The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. People from all over the world come to this region of the state to experience the stunning coastal scenery on the exhilarating drive, as it hugs the ocean, climbing up and around hills and gullies. On the route there are many places to pause and enjoy the views of the ocean and what the coastal towns have to offer.
From towering cliffs and sprawling white beaches to abundant flora, native wildlife and coastal walking trails, Anglesea is a celebration of life by the water. Located just ten minutes west of Torquay on the Great Ocean Road, this quaint surf town is the perfect spot for all your natural adventures.
In Torquay, The Surf World Musesum celebrates the story of surfing, and Australia’s contribution to the development of surfing around the world. In Lorne you can go jump on some trampolines or grab a snack or meal at one of the many eateries. Nearby, the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures offer a whole host of experiences with the two core activities being the Treetop Walk and the Zip Line Eco Tour. The Otway Park, Trees Adventures at Yeodene is a new eco adventure that allows adults and kids to climb through a range of aerial challenges.
Near Port Campbell are the world famous 12 Apostles. These unique rock formations that were carved by years of erosion used to be part of the mainland. There’s not 12 anymore – Some have succumbed to the elements. How many are left? Not telling – You’ll have to find out for yourself!
Join the simple life with sand between your toes, sunshine on your back and fresh food in your belly. Kid’s roam with the freedom of old – giggling at every twist and turn along the journey. No matter the time of year, there are always heaps of fantastic family activities in Apollo Bay. A long-standing family destination, Apollo Bay offers an endless variety of adventures to capture all the family’s imagination that not only include building sandcastles and swimming in quiet bays but also discovering the flora and fauna of our magical rainforest.