Spanning South West Victoria from Torquay to the South Australian border, The Great Ocean Road is rich in diversity. A place of contrasting natural beauty, its hinterland waterfall walks traverse lush forests and its lively salt-washed villages serve up tantalising gourmet fare.
Home to one of the most incredible scenic coastal drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road itself hugs the winding coastline to reveal wild seascapes at every turn.
Start your journey from Melbourne via Torquay & Anglesea. There is nowhere better for getting your surf on- in the waves, from the sand, browsing the big name surf retailers or learning how it all begun at the Australian Surf Museum than Torquay.
Torquay Foreshore, Torquay Surf Outlets, Australian Surf World Museum, Point Addis Lookout
Enjoy a light lunch in Torquay
Continue your Great Ocean Road Journey to Lorne. Lorne with its fresh sea air, white beaches and buzzing arts community, the nearby Otways and its relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, Lorne has been attracting eager holiday makers for more than a century.
Lorne Walks & Waterfalls, Lorne Foreshore
Let the nostalgia of a seaside holiday take over. Let the salty air wash over you, kick back, soak it up and make some memories.
Enjoy dinner at your leisure
Travel from Lorne to the 12 Apostles via Deans Marsh, Forrest & Apollo Bay
Begin one of the most scenic stretches of coast along the Great Ocean Road Region. Suggested Stops:
Forrest, cafes, Mountain bike trails & Lake Elizabeth
The Redwood Otway National Park
Triplet Falls Otway National Park
Otway Fly Zip Line Tour - this is a 2.5 hour, fully guided experience and including training and simulation, 8 cloud stations, 6 flights and 2 suspension bridges. The ticket price also includes the world famous Treetop Walk. This Zipline Tour is the only Zipline Tour for Victoria!
• Gellibrand River
• 12 Apostles
• Loch Ard Gorge
• Bay of Islands
• Port Campbell Township / Harbour
Enjoy dinner at your leisure
Sleep under the stars, soak in the atmosphere...Pebble Point is an exclusive bush retreat nestled behind the cliff tops and rock formations of the world famous Twelve Apostles.
Discover Port Campbell National Park at Sunset/Sunrise
This morning enjoy a Helicopter Flight 12 Apostles Helicopters, offering you a unique opportunity to see the 12 Apostles, Shipwreck Coast and Port Campbell National Park from the air.
Head inland and discover the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail
Discover award winning, cheese, whisky and wine. Crowd pleasing chocolate, crayfish, ice cream, yoghurt, strawberries and beer
Lunch at Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
Continue on to Warrnambool
Enjoy Warrnambool's captivating position, nestled into the rising contour of Victoria's south-west coast amid green dairying country and overlooking the deep blue of the Southern Ocean
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum
Warnnambool Foreshore Promenade
Enjoy Dinner, perhaps at Pippies by the Bay or have an early meal and spend the evening at Flagstaff Hill Sound and Light show “Shipwrecked!” an adventure you will always remember.
Enjoy an early breakfast, then travel from Warrnambool to Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Tower Hill, just to the west of Warrnambool, is one of the most fascinating geological formations in Victoria. It has an important place in local Aboriginal history and it teems with wildlife.
Tower Hill is an enormous volcanic crater rimmed by beds of volcanic ash. The inside of the crater, and the island-hills are now a wildlife reserve and there are substantial populations of native birds and wildlife. It's easy to see koalas, kangaroos, emus and much more.
Continue along the Princess Highway to the township of Port Fairy. Uncover history in every corner of this charming fishing village at the end of the Great Ocean Road.
Overnight Port Fairy
Port Fairy boasts wide streets lined with nineteenth century cottages, great Norfolk pines and old stone churches.
Spend your morning following one of the historic walking trails and discover charming, fully restored white-washed cottages built by whalers and seamen beside Georgian-style merchants' homes and grand public buildings. With more than 50 buildings classified by the National Trust and many fine examples of 1800s architecture Port Fairy is the perfect holiday spot for history buffs.
Enjoy Lunch, soaking up the ambience of Port Fairy before heading home.