T: 1300 137 255
T: 1300 689 297
PORT FAIRY VIC Railway Place, Bank Street, Port Fairy
T: 03 5568 2682
T: 03 5581 2070
PORTLAND VIC Lee Breakwater Road, Portland
T: 1800 035 567
COLAC VIC Cnr Queen & Murray Streets, Colac
T: 1300 689 297
TORQUAY VIC 77 Beach Road, Torquay
T: 03 5261 4219
LORNE VIC 15 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
T: 03 5289 1152
WARRNAMBOOL VIC 89 Merri Street, Warrnambool
T: 1800 637 725
CASTERTON VIC 3 Racecourse Road, Casterton
Melba Gully Yuulong
The Twelve Apostles Princetown Lower
Twelve Apostles Gellibrand Marine National Park Port Campbell National Park
Wye River Kennett River
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Journeys within the journey
Wander ever-changing landscapes
Car and Passenger ferry Every day, every hour on the hour 7am - 6pm Connecting the Great Ocean Rd/Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas and beyond. •40 minute crossing•Easy drive on/drive off •Internal and external observation decks•Dolphin spotting •On board cafe & bar • All weather
At Tower Hill, traipse ancient volcanic landscapes. Marvel at maritime mystery on the Mahogany Walking Track between Port Fairy and Warrnambool. Stick closer to town with the Port Fairy Historical Walk or Apollo Bay to Marriners Lookout trail. Go coastal on the Port Campbell Discovery Walk.
Feel the wind on your face and nature all around. Grab your bike and cycle the 50km Old Beechy Rail Trail between Colac and Beech Forest. Whir through bushland, farmland and rolling hills. Stop to behold birds soaring midst magnificent eucalypts and blackwoods. Soak up the history as you follow the trail of a long-gone narrow gauge railway. Walking or cycling, the region’s rail trails will lead you to new ground. The 40km Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail treks dense bushland, dairy country and farming hamlets. Tackle the 37km Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail in sections or a single stint to behold, wetlands, grasslands and more. For an easy option the 7km Tiger Rail Trail connecting the Forrest and Birregurra townships in the Otways is a beautiful journey through bush and rich pastures.
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GREAT OCEAN ROAD REGION TRAILS 1 Surf Coast Walk (Point Impossible to Fairhaven) 2 Anglesea Bike Park
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Forrest Mountain Bike Trails
5 Old Beechy Rail Trail
Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail Warrnambool Foreshore Promenade Great South West Walk
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Glenelg River Canoe 10 /Kayak Trail
Port Fairy to Warrnambool 11 Great Ocean Walk 6 Rail Trail (Apollo Bay to Twelve Apostles)
DRIVING THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Travel times are a guide only and may vary due to the scenic winding nature of roads and different weather conditions. The region is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace with lots of detours and stops! Expect travel times to be longer during peak season. Drive on the left in Australia. Share the drive – don’t do the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne in one day. Take your time, make the moment last. Stay safe: Be aware of the environment within which you are travelling. In an emergency, call: 000 (police, fire or ambulance). VicEmergency hotline: 1800 226 226 (free call) www.emv.vic.gov.au www.cfa.vic.gov.au www.parkweb.vic.gov.au www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
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Cape Otway Lightstation
Great Rail Trails
Your Great Ocean Road journey is more than the coast road. It’s a collection of experiences. Create your own story, chase your free spirit on the roads less travelled.
The best journeys are not linear. They loop and turn. They meander and surprise. They thrill and they nurture.
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Churchill Marine National Park
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Point Addis Marine National Park
Wongarra Skenes Creek
Marriner's Look Out
Otway Fly Triplet Falls
French Island National Park
French Island Marine National Park
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Walk to your own rhythm. Take your pick from a bevy of stunning waterfall walks: Erskine Falls, Triplet Falls, Phantom Falls, Hopkins Falls and more.
