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Welcome to the Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Our hospitality and tourism businesses are doing their best to keep our communities and visitors safe with government COVID safe restrictions in place. Please be aware that some services may be limited and please be prepared to help businesses adhere to these requirements by always checking in with the QR code on entry, and when necessary, providing photo ID.

Make sure you plan ahead when visiting to ensure your stay is a great one.

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Explore the charm of historic towns on the Princes Highway

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With more than 400 volcanos these are the third largest volcanic plains in the world.

Located just over 2hrs from Melbourne, the Volcanic Lakes and Plains region is a slightly hidden gem, a little off the Great Ocean Road.

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Ancient Views: Our Volcanic Lakes & Plains

The unique volcanic landscape in south-western Victoria was most likely formed from about two million years ago when lava flowed from many vents. This filled the valleys and created plains with lakes, wetlands and stunning waterfalls from Melbourne to Mount Gambier.

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The Great Outdoors is Calling

Experience Spectacular Natural landscapes and relaxation like never before in the calming natural surrounds of Victoria's Volcanic Lakes and Plains.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.