Great Ocean Road
Dad and I drove from Adelaide to Sydney via Ballarat, enjoying the spectacular and dramatic views along the Great Ocean Road. In Victoria it stretches from Torquay to Allansford, with Lorne, Anglesea and Apollow Bay in-between. The famous Twelve Apostles, the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Park, Australia’s oldest lighthouse at Cape Otway. It was built by returned soldiers form World War 1 between 1919 and 1932 as a memorial to fellow serviceman who had been killed, the world’s largest war memorial.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD
See monster waves at iconic surf spot, Bells Beach, take a dip in the Southern Ocean at Apollo Bay, and soak up salty history in the charming old fishing village of Port Fairy.
Visit the 12 Apostles
Of course you can’t miss the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road. Best viewed at dusk or dawn, this incredible strip of coastline is sure to leave you speechless.
WALK THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD region’s coastal tracks and ancient rainforest trails, taking in sweeping ocean views and dramatic waterfalls. Visit a national park or state reserve for a range of walking tracks and trails to suit all levels of fitness. Find a picnic spot on the beach or watch for native wildlife among native bushland.
PHILLIP ISLAND Penguin Parade
Take a ‘waddle on the wild side’, and experience the magic (and cuteness!) of these little guys retuning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia.