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Things To Do In Great Ocean Road

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Things to Do in Great Ocean Road

One of the world’s most iconic driving routes, the Great Ocean Road hugs the stunning Victorian Coast between Torquay and Allansford. Taking in breathtaking beaches, picturesque towns and rugged countryside, the road boasts plenty of things to do and places to explore. Enjoy a beach day in Apollo Bay, learn to surf in Bells Beach, go hiking in the national parks that dot the route or explore the bars and restaurants of trendy Lorne.

Areas & Neighbourhoods on the Great Ocean Road

Bells Beach – Just a short drive from Torquay and the start of the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach plays host to the world’s longest running surf competition which was first held back in 1961. Spend a day relaxing on the soft sand or get out, get active and catch some waves in the rolling ocean.

Lorne – One of the most popular destinations on the Great Ocean Road, Lorne boasts a vibrant arts scene, great choice of restaurants and bars and a variety of natural attractions. Soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere, walk the expansive beach or have a go at fishing from the town’s pier.

Apollo Bay – With its laid back atmosphere, spectacular beach and stunning setting, Apollo Bay makes a fantastic stopping point on the Great Ocean Road. Explore the nearby rainforest, visit the beautiful Marriner’s Falls or hire a bike and discover the local countryside on two wheels.

Great Otway National Park – Though just a stone’s throw from the Great Ocean Road, the lush, rainforest landscape of the Great Otway National Park feels a million miles from the beaches and cliffs of the coast. Hike through the forest, discover the park’s beautiful waterfalls and explore the secluded beaches at the park’s edge.

Things to See on the Great Ocean Road

The most famous sight on the Great Ocean Road are the Twelve Apostles. A series of limestone stacks that rise out of the water in the Port Campbell National Park, due to erosion there are now just eight apostles left. Another prominent sight on the route is the Cape Otway Lighthouse. Built in 1848, it’s the oldest lighthouse on mainland Australia. The Split Point Lighthouse is also well worth a look as you travel down the Great Ocean Road. Climb to the top of its 136 steps for panoramic views of the local area.

Things to Do in Great Ocean Road

Simply driving the Great Ocean Road and taking in the spectacular views of the coast is enough to keep you entertained during your trip. If you want to explore the region at a slower pace, hike the Great Ocean Walk, a 62-mile route that takes in some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes. Surfing is available at several points on the Great Ocean Road, with Bells Beach and Torquay two of the best places to catch a wave. Explore the national parks the line the Great Ocean Road to find out more about the area’s natural life and stop at some of the many viewpoints on route to drink in the stunning views of the Victorian Coast.