Driving the Great Ocean Road experience resort towns
like Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay, the coastal cities
of Geelong and Warrnambool, and the historic villages of
Queenscliff, Port Campbell, Port Fairy and Portland.
Starting 100km south west of Melbourne the Great Ocean
Road works its way along the stunning coastline of
Victoria's south-west. Recognised as one of the world's
most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road stretches for
over 300 kilometres, from Torquay, just south of
Geelong, to Warrnambool. For most of the distance the
road hugs the coastline.
Torquay is a popular surfing spot and the Great Ocean
Road leads past a collection of surfing and swimming
beaches. Between Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay the
Great Ocean Road features the beautiful contrast of the
ocean beaches on one side and the forests and mountains
of the Otway Ranges on the other.
The Otway Ranges stretch from Anglesea to Cape Otway and
offer beautiful hills, waterfalls, excellent walking
tracks and picnic spots. At Apollo Bay the Great Ocean
Road leaves the coast and winds through the rainforest
of Cape Otway.
The Great Ocean Road returns to hug the coastline along
the entire length of the Port Campbell National Park.
This stretch offers dramatic coastal scenery, with the
road twisting and turning. Along this stretch of the
Great Ocean Road is an amazing collection of rock
sculptures such as 'The Twelve Apostles' - huge stone
pillars looming out of the surf - and 'London Bridge', a
rocky promontory arch carved out by the sea.
The Great Ocean Road boasts ocean surf beaches and safe
swimming beaches, a boat harbour, golf courses, weekend
craft markets, fine dining, wineries, nature & eco
tours, including seal watching, and excellent fishing
and, the Great Ocean Walk. Together these make the Great
Ocean Road an unforgettable place to visit. Services and
Transport is plentiful.
Take your pick from bed and breakfasts, self-contained
cottage stays, guest house bed and breakfast, rural
accommodation, luxury and romantic accommodation,
retreats, beach holiday houses and apartment rentals.
Accommodation choices are suitable for couples,
families, large and small groups and pet owners.
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