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The Great Ocean Road

One of Victoria's most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road is a magnificent three-day self-drive touring route from surf capital Torquay to the iconic 12 Apostles, ending at historic fishing village Port Fairy.

Starting from Melbourne, it's an easy drive taking you along cliff tops and surf beaches and through lush rainforest. Along the way, spot koalas, kangaroos and even whales, zip-line your way through a treetop canopy, climb to the peak of a volcanic crater, and relax over regional dining atop a cliff or by the beach.

Most importantly, take the time to stop at the lookouts and watch out for wildlife. It'll be worth it.

Itinerary courtesy of Visit Victoria 

3
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702
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2
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8/12
Apostles standing

Itinerary

Day 1: Apollo Melbourne to Apollo Bay - 217kms (3 hours 30 mins)
 
Day 2: Apollo Bay to Port Fairy - 185kms (2 hours 45 mins)
 
Day 3: Port Fairy to Melbourne - 300kms (3 hours 30 mins)
 
or 
 
Day 3: Port Fairy to Adelaide - 582kms (6 hours 30 mins)
 
 

Highlights

Bells Beach, Torquay, Victoria

Bells Beach

If you're a sightseer, Bells Beach is a popular spot with great vantage points along the cliff. For surfers, Bells Beach is really for the experienced. The beach is an exposed reef and point break with excellent right hand breaks, at their best during autumn and winter.

Located near Torquay on the southern coast of Victoria in the Great Ocean Road region. Head to Bells Beach over the Easter weekend and watch the world's best surfers carve up the waves at the Rip Curl Pro Surfing Competition.

 

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

12 Apostles

Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.

Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland beginning 10–20 million years ago, the stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs.
 



Brae Restaurant, Birregurra, Victoria

Brae Restaurant

Set on a hillside in Birregurra, Victoria, Brae is a contemporary restaurant and six luxury guest suites, on a working organic farm – a place to be immersed in nature and eat from the land. An ever-changing set menu incorporates produce from Brae Farm, the surrounding land and local, ethical producers to showcase a unique Australian cuisine built around an immense respect for nature and seasonality.

Image via Visit Victoria

 

 

Cape Otway Lightstation, Victoria

Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia's most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and the Southern Ocean collide.

Experience the thrill of stepping out onto the Lighthouse Balcony for awesome views, and hear the amazing history of tragic shipwrecks on this isolated and rugged coastline from the passionate guides.

 Image via Visit Victoria

 

Places to stay

Caravan parks in Victoria

We created Apolloconnect to help you find, compare and book holiday parks and campgrounds. CLICK HERE to visit the website, or search Apolloconnect in the App Store or Google Play. 

We strongly recommend you stay at a caravan park, we have included our top picks below but check out availability through our app to ensure you find the park thats right for you. 

 

Discovery Parks Melbourne

Discovery Parks, Melbourne

 

Apollo Bay Holiday Parks

Apollo Bay Holiday Park

 

Bimbi Park Camping under Koalas

Bimbi Park Camping Under Koalas
 

Port Fairy

Big4 Holiday Parks, Port Fairy
 

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