ABSOLUTELY AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDE & DIRECTORY

The 300km Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most spectacular coastlines. Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations, the road is an important tourist attraction in the region. The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kilometres (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford.

The road hugs a coastline affectionately known as the Surf Coast between Torquay and Cape Otway and the Shipwreck Coast further west of Cape Otway, providing visibility of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean.

Coastal cliffs and awesome beaches are a major attraction along Great Ocean Road. You can witness world class surfing championships at Bell's Beach. The Great Ocean Road hugs the side of sheer cliffs where native bushland meets Australia's most spectacular coastline.

During holiday season many are drawn to the picturesque Apollo Bay. Or take time out with nature at Otway National Park, a region of unspoilt rainforest with tree ferns and tall eucalyptus.

Explore the temperate rainforests walking among the gigantic rainforest trees. Breathtaking rock formations bear witness to the many shipwrecks that adhorn the coast. Never short of places to visit, the area boasts the 12 Apostles, Port Cambell National Park, the remnants of the London Bridge, the Razorback & the Island Arch.

In 2004, the Great Ocean Walk opened, connecting 104 km of walking trails that follow the coastline near the Great Ocean Road, stretching from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles.