2018 TOURING MAP PLAN YOUR GREAT ESCAPE.
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A JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER
The Great Ocean Road region is an untamed world of nature and inspiration. Named for the spectacular 243km stretch of coastal road at its heart, this place has long lured seekers and free spirits.
SHAPE YOUR OWN STORY. Car touring is the best way to explore its depth and breadth. Create your own adventure, starting where the Great Ocean Road snakes a rugged coastline carved by the Southern Ocean. Destinations and hidden gems are waiting to be discovered from Torquay to the South Australian border. Then seek the road less travelled, looping into the hinterland, across volcanic plains, through ancient rainforests, whimsical villages and rural heartland. Wander where the wild things are. Where bygone mariners sailed and pioneering surfers embraced their birthright. Shape your own story where wellness thrives in salty air. Where modern-day adventurers dare and food artisans push new boundaries. Stay a few days and witness stunning sunsets and star-filled skies.
GETTING HERE. The Great Ocean Road region is easily reached and closer than you think. By car from Melbourne, take Princes Freeway and Geelong Ring Road to reach the Surf Coast, Great Ocean Road and beyond. From the Mornington Peninsula, add another dimension to your journey with a 40-minute bay crossing on the car ferry between Sorrento and Queenscliff. The region’s western reaches are within a comfortable drive of Adelaide. If you’re fly-driving, collect your rental car at Melbourne, Avalon, Warrnambool, Portland or Adelaide Airports. Trains run regularly between Melbourne, Geelong, Colac and Warrnambool and buses run the coastal route. | visit ptv.vic.gov.au for details
JOURNEY BEYOND THE COAST
The best journeys are not linear. They loop and turn. They meander and surprise. They thrill and they nurture. Your Great Ocean Road journey is more than the coast road. It’s a collection of experiences. Create your own story, chase your free spirit on roads less travelled.
WANDER IN MAGICAL LANDSCAPES. Walk to your own rhythm. Take your pick from a bevy of stunning Lorne and Otways waterfall walks. Stretch your limits on the epic Great Ocean Walk, Surf Coast Walk or Great South West Walk. Marvel at maritime mystery on the Mahogany Walking Track between Port Fairy and Warrnambool, or go coastal on the Port Campbell Discovery Walk. Cycle or walk any of many rail trails whirring through bushland, forests and rolling hills.
ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE. > Cape Otway Lightstation – lift your spirit with amazing views and astonishing history at the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia. > Otway Fly, Live Wire Park and Trees Adventure – a trio of lofty scenic experiences and aerial challenges that defy the norm. > Tower Hill – explore incredible scenery and wildlife, cradled in a rich natural landscape within a dormant volcano or take a guided Worn Gundidj tour to learn about its rich history. > Flagstaff Hill – experience hands-on maritime history brought to life in a living museum and spectacular sound and light show. > Budj Bim Cultural Landscape – tread a lava tongue formed millions of years ago, a remarkable ancient landscape and one of the world’s oldest aquaculture systems.
STEVENSONS FALLS, OTWAYS
Nature on an epic scale – powerful ocean, towering coastal architecture and ancient landscapes. Tune into the natural world where siren songs call.
MIND-SHIFTING SHORELINE. Explore Port Campbell National Park, famed for stunning coastlines shaped by the forces of the Southern Ocean. From a secluded cove or a clifftop platform, witness nature’s drama at the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Seek out a deserted trail above the Bay of Islands Coastal Park for a magical combination of sight-seeing and soul-searching.
WATERFALLS AND WHIMSY. The Otways, where healthy rainfall nurtures year-round cascading waterfalls. Take fairy steps along mossy trails, through fern gullies, beneath ancient trees to reach Beauchamp Falls, Carisbrook Falls or Stevensons Falls. Enjoy beautiful scenic drives on winding forest roads.
CHASE WATERFALLS OR WINDSWEPT VISTAS. > From Lorne, Erskine Falls is within easy reach. Dare to go deeper: in the Great Otway National Park trek through ancient mountain ashes to Triplet Falls or traverse the steep steps to the base of nearby Hopetoun Falls – a mystical LOCH ARD GORGE place shrouded in forest sounds. > Soak up nature’s majesty at Cape Otway Lightstation – a historian’s delight and a photographer’s nirvana complete with panoramic ocean vistas and huge, starry skies. Stay the night for a truly unique experience.
