Public art, Geelong, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Travel one of the world's most scenic roads through the Great Ocean Road region which covers south-west Victoria and is home to the famous 12 Apostles.

Start your journey throughout the region from Melbourne in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula and discover beautiful beaches, great eateries, a fascinating heritage and an enormous range of recreational opportunities from fishing and golfing to diving and surfing. Take in the colourful and lively ambience of bayside Geelong, Victoria's second largest city, or visit quaint Queenscliff and discover the town's rich maritime history, excellent restaurants and heritage hotels.

Drive along the coast to seaside resort towns such as Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay which offer stunning beaches and water sports as well as some of Australia's best rainforest scenery in the nearby Otway Ranges.

Stop off at one of the most visited stretches of the road at the 12 Apostles. See the rugged splendour of these huge rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. Take a helicopter ride to get a bird's eye view of these famous natural wonders.

Discover the region's rich maritime past at historic towns such as Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland. Enjoy seafaring village life, with their fishing wharves, beautifully preserved colonial buildings and maritime museums recounting the stories of ships that have foundered off the rugged shipwreck coast.

Portland Marina, Portland, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Portland

Explore Portland and Discovery Coast and spot seals at Cape Bridgewater, watch blue whales off Cape Nelson or traverse the Great South West Walk.

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Torquay, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Torquay

Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road, home to Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver.

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Pottery in Anglesea, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Anglesea

Swim, surf, or just relax over unforgettable views of the Southern Ocean in Anglesea, the official start of Victoria's famed Great Ocean Road.

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Barwon Heads, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Barwon Heads

Relax at this popular summer holiday destination at the mouth of the Barwon River with quiet river beaches, friendly cafes and excellent golf courses.

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The Great Otway National Park, Colac, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Colac

Base yourself in Colac to experience the Great Otway National Park, where you can camp and bushwalk to beautiful waterfalls or stunning beaches.

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Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Lorne

Relax and unwind in the seaside town of Lorne, attracting visitors for more than a century with its Mediterranean feel and charming scenery.

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Ocean Grove beach, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Ocean Grove

Take in picturesque Ocean Grove, a fantastic spot to enjoy the summer sun with a wide surf beach, flourishing nature reserve and shopping precinct.

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Portalington, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Portarlington

Discover the local history in Portarlington and admire the sweeping views overlooking Port Phillip Bay and of Melbourne's skyline and the You Yangs.

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Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Port Fairy

Uncover history in every corner of this charming fishing village at the end of the Great Ocean Road with tree-lined streets and heritage buildings.

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Pier, Queenscliff, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Queenscliff

Be charmed by the historic seaside village of Queenscliff with its elegant Victorian-era buildings, art galleries, shops and great places to dine.

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Warrnambool, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Warrnambool

Wonder at the beauty and the terror of the Shipwreck Coast and catch a glimpse of a southern right whale in vibrant, historic Warrnambool.

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Aireys Inlet, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Aireys Inlet

Soak up seaside history at Aireys Inlet, a favourite Great Ocean Road holiday destination for families and lovers of the beach and outdoors.

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Apollo Bay Harbour, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Apollo Bay

Base yourself in Apollo Bay at the foothills of the Otways to explore the Great Ocean Road region, 12 Apostles or stopover on the Great Ocean Walk.

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Lake Bullen Merri, Camperdown, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Camperdown

Take the picturesque inland route to the 12 Apostles and discover Camperdown amid volcanic craters and lush natural pastures, home to dairy farms.

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Glenelg River, Nelson, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Nelson

Complete your journey at Nelson at the end of the Great Ocean Road, and explore the Discovery Coast, Glenelg River and Princess Margaret Rose Cave.

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Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Point Lonsdale

Witness ocean and bay waters collide at the notorious entrance to Port Phillip Bay, then enjoy more peaceful pursuits along the foreshore.

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Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Port Campbell

Stop at Port Campbell on your Great Ocean Road trip and admire the spectacular coastline scenery of Port Campbell National Park and the 12 Apostles.

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