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Holiday To Great Ocean Road

You’re always on the move, looking for the best wave breaks, stellar scenery and new favourite foods. So it goes without saying that your dream trip will keep you rolling. 
Whether you start your holiday on Great Ocean Road in Torquay to the east or in Allansford to the west, you’ll find plenty reasons to stop along the way. Running along 243 km of Victoria’s south coast, this famous highway is the longest war memorial in the world, built in honour of Australia’s World War I soldiers. It’s also lined with beaches, gorgeous landmarks and natural wonders, like the Twelve Apostles limestone formations, so pack your bathers and a camera. Snatch up some Great Ocean Road package deals to save up and simplify for the long haul.

Things to Do on Great Ocean Road

Before you can cruise through the towns and villages along the good ol’ B100, you’ll need a set of road trip-ready wheels. If you’re coming from the Melbourne area, pick up one of Wotif’s Great Ocean Road car hire deals and start your adventure in Torquay. If you drive straight through, your Great Ocean Road holiday should take about 4 hours and 30 minutes, but go ahead and get distracted by the blond sand at Bells Beach before you even leave the first town. If you want a fresh perspective when you roll into Aireys Inlet, take a tour to the top of Split Point Lighthouse. We don’t expect you to drive without tucking in to a lovely beach bungalow hotel and spending a few days working on your tan or hanging ten. For the biggest city sights on the route, hold out for Warrnambool, home to the historic Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, which showcases the history of this seaside road. Allansford Cheese World and Museum, on the other hand, showcases cheese.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

We hope you chose a car with a big boot, because Great Ocean Road holidays are for shoppers. Many of the towns and villages are little artist havens and you can start your collection of seaside masterpieces in colourful galleries. This ambling thoroughfare doesn’t belong to just the beach-combers. Farmers markets offer a tasty look into the countryside along the Great Ocean Road, so start grazing!

Most of the restaurants on Great Ocean Road are located in Torquay and Warrnambool, which means you’ve gotta stuff your face before you start the journey and then when you reach the end. Just kidding. There’s plenty of options along the way—especially if you love modern Aussie fare and heaps of fish and seafood—but if you want to plan a fancy dinner, you’ll have more options at the bookends and anywhere there’s a beautiful beach.

Stopping for pints along Great Ocean Road would be the ultimate pub crawl, but your legs would get tired. Instead, focus your energy on the cosy bar scenes in Torquay, Lorne and Warrnambool.

What’s Next?

Rev your engines, traveller. It’s time to get away on a road trip that always follows the scenic route. Book Great Ocean Road packages with Wotif and get ready to roll!

Top Great Ocean Road Hotels

Cumberland Lorne Resort

Cumberland Lorne Resort

150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.7 out of 5 (1000 reviews)

    Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and Lorne Beach. Lorne Sea Baths and Live Wire Park ...

    from NZ$254

    Wyndham Resort Torquay

    Wyndham Resort Torquay

    100 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (627 reviews)

      Situated by the ocean, this romantic hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Front Beach, Torquay Central Farmers Market and Surf World Museum. Torquay Visitor Information ...

      from NZ$203

      Mantra Lorne

      Mantra Lorne

      Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.9 out of 5 (478 reviews)

        Offering direct access to the beach, this Lorne hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Lorne Sea Baths and Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. Lorne ...

        from NZ$149

        Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

        Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

        3 Murray Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.5 out of 5 (287 reviews)

          Situated in Apollo Bay, this beach motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Great Ocean Road Waterfront and Apollo Bay Harbour. Great Ocean Road Visitor Information ...

          from NZ$127

          Peppers The Sands Resort

          Peppers The Sands Resort

          2 Sands Boulevard, Torquay, VIC
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (538 reviews)

            Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Torquay Central Farmers Market, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Bellbrae Estate Winery and Bell's ...

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            Grand Pacific Hotel

            Grand Pacific Hotel

            268 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.3 out of 5 (606 reviews)

              Situated in Lorne, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, Teddy's Lookout and Lorne Beach. Lorne Sea Baths and Live Wire Park ...

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              Torquay Holiday Park

              Torquay Holiday Park

              55 Surf Coast Highway, Torquay, VIC
                2.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.2 out of 5 (249 reviews)

                This family-friendly Torquay campsite is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Surf World Museum, Torquay Central Farmers Market and Torquay Visitor ...

                from NZ$137

                Seafarers Getaway

                Seafarers Getaway

                6080 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.7 out of 5 (137 reviews)

                  Nestled on the beach, this Apollo Bay apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve, Old Cable Station Museum and Wild Dog Creek Streamside ...

                  from NZ$237

                  Seaview Motel and Apartments

                  Seaview Motel and Apartments

                  6 Thomson Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.1 out of 5 (238 reviews)

                    Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Ocean Road Waterfront and Apollo Bay Harbour. Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve and Great Ocean ...

                    from NZ$150

                    Southern Ocean Villas

                    Southern Ocean Villas

                    2-6 McCue Street, Port Campbell, VIC
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.5 out of 5 (134 reviews)

                      Situated in the historical district, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arches Marine Sanctuary and Port Campbell National Park. Port Campbell Visitor Information ...

                      from NZ$247

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