Mount Defiance Lookout
Mount Defiance Lookout
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
One of the issues with the Great Ocean Road is that it's not exactly fun to drive. The scenery is lovely but driving the road itself isn't and if you or your passengers are prone to motion sickness then the twisty and windy road won't be the most fun experience of a lifetime.

Luckily there are plenty of vantage points along the way such as this particular lookout so that you can break up the drive, get some fresh air and grab some lovely landscape photos.

Mount Defiance Lookout provides good views - especially to the eastward. It should be doubly noted that stopping regularly allows the driver to enjoy the scenery. Otherwise they are mainly concentrating on the road ahead and missing out on the views! This lookout is most easily accessed if you are doing the Great Ocean Road in a westwards direction.
Written 25 September 2023
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Niccers16
Bundaberg, Australia914 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Great place to stop and can accommodate afew cars, would be hard to stop in peak season though. Great views and worth the photo stop
Written 10 August 2022
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Satoshi O
Mount Waverley, Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
The lookout is very simple and on The Great Ocean Road. Trip Advisor has put the marker in the wrong spot it is located 2-3km east of Wye River.
Written 26 June 2022
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C...
Victoria, Australia82,100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
Damn those environmentalists! Geez... they will let trees grow anywhere!

Ok... before you arrange for me to be drawn and quartered... I am joking! Yes, really.

This is another one of the pretty stops along the Great Ocean Road... this one is a bit more formal than others. There is a brick wall, a sign and information boards. The information boards make for interesting reading... the view is lovely. But then there is no such thing as a bad view on this road... well except when the environmentalists don't keep things under control.

Kidding. :)

The joy of nature is that it is what it is... it changes, it evolves and sometimes it encroaches on a view...but not that much. You can still appreciate the view ... you just have to work a bit harder to get it.
Written 2 August 2020
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,287 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The trees limit the view from here, and the parking is small. You could give this a miss if you like as you will find many other pull-outs with less interupted views
Written 31 December 2019
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MrDavetheSarks
Melbourne, Australia19,430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Pretty cool how they have a lot of turnouts along this road. Gives you an opportunity to stop and actually admire the views.
Written 4 June 2019
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,063 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Another great lookout along the Great Ocean Rd. Small area for parking. Not a must see stop but if you have time, why not?
Written 16 April 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,772 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
You cannot beat the views from this lookout but the parking is limited and if you are traveling towards lorne then it is not easy to access but if you can stop , do so and admire the wonderful coastline.
Written 4 February 2019
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand1,071 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Only a very small (three car) lay-by is provided here, and for most of the day, you will find it difficult to get a park here, or anywhere near here. Best time is early in the morning or later in the afternoon. A stop here is however rewarding, providing a stunning view of the coast line from where you came (Lorne end). Car park is really only accessible when travelling in a westward direction.
Written 16 January 2019
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lindadownunder
Perth, Australia2,945 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Make sure you stop at the Mount Defiance Lookout when driving the Great Ocean Road.
It has amazing views and a great place for a photo opportunity.
Be careful when pulling in and out in your vehicle as the road is busy.
Written 15 December 2018
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