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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. Make The Great Ocean Road part of your personalized Torquay itinerary using our Torquay family vacation planner.
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  • We drove from Torquay to Portland, a distance of about 250 miles. It took us about 9 hours, although about 2.5 hours was spent visiting attractions. Highlights are the two lighthouses and, of course, ...  more »
  • We took the wildlife tour from Melbourne and it took over 13 hours and it was not worth it. Just rent a car and make the drive yourself. The road is very curvy but majestic and you will enjoy it more ...  more »
  • My gawd what an exercise in torture. My nerves are frayed to the edges after this beautiful drive ruined. I drive. A lot. And the half assed scared of a corner terrified of passing a car tourists on t...  more »