The Great Ocean Road and Otway Region

Beautiful coastlines, iconic destinations and inland rainforest wonderlands, the Great Ocean Road and Otways are always a good adventure.


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Great Ocean Road & Otways Dog Friendly Travel Guide

The Great Ocean Road and Otways have become a lot more dog friendly in…

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Bushwalks near the Great Ocean Road and Otways

Find bushwalks along the Great Ocean Road and inland in the Otway Ranges and Otway National Park.

Stevensons Falls Otways Track Notes with photos

Loves creek walk in the Otway Forest Park

Dog friendly walks in the Great Ocean Road & Otway Region

Ocean View Lookout walk from Moggs Creek town | Steep 1.12km Return | Great Ocean Road

Bushwalk Hurst Rd to Red Rocks Beach & Lookout 2km Return

Fern Gully Walk at West Barwon Reservoir in Forrest

Surf Coast Walk: Point Addis to Bird Rock via Bells Beach

Things to see on the Great Ocean Road

Wye River Rockpools – Short Note

Otways & Great Ocean Road Guides

What to do on the Great Ocean Road when raining and in winter

Torquay Things to do in the Rain and in Winter While the Torquay town is technically just before the round about where the Great Ocean Road begins, it being a bit bigger, it does have some more choices of things to do in the rain. National Sufing Museum This indoor museum in Torquay, a mere…

Dog friendly Accommodation Great Ocean Road & Otways

The beautiful Otway region is home to an abundance of dog friendly accommodation options (and hopefully more to come)! Here are some great options to help you book in a weekend away with your furry family members. From cosy cottages and bush cabins with a fire places for dog cuddles to beachside holiday houses for…

A road with snow on the ground and plants in the Otway National Park

How and where to find snow in the Otways

Every so often nature aligns and it snows in the high parts of the Otways, dusting tree ferns and towering eucalyptus trees with white powdery snow. Short on time? Post Summary: You are most likely to see snow in the otways sround dawn on mornings where the temperature is close to 0 and snow is…

wye river beach hotel great ocean road restaurants with a view

3 of the best Great Ocean Road restaurants with a view

There are some incredible Great Ocean Road Restaurants with a view and here are three of the best. The Beach Pavilion in Lorne The Lorne Beach Pavilion is located just a few steps from the sand of the curving Louttit Bay. It’s right in the heart of Lorne town which means you can easily walk…

The many waterfalls of the Otway National Park are a beautiful reason to visit the Great Ocean Road in Summer

15 reasons to visit the Great Ocean Road in Summer

Summer and the first half of autumn is when the world famous Great Ocean Road is at its sunny best. Its a great time to visit for the best chance for warm weather for swimming at all the beautiful beaches (though its always a good adventure to drive all year long)! So no more looking…

Great Ocean Road Accommodation

Bimbi Park

As Otways as it gets, this gorgeous property offers a chance to ‘camp under the Koalas’, or your choice of cabins.

Their new Solar Powered Eco Cabins with Ensuite are a great option for couples with the King Size Bed. But they are also perfect for families with a bunk and trundle in a separate room(plus bigger cabins are available)! They’re in a natural bush setting and you don’t look onto other cabins. Minimum stay of two nights, so make sure you search 2 nights or the availability won’t show up.

Links to Agoda: The newly built eco friendly solar powered cabins at Bimbi Park sleep up to 5.
Links to Agoda: Koalas are regularly spotted in the trees around Bimbi Park – don’t forget to look up

Is the Great Ocean Road in Melbourne?

No, the Great Ocean Road is not in Melbourne however Melbourne is the closest capital city to the Great Ocean Road. The drive from Melbourne to the official start of the Great Ocean Road in Torquay is approximately 90 minutes without peak traffic.

The Melbourne Airport is also the closest airport to visit the Great Ocean Road, with the exception of Avalon Airport, which is closer but has limited domestic and international flights available.

Is the Great Ocean Road a National Park

No, the whole of the Great Ocean Road is not a National Park, however, many sections of the Great Ocean Road outside of the towns pass through different types of protected areas, including National Park.

Much of the Great Ocean Road is through the Great Otway National Park which was formed by combining many different protected areas together and so is quite random in shape.

It also passes adjacent to Anglesea Heath Park, several coastal reserves & goes through Port Campbell National Park.

How long is the great ocean road in miles?

In miles, the Great Ocean Road is approximately 151 miles long. In kilometres the Great Ocean Road is 243km long.

It is located in the state of Victoria in Australia.

Is the Great Ocean Road worth it?

Yes, the Great Ocean Road is worth visiting if you enjoy going on a road trip that has views of the ocean in many spots and like stopping at scenic sites like lookouts, bushwalks, beaches, waterfalls, and coastal towns.

If you don’t think the beach, views, waterfalls or nature is enjoyable then you should skip the Great Ocean Road lol