Australia is known for its diverse range of landscapes: busy cosmopolitan cities, surf beaches, tropical rainforests and Outback deserts. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy here.
One of Australia’s most famous touring routes is the Great Ocean Road, a stunning scenic drive that starts in surf capital Torquay. But what can you expect to find along the 400-mile journey?
This legendary road entices many visitors due to its phenomenal surfing adventures and chances to catch up with some koalas. Along the route, visitors can get lost in the rainforest, relax on unspoiled beaches, witness an abundance of wildlife, partake in unforgettable hikes and revel in the scenery. Australia holidays certainly have it all.
Have you been dreaming of seeing the world-famous waves at Bells Beach? Thinking of zip-lining your way through a treetop canopy? Preparing to climb to the top of a volcanic crater? Travelling is so good for you – so it’s time to do it now!
Please be aware of the devastating bushfires affecting this part of Australia in December and plan your trip accordingly!
If you’re planning your Great Ocean Road adventure, here are our top 3 must-dos:
If koalas are on your Great Ocean Road list, you mustn’t miss Cape Otway. A haven for wildlife, you will have the chance to see other native animals too, such as wallabies and kangaroos. In Cape Otway, you will also find the Lightstation, which is Australia’s most important lighthouse. Established in 1848, visitors have the opportunity to step out onto the Lighthouse Balcony, where they will be mesmerised by the idyllic views. Choose to stay overnight in the historic accommodation, and you might get the chance to watch whales in their natural habitat.
The beautiful rock stacks that stand magnificently along Victoria’s coastline are high up on our list. Due to the stormy ocean and blasting winds, the limestone cliffs gradually eroded, forming caves. Located 275 kilometres west of Melbourne, you’ll have to travel roughly four hours along the Great Ocean Road to witness this view – but it’s definitely worth it.
The charming fishing village at the end of the Great Ocean Road boasts beautiful streets that are lined with pretty nineteenth century cottages. The perfect way to relax, you can take a stroll down to the local port, which is one of the busiest in Victoria for fishing. If you’d prefer to do something a little more active, you can try your hand at surfing here. Opt for a surfing class or take it a bit easier on a stand-up paddle board – and try not to fall in!