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. Sample gourmet delights along the Otway Harvest Trail and the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail. Pop into craft breweries and cool climate wineries or check out the new artisanal distillery near the 12 Apostles. Alternatively, just while away the days at seaside cafes up and down the coast.
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.
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.
Explore the Geelong wine region's diverse sub-regions from surf coast to volcanic plains making its food, wine and landscape resist any label.
Journey to the far south-west corner of Victoria and taste varieties from the Henty wine region such as riesling, pinot noir and chardonnay.
Dine at one of the Great Ocean Road region's restaurants serving fresh seafood straight from the ocean and fantastic locally grown 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.
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.
Treat your tastebuds to the best of the Bellarine Peninsula. Savour the local flavours at wineries, farmgates, provedores, restaurants, cafes and more.
Indulge your foodie whims and discover fine produce and wining and dining options at farm gates and provedores, wineries and breweries along the trail.