World renowned for its scenic drives around the magnificent coastline of Victoria’s south-west. The road runs 300 kilometres from the surfside town of Torquay, just south of Geelong through to Peterborough which is just east of Warrnambool. A winding road that takes you along cliff tops and breathtaking headlands, down to the edge of the beaches and across river estuaries and lush rainforests with beautiful scenery at every turn.
From Torquay the road takes you inland but not far from the coastal edge. A quick detour to Jan Juc and Bells Beach to see some of the worlds best surf is a must.
On reaching Anglesea the road starts its winding path along beach edges of the Southern Ocean. Aireys Inlet has the Split Point Lighthouse to guide you to its beautiful borders and should be a stop on your journey.
Lorne is your next port of call and is the main centre in the region offering everything a beach resort town can.
Between Lorne and Apollo Bay is some of the most picturesque scenery on the Great Ocean Road. The highway is carved into sheer cliffs dropping away to give spectacular views of the waves crashing onto the rocks below
Once past Apollo Bay you wind through the centre of the Otway National Park allowing you to take in the pristine rainforest before returning to the water;s edge once again. This takes you the entire length of Port Campbell National Park. This is where you view the rock formations known as the Twelve Apostles – thousands of years in the making.
Although not part of the Great Ocean Road keep driving and you will reach the seaside towns of Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Portland and Nelson where you can swim, surf, watch for whales, take in some history or just relax.
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