With the rise of remote work, becoming a digital nomad is more commonplace. Those who are afforded a fully remote workplace are now looking for destinations that offer more than just a reliable internet connection. They seek a place that can provide an inspiring environment, a good quality of life, and opportunities for adventure. The Great Ocean Road ticks all these boxes and more. From stunning coastal vistas to charming seaside towns, this scenic drive in Victoria, Australia, offers everything a digital nomad could want.
The Great Ocean Road is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world. The winding road hugs the rugged coastline, providing breathtaking views of towering cliffs, golden beaches, and turquoise waters. For digital nomads, this scenic beauty can be a great source of inspiration, helping to fuel creativity and spark new ideas. With the ability to work from anywhere, why not depart from the city and head to the coast with its golden sunsets and endless breeze? Take advantage of what the office jokey cannot.
Gone are the days when digital nomads had to work from cafes or hotel rooms. Today, they seek out coworking spaces that provide a professional yet stimulating environment. The Great Ocean Road has a range of coworking spaces that offer the perfect blend of work and play. From modern offices in the heart of town to rustic retreats in the hinterland, there is a workspace to suit every taste and budget.
One of the biggest advantages of being a digital nomad is the ability to travel and explore new places. In towns and cities along the Great Ocean Road, there are boundless adventures. You can surf your way along the coast or head inland and explore the waterfalls and lush national parks of Otway and Port Campbell. Camping, hiking, diving, sky diving — the list is endless. For long-term or short-term stays, you’ll never be out of things to do.
As a digital nomad, your main cost is accommodation. It’s always a challenge to find a place you can comfortably work from and also affordable. Thankfully, the Great Ocean Road is populated and travelled enough that there are plenty of options to suit every budget.
From backpacker hostels to luxury villas, there is something for everyone. There are holiday apartments that are perfect for digital nomads — equipt with a kitchenette and room to spread out. Although quite expensive, Airbnb is also another possibility for a digital nomad, though you should book well in advance. The cost of living along the Great Ocean Road is considerably cheaper than in cities like Melbourne or Geelong, so if you decide to find something locally, possibly for the longer term, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The Great Ocean Road is the perfect destination for digital nomads looking for a balance of work and play. With its stunning scenery, diverse workspaces, and endless adventures, it offers everything a remote worker could want. So, pack your bags, grab your laptop, and hit the road – your next great adventure awaits!
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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.