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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

Mantra Lorne

Mantra Lorne

Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.0 out of 5 (989 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Lorne, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lorne Sea Baths and Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. Lorne Country Club and Teddy's ...

    from NZ$178

    Cumberland Lorne Resort

    Cumberland Lorne Resort

    150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.7 out of 5 (995 reviews)

      Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and Lorne Sea Baths. Live Wire Park and Teddy's ...

      from NZ$190

      Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

      Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

      Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool, VIC
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (999 reviews)

        Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Middle Island, Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and Warrnambool Beach. Flagstaff Hill ...

        from NZ$111

        Wyndham Resort Torquay

        Wyndham Resort Torquay

        100 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (578 reviews)

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

          from NZ$117

          Grand Pacific Hotel

          Grand Pacific Hotel

          268 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (623 reviews)

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

            from NZ$75

            Lady Bay Resort

            Lady Bay Resort

            2 Pertobe Road, Warrnambool, VIC
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.5 out of 5 (329 reviews)

              Located in Warrnambool, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk and within a 15-minute walk of Middle Island and Warrnambool Beach. Lake Pertobe Adventure ...

              from NZ$176

              Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park

              Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park

              35 Bell St, Torquay, VIC
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (289 reviews)

                Located in Torquay, this beachfront cabin is in a shopping district and within a 15-minute walk of Front Beach, Torquay Golf Club, and Torquay Central Farmers ...

                from NZ$116

                Discovery Parks – Warrnambool

                Discovery Parks – Warrnambool

                25 Pertobe Rd, Warrnambool, VIC
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.3 out of 5 (728 reviews)

                  This family-friendly Warrnambool campground is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and Warrnambool Beach. Middle ...

                  from NZ$96

                  Mid City Warrnambool

                  Mid City Warrnambool

                  525 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool, VIC
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (310 reviews)

                    Situated in Warrnambool, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Warrnambool Art Gallery, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and Warrnambool Beach. Lake Pertobe Adventure ...

                    from NZ$90

                    Peppers The Sands Resort

                    Peppers The Sands Resort

                    2 Sands Boulevard, Torquay, VIC
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.4 out of 5 (997 reviews)

                      Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Front Beach, Torquay Central Farmers Market, and Surf World Museum. Torquay Visitor Information ...

                      from NZ$201

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