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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  • We took a one day tour with Go West Tours recently and had a lovely day. Our guide/driver was Kel and she was excellent, very interesting and obliging. She was always ready to take photos and offer in...  more »
  • I left Melbourne with a group of friends. We rented a car and, during the day, we walked across the Great Ocean Road. Along the way you can make stops to visit various local attractions: Koala reserve, Apollo Bay and London Bridge. Final destination of the route is the visit to the twelve apostles. A wonder of nature that leaves you speechless. Ample parking allows you to leave your car and get close to the twelve apostles through a pleasant walk. For those who, like me, take this route from Melbourne and the rate is very low. If you are shopping for cars and 5 rental is around $30 each. Absolutely worth the money!
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  • My family book a tour with Greyline for the Great Ocean Road on 17 Mar. The driver cum tour guideb cum narrator by the name of Can was superb. His narration was fun, educational with historical detail...  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.