Great Ocean Road

Discover Australia’s magnificent coastlines and mystical rainforests

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Great Ocean Road
  • Australia, Asia Pacific
  • 279 km
  • 4:25 hr

Famed for its magnificent coastline views the Great Ocean Road, is among the most scenic drives of Australia. A little under 100 km south of Melbourne the road takes you from Torquay to Port Fairy along an extraordinary coast and some of the finest rain forests.

The Great Ocean Road twists torturously atop cliffs overlooking an eroded coast of limestone cliffs, caves and sea stacks. Mighty waves roll in on the pristine beaches along the first stretch of the trip, marking a surfer’s epicenter. From the ocean the road continues into some of Australia’s most beautiful rain forest scenery: Great Otway National Park. Immerse yourself in some of Australia's best rainforest scenery amongst tall trees, waterfalls, ancient plant life and lush ferns. A bit further down the Ocean Road you will witness the iconic Twelve Apostles jutting out of the wild ocean. Take the Gibson Step or Lock Ard Gorge for the best views of this natural phenomenon.

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