The Great Ocean Road, Torquay

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Take an astonishingly beautiful drive along The Great Ocean Road. Returned soldiers from World War I built this 243 km (151 mi) stretch of seaside road between Torquay and Allansford as a tribute to fallen servicemen, and it now sits as the world's largest war memorial. Stop at lookouts for views over the ocean, and leave extra time to admire 12 Apostles, mammoth rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean just offshore from cliffs that plunge to a pristine beach. Plan to visit The Great Ocean Road during your Torquay vacation using our convenient Torquay day trip planning site .
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  • A magnificent road, so close to major cities of Melbourne and Geelong, not to be missed if you are anywhere in the area. Beautiful scenery and beaches adjoin it. Some of my favourite towns from years ...  more »
  • Like thousands of travellers before us, my husband & I fell in love with the Great Ocean Road the very moment we caught a glimpse of that breathtaking, exquisite blue sea from in between the gnarled c...  more »
  • Great Ocean road Is a must visit place to go. please do not take public transport. Hire a car and go by your comfort and spend at least 2-3 days on this road. this road is not just a road , but its a ...  more »
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Experience one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, along the south-west coast of Victoria. Take a drive on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, which winds alongside the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. Home to the world-class surf at Bells Beach and the craggy limestone spires of the 12 Apostles, this diverse and dramatic region is best explored over the course of a few days. The Great Ocean Road begins a 90 minute drive from Melbourne's city centre. It spans 400 kilometres (249 miles) from the town of Torquay to Nelson on the South Australian border.