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Great Ocean Road

Take a ride through nature on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean.

Drive Victoria's Great Ocean Road, home to the world class surf at Bells Beach and the craggy limestone spires of the Twelve Apostles. This dramatic region also offers fishing villages, migrating whales, shipwrecks, golden beaches, rainforests and national parks. Tackle the Great Ocean Walk or drive the Great Southern Touring Route between Melbourne and Adelaide.

What you can see along the Great Ocean Road

Drive this spectacular coastline, stay at beachside villages and immerse yourself in the nature and wildlife of the Great Otway National Park.

Great Ocean Road Highlights

Great Ocean Road Highlights

Take a ride through nature on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean from Geelong to Portland. This diverse and dramatic region takes in surf beaches, historic ports, whale lookouts, breathtaking mountain ranges, rainforests and national parks.See monster waves at Bells Beach and laze on the golden sands of Lorne. Visit an important Aboriginal site near Tower Hill or spot shipwrecks near the charming fishing village of Port Fairy. Of course, you can't miss the Twelve Apostles - craggy limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean.

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The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, The Great Ocean Road, VIC
Great Ocean Road Experiences and Attractions

Great Ocean Road Experiences and Attractions

Discover the experiences and attractions that await you at every turn along the Great Ocean Road to make your journey memorable.

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The Great Ocean Road, Cumberland River, VIC. © Tourism Victoria & Robert Blackburn
Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road

Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road

Travel from Melbourne to Adelaide along the country's breathtaking south-east coastline. Drive the Great Ocean Road past the iconic surf spots of Torquay and Bells Beach, then onto the holiday haven of Lorne and the magnificent Twelve Apostles. Walk through waterfalls and lush forest in Otway National Park and watch whales from historic Warrnambool. Soak up seafaring history in Port Fairy and Portland, near the towering sea cliffs of Cape Bridgewater. Taste wine in Coonawarra and see the fossils of giant marsupials in World heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves. Cruise the Coorong and explore the inviting beaches and wineries of the Fleurieu Peninsula on your way to Adelaide.

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Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles

There's no better place to lose life's daily trivia than the dramatic, rugged and windswept coastline where the world-famous Twelve Apostles sit.

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Great Southern Touring Route

Great Southern Touring Route

The Great Southern Touring Route turns the romance of the road trip into a grand love affair. Drive along the Great Ocean Road past the iconic surf spots of Torquay and Bells Beach, then onto the holiday haven of Lorne and the magnificent Twelve Apostles. Walk through waterfalls and lush forest in Otway National Park and watch whales from the historic town of Warrnambool. Stretch out your journey with a stay in any of the many scenic seaside towns, from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy. Away from the wild and windswept Southern Ocean, you can explore Aboriginal history in the Grampians and gold rush heritage in Ballarat.

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Torquay

Torquay

You can have all kinds of seaside sun in Torquay, but this picturesque holiday town is most famous for the surf beaches that surround it. Sitting south-west of Melbourne at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is fringed by some fantastic breaks with fairytale names.

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Fun along the Great Ocean Road

Fun along the Great Ocean Road

'There's nothing like being surprised and consumed by the great expanse of this beautiful land, where even a running kid stops in his tracks.'

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The Grampians National Park, VIC
The Grampians

The Grampians

You can't miss the Grampians, a majestic island of mountain and forest rising out of flat farmland in Victoria's west. Its national parks are home to a huge array of native plants and animals and a rich and continuing Aboriginal history.

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