21 May 2018
GREAT OCEAN ROAD WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYSby GREAT OCEAN ROAD
With the school holidays approaching we have explored some things to do; for the young or old, we will have an event, activity and idea to suit the entire family!
Free experiences to enjoy with your family – nothing better than getting out in the fresh air amongst nature. Put away the screens, pack your walking shoes, throw in your bike we are off on an a GREAT OCEAN ROAD adventure!
A highlight of any adventure and school holiday is visiting one of the best playgrounds the region has to offer. Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground in Warrnambool is one of the largest – with an array of slides, swings, whizzy and you name it has it. Did I forget to mention the flying fox? Pack a picnic and enjoy it on the manicured lawns. Perhaps a playground adventure in the morning and a visit to the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve in the afternoon – only a short drive from Warrnambool and 10 minutes from Port Fairy. Tower Hill is known for it’s wildlife experiences – pack your hat and walking shoes, explore the many walking paths and viewing platforms. Or perhaps plan and book a guided tour or experience. If you prefer to hit the trails – explore the many waterfall walks at Lorne, offering a range of long and short options – ensuring those little legs will last the full distance. A little further on, jump on your bike and grab your helmet, it’s time to hit the rail trail. The Camperdown to Timboon rail trail is 40km in distance – remember, you do not need to do the full distance.
- Explore Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, Warrnambool
- Explore the walks and waterfalls at Lorne
- Picnic at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
- Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
If you are up for an ocean wildlife experience, Seals by the Sea Tour in Cape Bridgewater ticks all of the boxes. A personal favourite and a tour that captures every-one – get up close and personal with the Australian Fur Seals in a 1 hour boat tour. We do recommend calling ahead and booking with Joe. Perhaps a more active river experience is your thing – hire a canoe and paddle your way along the Anglesea river bank. Take your time, enjoy the scenery and finish the day off with a picnic on the foreshore. Maybe water isn’t your thing, get active and test your skills at Live Wire Park in Lorne – home to Australia’s most extreme zip line. Offering a range of tree top walks, circuits and much more. If you love animals and wildlife – we recommend visiting the Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park. Located in Gellibrand you will have the opportunity to see a range of Australian Animals including Dingo, Emu, Kangaroo, wombats and wallabies.
- Seals by the Sea Tour
- Explore Live Wire Park
- Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park
- Canoe the Anglesea River
Events Galore! A range of events and activities are on offer throughout the school holidays. We recommended viewing the fill list of events and activities planned for the school holidays here.
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