THE CALL OF THE WILD
Commune with creatures, big and small, where wild spirits roam. Leave the car in the car park – go deep into the region’s untouched landscapes to see native wildlife in its element.
BY THE WATER. > Between June and October, stand sentinel on windswept dunes at Warrnambool’s Logan Beach to spy southern right whales and their calves. Whales can be spotted along the coast from Torquay to Portland – log your sightings and sign up to whale mail: | visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/whale-sightings > At Cape Bridgewater, embrace a 2-hour return walk or guided boat tour to sight seals basking on rocks between fishing expeditions. > Canoe across Lake Elizabeth’s mirror-still waters in search of elusive platypus.
ON LAND. > Late afternoon, spot koalas feeding in gum forks at Cape Otway. Book an experience at the Conservation Ecology Centre to discover more about species protection in the Otways. > For emus, explore a crater-bound ecosystem at Tower Hill. By night, let a guided walk reveal nocturnal critters. > At Anglesea, kangaroos come in from the bushland to nibble on the greens of the golf club. > Stroll the new boardwalk to see roos gathering at dawn and dusk on the flats of the Gellibrand River Estuary at Princetown. ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB
Do something you’ve never done before. Take yourself down to the sea – or a lake or a river – and immerse yourself in the natural world.
FEEL THE FREEDOM. Kayak, sail, swim, surf, dive and more. Line-up on the same shore breaks that lured 1960s surfing pathfinders to make Torquay the spiritual home of surfing. Dozens of beaches fringe the region’s southern edge – seek out your favourite among secluded coves, resort seafronts and remote rocky shorelines. Where the forest meets the sea, discover rivers teeming with diversity and wander into the hinterland for vast lakes shimmering with potential.
5 X #INSPO > Surf Bells Beach – Catch a wicked right-hander at the legendary home of the Rip Curl Pro. if you’re not super-experienced then try a smaller break along the coast. > Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk – Take a 2-hour round walking trip along coastal cliffs to a view the largest seal colony on the Australian mainland. > Fish Portland – Get game fishing on a charter boat tour out of Portland where the Bluefin tuna are legendary. > Canoe Anglesea River – Hire a canoe and paddle your own path through the estuarine waters of Anglesea or for the more adventurous head out to sea. > Marengo Marine Sanctuary – Team-up for a 2-hour across-theseas guided kayak tour to discover how Australian Fur seals live.
GREAT OCEAN WALK
Leave the beaten path behind for adventure-based activities in big nature. Make terra firma your platform for leaping into the new. Walk or hike for hours or days on end. Reach into fresh territory; go far enough to find yourself. At Visitor Information Centres, glean information and discover your best options among Great Ocean Walk, Surf Coast Walk, Great South West Walk and a host of others. Feel the freedom of two-wheeling in nature. Cycle MTB central in and around the Otways township of Forrest or try the Eumerella Trail Network in Anglesea. Some coastal and most rail trails in the region can be shared with walkers There are many cycling events held throughout the year: cheer on the world’s greatest cyclists at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
5 X #INSPO > Seek new horizons on the Great Ocean Walk, hugging the coastline for 104km from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. > Mountain Bike Forrest – Get physical testing out the epic rainforest obstacles on the super-long and ultra-fast Yaugher Super Loop. > Fish Lake Purrumbete – Land one that didn’t get away: cast out from the bank for a catch-of-the-day trout. > Great Ocean Road Running Festival, Lorne - Apollo Bay – home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular marathons with a range of different distances and courses. > Power walk the super-scenic 8.2km stint of the Surf Coast Walk from Bells Beach to Point Addis.
Seek out like-minds, unknown stories, artists and food artisans in the region’s seaside villages, rural towns and regional cities. Each has a distinctive voice … a character, an ethos. Together they are the heart and soul of the Great Ocean Road region.
