What is there to do in Peterborough?

What is there to do in Peterborough?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/20/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Peterborough is a town along the iconic Great Ocean Road in Victoria.

The Great Ocean Road is 243 kilometre road along Victoria’s coastline. Peterborough is a three hour drive from Melbourne, but if you want to follow the Great Ocean Road, it can take around five hours!

The best way to experience the Great Ocean Road is to travel for at least three days. Peterborough is towards the end of the Great Ocean Road, so you can take your time driving towards the town along the coast.

Here are a couple of things you can do and see in while in Peterborough.

London Bridge

London Bridge is one of the main attractions to see along the Great Ocean Road and is close to the iconic 12 Apostles.

Today the bridge is more so an arch now, due to the bridge collapse in 1990. The bridge was connected to the mainland, allowing people to walk to the other side.

There are two viewing platforms to admire the views of London Bridge and the surrounding scenery.

London Bridge Australia

Peterborough Beach

Peterborough Beach isn’t as busy compared to other beaches along the Great Ocean Road. The golden sand beach is only small but has clear waters and has great waves to watch.

The beach is also close to a playground, picnic area, BBQ, and toilets.

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is another beautiful place to stop and take in the amazing coastal views. Bay of Islands has a collection of rock stacks out in the water, cliff faces with wildflowers featuring on top.

Stop by one of both of the lookout points and take a few gorgeous photos of the scenery.

The Grotto

The Grotto is a fascinating rock formation that is a cave, archway, and even a blowhole!

Walk down towards the Grotto and watch the blowhole in action from the viewpoint. For the best viewing time, head down at sunrise or sunset for the additional beautiful colours reflecting off the Grotto.

Bay of Martyrs

The Bay of Martyrs provides some beautiful scenic views of the coastline. Spend a few moments at the lookout point and watch the turquoise waves crash onto the cliffs and the golden sand beach.

Quite often this is a great place to stop before visiting the Bay of Islands.

Bay of Martyrs


Experience the thrill of dropping either 10,000 or 15,000 feet from the plane. Skydiving is a once in a lifetime experience, so why not do it by the Great Ocean Road?

During the entire skydiving, you will have incredible views of the coastline from up above. During the skydive, take in the views, and try to look out for some iconic attractions like the 12 Apostles, Bay of Martyrs, and Lorch Ard Gorge.

It’s worth taking your time exploring the Great Ocean Road and making your way towards Peterborough. There are plenty of things to do and see along the way, including towns and popular attractions.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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