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The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, The Great Ocean Road, VIC

Great Ocean Road Experiences and Attractions

Experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives along the south-west coast of Victoria.


Discover the experiences and attractions that await you at every turn along the Great Ocean Road to make your journey memorable.

The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, VIC. © Tourism Australia

The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, VIC

The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures offers a whole host of experiences with the two core activities being The Otway Fly Treetop Walk and The Otway Fly Zip Line Tour. The Otway Fly Tree Top Walk is a 600 metre long 25 metre high elevated tree top walk. It is the longest and tallest walkway of its type in the world. The tree top walk ascends at a gentle grade through a magnificent stand of cool temperate rainforest featuring Myrtle Beech, Blackwood and Mountain Ash. A 45 metre high lookout then ascends via a spiral stairway to emerge amongst the crowns of the giants of the forest. The Otway Fly Zip Line Tour includes two and a half hours of zip line activity, including training and simulation, and features eight cloud stations high in the rainforest, six zip line flights and traverses two suspension bridges, concluding with a one-hour Treetop Walk.

Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant & Villas

Overlooking Bass Strait, set high in the Otways above the Great Ocean Road at Apollo Bay, Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant and Villas has become an international drawcard for gourmet travellers. The owner’s personal approach to hospitality has made him one of the best-loved characters in the region and his passion for the food of Southern Europe combined with the freshest and purest produce has made his cuisine world famous. On-site accommodation is provided in self-contained apartment villas. All the apartments have contemporary decor, with modern fittings and floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies looking out over stunning ocean views.

Great Ocean Ecolodge and Conservation Ecology Centre, VIC. © Tourism Victoria

Great Ocean Ecolodge and Conservation Ecology Centre, VIC

Great Ocean Ecolodge and Conservation Ecology Centre

From the moment you waken with the dawn chorus and see the wild kangaroos peacefully grazing outside your bedroom window, you will know that the Great Ocean Ecolodge is a very special place. The Great Ocean Ecolodge is a social enterprise operated by The Conservation Ecology Centre. All profits are reinvested into wildlife conservation and the lodge itself is entirely solar powered and ecologically responsible. Located within the grounds of the Conservation Ecology Centre, it is surrounded by pristine bushland, lush rainforests, secluded beaches and steep cliffs, close to one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. It offers the chance to stay in an award winning eco retreat, and venture out into the bush with researchers to help save endangered species, explore the Great Ocean Walk or just relax in the dappled shade of the eucalypts, watching the koalas high in the trees above you.

Rotten Point House

Rotten Point House is a modern, eco-friendly property nestled in 100 acres of untouched Australian bushland near Johanna Beach, one of the top surfing beaches in Australia. The dwelling comprises four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, open living areas, and a protected courtyard. It has elevated views across the Southern Ocean and of the surf beach, cliffs and surrounding countryside with landmarks such as Johanna Beach, the Great Otways National Park; Lion head and Moonlight Head visible all from the property. It also overlooks the Great Ocean Walk walking track.  Johanna Beach is a 25 minute drive from Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road.

Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, VIC

Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, VIC

12 Apostles Helicopters

Join 12 Apostles Helicopters for a unique opportunity to see the Shipwreck Coast and Port Campbell National Park from the air. Experience unrivalled views of Australia's most spectacular coastline in the comfort and safety of an immaculate fleet of helicopters. 12 Apostles Helicopters offers different scenic flights around the region including a flight over the Twelve Apostles, a flight to the Bay of Islands via London Bridge, and the entire Shipwreck Coast all the way to the Cape Otway Lighthouse. 12 Apostles Helicopters offers the highest level of safety and service to make this a day you will never forget.

Go Ride a Wave

Go Ride a Wave has been teaching surfing for more than 15 years and their expert, qualified instructors not only teach you the basics, they make it an experience you will not forget.

Go Ride a Wave takes care of more than 50,000 customers every year from multiple locations along the east coast of Australia and provides a safe and enjoyable experience. Full-length wetsuits, boards and instruction for two hours are all provided in the sessions. The company also provides a diverse range of other outdoor recreational activities including bodyboarding, surf life saving, surf carnivals, surf safety, lifeguarding, kayaking, climbing and abseiling.

The Sands Golf Course, Torquay, VIC. © Tourism Victoria

The Sands Golf Course, Torquay, VIC

Peppers the Sands Resort, Torquay

Perched on the northern headland of Torquay nestled against the dunes and at the start of the world famous Great Ocean Road, Peppers The Sands Resort is a sleek and modern premium golf resort destination. The resort comprises of two interconnecting, three-level buildings looking out to spectacular views of the surrounding golf course, coastal dunes and Surf Coast, the perfect setting for a short break escape. The resort boasts 112 spacious rooms featuring private balconies or terraces with stunning views, tasteful furnishings and premium facilities. Moulding into the natural landscape is The Sands 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Stuart Appleby.

The resort’s signature restaurant, Hanners Restaurant and Bar, is one of the region’s most desired dining destinations. Sandy beaches are an easy stroll from Peppers The Sands Resort and will lead you to Victoria’s most famous surf beach, Bells Beach.

The Great Ocean Walk

The Great Ocean Walk stretches for 104 kilometres from the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, to within sight of the magnificent Twelve Apostles. Weave through beautiful National Parks, walk deserted beaches and gaze over pristine marine sanctuaries. The walk has been designed so that walkers can step on and step off the trail at a number of places, completing short, day or overnight hikes. The trail is suitable for walkers of almost any ability. Short walks are less than two to three hours in length and vary in difficulty from easy to hard. There is plenty of accommodation along the way from luxury spa retreats to self-contained cottages and picturesque camping sites. A good starting point is the Cape Otway Lighthouse, the oldest on the Australian mainland, where it is possible to stay in the lighthouse keeper’s cottage. 

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