Victoria's Great Ocean Road is great in every sense of the word. If you're driving, you'll discover one of the most famous and scenic coastal stretches of road in the world. If you're surfing, you'll find point break heaven. And if you're looking for breathtaking seaside vistas at every turn, you've found them.

This stretch of Victoria's coast - dubbed the Great Ocean Road - is known for its long empty beaches and crashing surf. It's holiday central for vacationing Melburnites in December and January, when thousands of visitors swell the local population, booking laidback holiday homes for the summer season.

Local towns come alive in summer, with bustling cafes, boutiques and bars. Away from the coast, the surrounding mountains hide national parks filled with bushwalks, rainforest, 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 - it's 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.

Tours & Tickets

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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour from Melbourne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 599 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 $104.08

Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure from Melbourne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 298 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 $124.90

Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island plus Melbourne Attraction Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 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 $216.49
$269.78 Save $53.29

2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 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 $215.66

3-Day Tour: Road Trip Between Melbourne and Adelaide Including Great Ocean Road and the Grampians

Explore one of Australia’s most popular routes – Melbourne to Adelaide – on this 3-day tour by minivan. In addition to catching spectacular views from the ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $1,306.43

2-Day Combo: Melbourne City Tour, Yarra River Cruise and Great Ocean Road Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 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 $165.20

Full-Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

4 star rating: Recommended 23 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 $104.08

Great Ocean Road 2-Day Adventure Tour from Melbourne

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Take an extra day to enjoy one of the world's great coastal drives - The Great Ocean Road in Victoria on a two day guided coach tour. With its dramatic ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $283.93

4-Day Melbourne Tour: City Sightseeing, Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island

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 $628.65

2-Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover the beauty, history and wildlife of the Great Ocean Road on a 2-day tour from Melbourne. See all the region's main attractions, from the famous surf ...  Read more

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

From USD $199.00

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