The all famous Great Ocean Road should be high up on your must visit (or re-visit!) list. Our top 10 round up is only just scratching the surface to get you exploring and feasting from Melbourne to Port Campbell and back again.They don't call it the Great Ocean Road for nothing. Tick off our 10 must-do options from Melbourne to Port Campbell and back again.
The Otways | Check out www.visitotways.com for more
Start by getting lost amongst this stunning world just over a couple hours' drive from Melbourne. As Visit Otways describe it best: "Slide down the sand dunes, explore the Otway forests, swim the sea, taste the salt, climb trees, float on the river, breathe the wild air, gaze at the stars…and enjoy the natural world."
Hopetoun Falls | Head to www.visitvictoria.com for updates
A half hour drive will then have you venturing about Hopetoun Falls. With an upper viewing platform and stairs down to the base you'll get the best of both perspectives.
Twelve Apostles | Head to www.visitvictoria.com for more
Choose your own adventure: grab a vehicle tough enough to take on Australia with through @backpackercars_australia. Or take to the skies and see the entire Shipwreck Coast by air with 12 Apostles Helicopters.
Just 3 mins drive from the Twelve Apostles will get you up close and personal with this region's unique rocky cliffs. Stroll along one of the walking tracks or take a break and dip your feet into the clear blue water. Bliss.
Forrest Brewing Company | Open Fri-Mon from 9am
With these opening times, you'll be able to grab breakfast and a beer to match. Pop in for locally brewed beers while you explore the Otways, or even sneak away on a day trip (it's a 2 hour drive from Melbourne).
Yield Birregurra | Fri & Sat evenings, or vegan lunch every 1st Saturday
Dig into gnocchi (or not, depending on the season). With an ever-changing menu to match the seasons, Yield will have you trying the best on offer from local farmers across 9 dishes.
Moons Espresso Bar | Open 7 days 7am - 3pm
Grab coffee and a buddha bowl - simple yet satisfying. It's enough to set you up for a full day out exploring, while leaving room to enjoy a local lunch (or perhaps a gourmet trail?).⠀
12 Apostles Gourmet Trail | Here's the map
Fill your tummy and taste your way around the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail. Whether your friends are foodies or not, there's sure to be a few of these that will change their mind.
Skenes Creek Beach House | Sleeps up to 10 from $300 AUD per night
Bring the crew and settle in at this stylish treetop stay in Skenes Creek, pretty much on the doorstep to The Otways. Only issue will be who gets the bath first.
La Perouse Lorne | Sleeps 2 from $420 AUD per night
Netflix and chill at La Perouse. All four of the uniquely designed rooms come with ocean views and original works by Australian artists. Now that's an immersive experience!
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