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Great Ocean Road, VIC

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Great Ocean Road

Style: Road Tripping

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most scenic coastal drives and a road trip along the Victorian coastline is quintessential Australian experience.

Beginning just over one hours' drive from Melbourne at the coastal town of Torquay, the road winds its way along rugged coastline between Torquay and Warrnambool and features dramatic rock formations and lush rainforests.

Torquay is famous for surf culture and pristine beaches including the iconic Bells Beach; home to the Rip Curl Pro held every Easter. Continue on through picturesque coastal towns such as Anglesea, Wye River, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.

Visit iconic natural attractions including the limestone and sandstone rock formations of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Grotto, and London Arch, breathtaking in their beauty.

Outdoor activities such as surfing, scuba diving or bush walking to misty waterfalls are all on offer in the region. From beaches to bushland, immerse yourself amongst tall trees, lush ferns and ancient plant life in the Otway Ranges one of Australia's great rainforests.

This beautiful destination will reconnect you with nature for a memorable holiday experience.

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Local Knowledge:

Choose a spot by the Aire River to picnic and watch for platypuses, before continuing on your way.

Events:

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Jan) Rip Curl Surf Pro Torquay (Easter), Great Ocean Road Marathon (May), The Falls Festival Lorne (Dec/Jan)

Getting there:

Air: Avalon Airport, located between Melbourne and Geelong operates services by most airlines from most Australian cities.

Car: The Great Ocean Road starts just over an hours' drive from the heart of Melbourne with dual lane highway for most of the journey and well signposted.

Train: YV/Line runs frequent train services from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Geelong and Warrnambool. V/Line coach services operate from Geelong via the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay and Warrnambool.

Ferry: Ferry services operate between Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula and Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.


Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time GMT+10, AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time GMT+11
Phone: Country Code +61. Area Code: 03

Image credit: Visit Victoria