Fauna of the Otway Rainforest

Fauna of the Otway Rainforest

In our last couple of blog posts, we have looked at the amazing Indigenous Culture of the Otway Ranges, as well as some of the unique flora to the area. For this blog post, we are going to have a look at some of the more remarkable fauna that call the Otway Rainforest home. The Otway Rainforest has some of Australia’s usual adorable suspects, including Koalas and Wallabies. However, the deeper you go into the…

Indigenous Culture of the Great Ocean Road

Indigenous Culture of the Great Ocean Road

Indigenous australian culture Whether you live in Australia, or are just visiting – it’s extremely important to know one thing: Australia was, is, and always will be Aboriginal land. The Indigenous Australian culture is incredible and truly special. They believe there was once a period of time where powerful creation beings – their ancestors – shaped the land to make it liveable for future generations. As a result of this, they have an extremely close…

Flora of the Otway Rainforest

Flora of the Otway Rainforest

The Great Ocean Road is a magical place for many, many reasons. There are beautiful beaches, an amazing road – not to mention a few pretty impressive landmarks. However, one of the surprise packets of the Great Ocean Road is the stunning Great Otway National Park. Situated in the Great Otway National Park, the Otway Rainforest is nestled perfectly in between the surrounding Otway Ranges and the iconic, pristine golden beaches of the Great Ocean…

Great Ocean Road National Parks

Great Ocean Road National Parks

A journey along Victoria’s iconic coastal road gives you the opportunity to discover the Great Ocean Road National Parks. Whether on a day trip from Melbourne, or staying overnight at the coast, you are sure to enjoy exploring these natural wonders. Read on to find out more about the nature walks, wildlife and incredible lookouts that can be found along the Great Ocean Road.   Great Otway National Park Driving the Great Ocean Road takes…

Top photo locations on the Great Ocean Road

Top photo locations on the Great Ocean Road

For some travel inspiration and to help you plan your next adventure, we wanted to share with you our top photo locations on the Great Ocean Road. Make sure you check relevant websites for updates on access to these locations when planning your trip. To check which national parks are currently open visit the Parks Victoria website.  The Great Ocean Road is carved into an incredible coastline and provides the perfect setting for an epic…

Guest Blog-5 Tips for the Great Ocean Road

Guest Blog-5 Tips for the Great Ocean Road

5 Tips for the Great Ocean Road Drive This is a guest blog written by Taylor Randolph from The Travelling Souk. The Great Ocean Road starts at the city of Torquay and extends for 243 km to finish at the city of Allansford. The Great Ocean Road drive is one of the most highly-rated road trips in the world. The most picturesque stretch of the drive is between Lorne and Apollo Bay when the road…

Great Ocean Road Sale

Great Ocean Road Sale

The Great Ocean Road Sale has begun! This autumn you can save big on our Great Ocean Road and Sunset Day Tours from Melbourne. The Great Ocean Road is carved into an incredible coastline and provides the perfect setting for an epic road trip. Wind your way alongside the rolling waves of the Surf Coast, then cruise through hills covered in lush rainforest, before exploring the rock formations and dramatic scenery of the Shipwreck Coast….

The Memorial Arch – a piece of history on the Great Ocean Road   

The Memorial Arch – a piece of history on the Great Ocean Road  

The Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road is a great place to commemorate Australia’s returned servicemen, many of whom participated in constructing the road. the memorial arch The Arch was erected in tribute to the World War One servicemen. The timber log Archway spans the Great Ocean Road, and is located at Eastern View, just after the Airey’s Inlet Lighthouse. There is an area to pull over and take photos from the viewing platforms….

Scandal on the Great Ocean Road

Scandal on the Great Ocean Road

On our Great Ocean Road tour you can discover the magnificent history of this coastline. From shipwreck disasters in the 1800’s to soldiers carving a road into the coast in the 1920’s to bring tourists to the area. But more recently there was a scandal on the Great Ocean Road that is now being revealed in this hit podcast. Podcast: The Last Voyage of the Pong Su The 2019 hit podcast written and produced by…

The best place to Watch the Sunset on the Great Ocean Road

The best place to Watch the Sunset on the Great Ocean Road

We’ve found the best location to watch the sunset on the Great Ocean Road, on tour at the 12 Apostles Lookout. There’s something magical about visiting the 12 Apostles after the afternoon crowds have departed. As the sun starts to dip towards the horizon, we head on out to the clifftop boardwalks. Then the first view you get is of the majestic limestone stacks stretched out along the coast. The Apostles have formed over many…