Great Ocean Road
the start of the Great Ocean Road is only two hours drive from Melbourne.
Last visited in November 2006
the Great Ocean Road is one of the greatest coastal drives in the world.
Here are a few things to stop and see or do as you progress along the road, in order as you come from Melbourne
- Surfworld Surfing Museum
- Bells Beach - world famous surfing beach
- Point Addis - great views and walks, and there is a nudist beach near here
- Anglesea Golf Course - see the kangaroos
- Aireys Inlet Lighthouse
- Memorial Arch - just past Aireys Inlet is a famous memorial arch erected to commemorate the returned servicemen from WW1 who built the Great Ocean Road from 1918 to 1932.
- Lorne and Erskine Falls
- Wye River - lovely seaside town
- Kennett River Koalas
- Apollo Bay - nice little town for a lunch break
- Maits Rest - rainforest walk
- Cape Otway Lightstation
- Otway Fly Tree-Top Walk
- Melba Gully - go glow worm spotting
- Twelve Apostles
Eating & Drinking:
- there are towns dotted along the route which provide the usual array of eating options.
Other things you should know about:
- The Great Ocean Road was built from 1918 to 1932
- If you drive from Melbourne and along the Great Ocean Road, you can cut a few hours off your trip by short cutting back through Colac, and you don't have to backtrack
- read the guide to places along the road or nearby: Lorne, Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet
- about the 12 Apostles
- see also photos from in and around the towns of Lorne, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet
- Great Ocean Walk - long distance walking trail