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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  • I could not be leave that there are no toilet felicitates , every stop we pulled into to look at the view was treble!! Toilet paper every were you looked had to watch your step in case you walked in.....  more »
  • If you get the chance to do the GOR, it will be a memory you will never forget. Everything is absolutely stunning. We did it in a day in a minibus with about 20 people, on a reverse tour from...  more »
  • The road is just mesmerising. We had a blast. And all ages will love it. Just be wary, there‚Äôs a lot of driving so be careful if you have kids not to try and tackle this all in one day.  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.