4 Days

Greatopia Winter Remixed Essentials

Venture a little further this winter where you will discover the greatest food, wine, and adventure in our 4 day Greatopia Winter Remixed Essentials itinerary.

Day 1

Melbourne to Anglesea

Begin your Great Ocean Road, Road Trip!

Torquay

Your first stop along the Great Ocean Road is the iconic Torquay – the Surf Coast’s hottestsurfie town. With a great surfing vibe, surf shops and outlets galore. There is also boutique shopping, a variety of eateries, and the trailhead of the Surf Coast Walk.

Stroll along Torquay’ss esplanade, swim at Front Beach, enjoy the views from Point Danger Lookout, and improve your surfing technique with a surf lesson. See the world’s best surfers at Bell’s Beach or grab a bargain at the surf factory outlets.

Stop in at RACV Torquay Resort for a round of golf, an indulgent spa treatment at One Spa, or lunch at Number One restaurant.

Anglesea

The next stop is the town of Anglesea, where the Great Ocean Road meets the spectacular coastline. The huge expanse of white sandy beach at the mouth of the Anglesea River makes Anglesea perfect for beachgoers. Check-in to your beautiful accommodation at Great Ocean Road Resort and then head right back outside to make the most of the remaining afternoon.

Go for a paddle on the Anglesea River with Anglesea Paddleboat and Canoe Hireand when you have paddled enough to work up an appetite head back to the resort and enjoy modern Australian dining at on-site The Coast Restaurant.

Day 2

Anglesea to Apollo Bay

Lorne

After breakfast begin your drive to Lorne where you will begin your day with adventure at Live Wire Park where you can set your senses alight whilst zip lining, roller coasting, climbing, exploring and wandering through this world-class adventure experience.

Stroll out onto the Lorne Pier, enjoy the coastal views from Teddy’s Lookout, or wander the main street brimming with boutique gift stores, cafes and galleries. Just 10 kilometres away is Erskine Falls, the closest waterfall in the Otways, with water cascading down into a gorgeous ferny valley.

For lunch choose one of the many vibrant options such as Tottis Lorne or Ipsos Restaurant and Bar.

Apollo Bay

The 45-minute drive from Lorne to Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road reveals some of the most spectacular scenery along the route. There are plenty of viewpoints where you can stop, including cliff-top views and lookouts at Cumberland River, Mount Defiance, Wye River, and Cape Patton.

Tonight stay in one of the Great Ocean Road’s luxury holiday houses with ELUX and dine at The Birdhouse Apollo Bay or Great Ocean Road Brewhouse.

Day 3

Apollo Bay to Port Campbell

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay and the Great Otway National Park have an abundance of activities to lose yourself, or, find yourself in! There’s spectacular scenery, wildlife encounters, curated culture, active adventure, or just simply a chance to stop and embrace time with your loved ones.

Start early today with a Dawn Walk with Nature tour at Wildlife Wonders. Walk through a natural Otways bushland setting with dedicated conservation Guides, where you’ll get to meet the real locals; potoroo, wallabies, koalas, kangaroos, and birdlife. All profits go directly to the Conservation Ecology Centre as the major contributors to conservation and rehabilitation efforts in the Otways.

Stop for lunch at Apollo Bay Distillery plus discover locally made gins. Handcrafted exotic gins, using local botanicals, Italian style wood-fired pizzas, and focus on the town’s spirit and local collaborations, and you’ve got an all-inclusive and holistic experience of the town and its local produce.

On your way to Port Campbell make sure to stop by Apollo Bay Harbour and beach – which was recently declared Australia’s 4th best beach – Cape Otway Lightstation, Hopetoun Falls, and the Californian Redwood Forest.

Port Campbell

The choice is yours for dinner. Dine at Waves Cafe, Bar and Restaurant where you will find a large range of a la carte dishes with an Asian influence, seafood is prominent but steak, chicken, pork, pasta, and vegetarian dishes all feature. Or perhaps Real Pizza and Pasta is more your style. Offering Australian pizza and pasta, supporting local and regional producers.

For an epic sunset experience visit the 12 Apostles viewing platform or nearby Loch Ard Gorge.

Stay tonight at Anchors Port Campbell. Anchors is Port Campbell’s only 4.5-star accredited self-contain accommodation and boasts Southern Ocean vistas, offering guests serenity in the tranquil environment of the rural surroundings.

Day 4

Port Campbell to Melbourne

Today make your way home this afternoon but not before one last morning of adventure.

Take a scenic flight over the 12 Apostles and surrounding coastline with 12 Apostles Helicopters, definitely a bucket-list experience!

Head inland and pick up the 12 Apostles Food Artisans Trail. The 12 Apostles Food Artisans Trail gives visitors to the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland the chance to experience amazing artisan food and beverage destinations with gourmet cheese makers, single malt whisky, rich Timboon Ice Cream, chocolate, fudge, beer, wine, and strawberries (during summer months).

From stunning sights to unforgettable experiences, this has been a journey to remember. Until we see you again remember to share your memories tagging @visitgreatoceanroad and using tag #greatopia

 

All Accommodation

Sky Ships

Cape Otway

Killala Post

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve

Apollo Bay

Port Campbell Motor Inn

Port Campbell

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