Turu revisits Australia's Best Holiday Park 2013

Dean and Sarah Winners 2013

In 2013, Great Ocean Road Tourist Park was voted Australia’s Best Holiday Park. Turu caught up with Dean and Sarah, the owners of Great Ocean Road Tourist Park.

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Q&A with Dean and Sarah from Great Ocean Road Tourist Park

Q. What’s the best thing about your job?

Meeting different people from all around Australia and the world.  And you really don't know when you wake up in the morning what the day's going to bring!

Q. What would turu visitors love about your holiday park?

Great Ocean Road Tourist Park is a relaxed, family-friendly park located in the middle of one of the greatest drives in the world. People are surprised to find such a quiet, relaxed town on such a busy tourist road, but are always pleasantly surprised by what they find here. Guests are always welcomed with a friendly smile, and everyone loves our camp kitchen and amenities block. The views of the Curdies River inlet and the abundance of bird life is always a surprise to our guests.

Q. Why should turu visitors stay at Great Ocean Road Tourist Park?

See the answer to the question above!  After a busy day sightseeing on the Great Ocean Road & hinterland, it's a great place to return to - you can throw in a line from the river bank & try to catch a local bream for dinner, but if they're not biting, you can grab a meal at the pub opposite the park, some takeaway food from the General Store or whip up your own feast with ingredients from our licensed grocer. The kids will love the jumping pillow, playground, basketball ring and games room, and everyone loves the free Wi-Fi!  Great Ocean Road Tourist Park is a great place to use as your base and enjoy the beautiful surrounds!

Q. You are blessed with a great location. Could you share some travel tips for things to do and see on the Great Ocean Road?

The local catch-cry is "There's so much more to see than the 12 Apostles" so make sure you allow plenty of time!  Everyone knows the iconic 12 Apostles, but there's also Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Bay of Islands, as well as the fabulous Gourmet Trail incorporating cheese & chocolate factories, a winery, distillery, berry farm and much more. It's only a short drive to Warrnambool to visit Flagstaff Hill & the nightly "Shipwrecked" laser light show, Lake Pertobe with the fabulous kids playgrounds, and Logans Beach where you can see whales from May until September.  And don't forget that the Great Ocean Road is fairly windy - that's why the road signs indicate driving times rather than distances!