The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
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  • krocchi
    Singapore, Singapore2,239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit in Melbourne
    A must visit to the great ocean road if you’re in Melbourne. Lots of beaches and places to look at and take photos. Recommended to spend a day or two to explore the area. Rent a car and you’re ready to go! The drive is about 3 hours from Melbourne. Be prepared to do a lot of walking as some of the places require some walking.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Traveller
    Melbourne, Australia17,413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most famous places in Australia
    My wife and I drove along various parts of the Great Ocean Road recently during our holiday where we stayed for 2 nights at the Great Ocean Road Resort in Anglesea and another 2 nights at the RACV Resort in Torquay. This was the ninth time that I had driven along the Great Ocean Road over the years. By now, we have seen all the various highlights all the way from Torquay to Warrnambool from all our trips, most of them several times. We plan to visit again either next year, or the following year, as the views are spectacular.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • mary O
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Californian loved The Great Ocean Road Tour
    Never heard of The Great Ocean Road before but because of Camille with Go West Tours, so many memories from our day exploring the Surf Coast, the Green Coast, and the Shipwreck Coast! Such a rich history in this part of Australia. Thank you Camille for a wonderful day…this trip is a must for those visiting Melbourne who want to get out of the city!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 December 2023
  • James B
    Newcastle, Australia639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the great drives to do in Australia
    The main part to drive is between Warrnambool and Princeton and it is worth visiting all of the stopping points along the way from Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, the Grotto, London Bridge, Twelve Apostles. Basically anywhere you see a tourist bus stopped, it’s worth stopping there. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day and the scenery was stunning. All the main sites have good parking, even for caravans, so it is worth pulling over and taking some time to enjoy this wonderful part of Australia. Highly recommend!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 May 2024
  • Whatisee
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    GOR
    If you love nature head there. Try rock formation and oceans were breathtaking. Beware of crowds and queues for the toilets. Bring some food, drinks and snacks along, save both money and time to look for restaurants. And the long travel between each spot, you need at least 12 hours on the road if you intend to seen highlights within the same trip. Very beautiful but strong wind, it can get cold. We got some rain too.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 June 2024
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Laurie P
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I highly recommend renting a car in Melbourne and driving the Great Ocean Road, you will see all of the little things, the peaceful moments and the grand beauty of this Australian "must do", at your pace, rather than a tour operator's, and this will be a vacation highlight and forever memory.

We left Melbourne in a rental car and drove along the Great Ocean Road, stopping about half way to the Twelve Apostles, and checking into the Mantra Hotel in Lorne for two nights. We enjoyed our hotel and an afternoon of short drives to unbelievable beach scenes where we walked along the water edge and spent time with wild cockatoos.

The next day we drove along the Great Ocean Road's scenic beauty of pastures and forests, farmlands, oceans views and vistas stopping when and where we chose to enjoy the scenery, go for a hike, in the calm and peace of just the two of us. At one point, we saw a few cars pulled over and we pulled over and there were Koalas out in the wild in the eucalyptus trees. We especially enjoyed the mama Koala with baby clinging to her. The Twelve Apostles was magnificent, but we actually enjoyed the drive with it's stops as much, if not more, than the final grand display of the Twelve Apostles. We drove back to Lorne that night, enjoyed a nice meal and drove home the next day.

It was a perfect day.
Written 22 January 2020
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Romit H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I Explored one of the most famous spots in Australia. The Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles. It was magic of traveling the southeast coast of Victoria, a view throughout the journey, breathtaking beaches, and even a stop for chocolate lovers!

My trip included the following stops:

Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice creamery: Something sweet to start journey and i enjoyed free samples and discovered the 250 types of chocolates. Beautiful place it was. 😊

Memorial Arch: It is the gateway to the most famous road in Australia and the longest war memorial in the world.

Kennett River: is an absolutely amazing place to spot koalas and local king parrots. There is a designated picnic area to have lunch. You can buy food from the local cafe but its fun to carry a picnic basket.

