arts, cultural and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk, get up close to native wildlife at Tower Hill, and explore surf towns and seaside villages. Enjoy fine dining up and down the coast and stock up at local winemakers, dairy farms and fresh provedores along the way.

Fire update

There is fire activity in parts of the Great Ocean Road region. The region is open to visitors, however, please check emergency warnings before travelling.

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Highlights

Great Ocean Road

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Explore the region

Great Ocean Road

Nature and wildlife

Wonder at beautiful natural attractions, ancient rainforests and abundant local wildlife.

Beaches and coastlines

Paddle, swim or surf in the waves or take a relaxing stroll on some of Australia's best beaches.

Port Fairy

Uncover history in every corner of this charming fishing village at the end of the Great Ocean Road.

Food and wine

Taste your way around the Great Ocean Road region enjoying gourmet food and cool climate wines.

Lorne

Relax and unwind in the seaside town of Lorne, with its Mediterranean feel and charming scenery.

Family activities

Pack the car and drive the Great Ocean Road and find a range of fun activities for the whole family.

Surfing

Surf the west coast from the famed breaks of Bells Beach to the wild waves beyond Discovery Bay.

Torquay

Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, home to Bells Beach and birthplace of Rip Curl and Quicksilver.

Anglesea

Swim, surf, and relax at the beach or find a riverside picnic spot at this quaint seaside town.

Warrnambool

Wonder at the beauty and the terror of the Shipwreck Coast in vibrant, historic Warrnambool.

Art and culture

Stroll through historic towns and discover arts, culture and museums linked to the coastal scenery.

What's on

Great Ocean Road

Sports

GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon

If only every marathon had views like this. Run, walk or ride along the rugged Great Ocean Road while looking out over the wild Southern Ocean.

Sports

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Surf's up at Bells Beach every Easter, when the world's top ranked surfers carve up the waves and compete for the most sought after trophy in surfing.

Festivals

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Twenty venues host one of Australia's largest music festivals presenting roots, celtic, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, jazz, rock, crossover and...

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