About the Region

The Great Ocean Road, winds along the stunning coastline of Victoria's south-west.

The panoramic views will amaze you as the road winds along cliff tops, up to breathtaking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches, across river estuaries and through lush rainforests.

At the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road you will find the township of Ocean Grove with its long beautiful beaches wandering towards Barwon Heads and Breamlea. The next stop along the coast is Torquay which contains one of the world's most famous surfing locations, Bells Beach! Surfers from all over the world are drawn to Torquay and the surging swell of Bells Beach. Torquay offers a range of attractions including varied walks from lush bush lands tracks or soothing beach and coastline trails. The surrounding forests of Torquay play host to a number of rare and endangered fauna. There are a multitude of heritage spots and museums to visit. Explore potteries, galleries and craft shops inspired by Torquay’s breathtaking scenery.

At the gateway to the famous Great Ocean Road and in the heart of the surf coast, the charming coasting townships, wineries and breathtaking scenery of the region are unparalleled. Torquay is enjoyed by surfing and Golfing enthusiasts and nature lovers from all around the world. As you head west the township of Anglesea is next, with its famous golf course where hundreds of kangaroos call home. There is a range of beautiful beaches to visit for fishing and surfing in the area. The road wanders next to Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven where the ocean meets the Otway National Park. The Split Point Lighthouse is the perfect place to view the coastline down to Apollo Bay with its daily tours. The 5kms beach front from Fairhaven to Eastern View is host to some spectacular holiday rental properties. The township of Lorne is the next area heading west with its Louttit Bay as the back drop to this beautiful seaside town. The bustling sidewalk cafes, superb restaurants, shops, boutiques and galleries make this a very popular holiday destination.

The drive from Lorne to Apollo Bay is why the Great Ocean Road is truly one of the most scenic drives in Australia. When you arrive at Apollo Bay you are greeted with a beautiful beach front landscape that has a protected bay that is ideal for swimming and fishing. The town caters for its visitors with many fine restaurants, cafes and hotels.