Latest News – Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism

A project to create awareness of an area that has not been widely promoted to visitors in the past is about to launch. The Volcanic Lakes and Plains…

Digital Marketing Package for all Tourism Businesses in the Great Ocean Road Region   Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism, in collaboration with…

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism is thrilled to announce that the documentary produced last year to commemorate 100 years since construction began…

The Victorian Government has allocated $500,000 towards stage one of Forrest’s Mountain Bike Revitalisation Project.

Heytesbury House and Alkina Lodge have won silver and bronze respectively at the 2019 National Tourism Awards.

Parks Victoria has re-opened Budj Bim National Park in the state’s south-west following a significant bushfire that started on 30 December 2019.

An Otway Fire and Rain Summit will be held in Forrest on April 29-30.

If you’re eager to enter the 2020 Victorian Tourism Awards, you need to attend an information session at the RACV Torquay Resort on March 26 from 10am to 12.30pm.

Forest Fire Management Victoria will undertake fuel management work in the Otways, Anglesea, Moggs Creek and Fairhaven area this autumn.

The first phase of Tourism Australia’s new international recovery campaign, ‘There’s Still Nothing Like Australia’, has been launched.

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) is inviting local residents to attend a FREE coastal forum at Mantra Lorne on Friday 13 March from 12–4 pm.

A round up of key media mentions of the Great Ocean Road region in January 2020.

Visit Victoria is now inviting nominations for its International Mentoring Program to help businesses get ready to go global.

Get ready to host Indian visitors coming to Australia for the 2020 Cricket World Cup.

The Creative Activation Fund has funding available to support the delivery of creative projects that transform public spaces into new tourism attractions.

The Great Southern Touring Route Inc (GSTR) wants operators from the Great Ocean Road region who are ready to ‘go international’ to be part of an intensive global marketing assault for 2020/2021.

Otways operator Lizzie Corke won an Order of Australia on Australia Day for her long service to conservation and environment.

Tourism Australia’s #HolidayHereThisYear is already attracting major media coverage and social media following. Here’s a round up of results.

The Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is hosting the 2020 Visitor Economy Forum on 3 March 2020.

HELP INFORM FUTURE VISITOR ACCOMMODATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD REGION Survey of Great Ocean Road region accommodation providers…

Centenary Art Installations February 4, 2020 Six architecturally designed bench seats commissioned to mark 100 years since construction started on…

We need you to ‘Get on Board’!   The national and international coverage of bushfires has impacted Australia’s reputation and threatens to have an…

Chinese New Year begins Saturday 25th January 2020 and it is a busy time in our region! We hope you will join us in encouraging visitors to slow…

If you’re ready to learn more about the inbound tourism sector, the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is holding a series of online live webinars between January 28-30, 2020.

Picture: The team from Live Wire Park, Lorne. The Great Ocean Road region shone brightly at the annual RACV Victorian Tourism Awards on November 28,…

Great Ocean Road Tourism Inc (GORT) is working with communities across the region to update and create  Destination Action Plans (DAPs). Plans have…

The public is invited to find out more about the establishment of a Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority by the Victorian Government, at a…

Narrawong’s Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop has won the 2019 Glenelg Shire Council Business of the Year Award. The gallery and cafe sit…

Apollo Bay and the Otways are now being featured as part of the ‘I Am Where Stories Unfold’ winter marketing campaign being rolled out by Great…

Sunday Herald Sun – July 21 The following article appeared in the Traveller section as part of our Great Ocean Road Centenary PR campaign. [gallery…

Alpaca online maps are a new way for visitors to quickly find a business or natural attraction on the Great Ocean Road. They can use the tailored…

Bird-feeding and promoting feeding birds is a big problem in some townships in our region. Native birds shouldn’t be fed by humans as it can cause…

Escape Magazine   Out and About – winter edition (print) http://specialpubs.fairfaxregional.com.au/e-mags/2019/OAW/0524_01/ Family Magazine…

  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has visited an exhibit at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in the UK promoting Australian wildlife that…

Business operators who attended the Victorian Tourism Awards information sessions recently were given some valuable tips for preparing their award…

  A blogger and cameraman from German digital travel business Urlaubsguru visited the Great Ocean Road in March this year to gather content for…

Life Saving Victoria has chosen Warrnambool and Lorne as the locations for major events in 2020 and 2021, which will attract thousands to the Great…

May 24, 2019 World-class Eden Project could transform visitation to the Great Ocean Road  GREAT Ocean Road Regional Tourism (GORRT) has welcomed a…

The GORRT team has been busy showcasing our region to domestic and international media, industry and other intrigued influencers.  Above: Autumn…

FIFTEEN businesses took part in the China Host Program to better understand what Asian visitors expect from their experience on the South Coast. The…

Want more people at your event?  Promote it for free on ATDW.  In the 30 days leading up to this article (23/03/19 to 22/04/19) the “What’s On”…

Our Great Ocean Road  I AM YOUR AMBASSADOR famil program was launched in October 2018 as a pilot rewards program for our front-line industry…

On March 25th we hosted Despina Karatzias of the Institute of Excellence at South West Tafe in Warrnambool to present to operator, her tools and…

On March 20th we celebrated the graduation of the inaugural China Host business graduates! A huge congratulations to each and every participant for…

China has become Australia’s most important tourism market. Research shows record numbers of Chinese visitors in 2018, with the highest number of…

Key messages for visitors This is peak visitor season, allow extra time to visit the region Obey Traffic management signs and take extra care on the…

Tuesday 19th March 12pm – 2pm Lady Bay Resort, Warrnambool We are pleased to invite you to attend our Leaders’ Lunch with Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD,…

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) will be out on the foreshore for a summer of input into Victoria’s much-loved coastline. The team will…

VISIT VICTORIA/ BOOKING.COM PARTNERSHIP  Visit Victoria is advancing its digital capabilities to improve the customer journey and enable seamless…

Your Happy Space is regional Victoria’s new intrastate destination marketing campaign. The campaign builds on the success of Wander Victoria and…

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