8 stop-off points along the Great Ocean Road

Stop off points along the Great Ocean Road

Jumping in the car and taking to the road is one of best travel experiences you can have in Australia. But what better way to explore Victoria than travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Known as one of the best road trips in the world, The Great Ocean Road winds through 300kms of stunning Victorian coastline. If you’re not sure where to stop along the way though, here are some of best places to stretch your legs.

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1. Memorial Arch

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The Great Ocean Road was built by servicemen in 1932 as a memorial to those who served during World War One. An arch was created in 1939 but was destroyed during a bushfire. It’s since been replaced and plaques have been erected to commemorate the arch and the people who were responsible for creating the road.  

2. Geelong

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The city of Geelong might not exactly be along the Great Ocean Road route, but if you’re coming through Melbourne, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll pass by the city. Take advantage of the trip and grab yourself some brekky along the esplanade and get ready for the journey ahead.

3. Torquay

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The home of one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Bells Beach, Torquay is one of the great stop off points along the Great Ocean Road. And keep your eyes peeled because you might just catch a glimpse of Kelly Slater taking part in Rip Curl Pro championships held here. It’s also the official starting point of the Great Ocean Road route.

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4. Aireys Inlet

Considered to be one of Victoria’s hidden gems, Aireys Inlet is a beautiful coastal town that is the gateway to the Great Otway National Park, many beaches, the river valley and the popular photo stop, Split Point Lighthouse.

5. 12 Apostles

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About four hours’ drive along the Great Ocean Road, you’ll come across one of the main attractions, the 12 Apostles. These rock formations spike out of the water up to 45-metres high, and have formed after thousands of years of erosion.

6. Anglesea

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Close to Torquay and Aireys Inlet is the coastal town of Anglesea. Here you’ll find beaches a plenty, the Anglesea River and loads of scenic spots and lookouts.

7. Apollo Bay

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Bring your swimmers and an empty stomach, because Apollo Bay is a great place to stop off for a meal and a swim. Take in the panoramic views at Marriners Lookout while you’re here, too. There are also museums if you’re more interested in the area’s cultural and environmental history.

8. Lorne

One of the most popular stop-off points along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne is a popular holiday spot and bustling seaside town. Take a walk along the Erskine Falls track to get a view of the beautiful cascades. There are also plenty of events happening throughout the year, too, if you want to make a holiday of your stop here.

What are some of your favourite stop-off points along the Great Ocean Road? Let us know in the comments section below.

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