Australia’s answer to Route 66, but with arguably a better view. The Great Ocean Road is simply named, because it’s simply stunning: a winding coastal touring route of sandstone cliffs and dense rainforest hinterland, all the way from Torquay in the East to Allansford in the West.
Day-trippers from Melbourne usually make a beeline for the famed 12 Apostles near Port Campbell and be back in town by dinner time, but it’s much more fun to take your time and do it properly; to stop for a roadside snack in Anglesea, stay overnight among the green hills of Apollo Bay or visit the iconic lighthouse at Airey’s Inlet. Just make sure to stretch your neck muscles in advance: there’s head-turning views around every loopy bend.
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