Great Ocean Road
About 170 km/95 miles, 2.5 hours
No trip to the Great Ocean Road would be complete without seeing the 12 Apostles, but be sure to get there before the crowds, and head down to beach level – Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge provide the opportunity to get your feet wet and view this stunning coastline from a different perspective. Then, as you continue along the Great Ocean Road, stop in at the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands for more amazing coastal stacks.
Visit Tower Hill, an extinct volcano crater filled with free-roaming wildlife, from emus to koalas to wallabies and kangaroos, as well as the occasional echidna. Take a walk with Worn Gundidj, the local Aboriginal cooperative, or follow the signs for a self-guided tour of the lava flows. Overnight in Port Fairy and check out the muttonbird migration through summer.