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 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. The Great Ocean Road hugs the side of sheer cliffs where native bushland meets Australia's most spectacular coastline.
You will need more than a day to visit some of the highlights of the area.
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.
The 300km Great Ocean Road is dedicated to the country’s servicemen who died during World War I. Many of these soldiers helped in its construction. It is the world’s largest war memorial. Construction began in 1919, hoping to open up the region to road transportation & create jobs for thousands of Australian soldiers who returned from World War I.