Cape Otway Lightstation

To help you decide what you can see on the Great Ocean Road our locals have produced this list detailing the best of the region. Check out their recommendations below.

What Landmarks Can You Not Miss on the Great Ocean Road?

  1. The Twelve Apostles – a spectacular spot to see amazing rock formations as well as penguins returning to shore.
  2. Great Otway National Park – this huge park is popular for bushwalking, beach walking and even adventure activities.
  3. Loch Ard Gorge – not far from the Twelve Apostles this gorge has blowholes and formations and is rich in shipwreck history.
  4. Cape Otway Lightstation – established in 1848, this is Australia’s most important lighthouse. It’s perched a spectacular 90 metres above where Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean collide.

What Destinations Should You Not Miss on the Great Ocean Road?

  1. Lorne – a popular getaway for families, groups and couples, this township offers big nature, all the mod cons as well as a full suite of accommodation options.
  2. Warrnambool – this is a great spot to learn from indigenous elders, visit shipwrecks along the southwest coast, and go whale-watching in the cooler months. 
  3. Torquay – just over an hour from Melbourne’s CBD this spot is home to the famous surfing Bells Beach.
Breaching Southern Right Whale
Cape Otway Lightstation - Fun for all ages

What is There to See on the Great Ocean Road?

The truth is there is a lot to see on the Great Ocean Road. The road itself, and the coastline it hugs, are but two of the many things to enjoy. Our region also boasts:

  • adventure activities
  • wellness retreats
  • providores and farm-stores
  • loads of cafes and restaurants as well as;
  • famous locations like Erskine Falls and the Port Campbell National Park. 

See our full list of destinations or talk to a local expert at a Visitor Information Centre to understand more about what you can see on the Great Ocean Road.

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