Great Ocean Road
Prepare to have your breath taken away at every turn on one of the world's most iconic scenic drives.
The Great Ocean Road should be on every wanderer's bucket list. This heritage listed road stretches for 276 kilometres on the southern coast of Australia. It winds alongside isolated beaches, over soaring bluffs, amid lush rainforest and through cute, artsy towns.
Most road-trippers start their Great Ocean Road adventure in Torquay, 1.5 hours southwest of Melbourne. We recommend taking 3 or 4 days to complete the journey. This will allow plenty of time to pick your jaw up off the floor after each epic sight. And trust us, the views at each stop on this adventure are just that. Jaw dropping.
As well as spectacular sights, this road trip will delight your other senses too! Breathe in the fresh, earthy aroma of lush rainforest. Close your eyes and listen to the rumble of the ocean crashing onto the sand. And tantalise your tastebuds at some of the many gourmet, artisanal and, most importantly, super tasty dining options along the route.
Expect to see golden beaches, coastal rainforests brimming with Australian wildlife, towering limestone formations and cliffs jutting up from the sea. And if you're visiting in the cooler months, you might even spot whales migrating from Antarctica to warmer waters.