Great Ocean Road

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 12 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 7 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 11 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 4 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 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$98

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park

Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park

Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park is a beachfront campground located at the start of the picturesque Great Ocean Road. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$110 - $756

$110-
Beachfront Resort Torquay

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 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$114

$114-
Jan Juc Bed and Breakfast

Jan Juc Bed and Breakfast

Ideally located to explore the rugged coastline, Jan Juc Bed and Breakfast is just a 3-minute drive from Jan Juc Beach. The 2-bedroom loft-style accommodation features access to a patio with outdoor dining area and BBQ. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$136

$136-
RACV Torquay Resort

RACV Torquay Resort

Featuring free WiFi and a spa centre, RACV Torquay Resort offers accommodation in Torquay, 37 km from Lorne. The hotel has a children's playground and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$142

$142-
Peppers The Sands Resort Torquay

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 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$148 - $304

$148-
Whitewater Apartments

Whitewater Apartments

Just a 5-minute walk from Front Beach in Torquay, Whitewater Apartments offers self-contained accommodation with a private balcony and amazing ocean views. Free parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$151

$151-
Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages

Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages

Located in Torquay, just 8 minutes' drive from the famous Bells Beach, Bells Estate Great Ocean Road Cottages features free WiFi, an indoor pool and a fitness centre. All accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$155

$155-
Wyndham Resort Torquay

Wyndham Resort Torquay

Wyndham Resort Torquay is at the entrance of the Great Ocean Road. The hotel is a 5-minute walk to the beach. It offers panoramic ocean views, spa facilities and an innovative restaurant. Rooms at the Wyndham Resort are spacious and stylish. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$157 - $398

$157-
Torquay Retreats - TwentyTwo Pride

Torquay Retreats - TwentyTwo Pride

Set in various locations around Torquay, Torquay Retreats offers self-contained accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen. All offer a patio and outdoor dining area and are within a 10-minute walk of Torquay Beach. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$189

$189-
A Getaway on Whites

A Getaway on Whites

Located 40 km from Lorne, A Getaway on Whites is a spacious, air-conditioned holiday home with a large covered deck that has barbecue facilities and an outdoor dining setting. Free WiFi and on-site parking are available. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$201

$201-

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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.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Waterfalls
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking
Biking

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