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Where can you find 243km of gorgeous ocean views, beach towns, and open road—all in Victoria? For that, you’ll have to go to Great Ocean Road. We know. Twist your arm, right? From (nearly) Melbourne to (nearly) South Australia, this road winds through rainforests, beneath tree-hugging koalas, and alongside world-class surf breaks.
Peer up at towering lighthouses and down sheer limestone cliffs. There’s literally beauty and adventure as far as the eye can see in any direction. Get your photo-snapping finger into training so you don’t get smartphone fingers. You know, like you used to get when you played Mario for six hours a day.
You could spend just a day in the region, as many Melbournians do. But we think a nice rental car and one of our Great Ocean Road hotels could offer you the chance to explore the area for a week or more.
The closest international airport to the eastern end of the road is Melbourne Airport (MEL), 113km away in, you guessed it, Melbourne. To start from the western end, you’ll need to hop an additional flight to Portland Airport (PTJ). There are coach tours available as well, but make sure to book Great Ocean Road accommodation. You won’t want to keep this holiday short!
With so many unique towns along the route, there are more kinds of places to stay in Great Ocean Road than you can shake you own memory foam pillow (never leave home without it) at. Whatever your travel style, we’ve got a place for you, including:
The real question is, where shouldn’t you stay? And the answer is nowhere. Seriously, the Great Ocean Road runs through some super cool towns, each different from the last. Great Ocean Road holidays are like a dozen getaways all wrapped into one epic road trip.
But don’t worry. Whether you hang ten in surf-central Torquay, trail-blaze the rainforest of Apollo Bay, explore the relative metropolis of Warrnambool, or go all the way to Portland, we’ve got you covered with awesome Great Ocean Road hotel deals.
Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway or a week-long adventure, there are more than enough attractions in Great Ocean Road to go around…and around.
Ready to hit that open road and feel the tradewinds blowing in your hair? We don’t blame you. Just bring some extra hairspray. And don’t forget to book our hotels in Great Ocean Road. We’ve got all the best deals all in one place. Can’t get enough of south eastern Australia? Check out Wotif’s Newcastle accommodation, too.
Hotels in Great Ocean Road start at AU$68 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.