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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 190 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Scenic Drives
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Loved the scenery and all the great little spots to stop at. The bendy roads get a little tiresome at times so when looking at the map don't get trapped into thinking it will be a quick trip from A to B !

Visited July 2013
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“Seeing Nature Carve History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Till I had not done the Great Ocean Road, it seemed more like some fancy drive along a sea coast. However the highlights of the Great Ocean Road is the rock formations along the ocean. Over millions of years, nature seems to have carved out these rock formations which stand along the coast line, capturing years of history in them. Looks very much like the Grand Canyon except that these rock formations are along the coast. Must do the helicopter ride for a birds eye view of the rock formations. There are also very good boardwalks which give a very good close glimpse of the rock formations

Visited July 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic views - name your favourite British coastal partsiyt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Great Ocean Road , from Torquay to the 12 Apostles is a fabulous trip - ideally take a couple of days and have some accommodation booked to split the journey. The coast road sweeps around giving numerous spectacular views - sandy bays, small coves etc - you can identify equivalents to many British areas - Harry's rocks for example and it does feel rather like the Devon coast but on a larger (and for us at least) sunnier perspective.
We were trying to daytrip from Melbourne - but beware it is a long way "around" . It takes at least 1.5 hours to get down the large Bay even before you reach the coast. One way that can help is to go to Colac by main road and then head down to the actual coast near to the 12 Apostles then work your way back to Melbourne along the coast. This approach enabled us to see all the sites within one day but still with a lot of driving.

Visited July 2013
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Coastline”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you're into the magic of nature's forces this is a must see. The helicopter ride is good value for money as you get all the perspectives. However, its a long day if you you're travelling (from Melbourne) so be prepared for a 12 hour day with 9 hours sat on a bus!

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“The Great Ocean Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Absolutely breathtaking! A must see if you are traveling through Australia and have a day to travel.

Visited June 2013
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