Making the most of Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

Travelling Australia offers so many possibilities for fun and venture. Popular with backpackers, families, retirees – there really is something for everyone in this incredible country.

One of the highlights, and something to add to your Australia bucket list is the Great Ocean Road. Taking you 243km across the state of Victoria, a drive along the Great Ocean Road is an easy way to see some of Australia’s must-visit spots. 

To make the most of your journey, you need to plan it carefully. Here’s how you can make the most of your adventures on the Great Ocean Road.

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Hire a really good car

To really make the most of the Great Ocean Road, you’re going to need a good car. Take a look at Cottesloe Car Hire to give you some options. A camper van is great if you’re planning a long journey and ensure your accommodation is taken care of. Alternatively, a sportier vehicle can add to the road trip experience and make sure you have unrivalled views of the sights along the journey. 

Please remember that the Great Ocean Road can be treacherous, so drive sensibly and take rest stops along the way.

Plan plenty of stops en route

While you’ll want to take in some of the most popular spots along your trip like the Twelve Apostles, there are also plenty of hidden treasures along the Great Ocean Road. Discover some secret spots on the route. They might require a detour but it’ll certainly be worth it.

Break up your journey

While it’s quite easy to drive the distance of the Great Ocean Road in a day, it’s not necessarily the best way to do it. You’ll find plenty of great towns to stop at along the way, discovering some parts of Victoria you might not have seen otherwise. Book some accommodation in locations such as Torquay (where the road starts), Lorne and Kennett River to help you get to know Victoria a little better and enjoy a more leisurely journey. 

Make it a foodie trip

What is one of the best parts about a road trip? The food stops! Food lovers will enjoy the offering along the Great Ocean Road. There are a variety of food types to enjoy and some of the best food places along the Great Ocean Road – including pubs, cafes and some stand-out restaurants. A few food stops will be a must if you’re travelling with children – road trips with toddlers are never easy. If you’re going to be eating on the road, make sure you dispose of your rubbish somewhere appropriate, you don’t want to contribute to the littering that can spoil the journey.

A drive along the Great Ocean Road is a must during a visit to Australia. With so many beautiful sights to see and some incredible places to stop off, you’ll get to see a different side to Australia and enjoy a journey on the open road.