The Great Ocean Road is known as one of the best road trips Australia has to offer. Starting at the south-west Victorian township of Torquay, it winds its way along the coast and hinterland for over 240 kilometres, right to the South Australian border.
Considered one of the best road trips from Melbourne because of its easy to access (you can get there from the CBD by car, train, ferry, plane, bus and shuttle services). The Great Ocean Road is also among the best road trips in Australia as it highlights the diversity of terrain, marine life, flora and fauna of Victoria.
The road not only hugs the coastline, including breath-taking views of the ocean and marine sanctuaries, but it also turns inland to forested areas where koalas, wallabies and unique birdlife can be admired. Being a natural paradise isn’t the only thing that makes the Great Ocean Road among the best road trips from Melbourne or indeed, the best road trips in Australia.
The Great Ocean Road is also a foodie’s paradise – with wineries, craft breweries, chocolatiers, farm stores, providores, pubs, restaurants and cosy cafes all along the route.
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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.