Make The Most Of The Great Ocean Road

Make The Most Of The Great Ocean Road

Make the most of the Great Ocean Road!

If you’re planning a trip to Victoria, you should definitely consider our Great Ocean Road package! The Great Ocean Road is an essential experience for travelers exploring Australia and it ranks high among the most sought-after activities in Victoria. Stretching across 250km from Torquay to Warrnambool, this scenic road trip allows you to witness iconic landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles and the London Arch. Along the way, you’ll pass through incredible surf towns, breathtaking National Parks, and much more. To make the most of your journey, here are some valuable tips to keep in mind:

Don’t Rush!

Take your time and savor the journey instead of rushing to reach the Twelve Apostles. Along the Great Ocean Road, every turn reveals stunning vistas that deserve your attention. As you embark on your drive, the captivating coastline remains within sight, and each bend in the road unveils a new awe-inspiring view. The initial stretch of the drive can be intense, with a narrow road hugging the cliffs on one side and the vast ocean on the other, accompanied by twists and turns. However, the reward awaits at Devil’s Elbow, just before Lorne, marking the completion of the most challenging section.

Avoid the temptation to complete the entire trip in a single day. Take the opportunity to stop at every captivating sight, explore charming towns, and engage in unique activities along the way. Consider staying overnight in a particular location, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Embrace the journey wholeheartedly, as you never know when the chance to do it again will arise!

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Check out the towns along the way!

Each town along the Great Ocean Road has its own unique charm and attractions. In Torquay, indulge your inner surfer with a visit to iconic Bells Beach, renowned for hosting the annual Ripcurl Pro surfing event held during Easter. In Lorne, treat yourself to some of the freshest seafood in Australia, straight from the boat to your plate, for a delectable dining experience. If you’re seeking a laid-back and hippy vibe, Anglesea is the perfect town for you to explore. These towns not only provide opportunities to stretch your legs but also offer delightful diversions from driving, ensuring you stay refreshed and energized throughout your journey.

Go off the beaten track!

While the popular tourist spots along the Great Ocean Road should definitely be on your list, we encourage you to venture off the beaten path and discover hidden gems that are waiting to be explored. It’s in these lesser-known places that you may uncover unique experiences and surprises. For fans of the TV show “Around the Twist,” a visit to the Split Point Lighthouse is a must. Climb the lighthouse for breathtaking views and don’t forget to stop by the charming tea house for a relaxing break. If you’re up for an exhilarating adventure, make sure to check out The Otway Fly Tree Top Adventure, where you can zip-line through the majestic trees. These off-the-beaten-path attractions are sure to add a touch of excitement and discovery to your Great Ocean Road journey.

Be smart, stay safe!

Safety should always be a top priority when driving along the Great Ocean Road. The road can be narrow, windy, and unpredictable, with blind corners and steep drops. It’s crucial to drive at a speed that you’re comfortable with, regardless of the posted speed limit. If you feel more secure driving at a slightly lower speed than indicated, it’s perfectly fine to do so. Additionally, be cautious during unfavorable driving conditions, such as rain. Slow down, maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, and keep in mind that your stopping distance may be longer. If you don’t feel confident driving on the road, consider taking the freeway instead. Rest assured, you won’t miss out on dramatic views, as the freeway offers similar scenery. Remember, safety is paramount, so use your common sense and ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Take the ‘silly’ pictures!

It’s a long drive so when you finally get to see what you have driven all this way for, don’t be too cool to goof around and take the silly pictures … you know, you holding one of the rocks up at the Twelve Apostle or surfing the wooden beams that overlook the beach … these pictures are the ones you’ll look back on and remember all the giggles you had, they are your memories, take as many as you can!

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