DISCOVER THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD REGION
The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km journey along the coast of southern Australia that celebrates being home to the Port Campbell National Park, Twelve Apostles Marine Park and amazing sealife, seals, penguins and migrating whales on winter. But this is just the start, the Great Ocean Road region is so much more. Plan your journey to also explore the hinterland routes that traverse the Great Otway National Park, the rich agricultural pastures or even ancient volcanic plains. Explore towns and villages that are home to artisans inspired by the landscape. Sample farm gate produce or enjoy restaurants and cafes that celebrate the local fare. Embrace a little adventure and immerse yourself in nature...walk, ride, paddle, surf, swim or fish your way across the region, fresh water or salt, summer, winter or spring, your ultimate road trip awaits.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
WHERE TO STAY
From 5 star accommodation, caravan park to glamping - explore the options of accommodation along the Great Ocean Road.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Fill your journey with activities and adventures. Find your next experience.
EAT & DRINK
Taste the Great Ocean Road, discover the hidden locals favourites. Plan your journey around the best food in the region.
Hear from the locals and recent travellers on their journey of the Great Ocean Road. Discover the hidden secrets and top tips.
Plan your journey, explore our itineraries. The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km journey along the coast of southern Australia that celebrates being home to the Port Campbell National Park, Twelve Apostles Marine Park and amazing sealife, seals, penguins and migrating whales on winter.
Starting in Torquay, Victoria and stretching 243km towards the South Australian border, the Great Ocean Road was built by soldiers who returned from World War 1 in memory of those soldiers who served and lost their lives.
Beach, bush and kangaroos are the ingredients used to make Anglesea a favourite holiday spot. Located 10 minutes west of Torquay on the Great Ocean Road, Anglesea is perfect for a natural adventure.
Deservingly known as paradise by the sea, Apollo Bay is midway along the majestic Great Ocean Road, in the shelter of Cape Otway and on the lowest slopes of the beautiful Otway ranges.
Set on the Great Ocean Road along side the picturesque waters of Loutit Bay, Lorne is the quintessential seaside holiday retreat. Within two hours of Melbourne, Lorne invites you to uncover a cove of indulgent little pleasures, promising an affair of endless weekend romance.
Go off the beaten track with salty hair, sandy toes and wind against your cheek. Slide down the sand dunes, explore the Otway forests, swim the sea, taste the salt, climb trees, float on the river, breathe the wild air, gaze at the stars…and enjoy the natural world.
In Port Fairy, on the Great Ocean Road, every day unfolds with simple pleasures: romance and whimsy, art and music, nature and nurturing. Beat to the rhythm of life of a perfect fishing village nestled on the edge of the Southern Ocean.
Delve into history and get back to nature in this thriving city by the sea. Wander streets dotted with beautifully maintained heritage buildings and dine on great pub fare while overlooking the harbour. Head out into the blue to catch the perfect wave or a tuna or two.
The start of the Great Ocean Road and with the iconic Bells Beach, it is no surprise Quiksilver and Rip Curl decided to call Torquay home. Just a short distance from Melbourne, whether you're a yogi, foodie, surfer, golfer or just want to relax on our beautiful beaches, Torquay has everything you need, want and more.
Warrnambool has a dramatic location on a plateau behind a steep bluff, defined by rivers to the east and west, overlooking sheltered Lady Bay. There are interesting historical buildings and attractive streetscapes. There is much to see and discover in Warrnambool.
12 APOSTLES COAST & HINTERLAND
The Twelve Apostles Coast & Hinterland region is home to Port Campbell National Park and the Twelve Apostles, but nature provides a gallery of so much more...London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, Bay of Islands, and thats just a start of what you can see carved by the Southern ocean on the coast.