DIVERSE COMMUNITIES. > Surf-centric Torquay marks the beginning of the Great Ocean Road. A place for free spirits, salty wellness and thriving adventure. > Come out and play at Anglesea. Its brilliant beach and boardwalk are perfect for family adventuring. Be empowered to try something new and find the joy in achieving a first. > Scale the lighthouse at laid-back Aireys Inlet and explore its enclaves of artists, writers and creatives. > Fall in love with Lorne – a cultured classic seaside hot-spot where artists and holidaymakers mingle. > Discover pure peace and serenity in down-to-earth Apollo Bay – a tranquil harbour village on the edge of the Otways rainforest. > Fish, swim and amble a perfect pine-fringed bay at Port Campbell. > Large-as-life Warrnambool is welcoming, historical and refreshingly lively. Step back in time at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and wander the award-winning 5.7km Foreshore Promenade. > At Port Fairy, sync into a community dedicated to artistic expression. > Harbour-side Portland is an ocean frontier where bold adventurers set out.
DISCOVER THE HINTERLAND
Where the forest meets the ocean, and where The Otways meet the rich Volcanic Lakes and Plains, choose magical adventures in enchanted settings.
VOLCANIC LAKES AND PLAINS. Fish in volcanic lakes like Tooliorook, Bullen Merri and Purrumbete where the trout are legendary. Climb Red Rock Lookout or Mount Leura and Sugarloaf to survey fascinating landscapes. Unearth the geological wonder of eons-old volcanic lakes and plains: find your bearings at Mount Elephant Centre, Tower Hillâ€™s crater-scape or Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape.
> Forrest boasts world-class mountain bike trails and a stay-awhile brewery, while Birregurra boasts a like-no-other restaurant where local produce rules. > Meander in Camperdownâ€™s spacious streetscapes and pastoral heritage. > Grab your bike and explore the on-road trails, country lanes and historic buildings of Noorat then lunch at the 100-year-old country pub, where the locals love to linger. > Browse for antiques and collectables in off-the-beaten-track towns and villages. BARWON PARK, WINCHELSEA
ROCK LOBSTER, APOLLO BAY
TASTE THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Unlock the essence of this magical place and its people in gourmet experiences.
EMBARK ON A FLAVOUR-FILLED JOURNEY. Local produce takes centre stage at eateries throughout the region – buy seafood as fresh as can be and delight in paddock-to-plate menus (treat yourself at Brae). > Otway Harvest Trail – Celebrate the exceptional flavours of the Otway hinterland. Pick up a trail brochure at a Visitor Information Centre and escape to an all-season showcase of producers, provedores, vineyards, breweries, markets, farmgates, and eateries. > 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail – Drive the 70km or 140km loop through inspiring landscapes and taste experiences. From distillery, cheesery, winery and ice creamery to artisan chocolates and farmfresh veggies, it’s all about a party in your mouth while ogling stunning scenery.
5 X #INSPO > Try the famous Scallop Pie at the Apollo Bay Bakery > The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie is an essential stop for indulgent treats and gifts to take home to your loved ones > Treat yourself to a frozen yoghurt or healthy morsel at HAH on the beach at Lorne > For the catch of the day and a true paddock to plate experience be inspired at La Bimba – the view aint too bad either! > Into Cheese? Then you can’t bypass Cheeseworld. In the heart of rich dairy country – you know you’re going to be spoilt here!
DEEP BLUE HOT SPRINGS
FOR THE FIRST TIME
From a mineral bathing experience to hanging ten, the Great Ocean Road is full of firsts. > Learn to surf at Torquay – There’s no better place than Torquay – the home of Australian surfing, where surfing is a rite of passage. Book a lesson, dip your toes in and experience the thrill of riding a wave. > Relax… you’re on holiday. Make sure you take some time out to pamper yourself. Make time for a spa treatment or for a mineral bathing experience head to Deep Blue at Warrnambool. > Venture inland to Volcanic Lakes and Plains – Clamber to the top of Mount Elephant or Mount Noorat to see the lie of the land. If you packed a picnic, relax and soak up panoramic vistas stretching across landscapes shaped in ancient times. > Meet the makers and the storytellers – Creativity flourishes in the region’s natural environments. Artists, writers and performers flock here to live, to gather, to create. Connect with them at festivals and cultural events. | visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/events
TALK TO A LOCAL To help plan and get the most out of your trip visit an accredited Visitor Information Centre, open daily 9am to 5pm. ADVERTISEMENT SYMBOLS Attraction
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Car and Passenger ferry Every day, every hour on the hour 7am - 6pm Connecting the Great Ocean Rd/Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas and beyond. •40 minute crossing•Easy drive on/drive off •Internal and external observation decks•Dolphin spotting •On board cafe & bar • All weather
www.searoad.com.au or call 03 5257 4500
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Great Ocean Air
A: 410 Surf Coast Highway, Grovedale T: 03 5241 5700 The Gallery displays a range of authentic Aboriginal Arts, there’s a gift shop, café, native garden walk with resident emus & wallabies. Staff will share their extensive knowledge of Indigenous history & culture.
