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Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Introduction of Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road road off the southern coast of Victoria, Founded in 1919, Completed in 1932, West of Melbourne, from Torkan (Torquay) to Lensford (Allansford) east of Wanambur (Warrnambool), About 250 kilometers, An iconic travel route winds through scenic pristine beaches, picturesque towns, magnificent range and rainforests.

The western plain of Melbourne, originally a volcanic area, is now a vast wasteland Great Ocean Road leaving only a few striking volcanic cones, lakes formed by magma blocking waterways, and Huokou Lake. The eastern part of the Great Ocean Road is the winding Otway range (Otway Range). The southwest wind blowing from the Nanyang (Southern Ocean), with abundant water and gas, was blocked by the Otway range, lowered the terrain and rain, and formed a rather humid and cool climate, breeding dense and towering woods, and good fields cultivated by farmers.

If you start from the Melbourne, it takes about four hours to walk along the coastline to the end; if you take the inland highway, you can save more than an hour, but you will miss a lot of scenery that can only be seen on the coastline.

Core Great Ocean Road municipalities are:

  • Giron (Geelong)
  • Tolkan (Torquay)
  • Anji (Anglesea)
  • Ron (Lorne)
  • Apollo Bay (Apollo Bay)
  • Port Campbell (Port Campbell)


  • Self-driving (recommended)
  • Group: there are a large number of travel agencies in the Melbourne can sign up, can choose the day round trip, or choose two or three days of travel


  • Suitable time for self-driving: October-May of the following year. The weather is very important. To check the weather forecast, blue sky, white clouds and blue sea when driving is the most beautiful. In October, the gold peak in Australia is spring, the coastal driving wind can take charge clothes, morning and evening temperature difference is better to bring a cotton clothes to protect against the cold.

Public transport:

  • Take V/Line long distance from the Southern Cross train Station (Southern Cross Station) in Melbourne City to Gilang (Geelong), then transfer to Apollo Bay (Apollo Bay)

Self-driving strategy:

To drive (which is the way most tourists choose), Australia's worry-free network ( collated the classic Great Ocean Road driving route is:

  • Short term (1-3 days): Melbourne departure, Through Gilang (Geelong), Torkan (Torquay), Anji (Anglesea), Lorn (Lorne), Apollo Bay (Apollo Bay), Port Campbell (Port Campbell), With the twelve disciples (Twelve Apostles), Lockard Canyon (Loch Ard Gorge) and London Arch (London Bridge) as the end, You can go back, Can also go inland through the town of Corac (Colac) back, About 550 kilometers, Every town that passes by has accommodation, Remember to book in advance, According to their own time reasonable arrangement of daily foothold;
  • Medium and long line (4-5 days): if you have plenty of time, you can also continue along the Great Ocean Road west after the Campbell and London Arch Bridges, pass through Wananpur (Warrnambool) and arrive at Andromeda (Port Fairy) before turning back;
  • Long line no return (6-8 days): after arriving at Andromeda Port, continue to arrive at the capital city of South Australia about 600 km west Adelaide, If you rent a car and drive yourself, you can return the car directly in Adelaide after playing.
  • In addition, On the starting line, From Melbourne to Giron, Besides driving directly, There's another line, Take the Monington Peninsula (Mornington Peninsula) along the M11 Highway, After reaching Sorento (Sorrento), the southernmost tip of the peninsula, By Ocean Road Ferry (Searoad Ferry), Ferry to the small town of Kenscliffe (Queenscliff) on the Belingla Peninsula (Bellarine Peninsula), And then drive to Gilang and start the Great Ocean Road journey, If there's plenty of time, Australian worry - free network recommends this line, Although it takes only about 40 minutes to get there, But the beautiful scenery of Philip harbor (Port Phillp Bay), Having been on the boat, blowing the sea breeze and drinking coffee, It will make you think this time is worth it.


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