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Aireys Inlet Eastern Barwon Downs View Split Point Erskine Great Ocean Road Lighthouse Forrest 4 Falls Memorial Arch Great Otway Lorne Lake Elizabeth National Park Teddys Lookout West Barwon Reservoir Barramunga B100
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Bay of Islands
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Lady Julia Percy Island
Cape Nelson State Park
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Mt Richmond National Park
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The You Yangs Regional Park
Heathmere Gorae West
Discovery Bay Marine National Park
Lake Mt Eccles Condah National Park
Discovery Bay Coastal Park
Cobboboonee National Park
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Mt Napier State Park
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Surf lifesaving club*
*For patrolled dates and times visit: www.beachsafe.org.au
To help plan and get the most out of your trip, visit an accredited Visitor information centre.
Try something new Learn to surf at Torquay There’s no better place than Torquay - the home of Australian surfing, where surfing is a birth right. Consider it a rite of passage. Book a lesson, dip your toes in and experience the thrill of riding a wave. Only a surfer knows the addictive pull, the sense of being alive that comes from becoming one with the wave.
Kayak to the seals at Marengo Team-up for a 2-hour across-theseas guided kayak tour at Marengo Marine Sanctuary. Learn how to steer and paddle a kayak. Discover how Australian fur seals live as you get up close and personal in their natural habitat. Paddle out and catch waves back into shore, having SHARE YOUR GREAT boldly nudged your limits into new territory.
park and descend 86 cliff-hanging steps down to beach level. Feel the power of the ocean, the shifting of the sands beneath your bare feet and the majesty of sea-bound limestone stacks rising majestically above you. (Check tide conditions.)
Venture inland to climb a mountain Clamber to the top of Mount Leura to see the lie of the land. Take the easy trail to nearby Mount Sugar Loaf, a perfectly formed volcano cone. If you packed a picnic, relax and soak up the 360-degree vistas stretching across basalt plains.
Meet the makers and the storytellers
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Visit the top of Australia’s most significant lighthouse (1848), and experience the awesome views from the balcony 90 metres above the wild Southern Ocean. Tour the Telegraph Station (1859), WW2 Radar Bunker and other historic buildings. Explore the Aboriginal Talking Hut. Join our guides/storytellers to learn about our incredible history. Stay in heritage Lightkeeper’s Cottages. See koalas and kangaroos in nearby Great Otway National Park. Whale watching May to October.
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GREAT OCEAN ROAD REGION TRAILS Otway Harvest Trail Café - Tours - Accommodation - Events - Schools 12 T:Apostles Trail Great Ocean Road, Cape Otway 03 5237 Gourmet 9240 www.lightstation.com Open daily 9am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Great Ocean Air
Aireys Pub & Rogue Wave Brewery
Chopstix Noodle Bar
12 Apostles Helicopters
Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park
Surfside Holiday Parks
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A: 410 Surf Coast Highway, Grovedale T: 03 5241 5700 The Gallery displays a range of authentic Aboriginal Arts, there’s a gift shop, café, native garden walk with resident emus & wallabies. Staff will share their extensive knowledge of Indigenous history & culture.
A: Barwon Heads Airport, Barwon Heads T: 0418 643 401 Fly 12 Apostles or Melbourne city orbits in our luxury aircraft from Barwon Heads. See the best views of the Great Ocean Rd and 12 Apostles with Great Ocean Air.
A: 45 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet T: 03 5289 6804 Aireys Pub, home of Rogue Wave Brewing Co is situated on the famous Great Ocean Road. A destination with a fresh local menu and the best beer on the planet.
Australian National Surfing Museum
The Great Ocean Road region is an untamed world of nature and inspiration. Named for the spectacular 243km stretch of coastal road at its heart, this place has long lured seekers and free spirits. Shape your own story
Drive the bitumen and the dirt roads. Park the car and embark on your own adventure – walking, cycling or even water-bound.
Getting here The Great Ocean Road region is easily reached and closer than you think. By car from Melbourne, take Princes Freeway and Geelong Ring Road to reach the Surf Coast (in an hour), Great Ocean Road and beyond.