A: Barwon Heads Airport, Barwon Heads T: 0418 643 401 Fly 12 Apostles or Melbourne city orbits in our luxury aircraft from Barwon Heads. See the best views of the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles with Great Ocean Air.
Australian National Surfing Museum
A: 77 Beach Road, Torquay T: 03 5261 4606 Discover and explore surfing’s unique history, colourful culture and Australia’s legends of the sport through spectacular films, photographs, interactive displays, and a fascinating array of memorabilia. australiannationalsurfingmuseum.com
Peppers The Sands Resort
A: 325 Blackgate Road, Torquay T: 1800 557 101 Come to Australian Skydive Torquay to experience an adrenalin filled freefall of 220 km/h, followed by a 5 minute canopy ride all while taking in the views of the Torquay – Great Ocean Road area. australianskydive.com.au
RACV Torquay Resort
A: 2 Sands Boulevard, Torquay T: 03 5264 3333 Ideal short break escape perched amongst the dunes on the northern headland of Torquay, providing the perfect blend of resort facilities in a famous coastal location.
A: 1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay T: 03 5261 1600 This picturesque resort is perched within the backdrop of the Torquay and Jan Juc beaches, RACV Torquay Resort is set on an expansive golf course with spectacular ocean views and direct beach access.
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Anglesea Golf Club
A: 1200 Great Ocean Road, Bellbrae T: 03 5263 1588 Enjoy free tastings, explore our extensive range of chocolates. Watch hand crafted chocolate making and take in the garden views at the Pod CafĂŠ. Free entry. Open every day. Just 10 minutes from Torquay.
A: Golf Links Road, Anglesea T: 03 5263 1582 The Anglesea Golf Club is situated just off the Great Ocean Road and has an 18-hole golf course, kangaroo tours â€“ 7 days a week 10am-4pm, driving range and 18-hole mini golf.
Camp Wilkin Baptist Centre
Great Ocean Road Resort
A: 57 Noble Street, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3222 Situated about 1hr 30min from Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road. Our property is for churches, schools and community groups. We have a wide range of activities available and close to beaches.
A: 105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3363 Great Ocean Road Resort is a 4-star resort, walking distance to the beach, river and shops, offering a variety of accommodation options and facilities including a pool, restaurant and day spa.
Great Ocean Road Mini Golf
Split Point Lighthouse Tours
A: 73 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet T: 1300 942 397 Play the ultimate mini golf course! Walk through the Great Ocean Road arch, putt from the shipwreck and challenge yourself on the innovative lighthouse hole. Virtual golf simulator also available.
A: Federal Street, Aireys Inlet T: 1800 174 045 Spectacular view from the balcony. Close to Great Ocean Road. Perfect for families, photographers, historians and Round the Twist fans. Hourly tours 11am-2pm. Open 7 days. Extended hours during busy times.
Aireys Inlet Holiday Park
Great Ocean Road Story
A: 19-25 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet T: 03 5289 6230 Aireys Inlet – sensational beaches, wining and dining, beautiful scenery, everything you need. Family owned park, clean, quiet, safe and friendly. Modern cabins, budget to luxury. Solar heated pool and dog wash.
A: 15 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne T: 1300 891 152 Discover the extraordinary story behind the construction of one of the world’s most iconic drives in this free exhibition, located in the Visitor Information Centre. Open 9-5 daily, except Christmas Day.
Lorne Holiday Stays
A: 150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne T: 1800 037 010 Located on the Great Ocean Road in the heart of Lorne – opposite our main beach – Cumberland Lorne combines ocean views with outstanding accommodation, leisure and conferencing facilities.
A: Lorne T: 0497 226 952 A selection of holiday homes and apartments in beautiful Lorne. Whether it’s a weekend or a longer holiday you are after, our portfolio of properties cater for a variety of guests at an affordable price.