Twelve Apostles: This is the well-known highlight of the Great Ocean Road. Amazing massive limestone structures with 45 meters above the sea.

Loch Ard Gorge: This hidden gem is three minutes away from the famous Twelve Apostles. A short walk will take you to two lookouts with beautiful views. Next to these, you will find a step path that leads you towards a natural treasure: one of the most beautiful beaches in Victoria.

And above all the drive towards from Melbourne city to 12 apostles was so breathtaking and i am definitely going there again. I used #funaddicts who provide bus tours and have great comfortable buses with guides and is really worth the price.
Written 5 March 2020
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book_of_dreams
Australia145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A leisurely coastal drive that takes in some nice towns and beautiful rugged coast. We travelled in winter 2019 and got some nice sun and the weather was windy and cold but most enjoyable. My favourite parts were Belles Beach (great surf) and the Torquay surf museum as well as the Twelve Apostles, the famous highlight of the road. We took out time ad stopped regularly for coffee and fish and chips. A nice way to spend a day.
Written 30 August 2020
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Great Ocean Road is not just coastal as it winds inland at times through small villages and valleys. We started at Torquay (Bells Beach) and drove through to South of Port Campbell (Bay of Martyrs), overnighting in Port Campbell. So much to see and experience along the way. Fantastic coastal formations, lighthouses, amazingly fresh seafood, pretty beaches but sadly no Koalas. :(
Written 29 March 2020
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oneday99
Narangba, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The Great Ocean Rd is one of those trips that everyone should do. Every bend in the road introduces you to another great vista. The drop off cliffs are spectacular and the colour of the ocean is the most glorious of blues. I would recommend taking 4 days to drive from Melbourne to Adelaide.
Written 8 January 2020
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Nicola B
298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took two days to travel from Melbourne to Port Fairy and this seemed about right. We travelled on a Sunday and Monday in mid January and it wasn't too busy with easy parking everywhere - maybe as a result of people being put off by the reports of poor air quality in SW Australia. Air was fine when we were on the road. We stopped at all the well known spots and all were beautiful. The weather was perfect which helped - lots of flies from the Apostles onwards - worth investing in a fly net. Very highly recommended.
Written 13 January 2020
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia17,413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My wife and I drove along The Great Ocean Road during our recent holiday in Torquay, where we stayed for two nights at The Sands Golf Resort.

This was our eighth drive along the Great Ocean Road, as it is probably the most scenic drives in Australia. We visited a few places that we had not stopped at in our previous drives.

In Fairhaven, we stopped to have a look at the famous "Pole House", which is a house built upon a pole with panoramic views of the ocean. Accommodation in the Pole House starts from $950 a night, with a minimum booking of two nights. We might stay here sometime in future, for the experience.
Written 29 September 2022
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Crojo
Berlin, Germany62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is really one of the top highlights of Australia. Take your time to stop at most viewpoints which are clearly sign-posted. In case you have ample time take a breathtaking helicopter flight! In my opinion this is one of the most spectacular coastal roads I have ever seen. Do not miss this attraction!
Written 27 March 2020
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rusty2112
Geelong, Australia134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Words can’t really describe the beauty of the Great Ocean Road, nor can they adequately describe the lack of driving skills exhibited by many tourists visiting the area! This one thing alone takes away from much of the enjoyment. But back to the natural beauty- it’s undeniably beautiful and breathtaking. Every stop along the way is almost picture post card perfect. It had been some time since last making this trip so I was both surprised and pleased at the facilities now available at the various stops. My greatest concerns are the questionable driving skills and the footprint being left on the environment by the almost overwhelming number of visitors. I fear for the sustainability of the attraction of the Great Ocean Road if the growing number of tourists continue to trend at their current rates.
Written 11 January 2020
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Une_Bella
Sydney, Australia605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Second time doing this coastal trip and still amazed.
A must do. There are so many lovely stops on the way. Lorne is quite lovely and the 12 apostles is a highlight of the trip.
Even on a day with bad weather, it’s still unbelievably beautiful.
Written 31 December 2022
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