Then seek the road less travelled, looping into the hinterland, across volcanic plains, through ancient rainforests, whimsical villages and rural heartland.
From the Mornington Peninsula, add another dimension to your journey with a 40-minute bay crossing on the car ferry between Sorrento and Queenscliff. The region’s western reaches are within a comfortable drive of Adelaide. If you’re flydriving, collect your rental car at Melbourne, Avalon, Warrnambool, Portland or Adelaide Airports.
Wander where the wild things are. Where bygone mariners sailed and pioneering surfers embraced their birthright. Shape your own story where wellness thrives in salty air. Where modern-day adventurers dare and food artisans push new boundaries. Go boldly, but at your own pace. Stay a few days and witness nature’s rhythm unfolding around you in tranquil beach mornings, stunning sunsets and star-filled skies.
Trains run regularly between Melbourne, Geelong, Colac and Warrnambool and buses run the coastal route several times a day.
Guided by this map, follow your spirit. Stop in at a Visitor
Visit ptv.vic.gov.au for details.
A: 77 Beach Road, Torquay T: 03 5261 4606 Visit the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame, relax in the theatre surrounded by vintage surf memorabilia. Explore many elements of surf culture and walk through the ultimate surf mobile, the VW Kombi van.
A: 26 Bell Street, Torquay T: 03 5261 5310 Locally crafted beer & cider brewed on-site & an all-day food menu - paired perfectly with the beers. There’s a great beer garden out back and daily brewery tours run from 4pm. A must see while in Torquay!
Peppers The Sands Torquay
RACV Torquay Resort
By the water
Between June and October, stand sentinel on windswept dunes at Warrnambool’s Logan Beach to spy southern right whales and their calves. Although whale sightings have been dotted along the coast from Torquay to Portland – keep your eyes peeled and log your sightings on: www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au
Late afternoon, spot koalas feeding in gum forks at Cape Otway. Call into the Conservation Ecology Centre to discover more about species protection in the Otways.
At Cape Bridgewater, embrace a 2-hour return walk to sight seals basking on rocks between fishing expeditions. Canoe across Lake Elizabeth’s mirror-still waters in search of elusive platypus.
A: 2 Sands Boulevarde, Torquay T: 03 5264 3333 Perfect short break escape, Peppers The Sands Resort is perched amongst the dunes on the northern headland of Torquay. Just over one hour from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Geelong.
A: 1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay T: 03 5261 1600 This picturesque resort is perched within the backdrop of the Torquay and Jan Juc beaches, RACV Torquay Resort is set on an expansive golf course with spectacular ocean views and direct beach access.
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
For emus, explore a crater-bound ecosystem at Tower Hill. By night, let a guided walk reveal nocturnal critters. At Anglesea, kangaroos come in from the bushland to nibble on the greens of the golf club. Tramp the river trail to see roos gathering at dawn and dusk on the flats of the Gellibrand River Estuary at Princetown.
A: Twelve Apostles, Princetown T: 03 5598 8283 Experience a breathtaking flight over the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia. 12 Apostles Helicopters on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, offers you a unique way to see the Twelve Apostles.
A: 29 The Boulevarde, Princetown T: 03 5237 5262 Take a stroll through our eco-friendly park and encounter Australian wildlife, herd animals, wild birds and more, in a natural setting. Interact with and feed kangaroos, wallabies, emus, deer and now dingoes.
A: 2 Simpson Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 5055 Proudfoot’s Boathouse is a modern Australian restaurant, bar & function centre, perched on the banks of the Hopkins River, the uninterrupted views & delicious cuisine are not to be missed.
A: Pertobe Road, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 4700 Warrnambool’s only holiday park on the shores of Lady Bay. First-class camp kitchen, laundries and modern amenities. Great range of cabins and powered camping sites.
Great Ocean Road Story
TALK TO A LOCAL To help plan and get the most out of your trip visit an accredited Visitor Information Centre.
Best Western Great Ocean Road Motor Inn
Southern Ocean Motor Inn
A: 150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne T: 1800 037 010 Located on the Great Ocean Road in the heart of Lorne – opposite our main beach – Cumberland Lorne combines ocean views with outstanding accommodation, leisure and conferencing facilities.
