Long Weekend Great Ocean Road

For those seeking a long weekend getaway, the Great Ocean Road offers a variety of options for relaxation or exploration.

Begin planning your long weekend now.

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How do I get here?

Since the Great Ocean Road is a vast region, find out about the distances between destinations and how to get here. There are trains, buses, ferries and car hire, but it's best to book a great ocean road melbourne tour to make the most of your time here.

Ideas for weekend getaway

Numerous options exist for a great long weekend getaway in Australia, including various places along the Great Ocean Road. Here are some recommended destinations for a weekend trip.


  • Visit the 12 Apostles, a breathtaking limestone coastline ideal for a weekend getaway with family or a romantic trip. Enjoy the views at dusk, day, or dawn.
  • Apollo Bay offers a variety of activities and attractions for those interested in fishing, food, swimming, surfing, and boating.
  • Aireys Inlet offers attractions such as the Split Point Lighthouse, Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, and walking and biking trails in the Otway National Park, which are suitable for families and individuals of all ages.
  • Anglesea is known for its natural beauty and offers coastal walking routes and hiking trails, making it an excellent destination for those who enjoy outdoor activities and nature.
  • Visitors can explore natural waterfalls, witness marine life during whale watching season, and enjoy walks in the bush by the sea in Lorne. Ideal for nature enthusiasts and hikers.
  • The Otways offer opportunities for hiking through ancient rainforests on foot or along various 4WD tracks, catering to adventurers of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Port Fairy offers a beach for relaxation, jazz music, and local fish prepared by chefs.
  • Portland is a city by the sea, where visitors can walk along the foreshore to observe seals, blue whales, and other marine life. Explore the heritage buildings and enjoy traditional pub food near the harbour.
  • Torquay is known as the surfing capital of Australia, offering opportunities to learn to surf or take on the waves at Bells Beach. It is popular among surfers and sea swimmers alike.
  • Volcanic Lakes & Plains features the third-largest volcanic plains in the world, offering exploration of farmland and deep crater lakes.
  • Warrnambool offers numerous golf courses for enthusiasts, followed by a relaxing swim in the sea.
  • Winchelsea is a rural town with a rich history and fishing opportunities along the Barwon River.


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Recommendations for activities in each destination

The Great Ocean Road region offers a variety of activities and attractions, with a notable focus on its most well-known features.

Explore nature and wildlife

The Great Ocean Road region offers a variety of nature and wildlife experiences, including beaches, rivers, lakes, national parks, and waterfalls. Visitors can choose activities based on location or interest to suit all ages and fitness levels.

 Outdoor activities

Explore various outdoor activities that fit your preferences, including biking trails, campgrounds, fishing spots, golf courses, surfing coasts, and more. Search by destination and category to find the perfect option for you.

Discover experiences, tours, and events 

Visitors can explore various experiences along the Great Ocean Road, such as helicopter tours, museums, galleries, and relaxation spas. Booking a great ocean road melbourne tour can enhance your weekend getaway.