A Trip To The Great Ocean Road..
Set off on your own Great Ocean Road adventure and experience one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls as you go.
Choose from a diverse array of things to see and do all across the region. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk, see koalas, emus and kangaroos at Tower Hill, and explore surf towns and inspiring seaside villages.
Gourmands will relish the opportunity to explore an internationally renowned culinary scene, while stopping in at cellar doors, farm gates and fresh provedores to stock up for the journey home.
Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s dramatic coastline.
Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland beginning 10–20 million years ago, the stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs.
The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore. View the 12 Apostles at sunrise and sunset as they change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.
How to get there
The 12 Apostles are located 275 kilometres west of Melbourne, approximately a four-hour drive along the Great Ocean Road.
2, 3 or 5 days? Discover the Great Ocean Road in the time you have. Explore the iconic attractions and discover the local secrets.
The Great Ocean Road region is a natural for walking, hiking, rambling and ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. There’s no better way to communicate with nature and check out the scenery than to lace up your comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the trail.
DISCOVER RESTAURANTS & PRODUCE
Reward your sophisticated palate with Autumn flavors as you embark on a flavor-filled journey. Marvel at the local produce the region dishes up, as you sample artisan cheese, aromatic wines and much more
Play your way through the Region!
Some of the best places to play for kids and teens. Along with Nature’s spectacular playground, the villages on and around the Great Ocean Road offer some great parks and outdoor play spaces
Fantastic wildlife experiences for all ages. Get up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, spot a whale in winter or spring and if your lucky meet some of the rarer inhabitants of the region.
Festivals for Kids!
From the dedicated Fun4Kids in Warrnambool & Kids KAOS in Anglesea – find events suitable for families. The Casterton Kelpie Muster, the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival, Lornes FOPA and Port Fairy Folk Festival all cater for the young ones and the Great OCean Road Marathon and Amy’s Gran Fondo offer kids the opportunity to participate in special family events.
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