A: 15 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne T: 03 5289 1152 A permanent exhibition where you can discover the extraordinary story of the construction of one of the world’s most iconic drives. Free admission. Open daily except Christmas Day.
Feel the freedom of two-wheeling in nature. Cycle MTB central, in and around the Otways township of Forrest. Share the trail on established coastal walks and rail trails, or two-wheel the Great Ocean Road itself. Whirr in to one of many cycling events held throughout the year.
5 X #INSPO Walk Apollo Bay – Seek new horizons: embark on the iconic Great Ocean Walk, hugging the coastline for more than 100km.
A: 10 Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell T: 03 5598 6522 Offering friendly, personalised service in the heart of Port Campbell. You can walk to Port Campbell Bay, great restaurants, coffee and boutique shopping. Choose from standard family, queen & king suites.
A: 2-8 Lord Street, Port Campbell T: 03 5598 6231 Overlooking the beautiful bay and cliffs of the Port Campbell National Park. Water’s edge only 20m from property patrolled swimming beach. 5 mins from 12 Apostles. 50m from shopping village.
Mountain Bike Forrest – Get physical clocking oodles of rainforest obstacles on the superlong and ultra-fast Yaugher Super Loop.
Apostle Whey Cheese
A: 4285 Cape Otway Road, Birregurra T: 03 5236 2226 Set on a hillside on a 30 acre organic farm, Chef Dan Hunter’s contemporary restaurant offers six luxury guest suites for overnight stays. The Age Good Food Guide’s 2017 Restaurant of The Year.
Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures
Ashmont Motor Inn
Be curious, be pure and keep it real. Choose magical adventures in enchanted settings.
A: 26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 4949 The Warrnambool Art Gallery houses a diverse collection of objects and artworks, from elegant European salon paintings to the avant-garde modernism of the Angry Penguins. Free entry.
A: 47 Bank Street, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1588 Six luxury apartments, king size beds and fully equipped kitchen. 14 quality motel rooms, queen size beds, microwave, toaster & kettle. Central location. Free Foxtel and Wi-Fi. Book direct & save.
Eclectic communities Forrest boasts world-class mountain bike trails and a stay-awhile brewery. Deans Marsh tenders old-style hospitality and welcoming B&Bs, while Birregurra boasts a like-no-other restaurant.
Retreat to Johanna where the beach is wild and windswept or Lavers Hill, the highest point on the Great Ocean Road.
Gum Tree Caravan Park
Hearn’s Port Fairy Accommodation
A: Toolong Road, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1462 Quality self-contained cabins, caravan and camping sites, camp kitchen, adventure playground, off-leash dog area, pet friendly cabins and sites. Less than 4km to the town centre. Free Wi-Fi.
A: Shop 2/54 Sackville Street, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 3150 Craving peace and quiet from the demands of a hectic life? Hearn’s Port Fairy Accommodation is the answer. From small intimate cottages & apartments for a mini-break, to large luxury homes.
Otway Harvest Trail
Fish Lake Purrumbete – Land one that didn’t get away: cast out from the bank for a catch-of-the-day trout. A: Lorne T: 0497 226 952 Offering stunning holiday homes, each one being modern, spacious and boasting spectacular ocean views. Our hand picked portfolio of properties cater for a variety of guests and occasions.
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Where the forest meets the ocean, reap the riches of the land and the sea – earthy truffles and velvet cheeses, just-caught abalone, crayfish, tuna and trout. Feed body and soul, confirming that nature is both a playground and a fertile kitchen.
Walk or hike for hours or days on end. Reach into fresh territory; go far enough to find yourself. At Visitor Information Centres, glean information and discover your best options among Great Ocean Walk, Surf Coast Walk, Great South West Walk and a host of others.
Anglesea Golf Club
Adventures on the land
Leave the beaten path behind for adventure-based activities in big nature. Make terra firma your platform for leaping into the new.
