William Angliss Institute Tourism and Travel

A blog for the travel and tourism areas of William Angliss Institute

Business Insights on the Great Ocean Road

The Advanced Diploma of Tourism students have the opportunity to discover and experience a range of Tourism businesses along the Great Ocean Road as part of their study of small tourism and travel businesses.

Wombat at Jirralinga

Jirralinga in Ocean Grove and the Wildlife Park near Princetowm have given the students insights into the role of educating visitors about the diversity of native animals in this area. Both wildlife parks rescue native animals that have been affected by bushfires, road accidents and urban encroachment.

Snake Shot


The overnight tour enables the Tourism students to observe and ask questions to the business operators about their management and  marketing practices.

Learn Boomerang Throwing

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre on the Surf Coast highway is a must visit attraction to learn about and experience indigenous culture in Southern Victoria. It is inspiring to learn about Aboriginal history and culture plus a walk around the native garden and the gallery. Our guide showed us how to throw boomerangs and to appreciate the large range of native plants that have medicinal qualities.

Narana - Learn about Plants Medicine

The National Museum in Torquay is the best place to learn about surfing without getting wet.

Surf Museum - Learn Surfing

Surf World Torquay

The Visitor Information Centres at Torquay and in Lorne provide a comprehensive range of fact sheets, brochures and souvenirs for the visitor plus friendly staff to provide you with local knowledge

Tourism Visitor Centre

The Eco Logic tour in Aireys Inlet provided our group with a fascinating tour of the Split Point Lighthouse. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about all the ship wrecks along the Southern Coast with lots of interesting local knowledge of the Great Ocean Road.

Eco Logic Tour

Light House

Lighthouse Tour 2

The first day of the tour includes stops at Lorne and the nearby Cumberland waterfall plus the Koala Walk at Kennet River which has a large resident population of local cockatoo’s and parrots.

Kennet Rive Birds

 Our accommodation for the overnight tour is the YHA at Apollo Bay. It offers the great value, clean and friendly atmosphere with an open kitchen that has magnificent views and a cosy fire at night in the colder months. Being able to stay in Apollo Bay makes it a very relaxing drive through the Otway National Park to the Twelve Apostles which is always the highlight of the trip.

Twelve Apostles

The best way to study Tourism businesses is to enjoy the experiences.

Apostle Whey Cheese

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