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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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Trees Adventure Otway Park

Trees Adventure Otway Park is an eco-adventure experience. The park features exciting and...

Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

The Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park offers a unique opportunity to experience Australian wildlife in...

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

See what the birds see and sway with the branches when you walk up high in the rainforest canopy.

Craters to Coast Discovery Program

Bring your family to play in natures' greatest theme park. Hunt the roaring wind, navigate for...

Cape Otway Lightstation

Climb for dramatic views at this historic lighthouse perched on towering cliffs above Bass Strait.

Timandra by the Sea Garden

Guests are often taken aback by the beautiful garden that is Timandra by the Sea. This sustainable,...

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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.

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.

Wildlife and zoos

Whale watching

Watch breathtaking southern right whales and blue whales as they make their annual migration to the coastal waters off Warrnambool and Portland.

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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.

Outdoor activities

Camping

Sleep under the stars in the Great Ocean Road region at camping grounds deep in the Otways or park your campervan on a tranquil beachside bush site.

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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.