Lorne Holiday Stays
A: 96 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne T: 03 5289 1205 Situated about 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne. Our little funky restaurant CHOPSTIX located on the Great Ocean Road. Come in for a feed or just to say Hi. WE ROLL OUR OWN
Commune with creatures, big and small, where wild spirits are never fenced in. Leave the car in the car park – go deep into the region’s untouched landscapes to see native wildlife in its element.
Information Centre, delve deeper into local knowhow and secret spots.
Car touring is the best way to explore its depth and breadth. Create your own journey of adventure, starting where the Great Ocean Road snakes a rugged coastline carved by the Southern Ocean. Destinations and hidden gems are dotted along its span from Torquay to the South Australian border.
Where the wild things are
Celebrate the exceptional flavours born from the fertile soil of the Otway hinterland.
Scale Otway Treetops – Venture to new heights midst rainforest canopy on Otway Fly’s elevated Treetop Walk. Tramp Ironbark Basin – Power walk the super-scenic 8.2km stint of the Surf Coast Walk from Bells Beach to Point Addis.
APOLLO BAY / WONGARRA
A: 9 Gallum Road, Cooriemungle T: 0437 894 337 Apostle Whey Cheese has a large range of cheeses made from the delicious milk from our herd of contented cows producing in an environmentally friendly farm. Open all year from 10am till 5pm.
A: 1 Bailey Street, Timboon T: 03 5598 3555 Working mirco distillery, 2016 “Liquid Gold” 96/100 Single Malt whisky award. Serving a seasonal lunch menu 7 days a week, outlet for all the 12 Apostles food artisans produce.
Pick up a trail brochure at a Visitor Information Centre and escape to an all-season showcase producers, provedores, vineyards, breweries, markets, farmgates, and eateries. Mingle with growers, brewers, winemakers and food artisans who are shaping this area as a gourmet go-to.
Blue Whale Motor Inn & Apartments
City Memorial Bowls Club
Seacombe House/Comfort Inn
Portland Maritime Discovery Centre
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES A: 1200 Great Ocean Road, Bellbrae T: 03 5263 1588 Enjoy free tastings, explore our range of 250 chocolate varieties, watch hand crafted chocolate making and take in the garden views at the Pod Café. Free entry. Open every day (except Christmas Day).
A: Golf Links Road, Anglesea T: 03 5263 1582 The Anglesea Golf Club is situated just off the Great Ocean Road and has an 18 hole golf course, Kangaroo Tours, Driving Range and 18 Hole Mini Golf.
A: Possum Ridge Road, Yeodene T: 03 5233 4620 We are proud to be Victoria’s first Paintball, Globeriding and Segway® Adventure Centre. We provide quality outdoor experiences with highly trained staff and a fun adventure to remember.
A: 5230 Great Ocean Road, Wongarra T: 03 5237 0228 Whitecrest Resort is located on The Great Ocean Road at Wongarra near Apollo Bay. The perfect place for a romantic getaway or holiday. It is surrounded by nature and each luxury, apartment has an ocean view.
A: 367 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 2833 Great value accommodation, close to all Warrnambool attractions. Centrally located and an ideal base for those who wish to explore the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians & surrounding areas. Free Wi-Fi.
A: 50-58 Cramer Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 4155 Fully licensed. Keno. Brand new bistro open 7 days for lunch and dinner with kids playroom. Bistro speciality nights, Sunday to Thursday. Starlight Café for coffee, cakes and snacks. Free lawn bowls.
A: 22 Sackville Street, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1082 This unique property is spread across 3 buildings, and provides a variety of accommodation, including cottages and private rooms. 5 minutes from the Port Fairy Wharf & 10 minutes from the beach.
A: Lee Breakwater Road, Portland T: 1800 035 567 Learn about the area’s rich maritime past. You can inspect the historic Portland lifeboat, sit inside the rib cage of a giant Sperm Whale skeleton and come face to face with a Great White Shark replica.
