Great Ocean Road Adventures

Tips for Where to Road Trip in Victoria

Road trips in Australia are one the best ways to see this vast and scenic country.

For one of the most magnificent Australian road trip itineraries, you can’t go past the Great Ocean Road. With what is considered one of the best coastal drives in the world the Great Ocean Road is one of the great Australian road trips.

Below is information on where you should go on a road trip along the Great Ocean Road – to help with planning routes and tips.

Where Should I Go On A Road Trip?

To determine where should I go on a road trip, it will of course be dependent on how much time you have and what you’d like to see. The official start of the Great Ocean Road is just 103km from Melbourne’s CBD and takes approximately an hour and fifteen minutes to drive to. And the Great Ocean Road covers just over 200kms.

The Great Ocean Road has so much to offer, catering to all kinds of travelling so we’ve made it easy for you by putting together a list of itineraries.

These itineraries vary from one to seven days (and longer!) and are designed to ensure you make the most of your time in this world-class region, creating memories of a lifetime.

You can of course plan your own trip. Here is some handy information and resources to help plan your Australia road trip itinerary:

Events are also on in the region throughout the year. Check out What’s On to see what is happening along the Great Ocean Road while you’re here.

Additional Road Trip Australia Tips

Here are some additional road trip Australia tips to make your great Australian road trip a comfortable, safe and memorable one:

  • Visitor Information Centres are located all throughout Australia, and all throughout the Great Ocean Road region. They are a great place to start when you arrive at each destination. Local experts will be able to provide you with all the info (specific to that area) that you need to ensure an enjoyable, safe and comfortable time at each place you visit.
  • When planning on doing any hiking or walks always check the weather to make sure conditions will be suitable and safe. It’s always best to notify someone of your itinerary as well.
  • Distances between destinations in Australia can sometimes be quite long so planning in advance is a wise idea. Make sure you have enough of the essentials (water, petrol etc).
  • Australia has some wonderful cultural and natural experiences to enjoy. Being respectful and mindful of people, places, nature and local wildlife ensures we can all continue to enjoy and celebrate them.

Talk The Experts About The Great Ocean Road And Start Planning Your Australia Road Trip Itinerary Today

Contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to speak with local experts who can provide you with advice on where you should go on a road trip on the Great Ocean Road, along with useful road trip Australia tips.

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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.