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Great Ocean Road

Victoria's Great Ocean Road is great in every sense of the word and is known for its long, empty beaches and crashing surf. Those who opt to drive down this stretch of Victoria's coast will discover one of the most famous and scenic roads in the world. Surfers will find point break heaven.
And if you're looking for breathtaking seaside vistas at every turn, you've found them.

The Great Ocean Road is holiday central for vacationing Melbournites in December and January, when thousands of visitors swell the local population, booking holiday homes for a laid-back summer season. Travelers from farther afield can visit year-round on a road trip tour from Melbourne or opt for a multi-day excursion to see all that the Victoria region has to offer.

Local towns near the Great Ocean Road come alive in summer, with bustling cafes, boutiques and bars welcoming people from all over. Away from the coast, the surrounding mountains hide national parks filled with bushwalks, rain forests, waterfalls and wildlife.

Practical Info

The coastal road winds for 150 miles (243 km) from Torquay on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong, all the way to Warrnambool, not far from the South Australian border. A car or guided tour is essential in these parts, as they provide the best way to see iconic sights like the Twelve Apostles. Buses run from Melbourne and Geelong to the major towns of Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay.

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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, null
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour from Melbourne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 985 Reviews

Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Travel by comfortable minicoach on this majestic stretch of Victoria’s ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.45
Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island plus Melbourne Attraction Pass, ... 
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Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island plus Melbourne Attraction Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 80 Reviews

Travel along the Great Ocean Road, see Phillip Island's little penguins and visit your favorite Melbourne city sights! This super saver combines Melbourne's ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $199.92
$245.36 Save $45.44
Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure from Melbourne, Melbourne, Super Savers
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Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure from Melbourne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 421 Reviews

Soak up the sights of Australia's most scenic drive on a Great Ocean Road day trip from Melbourne. Follow the winding coastal road from Torquay to Port ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.95
2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Day ... 
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2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 Reviews

Soak up the natural beauty of Australia’s coast as you spend two days visiting the highlights of the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $211.28
Full-Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne, Melbourne, Overnight Tours
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Full-Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

4 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Spend the day exploring the Great Ocean Road, and later enjoy the amazing views of one of the most famous and scenic coastal stretches in the world as the sun ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.66
2-Day Combo: Melbourne City Tour, Yarra River Cruise and Great Ocean Road Day Trip, Melbourne, Day ... 
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2-Day Combo: Melbourne City Tour, Yarra River Cruise and Great Ocean Road Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

See Melbourne's best attractions, cruise on the Yarra River and take a trip down the Great Ocean Road over two days within a seven day period. Spend a day ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Valid for 2 days over a 7 day period.

From USD $155.09
$193.86 Save $38.77
Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne, Melbourne, Super Savers
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Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy a drive along one of the world’s most legendary touring routes on a Great Ocean Road private tour from Melbourne. Combining vistas of beaches and ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.95
Great Walks of Australia: 4-Day Twelve Apostles Walk, Melbourne, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Great Walks of Australia: 4-Day Twelve Apostles Walk

Celebrate Australia’s great outdoors on the four-day Twelve Apostles Walk, one of the Great Walks of Australia. Spend four days of moderate hiking in the Great ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,586.50
Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne, Melbourne, Multi-day Tours
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

Enjoy a full-day scenic tour along the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most stunning coastal routes. Starting from Melbourne, drive down Victoria’s coast ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.39
4-Day Melbourne Tour: City Sightseeing, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island, Melbourne, Day Trips
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4-Day Melbourne Tour: City Sightseeing, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Reviews

Experience the best of Melbourne on this four-day hotel and tour combo, with plenty of free time (on your own) so you can sample Melbourne’s cafe and ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $557.36

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