Explore big nature
Camp Wilkin Baptist Centre
Great Ocean Road Resort
From Lorne, Erskine Falls is within easy reach. Dare to go deeper: trek through ancient mountain ashes to Triplet Falls then take a 2-hour route to lesser-known Little Aire Falls – a mystical place shrouded in forest sounds.
Explore Port Campbell National Park, famed for stunning coastlines shaped by the forces of the Southern Ocean. From a secluded cove or a clifftop platform witness nature’s drama at the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Seek out a deserted trail high above the stunning Bay of Islands Coastal Park for deep-sea contemplation.
Soak up nature’s majesty at Cape Otway Lightstation – the coast’s highest point and a photographer’s nirvana replete with panoramic ocean vistas and huge, windswept skies.
Chase waterfalls or windswept vistas
Unearth the geological wonder of eons-old volcanic plains: find your bearings at Mount Elephant Centre, Tower Hill’s crater-scape or Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape.
The Great Otway National Park is a forested wonderland of magical proportions. Dozens of waterfalls dot shady fern gullies.
A: 57 Noble Street, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3222 Situated about 1hr 30min from Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road. Our property is for churches, schools and community groups. We have a wide range of activities available and close to beaches.
A: 105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3363 Great Ocean Road Resort is a 4-star resort, walking distance to the beach, river and shops, offering a variety of accommodation options and facilities including a pool, restaurant and day spa.
Aireys Inlet Holiday Park
Split Point Lighthouse Tours
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Apollo Bay Bakery
Kayak, sail, swim, surf, dive and more. Line-up on the same shore breaks that lured 1960s surfing pathfinders to make Torquay the spiritual home of surfing. Dozens of beaches fringe the region’s southern edge – seek out your favourite among secluded coves, resort seafronts and remote rocky shorelines. Where the forest meets the sea, discover rivers teeming with diversity and wander into the hinterland for vast lakes shimmering with potential.
5 X #INSPO Surf Bells Beach – Catch a wicked right-hander at the legendary home of the Rip Curl Pro. Fish Portland – Get game fishing on a charter boat tour out of Portland where the Bluefin tuna are legendary.
A: 19-25 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet T: 03 5289 6230 Aireys Inlet - sensational beaches, wining and dining, beautiful scenery, everything you need. Family owned park, clean, quiet, safe and friendly. Modern cabins, budget to luxury. Solar heated pool and spa.
A: Federal Street, Aireys Inlet T: 1800 174 045 Spectacular view from the balcony. Close to the Great Ocean Road, Split Point Lighthouse is perfect for families, photographers, historians and Round the Twist fans. Open every day.
SUP Port Fairy – Thrill to a 2-hour stand-up paddle board lesson and tour taking in the Moyne River and Griffith Island lighthouse. Dive Loch Ard Gorge – Board a charter boat to scuba dive Thunder Cave’s underwater world of corals and ledge-creeping crays.
Downtown Motel Warrnambool
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Seek out like-minds, unknown stories, artists and food artisans in the region’s collection of seaside villages, rural towns and regional cities.
A: Apollo Bay Airport, Marengo T: 03 5237 7600 12 Apostles helicopter and aeroplane flights, departing Apollo Bay daily. “Fabulous a must do!” Also spectacular views of the rugged Shipwreck Coast and Otway Rainforest.
A: 125 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 6440 Home of the Famous Scallop Pie on the Great Ocean Road. Open daily from 6am, 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch. Fresh bread, cakes, sandwiches and gourmet pies - all baked on the premises.
Bimbi Park Camping Under Koalas
Diverse communities Surf-centric Torquay marks the beginning of the Great Ocean Road. A place for free spirits, salty wellness and thriving adventure. Be among the first to indulge your taste buds at Bellbrae’s brand new chocolaterie. Come out and play at Anglesea. Its brilliant beach and boardwalk are perfect for family adventuring. Be empowered to try something new and find the joy in achieving a first. Scale the lighthouse at laid-back Aireys Inlet and explore its enclaves of artists, writers and creatives.
