Great Ocean Road
About the Great Ocean Road…
As one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, the Great ocean Road, is one of Victori’as most picturesque regional destinations. Starting in Torquay, the Great Ocean Road winds along the seaside towns of Lorne, Anglesea and Apollo Bay, taking in the iconic 12 Apostles – magnificent limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park.
This region offers a diverse array of things to see and do, from outdoor activities, taking advantage of the beautiful shores, such as surfing, kayaking and scuba diving, to arts, cultural and heritage tours – you will find something so any group! The region also has a wonderful variety of fine dining, local winemakers and fresh produce to sample and enjoy.
Top 3 Must Do’s
- Visit the the iconic Australian natural landmark… the 12 Apostles!
- A scenic beach walk or team building activities at the beach at Lorne.
- Sample some of the regional wine, cider or craft beer in this region.
Drive By CarThis region is a one-and-a-half-hour drive from the heart of Melbourne with dual lane highway conditions for most of the journey and excellent signposting. Travel via the Princes Highway over the West Gate Bridge to the bayside city of Geelong. From here you can take the Surf Coast Highway to the famous surf town of Torquay. For over 400 kilometres, from Torquay to Nelson (on the South Australian border) the Great Ocean Road provides some of the most impressive coastal scenery in Australia.
By Train/ RailV/Line runs frequent train services from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Geelong . V/Line coach services operate from Geelong via the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay and Warrnambool, and from Warrnambool to Port Fairy and Portland.
By AirAvalon Airport is conveniently located between Melbourne and Geelong and is serviced by most airlines from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and other capital cities.
Climate of Great Ocean Road
- Bush and rainforest walks- Otway National Park and Otway Treetop Adventures.
- Sailing or other water activities along the lakes and waterways.
- The Great Ocean walk and scenic photography.
- Surf lessons
- Beach activities (e.g. at the famous Bells Beach – home to the annual Rip Curl Pro Competition).
- Explore the shops, galleries and cafes of the villages along the Great Ocean Road trail.
- Scenic helicopter flights.
- Food and winery tours.
- Horse riding tours along the beach.