Thursday, August 17, 2017

DESTINATION GUIDE

The Great Ocean Road

How to get there

The Great Ocean Road is perched on the coastline of mainland Australia’s most southern state, Victoria. It is Australia’s most famous road trip and is accessible by car our tour from Melbourne.

The drive time from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road’s official start at the Torquay roundabout is 1h 20 with no traffic.

While those short on time can do it in one long day, its best explored by taking your time. Below is some information, links to blog posts, booking links and overviews of places on the Great Ocean Road to help you plan your trip.

Great Ocean Road Hightlights

Scenic lookouts with beautiful views

The famous 12 Apostles, Gibson Steps & Loch Ard Gorge

Koala’s near the Kennett River General Store & the Manna Gums down Otway Lighthouse Road

Places to Eat & Drink

The Beach Pavilion Lorne for beachfront happy hour & meals

Mcgains Cafe in Anglesea to eat where the locals eat. Enjoy fresh organic meals and coffee sitting amongst the nursery plants!

Editors Choice

For a long beach walk and to explore rock pools visit Addiscot Beach at low tide. It’s on the left 400m before Point Addis.

Stay at the historical Grand Pacific Hotel in Lorne

Have a sunset beer at the Wye River Beach Hotel

Walk the 9km Phantom Falls Circuit walk to see waterfalls, towering gumtrees and a tiny secret canyon in the bush

Walk through rainforest to lake Elizabeth (detour required)

Climb the Ocean View Track (4.5km return) from Moggs Creek Picnic Area to lookout over 180 views of the Great Ocean Road

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