Great Ocean Road Adventures

Where to Go on a Road Trip in Victoria

Towns & Villages to Go to on a Road Trip in Victoria

When planning what to see & do and where should I go on a road trip in Victoria, be sure to scout out the various towns & villages along the route.

Travelling from Melbourne or Geelong, 10 of the top landmarks and popular locations include:

  • Torquay – considered the surfing capital of Australia, with the world famous Bells Beach and the Australian National Surfing Museum
  • Anglesea – recognised for the abundant flora, beach, bush & kangaroos, it’s beautiful coastal landscape is something to behold
  • Aireys Inlet – famous for the Split Point Lighthouse and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary as well as being a gorgeous coastal hamlet
  • Lorne – the ideal stop to enjoy great food & wine, speciality retail stores & other natural attractions
  • Apollo Bay – called a paradise by the sea for it’s fresh local seafood and diverse natural landscapes
  • The Otways – where coastal rainforest meets the Southern Ocean, with ancient trees and wonderful waterfalls
  • 12 Apostles Coast & Hinterland – known for the massive 45m tall limestone structures and breathtaking coastline of the Southern Ocean
  • Warrnambool – combines a vibrant, modern city with a relaxed country town while also offering world class surfing
  • Port Fairy – a bluestone town perfect for history buffs, but also golfers with the Port Fairy Golf Course overlooking the rugged coastline
  • Portland – another town of rich history with heritage buildings and whale watching opportunities

Plan Ahead & Talk to a Local

Be sure to plan ahead and consider the time & distance between each destination, as well as the distance from your origin. For if you’re thinking where should I go on a road trip near Melbourne, it’s 2+ hours along the coast to Lorne.

If you want more expert advice from a team of locals, talk to the Visitor Information Centres located across the region.

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