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Great Ocean Road

Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 842 attractions in Victoria
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Motorcycling, Biking, Hiking
Description: This 108-mile coastal drive along Australia's southwestern shore winds its way around rugged cliffs, through lush rainforests and windswept beaches.
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Jims and my journey started at Geelong, Victoria. It was a beautiful sunny morning driving the Great Ocean Road. Every moment of the trip we were amazed at the beauty. We would look out upon the ocean waves crashing on the shore and cliffs were breathtaking. Turn our gaze inland and view the cliffs upward and then serene valleys, rolling... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Great Ocean Road is truly breathtaking, where nature is at its dramatic best. There are amazing things to discover around every twist and turn the road takes. The view of the ocean on one side, fresh air all around and Iconic landscapes add a sense of grandness and freedom. We were thrilled by the quality of the food. Each... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Australia is what it is becasue of places like these. Take one of the tours to great ocean road or drive by in a rented convertible and this trip will last you for a lifetime. The scenic road along the ocean, the windows wallpaper type meadows and the 12 apostles with innumerous beaches along the way make this one of... More

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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We hired a campervan for a few days and drove from Melbourne to Port Fairy then up into the Grampians, we stopped at geelong, lorne, Apollo bay, Port Campbell and saw things like the 12 apostles, erskine falls, loch ard gorge - so many places I can't get them down quick enough. The road is heavily travelled and well sign... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went to the Great Ocean Road via Autopia Day Tours on GOR one-day tour service. It was an amazing experience. You'll find it worth all the tiring long journey down to the road. I enjoyed the trip through the Lorne, Anglesea, Cape Patton, Apollo Bay, ancient rainforest walk (Otway), The Twelve Apostles, Loch and gorge, London Bridge. Make sure... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We hired a car and did a road trip from melbourne along great ocean road to the twelve apostles. The view was breath taking - the ocean right beside the road interspersed with cute villages and cafes. Recommend taking 2 days to do this drive - we stayed in apollo bay after seeing the 12 apostles. The road from apollo... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Is a AMAZING place to visit. Such a wonderful view with the cool breeze. Wow, seriously no word to describe the feeling?

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

From the beginning to the end of this tour, it was amazing! We saw some wonderful sights, including koalas and birds (including a Kookaburra) in their natural habitat. We even saw a koala walking across the road in front of our van during the day, which is very unusual, because they normally sleep during the day, and this happened in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wonderful to see all the sights along the GOR after an absence of nearly 20 years. Surprised though to note just how much walking is required to see the 12 Apostles /Loch Ard Gorge/ Thunder Cave / The Arch. In the old days the carparks were near the sights but not anymore. Fine for fit and able people but the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Was going to visit with a tour company that does the double, Apostles/Penguins. So glad we didn't. Hired a car and stayed overnight in Port Campbell, the drive an unforgettable experience. The weather was ideal, rain and wind helped to explain the shipwreck history. Love the stories of the road builders, the clipper Loch Ard and London Bridge. It's tempting... More

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