A: 81 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne M: 0406 453 131 HAH - Health & Hire Lornebeach is the healthy lifestyle café choice in Lorne right on the beach. We use healthy super wholefoods, local and sustainable products and sell retail and art.
A: 4285 Cape Otway Road, Birregurra T: 03 5236 2226 Set on a Birregurra hillside, Chef Dan Hunter’s farm-house restaurant uses produce from its own organic farm & local producers for its ever-changing set menu. Offers six luxury eco-friendly guest suites.
Experience nature super-charged at Live Wire Park in Lorne, just off Victoriaâ€™s Great Ocean Road. Offering electrifying outdoor experiences for all ages, we are home to Australiaâ€™s most extreme zip line. Book online now at: livewirepark.com.au
Trees Adventure Otway Park
Apollo Bay Aviation
A: 70 Possum Ridge Road, Yeodene T: 0429 374 653 Spend 2 hours in the trees climbing along nets, tight ropes, bridges, flying foxes and more! With 8 courses made up of over 80 challenges and 20 flying foxes, there’s something for 4 to 75+ years to enjoy.
A: Apollo Bay Airport, Marengo T: 03 5237 7600 12 Apostles helicopter and aeroplane flights, departing Apollo Bay daily. “Fabulous a must do!” Also spectacular views of the rugged Shipwreck Coast and Otway Rainforest.
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APOLLO BAY & LORNE
Apollo Bay Bakery
Chopstix Noodle Bar
A: 125 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 6440 Home of the Famous Scallop Pie on the Great Ocean Road. Open daily from 6am, 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch. Fresh bread, cakes, sandwiches and gourmet pies – all baked on the premises.
A: 151 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay A: 96 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne T: 03 5289 1205 Situated about 1.5 hours from Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road is our funky little restaurant CHOPSTIX. Come in for a feed or just to say hi. WE ROLL OUR OWN.
A: 125 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 03 5237 7411 Located upstairs with sweeping views over the beach and mountains, our focus is on sourcing sustainable seafood and regional produce. We buy direct from local farmers and fishermen, delivering a unique dining experience. labimba.com.au
Bimbi Park Camping Under Koalas
A: 90 Manna Gum Drive, Cape Otway T: 03 5237 9246 In the centre of the Great Ocean Road and Walk. Accommodation from tent sites to deluxe cabins. Set in a coastal Manna Gum forest full of bird life and native animals. bimbipark.com.au email@example.com
AUSTRALIA’S MOST SIGNIFICANT LIGHTHOUSE EST 1848
OPEN EVERY DAY Except Christmas Day 9am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm.
Features: >> Lighthouse – 1848 >> Telegraph Station – 1859 >> 1850 Keepers Quarters & Workshop >> WWII Radar Bunker >> Aboriginal Talking Hut >> History and Bush Tucker Talks >> Lightkeepers Café & Souvenir Shop >> Accommodation
Awesome views. Amazing history. Highlight of the Great Ocean Road. Apollo Bay Twelve Apostles Cape Otway Lightstation
1140 Lighthouse Road, Cape Otway, Victoria 3233 T: 03 5237 9240 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park
Ride With Us
A: 29 The Boulevard, Princetown Open Sun-Fri 10am-6pm (closed Sat) Take a stroll through our eco-friendly park and encounter Australian wildlife, herd animals, wild birds and more, in a natural setting. Interact with and feed kangaroos, wallabies, emus, deer and dingoes.
A: 1 Bailey Street, Timboon M: 0438 407 777 Explore Timboon and the 12 Apostles region. We provide on-demand transport services throughout the region and Great Ocean Walk transfers are our specialty. Or breeze along with our bike hire service. ridewithus.com.au
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
A: 5330 Great Ocean Road, Allansford T: 03 5565 3127 Operated by the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, Cheese World includes a cheese tasting cellar, gourmet gift shop, café and a museum showcasing local dairy farming history. Admission is free.
A: 89 Merri Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 4600 Australia’s most awarded Maritime Heritage Precinct – telling the story of the Great Ocean Road. Maritime museum by day, sound & laser show by night. Home of the Middle Island Maremma Project.
