Embark on your own adventure to explore the Great Ocean Road and experience one of the world's most iconic coastal views. Best known for the 12 Apostles, native wildlife, pristine rainforests and stunning waterfalls, the activities are endless. Breathe in the fresh air while bushwalking, surfing, mountain biking or take a cultural journey through galleries, museums and heritage attractions.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Travel via the Princes Highway over the West Gate Bridge to the bayside city of Geelong. From here you can take the Surf Coast Highway to the famous surf town of Torquay. For over 400km, from Torquay to Nelson on the South Australian border, the Great Ocean Road provides some of the most impressive coastal scenery in Australia.
Alternatively, take the inland route by following the Princes Highway from Geelong to Warrnambool past rich farmland and picturesque country towns.
V/Line runs frequent train services from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Geelong and Warrnambool. V/Line coach services operate from Geelong via the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay and Warrnambool, and from Warrnambool to Port Fairy and Portland.
Penny Whitehead, Managing Director of Provincial Wisdom, shared her wisdom of the region with us on the region. Penny is a true expert as she’s lived in the area for over 25 years - she was born in this region, left for university then returned after having her own family and often holidayed in Lorne since she was born. (Interesting fact about Penny: she loves gardening and Pinot Noir but hates roller coaster rides and baby corn).
If you're in the area, check out our event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018:
Enjoy an afternoon of berry picking at Ravens Creek Farm
Whole hog served Tex-Mex style in a West Footscray block party
Harley and Rose, West Footscray
Pizzini pop-up cellar door with barrel tastings plus fabulous salumi bar
Project Forty Nine, Collingwood
Meet the roasters, baristas & farmers behind the coffee in your cup
Kodama Coffee, Williamstown
Homecooked dishes from the Horn of Africa
The Abyssinian, Kensington