Killarney

This hidden gem boasts Victoria’s best whiting fishing, safe snorkelling and paddling in a natural lagoon, amazing birdlife, a boat ramp and endless beach walking. And don’t forget your surfboard. Lovely clear water and wide open spaces set the scene for endless ambling. Let the kids run free at the playground then splash into the sea back at the 1km long swimming beach. Relax: the waves are usually low to calm and without rips.

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Koroit

Nestled on the northern rim of Tower Hill State Game Reserve, Koroit is named for the Koroitch Gundidj people who occupied the area for thousands of years.

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Macarthur

Settled on the banks of the Eumeralla River, Macarthur is the gateway to the spectacular Budj Bim National Park.

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Mortlake

Begin at the former Temperance Hall and step back into the mid 1850s when Mortlake was growing apace to serve the needs of hungry gold-diggers and a flourishing pastoral community. Uncover the secrets and fascinating trivia of the time while taking in 20 historic buildings, including a close-knit cluster of bluestone beauties in the Shaw Street Bluestone Precinct.

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Peterborough

A great shorefront playground and children’s riding loop immediately marks Peterborough as a family friendly destination. The tennis courts are often alive with family challenge matches until the smell from the BBQ draws everybody from the court.

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Yambuk

These include red kangaroo, full moon, big water, or ell lake and it is certainly believed to be a word from the dialect of the local Aboriginal people. The Aboriginal people of Yambuk enjoyed a rich and varied diet with shellfish in abundance from the sea and river estuary. The first European settles came to the area in the early 1840’s and over time they established productive grazing properties and built large stone home homes to replace their first wattle and duab shelters.

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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.