The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia's most iconic coastal drives, renowned for its stunning vistas, dramatic cliffs, and picturesque beaches. Stretching 243km from Torquay to Allansford in Victoria, this magnificent route offers travellers a unique journey through diverse landscapes, ranging from lush rainforests to towering limestone cliffs.
Conceived as a memorial to soldiers who perished in World War I, the road was built between 1919 and 1932. As you traverse the winding road, you'll encounter an array of landmarks including the world-famous Twelve Apostles, pristine surf beaches, and charming coastal towns. Great Ocean Road is not just a route; it's a journey through the very essence of Australia's natural beauty and rich history.
Victoria enjoys a largely temperate oceanic climate characterised by mild and variable conditions during the winter. During the summer months, Melbourne warms up with mean temperatures ranging between 14°C to 25.3°C, and these months tend to be drier with occasional hot spells. In contrast, the winter season sees an average maximum temperature of around 13°C in Melbourne. However, in the northwestern parts of Victoria, temperatures can be significantly warmer. Overall, Victoria is one of the cooler regions in Australia with an average daily high temperature of 21 degrees.
If you’re planning a Victoria tour or a tour of the historic Great Ocean Road, you’ve come to the right place. You can book your next guided travel package online with Cooee Tours. Alternatively, call or email us for more information.
Exciting Things to Do on the Great Ocean Road
We specialise in Great Ocean Road Tours and guided tours throughout Victoria. If you’re planning to make Australia’s favourite road part of your next adventure, there are quite a few things to do that might interest you.
The Great Ocean Road Drive
Stretching over 243 kilometres along the southeastern coast of Australia, the Great Ocean Road Drive is renowned globally for its breathtaking scenic beauty. Stretching from Torquay to Allansford, this historic road is a testament to the resilience of World War I servicemen who built it as a war memorial. As you drive along the road, you'll witness an ever-changing landscape of majestic cliffs, vibrant rainforests and pristine golden beaches. The road offers numerous vantage points for visitors to pause, admire the natural beauty and capture breathtaking photographs.
Situated off the shore near Port Campbell, the Twelve Apostles are a series of dramatic limestone pillars rising from the Southern Ocean. Over time, erosion has shaped these stunning structures, and some of the pillars have more or less disappeared. Nevertheless, sunset and sunrise are particularly enchanting times to visit, as the stacks take on a golden hue against the azure waters.
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Located in Warrnambool, this extensive playground is a paradise for children. Spread over 20 hectares, the area boasts various play equipment, mazes, giant slides and even paddleboats. Families can also indulge in BBQs, picnics and bird-watching in this serenely beautiful environment.
Bay of Islands
This coastal park is adorned with weathered rock formations dispersed across the waters. It offers breathtaking views, especially during sunrises and sunsets, as the rocks seem to change colours before your eyes. Walking trails here provide an intimate experience of the coastline and its diverse flora and fauna. Bay of Islands makes this one of the most spectacular coast tours in Australia.
Nestled in the heart of the Great Otway National Park, Mait's Rest is a haven for nature lovers. The easy walking trail, surrounded by ancient trees, ferns, and moss-covered logs, provides a serene ambience — allowing visitors to reconnect with nature. Listen closely, and you might just hear the calls of native birds and glimpse the occasional indigenous wild animal.
uided Forest Walk
Delve deeper into the mysteries of the rainforest with a guided forest walk. Knowledgeable guides teach visitors about the local ecosystems, pointing out unique plants and animals as they go. Some of these forests house the world's tallest flowering trees. Guided tours run at regular intervals daily.
Torquay Surf Beach
As the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is synonymous with surfing. With its powerful waves and sandy shores, Torquay Surf Beach attracts surfers from around the world. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a beginner, the beach offers something for everyone. Numerous surf schools in the vicinity provide lessons for those eager to ride the waves.
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