City Memorial Bowls Club
Images Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
A: 50-58 Cramer Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 4155 Fully licensed. Keno. City Bistro open 7 days (lunch and dinner) with vegetable/ salad bar and kids room. Roast carvery every Sunday. Starlight Café with coffee, cakes and snacks. Free lawn bowls. citybowlsclub.com.au
A: 60 Liebig Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 4208 Spacious family restaurant known for Yearling grade steak and fresh oysters. Menu also includes fresh fish, local lamb, pasta and pizza. Good choice of gluten free, vegetarian dishes and desserts.
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Blue Whale Motor Inn & Apartments
A: 26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 4949 The Warrnambool Art Gallery houses a diverse collection of objects and artworks, from elegant European salon paintings to the avant-garde modernism of the Angry Penguins. Free entry.
A: 367 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool T: 03 5561 2833 Great value accommodation, close to all Warrnambool attractions. Centrally located and an ideal base for those who wish to explore the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians & surrounding areas. Free Wi-Fi. bluewhalemotorinn.com.au
City Central Motor Inn and Apartments
Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs
A: 14 King Street, Warrnambool T: 03 5562 2140 Great value, fantastic location, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. Flexible 1 & 2 BR and studio apartments with new beds and pillows. Spacious with cooking and laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, free parking.
A: Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 2000 Warrnambool’s boutique resort with 80 guest rooms including penthouse, ocean view and studio rooms. Offering on-site restaurant, geothermal pool and day spa facilities.
Discovery Holiday Parks
Surfside Holiday Parks
A: 25 Pertobe Road, Warrnambool T: 1800 808 130 Adjacent to the beach and within walking distance to Lake Pertobe Adventure Park. Choose from deluxe S/C cabins, villas and camping and caravan sites. Playground, pedal karts, games room, pool and spa.
A: Pertobe Road, Warrnambool T: 03 5559 4700 Warrnambool’s only holiday park on the shores of Lady Bay. First-class camp kitchen, laundries and modern amenities. Great range of cabins and powered camping sites. Free Wi-Fi.
Ashmont Motor Inn & Apartments
A: Princes Highway, west of Warrnambool T: 03 5565 9202 Tower Hill is a dormant volcano that has been extensively revegetated to become a haven for Australia’s iconic wildlife including koalas and kangaroos. Guided tours depart from the Visitor Centre daily.
A: 47 Bank Street, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1588 Six luxury apartments, king size beds and fully equipped kitchen. 14 quality motel rooms, queen size beds, microwave, toaster & kettle. Central location. Free Foxtel and Wi-Fi. Book direct and save.
Gum Tree Caravan Park
Hearn’s Port Fairy Accommodation
A: Toolong Road, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1462 Quality self-contained cabins, caravan and camping sites, camp kitchen, adventure playground, off-leash dog area, pet friendly cabins and sites. Less than 4km to the town centre. Free Wi-Fi.
A: Shop 2/54 Sackville Street, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 3150 Craving peace and quiet from the demands of a hectic life? Hearn’s Port Fairy Accommodation is the answer. From small intimate cottages and apartments for a mini-break, to large luxury homes.
Seacombe House/Comfort Inn
Portland Maritime Discovery Centre
A: 22 Sackville Street, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 1082 This unique property is spread across 3 buildings, and provides a variety of accommodation, including cottages and private rooms. 5 minutes from the Port Fairy Wharf & 10 minutes from the beach.
A: Lee Breakwater Road, Portland T: 1800 035 567 Immerse yourself in the rich maritime heritage of Victoria’s birthplace. Explore the museum and discover stories of whalers, shipwrecks, and the building of the modern port. Guided tours available.
NEED TRAVEL ADVICE, THEN TALK TO A LOCAL To help plan and get the most out of your trip visit an accredited Visitor Information Centre.
LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL. When travelling, look for this symbol, it denotes accredited Visitor Information Centres, open daily 9am to 5pm. GREAT OCEAN ROAD VIC - APOLLO BAY 100 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay T: 1300 689 297
PORT FAIRY VIC Railway Place, Bank Street, Port Fairy T: 03 5568 2682
CASTERTON VIC 3 Racecourse Road, Casterton T: 03 5581 2070
PORTLAND VIC Lee Breakwater Road, Portland T: 1800 035 567
COLAC VIC Cnr Queen & Murray Streets, Colac T: 1300 689 297 LORNE VIC 15 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne T: 03 5289 1152 12 APOSTLES VIC - PORT CAMPBELL 26 Morris Street, Port Campbell T: 1300 137 255
TORQUAY VIC 77 Beach Road, Torquay T: 03 5261 4219 WARRNAMBOOL VIC 89 Merri Street, Warrnambool T: 1800 637 725
BIG4 Hopkins River Holiday Park WARRNAMBOOL hopkinsriver.com.au 1300 718 030 BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park WARRNAMBOOL figtreepark.com 1800 611 233 BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort HALLS GAP parkgateresort.com.au 1800 810 781
DRIVING THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Travel times are a guide only and may vary due to the scenic winding nature of roads and different weather conditions. The region is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace with lots of detours and stops! Expect travel times to be longer during peak season. Drive on the left in Australia and use slow turn out lanes to allow others to pass. Share the drive – don’t do the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne in one day. Take your time, make the moment last. Stay safe: Be aware of the environment within which you are travelling. In an emergency call: 000 (police, fire or ambulance). VicEmergency hotline: 1800 226 226 (free call) www.emergency.vic.gov.au www.cfa.vic.gov.au www.parkweb.vic.gov.au www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
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To help plan and get the most out of your Great trip, visit an Road – sealed Ocean accredited Visitor information centre.
DRIVING DISTANCES / TIMES Twelve Apostles Twelve Apostles Apollo Bay Avalon Airport
GREAT DRIVING OCEAN THE ROAD GREATREGION OCEAN TRAILS ROAD Travel a guide only and mayCamperdown vary due to the Surftimes Coastare Walk to scenic 1 8 (Pointnature Impossible to Fairhaven) winding of roads and differentTimboon weatherRail conditions. Trail The region is Trail best Network enjoyed at a leisurely pace with lots of 2 Eumeralla Warrnambool detours and stops! Expect travel times to be longerForeshore during 9 Promenade Park 3 Anglesea peak season.Bike Drive on the left in Australia and use slow turn out Forrest lanes toMountain allow others to pass. 10 Share the driveWalking – don’tTrack do Mahogany 4 Great Ocean Road from Melbourne in one day. Take your the Bike Trails Port Fairy to time, make the moment last. 11 Warrnambool Rail Trail 5 Old Beechy Rail Trail Stay safe: Be aware of the environment within which you are Great South Walk Great Ocean Walk travelling. In an emergency call: 000 (police, fire orWest ambulance). 12 6 - Nelson - Portland) (Apollo Bay tohotline: Twelve Apostles) VicEmergency 1800 226 226(Portland (free call) Port Campbell Glenelg River Canoe www.emergency.vic.gov.au www.cfa.vic.gov.au 7 13 Discovery Walk /Kayak Trail www.parkweb.vic.gov.au www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
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Point Danger Lawrence Rocks Cape Nelson State Park
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Macarthur Milltown Lake Condah Budj Bim (formerly Mt Eccles) National Park
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Princess Margaret Rose Caves
Mt Napier State Park
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Wilkin Park Flora & Fauna Reserve
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Twelve Apostles Gellibrand Marine National Park
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Port Campbell National Park
Winery Golf course Walking track Cycling track National park Searoad Ferry
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Fairhaven Eastern View
Barwon Downs Erskine Falls
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Queenscliff Searoad Vehicle Ferry
Point Addis Marine National Park Cape Schanck
Split Point Lighthouse
Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
Otway Beauchamp Tanybryn Fly Hopetoun Falls Kennett River Falls Triplet Cape Patton EAT Falls GR Wongarra AY OT W Marriner's Skenes Creek Look Out Maits Rest
Live Wire Park Lake Elizabeth Otway West Barwon Great National Reservoir Park Barramunga
Trees Yeodene Adventure Barongarook
Cororooke Lake Colac
Lake Mt Leura Purrumbete Pomborneit
Alvie Red Rock
PORT PHILLIP BAY
Lake Bullen Merri
Port Phillip Passenger Ferry
GEELONG RING ROAD
The You Yangs Regional Park
Gnarpurt Lake Gnarpurt
Lake Tooliorook Mt Elephant
Brisbane Ranges National Park
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Enfield State Park
Werribee Gorge State Park
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GREAT OCEAN ROAD REGION TRAILS Otway Harvest Trail 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail
For more information about the Great Ocean Road region visit: www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au
* Via Coast Melbourne
6hrs 40mins 614km
The official touring map for the Great Ocean Road region with inspiration for your journey.