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 Lighthouse in Cape Otway

Cape Otway Lightstation

The oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia, Cape Otway Lightstation was built in 1848 without mortar by more than 40 stonemasons. There are sublime coastal views from its observation deck, while the Teleg…
Top Choice Distillery in Port Campbell to Warrnambool

Timboon Railway Shed Distillery

One of the main reasons to stop at TImboon is this historic railway shed that's been converted into a vibrant whisky distillery and cafe. Inspired by Timboon's illegal 19th-century whisky trade, it produces three aw…
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 for its reproduction of an 1870s port town. It also has the nightly Tales of the Shi…
Top Choice Gallery in Warrnambool

Warrnambool Art Gallery

One of Australia's oldest art galleries (established 1886), Warrnambool has a collection of works by prominent Australian painters. Its most famous piece is Eugene von Guérard's landscape Tower Hill, which is so det…
Top Choice Museum in Torquay

Australian National Surfing Museum

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

F Project Gallery

Set up in a former funeral home by local art collective the F Project, this contemporary gallery always has something interesting showing at its monthly exhibitions. Pop round the back to say g'day to the artists in…
Top Choice Visitor Centre in Tower Hill Reserve

Tower Hill Natural History Centre

Managed by the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Cooperative, this centre runs daily bushwalks led by Indigenous guides that include boomerang throwing and bush-tucker demonstrations. With 24 hours' notice, spotlighting (wild…
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 it's now fully automated. A guide will a…
Top Choice Gallery in Lorne

Qdos Art Gallery

Set amid the lush forest behind 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 pizzas a…