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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.


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Mantra Lorne AU$159
Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020
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Mantra Lorne

Mantra Lorne

Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
     
    3.9 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Best hotel around Lorne. Staff is super friendly and decent. Breakfast buffet is quite impressive. There is an open bar in the garden for light snacks and drinks. Book it through hotel only and not through Expedia else you will end up getting the worst room. I would definitely recommend this hotel ...

    Wyndham Resort Torquay AU$170
    Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020
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    Wyndham Resort Torquay

    Wyndham Resort Torquay

    100 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Property is very dated. Needs a refurbish. Holes in the walls, broken glass doirs

      Peppers The Sands Resort AU$210
      Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2020
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      Peppers The Sands Resort

      Peppers The Sands Resort

      2 Sands Boulevard, Torquay, VIC
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        It was a beautiful resort located very close to Torquay and bell beach. Very convenient parking which were closer to rooms. Can be improved on timings of the amenities such as restaurants and 24 hours room service is not available. The location of the resort is perfect for shopping, eating and beaches. ...

        Grand Pacific Hotel AU$139
        Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020
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        Grand Pacific Hotel

        Grand Pacific Hotel

        268 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
           
          4.1 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Liked the colonial feel of the hotel . Helpful staff and handy for Lorne.

          Cumberland Lorne Resort AU$270
          Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2020
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          Cumberland Lorne Resort

          Cumberland Lorne Resort

          150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
             
            4.6 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Very neat & tidy accommodation with friendly staff at the front desk. In a very central location wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.

            RACV Torquay Resort AU$232
            Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2019
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            RACV Torquay Resort

            RACV Torquay Resort

            1 Great Ocean Road, Jan Juc, VIC
               
              4.8 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nice, clean & good view, restaurants we very good. Nice & big balcony

              Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala AU$64
              Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020
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              Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala

              Bimbi Park - Camping Under Koala

              90 Manna Gum Drive, Cape Otway, VIC
                 
                4.2 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                sleeping with koalas and kangaroos. one koala and one kangaroo seen on campground, many nearby. too few showers for high season, picnic tables of pod site right next to toilets. but excellent common area (kitchen, pots, picnic tables) at the main area 5 min walk away. cannot beat the nature ...

                Great Ocean Road Resort AU$185
                Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2019
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                Great Ocean Road Resort

                Great Ocean Road Resort

                105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The property in well located. One day was 44 degrees celcius and the room remained relatively cool.

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