The drive from Melbourne to Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. Spanning 243 kilometres the Great Ocean Road runs along the Victorian coast and provides breathtaking views of the headlands, cliffs and beaches. Consisting of a long single winding road it provides some beautiful stops along the way.
Located in the surf town of Torquay, Blackmans Brewery serves up a range of handcrafter beer which is brewed on site.
Bell’s beach has been made famous by one of the world’s longest running surf competitions- The Rip Curl Pro. With a dramatic cliff face and large Southern Ocean swells it’s the perfect spot for an experienced surfer looking to catch a wave.
The beautiful beachside town of Lorne brings a very local feel to your journey and a great place to stay if you’re looking to spend the night. The main part of Lorne is filled with small boutique stores, places to eat and galleries. In the month of March Lorne also hosts a beachside sculpture exhibit where you can see several sculptures by the foreshore.
Whether you’re just passing through Lorne or looking to staying overnight be sure to visit two spots. The first is Erskine Falls in the Great Otways National Park and the second is a beautiful lookout called Teddy’s Lookout.
Stackpebble beach is a very small beach directly off the great Ocean road in Sugerloaf. The entire length of this beach is full of pebbles stacked on top of each other.
Apollo Bay is another great location if you are looking to spend the night. Apollo Bay has a range of beautiful restaurants serving freshly caught seafood and other local product. Bimba’s restaurant was a standout with some very tasty seafood dishes.
Drive through the Great Otway National Park to the southmost tip of the Great Ocean Road region. Visit Australia’s oldest mainland lighthouse situated at the top of one of the towering cliffs overlooking the water.