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Taking the Great Ocean Road Travel Adventure?

Australia offers up a magnificent array of landscapes from rolling hills and arid desert conditions through to gloriously blue crystal coastal waters.

If you are looking to make your next holiday an intriguing trip of discovery and indulgence, then consider hiring a car and embarking on the Great Ocean Road journey.

Encompassing a captivating region of Victoria, the Great Ocean Road excursion will take you through coastal communities, canopies of lush green forestry, and provide you the chance to explore some amazing landmarks.

Read on to find out more great information on the Great Ocean Road as well as helpful tips for planning your adventure.

Explore & Experience

A spectacular scenic display is experienced along the Great Ocean Road journey. Whether it is from the seat of your car as you cruise along the coastline or it is the sprawling views from one of the many scenic lookouts, this journey is a true visual feast of colours, landscapes, and amazing environments.

A classic road trip for many visitors to the region, it is the ideal escape from the busy city centres and allows you to simply indulge in the natural and unspoilt beauty that surrounds you.

Captivating Coastal Waters

Water lovers will delight in the sprawling coastline and its wondrous crisp blue offerings. Select your ideal spot on the sand and set up camp for the day. Feel the cool ocean breeze, sink into the relaxing white sands, or take a refreshing swim in the inviting blue waters.

If you prefer to take this opportunity to engage in some exercise, then head out on the surfboard and catch the perfect wave. There are plenty of hotspots for surfing enthusiasts to enjoy the open waters. Those keen to learn how to surf will also find plenty of choices with surfing schools offering the chance to embrace this great sport.

Nature at Its Best

Don't think that this journey is all about gorgeous blue waters - there are great opportunities to also explore national parks and lush green rainforests. Great Otway National Park, Lower Glenelg National Park, Port Campbell National Park, and Melba Gully are just a few of the top attractions on offer.

The possibilities for your journey are endless. Take a look at the key landmarks, attractions, and top destinations below that you can check out along your travels.

Key Landmarks / Attractions

  • Twelve Apostles
  • Great Otway National Park
  • Tower Hill State Game Reserve
  • Great Ocean Walk
  • Lord Ard Gorge

Top Destinations

  • Queenscliff
  • Barwon Heads
  • Apollo Bay
  • Warrnambool
  • Geelong
  • Port Fairy
  • Colac
  • Lorne
  • Torquay
  • Port Campbell
  • Portland
  • Nelson

Start Planning Your Trip

Whether you love to plan ahead or prefer to simply be spontaneous, you will be thoroughly impressed by what you can see, do, explore, and experience along the Great Ocean Road trip.

For the lovers of a good planned holiday, check out Google Maps and use the 'Get Directions' feature. You can organise your itinerary with details of distances and driving times available.

To start planning your travels, select 'View Larger Map' below.

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Great Ocean Road Resources

Need Car Hire for Your Road Trip?

Arriving from interstate or overseas? Not to worry, there are plenty of car hire destinations for you to choose from throughout Victoria. Whether you are searching for a rental vehicle specifically for the Great Ocean Road journey, or you need a car for a range of travel excursions, you have a great selection of options. Airport, city, or outer suburbs, the choices are endless!

Here is a list of some of the popular locations you can compare car hire for within the region:

Don't forget, you can pick up from one location and drop off at another destination. Simply select 'Return to a different location' within our online quote form or let our team know your pick up and drop off locations when you call.