52 Great Weekends

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Join Lauren Doolan (aka the @micro_adventurist) each week to discover 52 Great Weekends on and around the Great Ocean Road.

Discover things to do with the family, romantic weekend getaways, adventure and fun for the kids and stacks more, not to mention new destinations and secret hideaways.

There’s a Great Weekend idea for every one and every season, so keep an eye out each week for a new Weekend itinerary.

Just pick one and plan your trip!


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No 2: Home of Surfing in Torquay

Located 1.2hrs from Melbourne, Torquay has long been an Australian favourite surfing road trip destination. Since the 1950’s...

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No 1: Chasing Waterfalls in Lorne

Located 150km from Melbourne, Lorne is a picture-perfect surf town that backs onto the Otway National Park – home to over...


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