The Great Ocean Road, Torquay

4.8
Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • This is a must place to visit in Australia. This is an iconic place. There about 200 km away from the Melbourne city. Recommend to drive there since the road is clear. Even you can choose country...  more »
  • A leisurely coastal drive that takes in some nice towns and beautiful rugged coast. We travelled in winter 2019 and got some nice sun and the weather was windy and cold but most enjoyable. My...  more »

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Message from Tourism Australia
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.