Great Ocean Road attractions

Top Choice Landmark in Port Campbell National Park

Twelve Apostles

The most iconic sight and enduring image for most visitors to the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles provide a fitting climax to the journey. Jutting out from the ocean in spectacular fashion, these rocky stacks …
Top Choice Historic Site in Warrnambool

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

The world-class Flagstaff Hill precinct is of equal interest for its shipwreck museum, heritage-listed lighthouses and garrison as it is for its reproduction of a historical Victorian port town. It also has the nigh…
Top Choice Notable Building in Tower Hill Reserve

Tower Hill Natural History Centre

The Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative operates the Tower Hill Natural History Centre. The centre is housed within a UFO-like building designed by renowned Australian architect Robin Boyd in 1962. Bushwalks led by …
Top Choice Museum in Torquay

Australian National Surfing Museum

The perfect starting point for those embarking on a surfing safari is this well-curated museum that pays homage to Australian surfing. Here you'll see Simon Anderson's groundbreaking 1981 thruster, Mark Richard's aw…
Top Choice Gallery in Warrnambool

Warrnambool Art Gallery

One of Australia's oldest art galleries (established in 1886), Warrnambool's collection of rotating permanent artworks showcases many prominent Australian painters. Its most famous piece is Eugene von Guérard's oil …
Top Choice Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet & Around

Split Point Lighthouse

Scale the 136 steps to the top of the beautiful 'White Queen' lighthouse for sensational 360-degree views. Built in 1891, the 34m-high lighthouse is still operational (though now fully automated). During off-peak ti…
Top Choice Gallery in Lorne

Qdos Art Gallery

Amid the lush forest that backs on to Lorne, Qdos always has something interesting showing at its contemporary gallery, to go with its open-air sculpture garden. There's also a lovely little cafe doing wood-fired pi…
Waterfront in Geelong

Geelong Waterfront

Geelong's sparkling revamped waterfront precinct is a great place to stroll, with plenty of restaurants set on scenic piers, plus historical landmarks, a 19th-century carousel, sculptures, grand homes, swimming area…
Cultural Centre in Geelong

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

The Wathaurung people – the original inhabitants of Geelong – called the area Jillong, and this precinct in its outskirts offers a fascinating insight into their culture. There's a range of things going on: a galler…
Historic Site in Queenscliff

Fort Queenscliff

Queencliff's fort was first used as a coastal defence in 1882 to protect Melbourne from a feared Russian invasion. It remained a base until 1946, before being used as the Army Staff College until late 2012; today it…