Private Departure Transfer
Covering 243 kilometres of Victorian coast, the Great Ocean Road is one of the world's largest war memorials and arguably, the most picturesque. It was built by returned World War II veterans as a dedication to their fallen comrades and has since grown to become one of the most iconic road trips in the nation.resta
Stretching from Torquay to Allansford, the drive steers alongside sheer cliff faces and through charming coastal towns. Its more notable sights include the Twelve Apostles, which are limestone stacks that emerge strikingly from the ocean, and Cape Otway Lighthouse, which is the oldest working lighthouse in Australia.
The Great Ocean Road is popularly accessed from Melbourne and can be driven in a day, or over several for a more immersive experience.
Check out our first-hand guide on how to drive the Great Ocean Road over a romantic couple's weekend.
The closest airports to Great Ocean Road are Melbourne's Tullamarine and Avalon airports. Avalon is closer to the start of the scenic drive, but Tullamarine does have more flight options.
Use the tool below to compare flights to both airports by selecting Melbourne (All) as the destination.
If you're looking for accommodation en route, consider searching for hotels in Lorne or Apollo Bay. They're both small, seaside towns that offer beaches and dining options.
The Great Ocean Road is a scenic road stretching for 245 kilometres between the coastal towns of Torquay and Warrnambool. The unique natural formations, green meadows, turquoise sea and untouched beaches make it one of the most spectacular road trips in Australia.
The journey is best enjoyed in your own vehicle, but for those looking to drop driving duties bus tours are easily available. There are so many points of attraction near the coast, including the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Memorial Arch, that using public transport to get to and see each can be difficult.
Taxi: Taxis are available via phone or online for local rides, personalised tours and airport transfers.
Uber: The on-demand ridesharing service can be booked from Melbourne to Torquay.
Hiring a car or caravan gives you the freedom to visit spots not covered by taxis and coaches. Budget, Thrifty and Enterprise are some well-known companies offering cars for hire in Torquay.
Up to 30% off flying experiences
Valid on select dates and for experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 57% off Great Ocean Road attractions and hotels
Save on day tours, hotel stays, skydives and more along the Great Ocean Road.
Australia flights from $132 return
Available on select dates in December 2020 to Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Launceston and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney with Jetstar.
Up to 14% off Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island tour
Available until December 2020. Includes transfers and hotel pick up, one day guided tour of the Great Ocean Road, one day tour to Phillip Island, and more. T&Cs apply.
Puffing Billy tours from $109
Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Victoria departing from Melbourne. Includes hotel pick-up, 30-minute steam train ride and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to $10 off Victoria truck rentals
Available on rentals until 31 January 2021. Minimum rental length of 1 day and maximum rental length of 5 days applies. T&Cs apply.
Up to $20 off Victoria truck rentals
Available on rentals until 31 January 2021. Minimum 2 days rental required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 37% off Victoria getaway with flights
Available for travel until 18 December 2020. Package includes return economy flights, accommodation at The Mitchelton Hotel Nagambie – MGallery by Sofitel, breakfast and more. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.
Perth stays from $35 /night
Available on select stay dates from June 2020 onward. Sample accommodation is in East Victoria Park. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Auckland stay
Available for stays until 28 February 2021 at Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland. Minimum 2 night stay required. T&Cs apply.
Great Ocean Road stays from $80/night
Available on select stay dates until December 2020. Sample rate is for Mahogany Motel.
Puffing Billy steam train from $144
Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria departing from Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
Melbourne shared airport transfers from $20
Valid on shared transfers in Melbourne with Skybus. Sample price is from the Avalon airport to Melbourne City. Includes Wi-Fi on board, free city hotel shuttle and more. T&Cs apply.
Melbourne airport transfers from $15
Valid on shared transfers in Melbourne with Skybus. Sample price is from the airport to Melbourne City, Southbank Docklands and St. Kilda. Includes Wi-Fi on board, kids travel free and more. T&Cs apply.
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