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 Surf Coast on the Great Ocean Road

The Surf Coast on the Great Ocean Road

There are essentially 3 sections that make up the Great Ocean Road – The Surf Coast, Otway Rainforest/national park and the Shipwreck Coast. You can travel in either direction that you desire depending on the needs of your trip. The surf coast Torquay is the first town that you’ll come across at the beginning of the Great ocean Road about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Melbourne. Rip Curl and Quiksilver surf brands were both…

Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road

Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road

There’s so much to see along the Great Ocean Road. It is, after all, one of the top ten drives in the world and with good reason. It’s absolutely spectacular! However, through the many great views and locations you might miss one of the most significant to be found locations to be found on the Great Ocean Road: The Memorial Arch. Where is it? After passing through the town of Aireys Inlet you’ll arrive at…