Explore

Become immersed in a world of adventure, big nature and wonder

With something to discover around every turn.

Array ( [post_type] => post [posts_per_page] => 18 [tax_query] => Array ( [relation] => AND [0] => Array ( [taxonomy] => category [field] => slug [terms] => explore ) [1] => Array ( [taxonomy] => post_tag [field] => slug [terms] => featured ) ) ) Array ( [0] => 1252 [1] => 1041 [2] => 915 [3] => 909 [4] => 903 [5] => 896 [6] => 889 [7] => 871 )

Discover More

Male standing on the green with The Civic in the background

Terang, a town rich in pioneering spirt

Located 2.5 hours from Melbourne Terang is one of the oldest rural towns in the state and is noted for its grand, historic trees,...

Explore
Image of a couple on a bench on Mount Leura overlooking the Corancamite Shire plains

Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf

On a clear day the Grampians and Otway Ranges are easily picked from the mounted distance and direction...

Explore
Panoramic view of Lake Corangamite

Lake Corangamite

Lake Corangamite is the largest permanent salt-water lake in Australia, with a surveyed area of over 23,000...

Explore
Simpson Lake with a bench in the foreground

Simpson

A proud rural community just 26km north of the 12 Apostles. Simpson is close to the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail including Apostle...

Explore

Terang Dry Lake Walk

An interesting trail that chronicles the science and history of the dry lake bed situated on the pretty lowland of the town’s...

Explore
Group on stage at the Robert Burns Festival, wearing kilts and playing musical instruments

A Scottish Love Affair

Camperdown has a strong affiliation with the acclaimed Scottish bard Robert Burns. In fact the oldest surviving statue of the...

Explore
Female overlooking Lake Bullen Merri and Lake Gnotuk

Lake Bullen Merri and Gnotuk Lookout

A fantastic lookout. An interpretive sign describes the dynamics of the lakes and the reasons for their differing...

Explore
Female cycling along the Terang and Noorat bike trail

Terang and Noorat Bike Trail

This is a great trail with views north towards Mount Noorat and south towards the rise of Terang and its distinctive crown of...

Explore
Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail Trestle Bridge

Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail

Enjoy this wonderful 53km trail in parts or plan a wonderful weekend meandering through historic goldfields sites, traversing a...

Explore
Female walking along the jetty at Lake Tooliorook with Mount Elephant in the background

Corangamite Sweet Summer Memories

There is nothing like the sounds, tastes and memory of summer to bring a smile our faces. Whether you are hosting family and...

Explore

Lismore Water Tower

A water tower in the heart of Lismore has been revitalised by celebrated Warrnambool artist Jimmy Buscombe. Jimmy’s...

Explore
Couple sitting on Lake Colac pier

Lake Colac

With a surface area of 2,778 hectares and a circumference of 33 kilometres, Lake Colac is the largest natural freshwater lake in...

Explore
Female on the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail Trestle Bridge with a bicycle

Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail

The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and...

Explore

Koroit Heritage Trail

Grab a brochure online or from the Koroit Bakery and treat yourself to a journey through the town’s fascinating...

Explore
Guy leaning against a dry stone wall

Dry Stone Walls

Western Victoria has up to 3,000km of the most dramatic and accomplished dry stone walls in Australia, historically and...

Explore
Male standing looking towards sunset on the summet of Tower Hill overlooking the crater lake

Koroit

Where a hearty welcome and a genuine Irish community awaits you. Unique and character filled Koroit is one of Australia`s most...

Explore
Bicycle leaning against the pillar of the jetty on Lake Bullen Merri

A Mount, 3 Lakes, Cake & Coffee

Distance 46.8km Elevation gained:...

Explore

Skipton Golf Club

9 Hole course gently undulating, watered tees, grass greens and surrounds. Tree lined...

Explore
Little boy and little girl on their bike at Koroit Botanic Gardens

Koroit Botanic Gardens

Take a break in the refreshing, green Koroit Botanic...

Explore
Couple standing at Red Rock Lookout overlooking the volcanic plains

Red Rock Lookout

Enjoy the views over Victoria’s largest permanent inland lake.  Look over to the west and you will see scattered volcanic...

Explore

Cobden Golf Club

Come and have a hit of golf on the picturesque course- whether you are a novice or more experienced golfer you will be sure to...

Explore
Lady walking down the jetty at Lake Purrumbete

Fishing in the Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of...

Explore
Couple feeding ducks at Cobden Lake

Cobden Lake

Cobden Lake is fed by Cobden Creek and has a paved walk and viewing platforms around it’s circumference. Visitors can enjoy...

Explore
Panoramic view of Deep Lake

Deep Lake Recreation Reserve

Deep Lake is just 4.5km from the beautiful township of Derrinallum in South West Victoria and is located just off the Hamilton...

Explore

Be Inspired

Female touching the dry stone walls with Mount Elephant in the background

Nature in the North

As residents of the area, how lucky we are to be used to the sight of rolling green hills, quaint towns and dramatic...

Explore

Kanawinka Geo Trail

Follow meandering roads north from the coast to explore sublime volcanic landscapes and charming inland...

Explore

Explore the charm of historic towns on the Princes Highway

We think this beautiful patch of the Great Ocean Road region between Colac and Terang makes for a great autumn road...

Explore

Dreaming of Scotland? Trek Victoria's Volcanic Lakes and Plains

With a winter carpet of emerald green, morning mist on sapphire lakes, hill walking and charming historic towns you could be forgiven for thinking...

Explore
Car parked on the side of the road with Lake Bullen Merri in the background

Local Escape Plan

Why not tell the crew you’re going to climb a mountain? And when we say mountain we actually mean...

Explore

Adventure is at your fingertips

Come and experience the stunning natural surrounds of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains. Use our interactive map to plan your journey. Try out some of...

Explore

A Glimpse into one of Victoria's Best Kept Secrets

Everything tastes better when enjoyed in the stunning setting of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains. Immerse yourself in the cultural highlights of the...

Explore
Couple sitting on Mount Noorat

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...

Explore

Let us inspire you

Sign up to get the latest deals, tours & events along the Great Ocean Road

Thank you for subscribing!

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.