Get Inspired / Regional Victoria Great Ocean Road Highlights, Australia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Regional Victoria Great Ocean Road Highlights, Australia story by: Inspire Melbourne & Beyond This spectacular 243 kilometre stretch of road passes famous surfing spots such as Bells Beach on the way to laidback Apollo Bay. You can venture onto the world’s highest and longest forest canopy walk in the Otway Ranges, before continuing on to see the iconic wave-battered Twelve Apostles which lie beyond here, along the aptly named Shipwreck Coast. During winter months whales can often be seen from the beaches near Warrnambool. Beyond historic Port Fairy, the touring route turns north into the Grampians with its rock escarpments, waterfalls and Aboriginal rock art, before heading for historic Ballarat and Sovereign Hill’s living museum. You can make this awe-inspiring coastal drive more fascinating by combining it with a route that explores the Grampians Mountains and the atmospheric goldmining town of Ballarat before heading back to Melbourne a total distance of 777 kilometres. Highlights • OTWAY TREE TOP WALK – Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the forest on this elevated boardwalk 600 metres long and 35 metres above ground. For the thrill seeker there is also a ‘zip-lining’ option where you can zip across the tree tops. • TWELVE APOSTLES – Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean. Sunrise and sunset offer impressive views or splash out on the panoramic view enjoyed by helicopter. • GIBSONS STEPS – Take 86 steps down to the beach to be dwarfed by the 70-metre high vertical cliffline. Walk along the beach to the enormous offshore rock stacks – Gog and MaGog. • BELLS BEACH – Anyone who has seen Point Break will want to make a stop at this surf beach! With its high cliffs and large swells, it is an impressive spot with great views along the coast. • PORT FAIRY – This charming fishing village has wide streets lined by nineteenth century cottages, old stone churches, boarding houses and inns with more than 50 buildings classified by the National Trust. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Best places to travel in 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Victoria: The Melbourne to Sydney Heritage Drive Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.