Self-Guided Great Ocean Road Tour

Self-Guided Great Ocean Road Tour

As one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives spanning over 240kms, a Great Ocean Road tour is the perfect way to discover this spectacular region. With so many options, we’ve taken the hard work out of planning your Melbourne Great Ocean Road tour by putting together some suggested itineraries and information to help plan an unforgettable tour of this spectacular region.

The Great Ocean Road Tour Itineraries

Whether you’re here for a weekend getaway or a week of family fun, we’ve put together some of the best Great Ocean Road tour itineraries that ensure you’ll have a fantastic time here.

Planning Your Melbourne Great Ocean Road Tour

If you want to plan your own Great Ocean Road tour, here is some handy info to help


You have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from in the region. From backpackers or camping spots right through to luxurious resorts & retreats – there is something to suit everyone. Depending on what your priorities are, you may want to shortlist the things you want to see and do first and then plan your accommodation based on being close by.

Transport Options

Most people choose to drive on their Great Ocean Road tour but there is also a range of public transport options including buses, trains and ferries. To fly, Avalon is the closest airport and is only a 35min drive to Torquay (car hire is available from the airport).

Things to See & Do

All along the Great Ocean Road, there is a fantastic range of things to see & do so if you’re touring and not staying in one spot, you’ll have plenty to fill in your time along the way. For activities like tours and attractions where a booking is required, we suggest planning ahead and booking a spot beforehand so you don’t miss out (especially during busy times like the summer holiday period). If you’ve arranged accommodation in one location, you’ll have no problem finding an excellent range of activities and attractions within close proximity of where you’re based.

Food & Drink

We’re sure you will agree that the best Great Ocean Road tour has to include some sensational food. On your Melbourne Great Ocean Road tour you can enjoy local and international cuisine at many of the eateries – from local takeaway spots to fine dining. You can sample many of the local gourmet treats on offer and also enjoy some of the fantastic local wineries or breweries.

Activities For Families

The Great Ocean Road tour ideal for families is one full of fun adventure. Throughout the region there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained – from a day at the beach building sandcastles, flying through the trees on a zipline, getting up close with the local wildlife or spotting whales, there’s something for everyone.

The national parks are great to get everyone out immersed in nature with a range of bushwalks to suit all ages, fitness and experience levels. Enjoy discovering waterfalls, spotting wildlife, even learning about volcanoes!

You have a great range of family-friendly accommodation options too including:

Start Planning Your Melbourne Great Ocean Road Tour

Contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to speak with local experts who can provide you with advice & tips on travel times, best routes and must-see things to see & do to help you plan the best Great Ocean Road tour.

All Accommodation

All Things To Do

Two Rivers Gallery




Cobden Rotary Mini Golf


Petrified Forest

Cape Bridgewater

Places To Eat & Drink

The Store Deans Marsh

Deans Marsh

Mitchs Preserves


Conlans Wine Store

Port Fairy

Blakes Estate Winery

Deans Marsh

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.