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.


What you’ll love most about the Great Ocean Road

  • Embark on one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road, stretching along Victoria’s southwest coast, offering breathtaking ocean views, towering cliffs, and rugged landscapes, perfect for road trips, sightseeing, and photography
  • Witness the iconic Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean, sculpted by centuries of erosion along the Shipwreck Coast, providing a stunning backdrop for sunrise and sunset photography
  • Discover the natural wonders of Port Campbell National Park, home to iconic rock formations such as the Loch Ard Gorge, London Arch, and The Grotto, where you can explore scenic walking trails, view ancient sea caves, and marvel at the power of the ocean
  • Venture into the lush greenery of the Otway Rainforest, located inland from the Great Ocean Road, where towering ferns, ancient trees, and cascading waterfalls await exploration, providing opportunities for bushwalking, wildlife spotting, and immersing yourself in nature
  • Lace up your hiking boots and embark on the Great Ocean Walk, a 100-kilometre trail that winds along the coastline from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles, offering panoramic ocean views, secluded beaches, and rugged cliffs for hikers of all skill levels to enjoy
  • Indulge in the culinary delights of the Great Ocean Road region, with its abundance of fresh seafood, artisanal cheeses, and gourmet produce sourced from local farms and producers, offering a delicious taste of Victoria’s coastal and hinterland flavours at charming cafes, restaurants, and farm gates along the way

Where to Book

  • 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

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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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