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A guide to the Great Ocean Road

Travel Guide to The Great Ocean Road

Wanting to travel down The Great Ocean Road and looking for places that you must see along the way? Well you have come to the right place, we recently did this trip (you can read our blog here) and these are our favourite things! Your travel guide to the Great Ocean Road Australia!

Travel Guide to The Great Ocean Road

Things to see and do along the Great Ocean Road

Visit the Twelve Apostles (a given)

Walk around Griffiths Island (Port Fairy)

Make sure you stop at Bells Beach to get a view of the famous surf spot (if your the active type then a surf is a must)

Feed your childhood memories and visit Split Point Lighthouse (Round the twist lighthouse)

Walk along the beach of Barwon Heads

If your into food, Cheese world is for you!

Go shopping at the surf stores in Torquay

Walk along the Geelong forshore and see the many wooden statues

Relax on the deck of the Lorne hotel while listening to music

Go ziplining at Otway fly

Self walk around the Otway National Park to get a glimpse from a distance of the Lighthouse (alternatively pay to walk to it direct)

Visit Australian National Surfing Museum

1. Visit Split Point Lighthouse

Fulfil your inner child and childhood memories of “Round the Twist” and visit the Split Point Lighthouse, where the tv show was filmed.

How to get there?
The easiest option is with your own car/car hire.
Alternatively, you could catch public transport with Public Transport Victoria.

2. Barwon Heads Bluff Walk

Take in the scenery along the Bluff walk, a trail that runs alongside Barwon River inlet with views of the beach.

How to get there?
The easiest option is with your own car/car hire.
Alternatively, you could catch public transport with Public Transport Victoria.

Things to do on the great ocean road > Barwon Heads Bluff Walk > Man walking down the path of the bluff walk.
Things to do on the great ocean road > Barwon Heads Bluff Walk > Looking at the inlet towards Barwon Heads township
Things to do on the great ocean road > Barwon Heads Bluff Walk > Man walking up to the Barwon heads bluff along side the inlet

3. Visit Cheese World

If you’re into cheese or like a bit of history, Cheese World is worth visiting, offering cheese tastings and a museum you can walk through.

Tasting days can vary, I recommend you check their social media prior to visiting not to be disappointed.

How to get there?
The easiest option is with your own car/car hire.
Alternatively, you could catch public transport with Public Transport Victoria.

Hot Tip:Β Make a day of it, buy some local cheeses and make yourself a platter and have a picnic for lunch.

4. Shop at the Surf Outlets in Torquay

Who doesn’t love a little cheeky shop, Torquay has a heap of surf outlets along the Geelong Road / Surf Coast Hwy which depending on the time of year have some great sales on to grab a bargain!

The surfing Museum is located just next door so you can visit this too while you’re in the area!

How to get there?
The easiest option is with your own car/car hire.
Alternatively, you could catch public transport with Public Transport Victoria.

5. Explore the Geelong Baywalk Bollards

Along the Geelong foreshore, are over 100 unique wooden sculptures by artistΒ Jan Mitchell.
Estimated Walking Time: two hours one way.

How to get there?
The easiest option is with your own car/car hire.
Alternatively, you could catch public transport with Public Transport Victoria.

6. Visit the Apostles

Better known as the Twelve Apostles, although we do lose a few to erosion over the years so I shall refer to them as the Apostles.
The most known tourist attraction in the area and a must-see! They are both intriguing and beautiful on a warm sunny day!

How to get there?
The easiest option is with your own car/car hire.
Alternatively, you could book a day tour from Melbourne with AAT kings.

Tip: Try and go in the morning if you are driving to avoid the crowds once the tour buses arrive.

Highly Recommend: Visit the Gibson Steps while you’re in the area and get a view of the Apostles from the beach level!

7. Walk around Griffiths Island

One of my favourite little walks along the coast, although it is technically past the Great Ocean Road in Port Fairy, I always seem to include Port Fairy in my road trips along here and never miss a visit to Griffiths Island. Filled with scenic views, a lighthouse and whaling history.

How to get there?
The easiest option is with your own car/car hire.
Alternatively, you could catch public transport with Public Transport Victoria.

Things to do along the Great Ocean Road > Explore Griffiths Island Port Fairy Bay
Things to do along the Great Ocean Road > Explore Griffiths Island Port Fairy Lighthouse

Twelve Apostles

London Arch

Loch ard Gorge

The Otways National Park

Split Point Lighthouse

Griffiths Island

Teddy’s Lookout

The Grotto

Things to see and do along the Great Ocean Road

There are so many amazing natural sights along the Great Ocean Road! Here are a few great options to stop and see along your drive.

Things to do along the great ocean road > The Grotto
Things to do along the great ocean road > Lock and Arch
Things to do along the great ocean road > get a photo at the start of the scenic road

Bank St + Co:
A cute little cafe with a fantastic courtyard area out the back as well for a great casual meal. [PORT FAIRY]

The Bottle of Milk:
Great little stop for a burger and milkshake. [LORNE]

Pizza Pizza:
Best Pizza in the area recommended by locals [LORNE]

** All options are Vegetarian Friendly (as I am Vego)

This is our personal guide only, we just love to share our favourite things!

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