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Family activities

Drive through the Great Ocean Road region with the kids and find a wide range of fun activities, both indoors and out. Choose from an abundance of spectacular natural attractions, vivid local histories and adventure playgrounds to explore. You'll be sure to find something to keep the little 'uns happy and entertained, and that means more time for you to put your feet up.

Maritime mysteries

All down the coast, the history of the Great Ocean Road is alive with tales of terrible shipwrecks, colonial struggles and maritime mysteries. Learn about the region's colourful heritage at lighthouses and museums across the region. Visit the Flagstaff Maritime Village on the shipwreck coast, look out over the raging Southern Ocean from the Cape Otway Lightstation, or hear the story of the Loch Ard Shipwreck near Port Campbell in 1878.

Nature's way

The best way to see the region's abundant marine life is to get out on the water. Join a tour and see dolphins at play, seals lazing about on the coast and local birdlife up close. Come between June and October and watch out along the coast for southern right whales and blue whales. For a bird's eye of view of the mighty Otway National Park, make the trip through temperate rainforest and climb the steps of the Otway Fly.

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Lakes & waterways

Waterfalls

Hear the roar of falling droplets pounding into the waters below at spectacular waterfalls and cascades in the Otways and surrounding region.

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park offers a unique opportunity to experience Australian wildlife in an interactive and natural way. Take the time to...

Maritime history

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

By day or by night Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village & Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show is a must do - and winner of Victorian Tourism Award Hall of...

Maritime history

Cape Otway Lightstation

Climb for dramatic views and stories of shipwrecks at this historic lighthouse perched on towering cliffs where Bass Strait meets the Southern Ocean.

Parks & gardens

Timandra by the Sea

Guests are often taken aback by the beautiful garden that is Timandra by the Sea. This sustainable, award winning garden is loved by adults and...

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Portland Cable Trams

Come and explore Victoria's birthplace by the sea onboard Portland Cable Trams. Travel along Portland's historic foreshore and enjoy the breathtaking...

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Melba Gully glow worms

Walk among ancient mossy trees and giant tree ferns at Melba Gully in the Otways and witness the unique spectacle of the large colony of glow worms.

Water sports

Swimming

Swim at one of the Great Ocean Road region's safe and scenic beaches or get up close and personal to swim with dolphins and seals in Port Phillip Bay.

Museums

Australian National Surfing Museum

Check out the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame plus interactive displays and exhibits celebrating the history of surfing and beach culture in Victoria.

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Beaches and coastlines

Paddle, swim or surf in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the clean, golden sands of some of Australia's best beaches.

Things to do

Road trips and itineraries

Drive one of the world's most scenic coastal routes on the famous Great Ocean Road extending from Torquay to Allansford with spectacular cliff views.

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Events

From world-class surfing and ocean swims to folk music and wine celebrations, the Great Ocean Road region hosts a diverse range of events all year.

Nature & wildlife

Wildlife

See amazing wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region from whale watching to spotting koalas, seals, kangaroos and the elusive platypus.