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Family activities

Travel 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. Whichever path you take, you'll find something to keep the whole tribe happy and entertained.

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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Melba Gully glow worms

Walk among ancient mossy trees and giant tree ferns and witness the large colony of glow worms.

Cape Otway Lightstation

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

Australian National Surfing Museum

Check out the Surfing Hall of Fame and exhibits celebrating surfing and beach culture in Victoria.

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...

Portland Cable Trams

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

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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 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.

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.

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