<< Geelong & Great Ocean Road
Sitting on the edge of Corio Bay the dynamic city of Geelong is the eastern gateway to the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road.
Conde Nast travel magazine rates the Great Ocean Road as one of the top 20 journeys of a lifetime while Frommer’s guide puts it in the top 10 road trips on the planet. Don’t just take their word for it, try it for yourself.
Waterfront Geelong >>
Exciting attractions, fabulous restaurants and bars, landscaped gardens, wide walking paths, regular events and beautiful Corio Bay combine to make Waterfront Geelong a 'must do' destination. If its adventure you seek, there is plenty of that too. You can explore the waterfront by helicopter, cruise, seaplane, jet boat or even motorcycle.
<< Geelong Botanic Gardens
The Geelong Botanic Gardens are centrally located within Eastern Park and overlook Corio Bay. The gardens feature a new 21st Century Garden with native plants against a background of Australian colours. There is also the option to have a guided tour of the Botanic Gardens.
Bellarine Peninsula >>
The Bellarine Peninsula features safe bay and ocean beaches, wineries, golf courses, theme parks, great eateries, shops, galleries and beautiful countryside. Explore its many villages including - Portarlington, Indented Head, Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Wallington, Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads.
Torquay is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road and birthplace of the global surf industry, home to the international Rip Curl and Quiksilver brands. Surf World Museum is a 'must do' attraction and recounts how Torquay became the spiritual and commercial home of surfing in Australia.
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Great Ocean Road >>
The Great Ocean Road is the world’s biggest war memorial, built by soldiers returned from fighting in Europe and the Middle East in the First World War in honour of their fallen comrades. One of the many 'must dos' along the road is a stop over at Eastern View for a photograph under the Great Ocean Road Arch, or alongside the life-sized bronze monument 'The Diggers'.
<< Just a touch of Paradise
Apollo Bay is a vibrant resort town with excellent accommodation and restaurants. Other attractions include a golf course right on the beach and a Fisherman's Co-op from which fresh seafood, including crayfish, can be purchased off the boat.
Climb to the top of mainland Australia’s oldest lighthouse (1848) & experience the heart-pounding thrill of the view from the balcony 90 metres above the surging waters of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. See koalas & kangaroos in the bush of the nearby Great Otway National Park. Whale watching from May to October.
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The Otway Fly is the world’s longest & tallest tree canopy walk. This 600 metre long canopy walk is nestled in the rainforest of the Great Ocean Road. The structure gradually takes you above ground level where at the top of the spiral tower lookout you will be 47 metres above the ground. Don’t just walk among the tree tops, breeze through them on the new Zip Line experience.
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The Great Ocean Walk, stretches 104kms 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. Step on and off the trail with convenience; enjoy comfortable accommodation and excellent local meals or pitch your tent at picturesque spots along the way.
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<< Platypus Spotting
Don't miss platypus spotting on serene Lake Elizabeth. An amazing place to see the famous and elusive 100 million year old egg laying mammal. Take a canoe and paddle at dawn or dusk to visit the platypus in its own habitat.