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Holidays in Great Ocean Road

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Great Ocean Road Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Great Ocean Road hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top Great Ocean Road Flight & Hotel Packages

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street
Quest Docklands
Peppers Docklands
Mantra on Little Bourke

2021 Great Ocean Road holiday deals

Claremont Guest House
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Middle Park Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street
Mercure Melbourne Therry Street

Top hotels in Great Ocean Road

Wyndham Resort Torquay
Wyndham Resort Torquay
4 out of 5
100 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$233 per night from 16 Feb. to 17 Feb.
4.2/5Excellent! (924 reviews)

"Always my favourite place to stay in Torquay. Wyndham Resort does nothing disappoint. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Called yo the next morning to ask for late check our. Was given an extra hour. Very happy and definitely will return. Had beautiful pool view"…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2020

Wyndham Resort Torquay
Southern Ocean Motor Inn
Southern Ocean Motor Inn
3 out of 5
2 Lord Street, Port Campbell, VIC
The price is AU$138 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
4.2/5Very Good! (590 reviews)

"Nice and clean. Great location for the beach and town"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2021

Southern Ocean Motor Inn
Loch Ard Motor Inn
Loch Ard Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
18 Lord Street, Port Campbell, VIC
The price is AU$169 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
4.4/5Excellent! (528 reviews)

"One of the best stays we have had in a long time, photos do not do rooms justice. Looked like just another motor inn in the photos I nearly didn't book but room was stunning, one of the biggest rooms we have ever had and shower was amazing. Great location right next to the beach with some of the ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Loch Ard Motor Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road Holidays

See the giant Twelve Apostles, go surfing or hiking, laze on a secluded beach and spot seals or penguins along Australia’s most famous coastal road. Drive along the stunning Great Ocean Road to explore Australia’s dramatic southern coastline. Keep your camera ready, because craggy cliffs, charming villages, seal and penguin colonies and secluded beaches are possible sightings on every turn. The trip’s highlights are the impressive free-standing rocks called the Twelve Apostles, separated from the steep cliffs by the eroding effect of the ocean.

The Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay, which is an just over an hour’s drive southwest from Melbourne, in the direction of Avalon Airport. The winding road connects Torquay with Allansford in the southern state of Victoria. If you can’t hire a car, take a coach from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station to Geelong, the departure point for coastal bus services.

Learn how to surf on Bell’s Beach in Torquay, where some of Australia’s famous surf-wear brands started out. Further south is Anglesea, a coastal town surrounded by rainforest. Kayak over the Anglesea River or visit the Sunday craft market .

Enjoy the many cultural delights in Airey’s Inlet or climb the historic Split Point Lighthouse. Explore the Great Otway National Park at Lorne and hike through heath and rainforest to the Erskine Falls. Drive inland from Apollo Bay to do the Otway Treetop Walk.

If you love hiking solo or with a guide, set out on the Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay. The 8-day coastal trail leads all the way to the Twelve Apostles viewing platform in Port Campbell National Park. Camp along the way if you can carry your gear or book hotels along the way.

As seen from Port Campbell National Park, the limestone towers that make up the Twelve Apostles are sure to impress. Don’t be surprised to find only eight rock formations; the name is merely symbolical. Return to the viewing deck at dusk to see little penguins waddle ashore.

Finish your road trip at the historic quarter of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool and treat yourself to fresh seafood with ocean views.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Great Ocean Road holiday package cost?
Starting from only AU$199, a holiday package is your passport to affordable travel. Customize your Great Ocean Road adventure by selecting from our wide range of hotels, airfares and rental cars.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Great Ocean Road holiday package?
We totally get that life can throw you the odd curveball. If you’ve booked a Great Ocean Road holiday package and need to change or cancel it, we’re here to help. We recommend looking up our Customer Service Portal first for information. But generally, if you’ve taken out your package within 24 hours, you may be able to cancel and rebook at no cost. If it’s been more than 24 hours, your airline, hotel or car rental company may impose a charge.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Great Ocean Road?
You can save as much as $200 if you combine your car rentals, hotels and flights into a Great Ocean Road holiday package. Sometimes cheap means fewer options. But not with Expedia. We offer more than 400 air carriers and 1 000 000 hotels across the world, which means you’ll always have plenty of variety to choose from. Eager to save even more? Add some exciting activities to your package deal to unlock even bigger bargains! After all, travel is about more than simply getting to your destination.
Where should I stay in Great Ocean Road?
Apollo Bay is at the top of the list on many peoples’ Great Ocean Road itineraries. Great Otway National Park is one reason why.
What are the top hotels in Great Ocean Road?
Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs and Best Western Olde Maritime know how to make their guests feel at home in Warrnambool. If you also plan to stay in Surf Coast, take a look at Mantra Lorne and Grand Pacific Hotel. Both are very popular with travellers.
When is the best time of year to visit Great Ocean Road?
If your definition of “best” means when you’ll score the best deals, pack your bags and head for Great Ocean Road in . By contrast, is the most expensive month to take a break here. Peak season falls in and is an exciting time to visit — if you don’t mind the crowds. is generally a quieter time of the year.
How far in advance should I book my Great Ocean Road holiday?
While prices do change, we generally suggest booking your holiday as soon as possible. Most international airfares can be found on Expedia up to 12 months in advance. If circumstances have left you booking late, you might still be in luck. Cheap tickets to Great Ocean Road sometimes occur in the weeks prior to departure.
What does an Expedia Great Ocean Road travel package include?
Rental cars, hotels and flights — we have them well covered. With Expedia, you can shape your Great Ocean Road travel package however you want. All you have to do is figure out just what you need. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on fun things like activities and experiences. The more you bundle, the bigger the savings!
What should I know before booking a Great Ocean Road travel package?
Find deals that suit your budget with an Expedia package. Hotels, airfares, rental cars — we’ve got everything you need to plan your getaway. You’ll save precious dollars just by bundling your bookings. Whether you’re embarking on a winter snow adventure or relaxing on a sunny beach, your ideal holiday is just clicks away.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Great Ocean Road holiday packages?
Pay the full price for your travel package when you book or spread it over a number of installments — the choice is yours. Every jetsetter has their own set of financial circumstances. It’s for that reason Expedia has teamed up with online lender Affirm to offer a Book Now, Pay Later solution for all package bookings.
Can I choose my airline with a Great Ocean Road Expedia holiday package?
Definitely. Expedia has more than 550 partner airlines to select from around the globe. With so many choices, finding the ideal carrier to take you to Great Ocean Road will be a breeze.