A: 125 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 7411 Located upstairs with sweeping views over the beach and mountains our focus is on local sustainable seafood and regional produce from the Otways, much of which comes from the owners own farm close by.
A: 90 Manna Gum Drive, Cape Otway T: 03 5237 9246 Located in Cape Otway, the Centre of the Great Ocean Road and Walk. Variety of accommodation from camp sites to deluxe cabins all set in a coast manna gum forest, full of birds and native wildlife.
Lorne’s famous foreshore is a cradle of history and romance, yet a modern-day resort where artists and holidaymakers mingle in spirited reconnection with nature and culture at events including the Lorne Sculpture Biennale and Festival of Performing Arts. Discover pure peace and serenity in down-to-earth Apollo Bay – a
tranquil harbour village on the edge of the Otways rainforest. Fish, swim and amble a perfect pinefringed bay at Port Campbell. Large-as-life Warrnambool is welcoming, historical and refreshingly lively. Step back in time at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and wander the award-winning 5.7km Foreshore Promenade. At Port Fairy, sync into a community dedicated to artistic expression in all forms.
Hinterland Delights Be forever changed by nature’s glory. Retreat from the coast to a haunting hinterland, where rolling rural landscapes juxtapose with rainforest and regional communities. Unlock the essence of this magical place and its people in evocative gourmet experiences.
Each is accessible via the Great Ocean Road and each has a distinctive voice … a character, an ethos. Together they are more than the sum of their parts; they are the heart and soul of the Great Ocean Road region.
Canoe Anglesea River – Hire a canoe and paddle your own path through the estuarine waters of Anglesea or for the more adventurous head out to sea.
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apollobaybakery.com.au APOLLO BAY
Do something you’ve never done before. Take yourself down to the sea – or a lake or a river – and immerse yourself in the natural world.
Nature on an epic scale – all-powerful ocean, towering coastal architecture and ancient landscapes. Tune into the natural world where siren songs call. Mind-shifting shoreline
Adventures on water
Apollo Bay Aviation
A: 620 Princes Highway, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 1277 Located in the town centre 5 mins drive to beach and 5 mins to Warrnambool Golf Club. Facilities include swimming pool, spa pool, games room, shared kitchen and self-serve laundry facilities.
A: 89 Merri Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 4600 Australia’s most awarded Maritime Heritage Precinct - telling the story of the Great Ocean Road. Maritime museum by day, sound & laser show by night. Home of the Middle Island Maremma Project.
Images Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Ngatanwarr ‘Welcome’ Mural
Harbour-side Portland is an ocean frontier where bold adventurers set out. A: Cnr Merri & Kepler Sts, Warrnambool A: 60 Liebig Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 4208 Spacious family restaurant known for Yearling grade steak and fresh oysters, menu also includes fresh fish, local lamb, pasta and pizza. Good choice of gluten free, vegetarian dishes and desserts.
Visit the Ngatanwarr ‘Welcome’ Mural Preserve Past, Embrace Tomorrow - painted by world-renowned artist ‘Adnate’. The mural includes significant cultural sites and narratives of the local Gunditjmara people. The Gunditjmara are an Aboriginal Australian group from western Victoria.
12 Apostles Gourmet Trail
Mosey around regional centre Colac, or meander in Camperdown’s spacious streetscapes.
This 85km loop treks through inspiring landscapes and taste experiences. From distillery, cheesery, winery and ice creamery to artisan chocolates and farm-fresh veggies, it’s all about a party in your mouth while ogling stunning scenery and precious environments.
Dairy town Timboon is reinventing itself as a look-at-me foodie destination and Irish-at-heart Koroit nestles on a dormant volcano rim.
Gather a basket of local delights and search out a picnic spot. The Twelve Apostles makes for an unforgettable DIY sunset experience – ask any budding photographer.
BIG4 Hopkins River Holiday Park Warrnambool hopkinsriver.com.au 1300 718 030
Pick up a copy
of an official destination guide from one of the visitor information centres and discover more of our beautiful region.
BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort Halls Gap parkgateresort.com.au 1800 810 781