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Hugging the contours of Victoria’s rugged coast, this famous road snakes from the surf-capital of Torquay past cliffs, scenic lookouts, rainforests, wrecked ships, and laidback fishing villages on its way to Port Fairy.

Between Anglesea and Lorne the Otway Ranges forests are riven with waterfalls and bush walks, with the Otway Fly walkway offering you a chance to explore the forest canopy.

Along the Great Ocean Road

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean RoadDrive along the coastline past the tiny hamlets of Wye River and Skenes Creek to Apollo Bay, and briefly head inland to Lavers Hill, the highest point in the Otway Ranges, where Melba Gully has one of the most impressive rainforest walks.

Princetown marks the boundaries of the Otway and Port Campbell National Parks, where the spectacular Shipwreck Coast starts. Picturesque Warrnambool, less than half an hour from Port Fairy, is a lovely maritime village where each June southern ‘right whales’ visit to calve offshore.

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Places to visit in the Great Ocean Road

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the Great Ocean Road, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itinerary featuring the Great Ocean Road

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in the Great Ocean Road, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Great Ocean Road

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around the Great Ocean Road

    Our expert guides to exploring the Great Ocean Road

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting the Great Ocean Road, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate the Great Ocean Road at its best.

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    Accommodation choices for the Great Ocean Road

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Great Ocean Road. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.