Great Ocean Road

the twelve apostles at sunrise on the great ocean road

Great Ocean Road Day Trips


the twelve apostles at sunrise on the great ocean roadThere are a thousand different day trips you could take on the Great Ocean Road so here is some info to get you thinking.

The Great Ocean Road follows the southwest coastline of Victoria from Torquay to Warrnambool, nearly 300 kilometres of the most amazing panoramic views in the world.

The road winds its way through many state and national parks. The scenery is dramatic and changes markedly between three sections: the Surf Coast, which starts at Geelong; the Otway Ranges, the road then leaves the coast at Anglesea; and the Shipwreck Coast and then joins the sea again.

The highlight of any Great Ocean Road day trip is of course the Twelve Apostles. These are a dramatic group of outcrops isolated from their headlands by the years of heavy erosion from the crashing waves.

Great Ocean Road Day Trips start from as little as $90 for a full day. These types of trips include visits to magnificent coastal sites where you will see absolutely breathtaking scenery. You’ll see pristine beaches and the rocky coastline of Phillip island as well as wildlife
including koalas, kangaroos, penguins, and seals at Seal Rock.

an aerial view of the great ocean road winding along the coastOther day trips on the Great Ocean Road will let you
experience Cape Otway and Port Campbell national Parks, see ancient rain forests, breathtaking coastal views, experience the 12 Apostles, see London Bridge, the Razor
Back, and Island Arch.

Taking a Great Ocean Road Day Trip is a must if you do not have much time. You can also experience going to the Loch Ard Gorge, see the historic shipwreck site and be blown away by the coastal out looks.

The building of the Great Ocean Road is a testimony to the great Aussie spirit. The road was built after the Great War by returning service men, and this huge feat of
engineering is a permanent memorial to those who died fighting the Great War.

Today you can enjoy one of Australia’s jewels in the comfort of a coach on one of many Great Ocean Road Day Trips that leave from Melbourne or other cities every day.