Driving, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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The Great Ocean Road

Drive one of the world's most scenic coastal touring routes, the Great Ocean Road, spanning 243 kilometres along the stunning coastline of Victoria's south-west. Take in the panoramic views as the road winds along cliff tops, up to breathtaking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches, across river estuaries and through lush rainforests.

Spectacular vistas
The stretch between Lorne and Apollo Bay is considered by many to be the most picturesque section of the Great Ocean Road. The highway is carved into sheer cliffs that drop away into the ocean, offering commanding views of the waves from Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean swelling and crashing onto the rocks and beaches below.

12 Apostles
Outside Apollo Bay the road winds through the centre of the Great Otway National Park with its beautiful untouched rainforests, before returning to hug the coast for the entire length of the Port Campbell National Park. This is the most famous section of the Great Ocean Road featuring an amazing collection of rock formations known as the 12 Apostles which have been carved out of the headland by the fierce waves of the southern ocean.

Cape Nelson Lighthouse, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Scenic lookouts

View Victoria's stunning coastline from scenic lookouts of the Southern Ocean to rugged cliffs, picture-perfect beaches, islands and ancient forests.

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12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

12 Apostles

Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.

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Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Coastal attractions around the 12 Apostles

Take in natural attractions near the 12 Apostles along one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the world – the Great Ocean Road.

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Bells Beach, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Bells Beach

Check out the waves at Bells Beach, one of Australia's famous surfing beaches and home to the Rip Curl Pro held every Easter.

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The Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Building the Great Ocean Road

Learn about the Great Ocean Road, a permanent memorial to those who died in World War I, carved in rock, it winds around the rugged southern coast.

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Great Ocean Road