Great Ocean Road

Get closer to Australia’s spectacular natural scenery by taking a ride on the wild side on the Great Ocean Road. Located along the southern coast of the Australia, visitors can enjoy the coastal views of the Southern Ocean along miles of open road, taking in a multitude of natural sights and attractions interspersed with quaint beachside villages. Features along the Great Ocean Road include the breathtaking limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles and the surf paradise of Bells Beach, as well the opportunity to witness whales and shipwrecks as you enjoy long stretches of unspoiled golden beaches. The Great Ocean Road also takes visitors through verdant rainforest of the Great Otway National Park and a chance to discover some of Australia’s unique wildlife. In addition, the Great Ocean Walk offers a challenging but rewarding expedition for adventurous travellers, whilst the Great Southern Touring Route provides the ultimate road-trip between Melbourne and Adelaide.

  • Aerial view of Great Ocean Road, Victoria - Tourism Australia

  • Point Addis, Great Ocean Road - Tourism Australia

  • Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

  • Surfer on Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road - Tourism Victoria

  • Driving the Great Otway National Park - Great Ocean Road Marketing

  • Helicopter tour view of Great Ocean Road - Tourism Australia

  • Dusk at the Twelve Apostles' Gibson Steps, Great Ocean Road - Tourism Australia

  • Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road - Tourism Australia

  • Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Victoria - Tourism Australia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 24℃
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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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