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Great Ocean Road, photo by Alex Promios
Great Ocean Road (photo by Alex Promios)
 

The Great Ocean Road is more than a road – it represents a coastal region of south-west Victoria, Australia, running from Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong to Portland near the border with South Australia.

The core of the Great Ocean Road is highway B100 betwen Torquay to Allansford, about 243 kilometers.

One of the most scenic parts of the road is the stretch between Port Campbell and Peterborough. This is the section contained by Port Campbell National Park, with major rock formations.

 

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Peppers The Sands Resort Torquay

Set on the northern headland of Torquay, Peppers The Sands Resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course designed by pro-golfer Stuart Appleby. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148 - $304

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Torquay Retreats - ThirtyOne Pride

Located just 200 metres from Torquay’s Cosy Corner beach, ThirtyOne Pride Street is a pet friendly 4-bedroom holiday home. Torquay Surf Beach is a 10-minute walk away. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$295

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Beachfront Resort Torquay

Offering both an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, Beachfront Resort Torquay is located in opposite the Torquay Beach. Guests enjoy a day spa, a restaurant and a tennis court. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$114

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Torquay Hotel/Motel

Set in Torquay, 38 km from Lorne, Torquay Hotel/Motel features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this motel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

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Surf City Motel

Offering free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Surf City Motel is situated across the road from Torquay Beach. The air-conditioned rooms offer a microwave, refrigerator, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$98

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Whitesbeach Guesthouse

Whitesbeach Guesthouse

Offering free Wi-Fi, a day spa, an indoor pool and a tennis court, Whitesbeach Guesthouse is 5 minutes' walk from the beach. All accommodation offers a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$208

$208-
OnShore Torquay

OnShore Torquay

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the sea, OnShore Torquay is set in Torquay in the Victoria Region. Lorne is 39 km away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is air conditioned and features a TV. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$208

$208-
Two Bays Apartments

Two Bays Apartments

Two Bays Apartments offers self-catering accommodation located in Torquay, across the road from the beachfront. All apartments feature BBQ facilities and a spa bath. Guests can relax on their private bathroom and enjoy sea views. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$220

$220-
Bell Street Apartments

Bell Street Apartments

Located 5 minutes' walk from Torquay Beach, Bell Street Apartments offers an indoor pool and a day spa. All accommodation offers a balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. Free on-site parking is provided. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$227

$227-
Torquay Family Getaway

Torquay Family Getaway

Set in Torquay, on The Great Ocean Road, this air-conditioned holiday home features free WiFi, free parking and a theatre room with leather reclining seats. The fully equipped kitchen boasts modern Smeg appliances, a coffee machine and a tea set. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$235

$235-
Beach & Golf Stays

Beach & Golf Stays

Situated on The Sands Golf Course estate, Beach & Golf Stays offers self-contained townhouses with a balcony. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool and a tennis court. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$269

$269-
Fisherman's View

Fisherman's View

Situated on Torquay’s waterfront boulevard, The Esplanade, the 4-bedroom, split-level Fisherman's View apartment boasts free WiFi and a balcony offering stunning views over Point Danger to Point Impossible and across to the Mornington Peninsula. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$273

$273-
Torquay Retreats - Anderson

Torquay Retreats - Anderson

Offering ocean views over Torquay’s Cosy Corner beach, Anderson Street is a 6-bedroom holiday home located less than 1-minute walk to The Esplanade. Cosy Corner beach is just 100 metres away. Free WiFi is also provided. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$284

$284-
Torquay Retreats - ThirtyOne Pride

Torquay Retreats - ThirtyOne Pride

Located just 200 metres from Torquay’s Cosy Corner beach, ThirtyOne Pride Street is a pet friendly 4-bedroom holiday home. Torquay Surf Beach is a 10-minute walk away. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$295

$295-
A Beautiful Beach House Torquay

A Beautiful Beach House Torquay

A Beautiful Beach House Torquay is a detached holiday home located in Torquay in the Victoria Region and is 38 km from Lorne. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the garden in fair weather. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$303

$303-
Torquay Retreats - Eighteen Beach

Torquay Retreats - Eighteen Beach

Located just 300 metres from the sandy shores of Fishermans Beach, Eighteen Beach Road is a 5-bedroom house offering free WiFi. The property is a 5-minute walk from the centre of Torquay, offering shops and restaurants. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$314

$314-

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Scenic Coastal Drive

The Great Ocean Road is a fantastic drive, not only for the scenery but also for the winding cliff-top roads. Motoring enthusiasts travel the road for the sheer excitement of feeling the corners and having fun.

At it simplest, you won't need an itinerary, or even a map to drive the Great Ocean Road. Start at Geelong or Warrnambool and follow the signs. The eastern end of the route starts at Torquay, 22km from Geelong. It is possible to drive the length of the road, and see the main attractions in a day's driving, two days allows visitors more time to visit the coastal sights and towns
Natural
Beaches
The Great Ocean Road has plenty of beaches along the way, many with beautiful cliffside settings. It is especially known for its surfing beaches. Among the best known are:

Bells Beach. Famous surfing spot with lots of surfers. Visitors will find kangaroos in nearby grasslands in the early morning

Point Addis. While surging is main objective, there is an indigenous walk through the bushland to a lookout over the beach.
Other Interests:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Waterfalls
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking
Biking

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