Take an astonishingly beautiful drive along The Great Ocean Road. Returned soldiers from World War I built this 243 km (151 mi) stretch of seaside road between Torquay and Allansford as a tribute to fallen servicemen, and it now sits as the world's largest war memorial. Stop at lookouts for views over the ocean, and leave extra time to admire 12 Apostles, mammoth rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean just offshore from cliffs that plunge to a pristine beach. Plan to visit The Great Ocean Road during your Torquay vacation using our convenient Torquay day trip planning site .
Tours To The Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $88
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $108
Duration: 13 hours
The Great Ocean Road Reviews
We drove the road in reverse. It took 3 1/2 hours. While beautiful, but as far as great ocean roads, this one was average at best. It is not close to Melbourne and will involve traffic, along with... more »
Had a nice day with Leonie, the tour guide in Go West Tours. She was very good, brought us to many beautiful places, suggested good things to eat and very nice. more »
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Experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, along the south-west coast of Victoria. Take a drive on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. Home to the world-class surf at Bells Beach and the craggy limestone spires of the 12 Apostles, this diverse and dramatic region is best explored over the course of a few days. The Great Ocean Road begins a 90 minute drive from Melbourne's city centre. It spans 400 kilometres (249 miles) from the town of Torquay to Nelson on the South Australian border.