Located just a few hours’ drive from Melbourne’s CBD is an ocean side escape like no other: The Great Ocean Road. This 250km stretch is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, and the popular snaps of the famous pit stops along the way seen all over social media do the actual places no justice.
After admiring photos of these marvels for the longest while it was finally time to scratch it off my bucket list. Conveniently, I was in Melbourne for 3 nights and decided to save this trip for the last day. I love saving the best things for last but in this case I quickly realized that seeing EVERYTHING in one day was going to be impossible.
Initially I was going to hire a car and do the drive myself, but after doing some research I found out that taking a day tour would be more suitable (and less stressful – my phone signal cut out in some areas so relying on my phone GPS would be a complete fail). I also did the drive in reverse – this way I got to see the “main attractions” earlier and without all the crowds. However, if you have time on your side, I would totally recommend doing the drive yourself.
There’s many of things to see and do along the way, but in my opinion, there are some things you just can’t skip out on – I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
London Arch ( London Bridges)
Loch Ard Gorge
This place was my favourite out of them all.
There are several different paths to various viewpoints around this area. Each view has its own unique charm however, the walk from place to place will take you a bit of time. If I could, I would have gladly spent my entire day here.
If you’re a surfer, you’ve 100% heard of this place. Bells Beach is one of Australia’s most famous and best surfing beaches.
Gray River Road
If you want to cuddle wild koalas and feed colourful birds this is the place you should come to.