Travelling advice – great ocean road – Australia
Booked a trip to Oz with the SO for my impending 40th, as part of the trip we’ll be heading to the Great Ocean Road for a 3-4 day road trip (hopefully) enjoying the beaches, waterfalls etc. just wondering if any of you seasoned travellers have advice for digs to stop at on the way, must see places etc ? ThanksPosted 4 years agodc1979Member
+1 for going north.
Stayed at a great eco hostel in apollo Bay. I highly recommend.
Stop and see:
Erskine falls & Teddy’s Lookout both at Lorne.
Cape Otway lighthouse. Watch out for hoards of Koalas that you can get very close to on the way down.
There is not much past Port Campbell so head north.
Have an awesome time mate…. We did.
D.Posted 4 years agocorrodedMember
Definitely do the loop. You can either go up through the Grampians (NB Hall’s Gap has had another bushfire this season, no idea how severe or when you’re going). If it’s all OK, stop in the Pyrenees for some wine tasting around Avoca. Or do a shorter loop (but just as fun) back up through the Otways via Forrest for some biking – great guesthouse here and a day’s riding with loads of echidnas. The Eco Hostel in Apollo Bay is excellent value – double rooms, superb kitchen.Posted 4 years agoantigeeMember
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery is a great lunchspot
Tower Hill National Park – Koroit near Warrnambool is an old volcano in the middle of boring farmland and is home to emus, wallabies and koalas and a good place to stretch your legs
hire bikes in Forrest, ride the trails and enjoy the beer at the Forrest Brewery café even more
another good spot for a beer is Port Fairy surf club with a view that is hard to beat
In the Grampians the recent big bushfire(very)near Halls Gap has probably done more damage to the tourist trade than actually on the groundPosted 4 years agoKitMember
Same as above, I did a loop from Melbourne in September.
Day 1: Bells Beach, Split Point (aka Round the Twist) Lighthouse, Erskine Falls, Apollo Bay ECO YHA
Day 2: Otway Forest & Otway Fly Treetop Walk, Triplet Falls, Hopetoun Falls, Twelve Apostles, Port Fairy YHA
Day 3: Back to the Twelve Apostles for different lighting :), Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, drive up to Halls Gap, Halls Gap Eco YHA
Day 4: Hiking round the Grampians
Day 5: Bendigo & the Central Deborah Gold Mine – you can do tours down the mine, various levels and prices.Posted 4 years ago
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