London Arch, an offshore natural arch formation in the Port Campbell National Park.

Great Ocean Road

Coastal cliffs and awesome beaches are a major attraction along Great Ocean Road. You can witness world class surfing championships at Bell's Beach.

If there’s a road trip you need to do in Australia, it’s the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or an extended holiday with friends, this iconic coastal route has something to offer everyone. From spectacular beaches, picturesque towns and national parks, there’s no shortage of sights to take in. Let’s explore some of the highlights!

The Twelve Apostles Marine National Park

One of the most famous stops on the Great Ocean Road is the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. Here you will find breathtaking limestone formations that have been sculpted by wind and waves over time. You can also enjoy plenty of activities such as loop walks and boat tours that will allow you to see these natural wonders from different angles. There are also plenty of picnic spots along the way if you want to take a break and admire the views.

The Otway Fly Treetop Walk

This treetop walk is one of Victoria's most popular tourist attractions and is located in the Otway Ranges near Lavers Hill. It consists of a 600-metre steel walkway suspended between two giant mountain ash trees with stunning views of lush rainforest below and surrounding mountains above. Take your time exploring this one-of-a-kind experience while breathing in all that fresh air!

Port Campbell National Park

Port Campbell National Park is home to some of Australia's most impressive coastal scenery including The Grotto, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and The Arch. Here you can go walking along sandy beaches or clifftop paths with amazing views overlooking rocky cliffs crashing against the ocean below. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy by one of the many secluded bays or book yourself into one of many camping sites available for those who wish to stay longer!

Local Attractions

You will need more than a day to visit some of the highlights of the area.

  • The picturesque Apollo Bay situated on the eastern side of Cape Otway.
  • 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 adorn the coast.
  • The remnants of the London Bridge.
  • The Razorback.
  • The Island Arch.

Whether you have just a day or an entire week to explore Victoria's beautiful coastline, there is something for everyone on the Great Ocean Road trip. From incredible beaches and national parks through to treetop walks and amazing wildlife encounters – it is simply not to be missed! So why not start planning your adventure today? You won't regret it!




THINGS TO SEE

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MAJOR TOWNS & CITIES

There are over 638 known shipwrecks at the bottom of the ocean along the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road was built on land owned by First Nation peoples from Gunditjmara, Wathaurong, Eastern Maar and Gadubanud language groups.

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