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Exploration Just Outside Melbourne

A Melbourne road trip on the Great Ocean Road will take you past spectacular ocean views, quiet beach hamlets, rain-forested hinterland, and the best places for food and wine. It’s one of the few road trips from Melbourne with great activities for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Only 103 kilometres from the CBD, the Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular Melbourne road trip destinations. Getting here by car now takes around an hour and fifteen minutes (thanks to a freeway extension opened in 2009). You can choose road trips from Melbourne based on your schedule using our Time and Distance page. And we’ve prepared a few short road trips from Melbourne for those who prefer something more planned.

Road Trip with a View

Of all the road trips around Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road – as its name suggests – takes you towards the Indian Ocean with views of the Bass Strait. There are hundreds of places to see and things to do – putting it among the top Melbourne road trip destinations.

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