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Great Ocean Road, VIC

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. The magical coastline has many other popular destinations close by and is only two hours from the city of Melbourne.

From the ancient trees to the fern forests, and the stunning sceneries and beaches, the Great Ocean Toad has memorable moments in store for you. It is located on Victoria’s Southwest Coast at Torquay. The multiple-lane road was originally single-way and was built by 3000 service men (retired from the military), from the years 1919 to 1932.

You can reach Torquay in only 90 minutes from Melbourne. The last point of the Great Ocean Road is at Port Campbell and Allansford. The entire stretch of 245 kilometers can be broken into two parts. One of these is the Surf Coast region and coast. It starts at Torquay and ends at the Cape Otway. The other region is Shipwreck Coast.

The entire region and the coastline have multiple exciting destinations for the tourist to explore. Some of the most popular destinations of the route include the 12 Apostles, the lighthouse at Cape Otway, Loch Ard Gorge, the Falls at Hopetoun, the Point Addis Beach, and the Fibi Wreck among others. You need independent and reliable transportation to explore all these different exciting tourist destinations fully.

The Twelve Apostles

The 12 Apostles are a beautiful and natural destination along the Great Ocean Road. You will find here breathtaking natural rocks and clips made of limestone. It has formed due to the erosion of the mainland and the rocks over 15 to 20 million years.

Erosion has also resulted in the natural caves that are found within the stunning cliffs. The rock stacks may have a height of up to 45 meters and are a memorable and exclusive view. These rock stacks also change their colour majestically during sunrise and sunset times.

The Twelve Apostles

Bells Beach

You can witness the azure and sparkling blue sea waters at Bells Beach. The beach is located on Victoria’s southern and close to Torquay. If you visit the place and the destination during the Easter weekends, you can be a part of the “Rip Curl Pro Surfing” competition as well. The beach has a natural amphitheater in the form of high cliffs. The reefs also improve the beauty of the destination and make it a perfect surfing spot. The cliff can offer beautiful views of the natural surroundings, which are appreciated by the sightseers and tourists. If you are particularly interested in witnessing the reef, you should visit the destination during the winter or the autumn season.


Lorne is a small town located at the very start of the Great Ocean Road. The population of the destination may swell dramatically during the peak times as tourists from Melbourne and other regions flock to the place during these times. Lorne may offer you many exciting opportunities that may take you close to nature and help you break free from stress. Lorne offers activities including camping, surfing, swimming, and fishing among many others. It is also the town from where the Great Ocean Road marathon starts every year.

The National Park at Otway is closed. Here you can view the unique fauna, flora, and wildlife of the destination. The bird watchers find the national park particularly interesting due to the wide variety of bird species the park has. There are also lookout points, cascading waterfalls, and walking tracks that can be witnessed and experienced here.

The National Park is not the only natural tourist destination in Otway. It also has beautiful lighthouses and coastal scenery. You can also enjoy your time at Johana Beach here and witness the towering natural cliffs and the sandy beaches here.

There will be a plethora of accommodation options available along the entire route and the Great Ocean Road. However, the weather is changeable. You may try exploring these destinations and the road during the peak seasons such as the late or early summer time if you want to avoid the rush. If you are fond of photography and want to shoot exclusive and unique wildlife, you should take a good quality camera with you. Do not forget to take a small umbrella for photography as rains may be unpredictable.

The Great Ocean Road is a perfect tourist destination and one of the largest preserved areas of the world for tourists. It is full of natural scenic beauty and hotspots while also offering a wide variety of activities to tourists from Australia and even other parts of the world. You can enjoy this natural fiesta and have a memorable holiday by visiting the Great Ocean Road with your family members or friends this season.

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