Dining, Portland, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Food & wine

With a stunning coastline stretching for hundreds of kilometres, fertile farm country and wineries aplenty, there's lots for foodies and wine lovers to get excited about. Dig into freshly caught seafood straight out of the Southern Ocean and sample gourmet delights along the Otway Harvest Trail. Pop into craft breweries and cool climate wineries, or just while away the days at seaside cafes up and down the coast.

Local flavours
Savour mouth-watering local delicacies such as regionally produced cheeses, chutneys, cakes and homemade bread. Visit one of the many produce vendors or get into the hustle and bustle of the local markets to pick up fresh fruits, berries and olives, grown just around the corner. Let some else make your lunch and enjoy the friendly hospitality in award-winning restaurants, cafes and tea rooms throughout the region.

Vineyard life
Call into a cellar door at one of the many vineyards up and down the coast. There are two excellent wine regions, situated at either end of the Great Ocean Road – the Geelong wine region and the Henty wine region. Fans of cool climate varietals like pinot noir and riesling will love the offerings in the state's south-west corner, while those that prefer bolder flavours will find a wide variety of options along the Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.


Highlights

Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Bellarine, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Geelong wine region

Explore the Geelong wine region's diverse sub-regions from surf coast to volcanic plains making its food, wine and landscape resist any label.

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Henty Wine Region, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Henty wine region

Journey to the far south-west corner of Victoria and taste varieties from the Henty wine region such as riesling, pinot noir and chardonnay.

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Timboon Cafe Distillery, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Restaurants

Dine at one of the Great Ocean Road region's restaurants serving fresh seafood straight from the ocean and fantastic locally grown produce.

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Growlers Cafe, Torquay, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Local produce

Tempt your tastebuds in the Great Ocean Road region with a fine selection of freshly caught seafood, gourmet cheeses and luscious hand-picked berries.

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 Otway Estate Winery & Brewery, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Craft Breweries

Whether driving, cycling or hiking the Great Ocean Road, take time to pull up a stool at a local brewery and sample the delicious hand-crafter beers.

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Otway Estate, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Otway Harvest Trail

Indulge your foodie whims and discover fine produce and wining and dining options at farm gates and provedores, wineries and breweries along the trail.

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Produce markets

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