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The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia's greatest drives. The 243 kilometre drive between Torquay and Allansford (near Warrnambool) winds through rainforest and hugs cliffs. Here's my highlights!
Created 24/04/2014 8:02:29 AM
Marking the end of the Great Ocean Road, the former bustling port city of Warrnambool has now turned into a lively city attracting people looking for adventure, history, nature or just to relax in this beautiful part of the world.
the proud maritime museum features historically accurate houses, shops and churches as well as the prized Minton peacock that was salvaged from the ill-fated Loch Ard. Be sure to check out the many treasures recovered from local shipwrecks and see the Lady Bay Lighthouse, the original lighthouse of the area that the museum is built around.
The gateway to the stunning formations that the Great Ocean Road are renown for, and a relaxing town to relax in.
The dramatic limestone stacks are are highlight of the Great Ocean Drive. See them from the viewing platform, take a boat tour or for the ultimate luxury experience take a helicopter flight over the a
Soar amongst the rainforest of Cape Otway National Park with the Otway Fly, an extensive zip lining experience. If flying isn’t your thing then take the Tree Top Walk, the longest and tallest of it’s kind in the world.
One of the highest waterfalls in the Cape Otway National Park, Erskine Falls road is just 10km outside of Lorne and offers visitors a short walking trap - though steep in places - to the base of the f
At the heart of Lorne’s vibrant art scene, Qdos Arts is a studio, gallery, cafe and sculpture park specialising in fine art. On site is also boutique accommodation in the Qdos Treehouses, offering a harmonious experience for travellers wanting to get close to the natural world.
Driving through the Otways on the entrance to Lorne you will take winding roads through rainforest, be able to relax in the beachside town and then get back to nature in just minutes - the perfect mix of nature and coastal town.
Stop by to see Split Point Lighthouse, made famous in 'Round the Twist' and take a lovely walk through the vegetation, along the cliff tops.
My favourite cafe, Willow's Teahouse, is also located here.
The place for camping, relaxing and nature based activities, some of the highlights of Anglesea include the Surf Coast Walk, Anglesea Art Walk and seeing the rare flora, including Anglesea Heath, grow.
World famous Bells Beach comes alive each Easter for the Rip Curl Pro as thousands line the cliff tops to catch a glimpse of local and international champions. Enjoy the golden sands and the cliff top
The start of the Great Ocean Road, until recently Torquay was known as the birth place of iconic surf brands and as the surfing capital of Australia. Today, you'll find the town has developed greatly but the relaxed surf town vibe still remains.
My pick of places to stay in Torquay. Set a 10-15minute walk from the city centre, the Wyndham Resort Torquay is a peaceful oasis offering both hotel rooms, self-service apartments and penthouses for
One of the best ice cream spots on the Great Ocean Road. Ice cream cone sizes are big, flavoursome and good value for money!
Set in a bungalow with a luxe surf vibe, Growlers serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as offering a popular bar, along Torquay's Esplanade.