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The Great Ocean Road

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Great Ocean Road, Torquay, Victoria 3231, Australia
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Superb. Make sure you allocate enough time to visit this gem. I saw a lot of people join 1 day bus tours to see everything in one day, but then have a full weeke in Melbourne. That’s not very sensible. I’d allocate at least 2...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am so amazed by this beautiful creations God has made. Words can’t even describe the beauty on this entire drive. We rented a car and did the self drive and it was so worth it! There is so much to do and see, but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bay of Islands: Just one of the many beautiful stops along the Great Ocean Road. Crowds and flies can be a bit trying, but worth it nonetheless. Easy walking access and multiple lookouts. Parking nearby but it can get full in peak times. The Grotto:...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jaseinthewild
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In order to realize how a beautiful environment can influence the self in a positive way, we undertook our travel in the Great Ocean Road towards west from Melbourne, by car. Our travel (covering a total distance of more than 350 Km one way) from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jayaraman2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Melbourne it would be a sin not to visit the great ocean road. One of Australia lesser known war monuments but an iconic tourist road.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donfish65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a private two day tour. It was fantastic. I feel sorry for anyone who rushes down here on a one day tour. Even worse on one of those packed tour buses. No thanks. My tip - either self drive, private tour or DECENT...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scottythetourist
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a nice beach to go to while you're in Victoria, The Great Ocean Road is bound to have it. Travelling through Anglesea, Torquay, Lorne, Ocean Grove and more, there are many beautiful spots to be found along the road. Perfect for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great drive if you take the time to stop along the way. If looking for something to do between beach days definitely visit the waterfalls and light house. We made the trek with 2 toddlers on our backs and manage to visit the 3 main...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Al S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I’d been to Australia many times for business, I’d never ventured beyond Melbourne’s Central Business District. But this year, the timing worked to take a two-day tour of the Great Ocean Road. Right from the start, Jeremy Redmond and his team at Natural Treasures...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank joeldrucker
Reviewed 1 week ago

the entire strech of road all along great ocean road is superb scenic,natural beauty,well maintained with numerable out look points for photography.this is a big natural gift to the country.people staying along are very lukcy who enjoy most natural envirinments.food out lets serve good food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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April 19, 2018|
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Response from Bailameamor | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, Actually, we used our car for this trip and did not hire a bike. I did not see anyone cycling on this road but I saw lots of motobikes. That said, the great ocean road can be a challenging trip for ordinary road... More
October 5, 2017|
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Response from 58jnapper | Reviewed this property |
Basically all of what has been said so far is great. A slight detour if you want that is only 15 km in and then 15 km back is a visit to Timboon that has a lovely distillery and ice cream place. Just a nice little... More
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May 26, 2017|
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Response from angelthedevil | Reviewed this property |
As the others already said Great Ocean Road and Sydney are in opposite directions and is up to you how far away you want to drive. We drove for around 300km direction Adelaide just a bit more west from Port Campbell- shall... More
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Drive from Barossa Valley to Great Ocean Road in one day.... (2 Replies)
Need to get to the start of the Great Ocean Road from the Barossa Valley in one day.... The following day need to get to Melbourne whilst enjoying the Great Ocean Road drive..... Not wanting to set off stupidly early but need to get to destination before dark..... Not sure whether to stop at Warrnambool or if I should push on to Port Campbell? I would like to know how good or bad the drive will be? Google maps suggests around 7hrs 20 to Warrnambool &amp; another 1hr to Port campbell - I...More
February 02, 2012|
Response fromexspat|
Hi there The drive is certainly 'do-able'. I'd suggest Barossa-Murray Bridge-Keith-Naracoorte-Penola-Casterton-Hamilton-Penshurst-Warnambool. Should take you about 7.5 hrs. I'd also recommend staying in Warnambool - but if you are after history, Port Fairy is well worth a stop. You can take as long or as little time as you like on the Great Ocean Road from Warnambool to Melbourne, as there is so much to see. Try and get to Johanna Beach. Good luck and have a great trip
Belfast, United Kingdom
dec/jan 3 week itinerary - thoughts? (1 Replies)
I have just started my research and my wife and I plan to visit Australia for the first time departing around December 28th 2012 from London/Dublin to Australia for 3 weeks. Arrive Sydney Dec 30th - 4 nights? visit - Sydney/new years eve/bondi/blue mountains?.. Already have the Old Sydney Holiday Inn reserved using points THEN Fly to Hamilton Island/Whitsundays - 4 nights? Whitehaven Beach / Snorkel Outer Great Barrier Reef + view from air / cruise the whitsundays one...More
January 19, 2012|
Winston Salem, North Carolina
First Trip to Australia: Into Sydney out of Melbourne? (14 Replies)
Hey forum, thanks for your response in advance. My wife and I are taking a 10 year anniversary trip and are headed out this Jan, right after the New Year, for 9 or 10 days. We plan to see Sydney, (maybe a day trip from there), Melbourne, and drive the Great Ocean Road. Would you recommend flying into Sydney and out of Melbourne or reversing the order?
December 14, 2016|
Response fromBokhara|
It doesn't matter - just be aware that you are arriving in the peak of our holiday period. We have our long school holidays from now until end of January/beginning of February. You'll need to allow 2-3 days minimum for a good look at the Great Ocean Road drive. Book accommodation ahead, as it's a popular holiday destination. And expect travelling times to be longer than indicated on google maps.