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Great Ocean Road Holidays

See the giant Twelve Apostles, go surfing or hiking, laze on a secluded beach and spot seals or penguins along Australia’s most famous coastal road.

Drive along the stunning Great Ocean Road to explore Australia’s dramatic southern coastline. Keep your camera ready, because craggy cliffs, charming villages, seal and penguin colonies and secluded beaches are possible sightings on every turn. The trip’s highlights are the impressive free-standing rocks called the Twelve Apostles, separated from the steep cliffs by the eroding effect of the ocean.

The Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay, which is an just over an hour’s drive southwest from Melbourne, in the direction of Avalon Airport. The winding road connects Torquay with Allansford in the southern state of Victoria. If you can’t hire a car, take a coach from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station to Geelong, the departure point for coastal bus services.

Learn how to surf on Bell’s Beach in Torquay, where some of Australia’s famous surf-wear brands started out. Further south is Anglesea, a coastal town surrounded by rainforest. Kayak over the Anglesea River or visit the Sunday craft market .

Enjoy the many cultural delights in Airey’s Inlet or climb the historic Split Point Lighthouse. Explore the Great Otway National Park at Lorne and hike through heath and rainforest to the Erskine Falls. Drive inland from Apollo Bay to do the Otway Treetop Walk.

If you love hiking solo or with a guide, set out on the Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay. The 8-day coastal trail leads all the way to the Twelve Apostles viewing platform in Port Campbell National Park. Camp along the way if you can carry your gear or book hotels along the way.

As seen from Port Campbell National Park, the limestone towers that make up the Twelve Apostles are sure to impress. Don’t be surprised to find only eight rock formations; the name is merely symbolical. Return to the viewing deck at dusk to see little penguins waddle ashore.

Finish your road trip at the historic quarter of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool and treat yourself to fresh seafood with ocean views.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Great Ocean Road?

A: Planning to leave the bright city lights of Warrnambool and check out the surrounding areas? If you love the idea of exploring the delights of regional Warrnambool City, we can help you find a suitable set of wheels. Just browse our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Great Ocean Road.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Great Ocean Road?

A: Great Ocean Road is overflowing with wonderful accommodation. Apartments are traveller favourites. Motels, cottages and private holiday homes also offer great alternatives.

Q: What does a holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: A sweet ride, flights and a place to rest for the night — we've got you covered. All you have to do is figure out how many of these suits your plans. With Expedia, you can style your time away how you like it, with tons of activities and experiences available as well.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Great Ocean Road?

A: Our holiday packages are an excellent way to save dollars on your next Great Ocean Road trip. See new places for less when you bundle your Flights, Hotels and even Car Rentals using Expedia. It's time to make those dreams come true.

Q: What are the best things to do in Great Ocean Road?

A: Middle Island, Warrnambool Art Gallery and Pickering Point Lookout are just the beginning if you're in search of superb attractions in Warrnambool. Be ready for an action-packed itinerary if you're visiting this major city.




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Cumberland Lorne Resort Rs10,353
Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020
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Cumberland Lorne Resort

Cumberland Lorne Resort

150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
     
    4.6 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Quite comfortable, very spacious and great location. Oven didn’t work very well and had to ask for amenities but overall great stay

    Wyndham Resort Torquay
    Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020
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    Wyndham Resort Torquay

    Wyndham Resort Torquay

    100 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Good position & location - have stayed before but on higher levels not in ground floor Our only slight disappointment - no coffee available from coffee cart in morn (after checking what time u could get a cuppa - 7am!!!) because somebody forgot to Have it turned on !!!!!! We had to go elsewhere ...

      Mantra Lorne Rs7,239
      Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020
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      Mantra Lorne

      Mantra Lorne

      Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
         
        3.9 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        I liked all the facilities beautiful grounds nice room but there was no coffee for us to have only jasmine tea a couple of english breakfast sachets otherwise it was very nice

        Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay Rs4,373
        Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020
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        Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

        Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

        3 Murray Street, Apollo Bay, VIC
           
          4.4 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great price and location. I will be back for sure

          Peppers The Sands Resort Rs9,231
          Reviewed on 8 Jun 2020
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          Peppers The Sands Resort

          Peppers The Sands Resort

          2 Sands Boulevard, Torquay, VIC
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Views of golf course. Staff friendly and helpful.

            Grand Pacific Hotel Rs4,810
            Reviewed on 8 Jun 2020
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            Grand Pacific Hotel

            Grand Pacific Hotel

            268 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, VIC
               
              4.1 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great views, relaxed atmosphere, great dining experience.

              Torquay Holiday Park Rs5,733
              Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020
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              Torquay Holiday Park

              Torquay Holiday Park

              55 Surf Coast Highway, Torquay, VIC
                 
                4.1 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great for kids and close to everything .... good place to chill

                Seafarers Getaway Rs10,713
                Reviewed on 19 Apr 2020
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                Seafarers Getaway

                Seafarers Getaway

                6080 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Friendly alpacas. Great stay for work, was relaxing and warm. Will definitely stay again.