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.
Create an itinerary including The Great Ocean Road
Tours to The Great Ocean Road
$211 BOOK WITH VIATOR 2-Day Camping and Surfing Great Ocean Road Trip from Melbourne
Duration: 2 days
$95 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne
Duration: 1 day
$630 BOOK WITH VIATOR Luxury Private Great Ocean Road Tour up to 11 people - Entire Vehicle
Duration: 12 hours
$1,262 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 12 Apostles and Great Ocean Road Scenic Helicopter Tour from Moorabbin
Duration: 5 hours
The Great Ocean Road reviews
TripAdvisor has two listings for The Great Ocean Road, this one, "Great Ocean Road, Torquay", and another, "Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay". Torquay is where The Great Ocean Road begins. Torquay is in..... more »
We rode motorbikes from Torquay to Warrnambool, great ride with plenty of places to stop and look at the scenery more »
Plan your trip to Torquay
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Torquay
Side trips from Torquay
Hidden gems in Torquay
Nearby attractions in Torquay
Shopping in Torquay
Museums in Torquay
Trips to The Great Ocean Road by other users
5 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA Melbourne Museum Eureka Skydeck Royal Botanic Gardens 35 days in Warragul & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Warragul Melbourne 8 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Melbourne Torquay Cowes 5 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Melbourne Torquay Lakes Entrance 5 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Melbourne Torquay Lakes Entrance 34 days in Melbourne & London BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Melbourne London
Message from Tourism Australia
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.