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Great Ocean Road

Address: Victoria, Australia
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Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure from Melbourne
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Ranked #46 of 1,205 Activities in Victoria
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving, Motorcycling, Biking, Hiking
Owner description: This 108-mile coastal drive along Australia's southwestern shore...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving, Motorcycling, Biking, Hiking
Owner 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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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As you leave Anglesea for the 25km drive towards Lorne, you are treated to your first AHH!! moment when the coastline appears curling into the distance. We were fortunate enough to be blessed with a gorgeous summers day. Sky was blue and not a breath of wind or cloud to be seen. The road ducks and weaves along the coastline,... More 

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Kununurra, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is the best part on the way from Adelaide to Melbourne or the other way around. Driving along a beautiful coastal line, with a typical Australian landscape. Don't miss out to turn to one of the little fisher towns and relax on the quiet beach. But also don't miss out to stop at the fabulous "12 Apostles". Only thing... More 

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mpls
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our family rented a car for several days to drive from Adelaide to Melbourne, with the highlight being the Great Ocean Road. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience! Along the way, we stayed and ate in quaint beach towns - lovely seaside villages with B&Bs, cafes, parks and shops. We took our time and pulled over when we saw... More 

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

As a native Californian, we have some spectacular coastline too, but the Great Ocean Road is one phenomenal drive. Do this in a car, not a bus. When you drive yourself, you can savor all the places you want to stop and plan your driving to avoid the hoards of buses that make the day trip from Melbourne. Yes there... More 

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We drove with stops on the way (auto-touring). For our mediterranean understanding it is a long, strenuous drive where effort has to be made in stopping of the main road and go for the coast highlights. The twelve Apostles is an overcelebrated and consequently crowded terrace where eg. the Paracas in Peru has more to offer. Thus divide the route... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The trip was amazing along the ocean! It is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been...definitely worth going!

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went on the Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour out of Melbourne on January 9th. Our driver/guide was Daniel. He was absolutely terrific - told interesting tales, was very knowledgeable and also very personable. He had a wonderful playlist of music both oldies and new stuff to keep us entertained when he wasn't talking. It was a small bus and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The great ocean road is a amazing drive in Victoria. Its preferable to travel on a day, when the sky is expected to be clear to really experience the beauty of the ocean around. Please choose to travel by your own car and not through a tourist bus - it would be amazing (as everyone cannot get a ocean view).... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stunning drive. Although not so easy road, so curvy and sometimes crowded, but definitely it's a must. So many vistas point to stop with beautiful coast view. It's a day trip, even better if stay overnite in one of the small cute towns.

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Seoul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you find yourself in Melbourne, this is an absolute must-do. Being an American, and having always driven on the right side of the road, I decided to rent a car in Geelong, which is an hour-long train ride away from Melbourne. My reasoning was that I'd never driven on the left before, so I didn't want to have to... More 

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