Great Ocean Road

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The quintessential Australian road trip.


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.

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.

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Up to 15% off Auckland stays 3+ nights

Valid for stays on select dates until 30 December 2018 at Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland. Minimum of 3-night stay to redeem offer. T&C's apply.

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$20 off Tuesday and Thursday skydives

Valid for jumps every Tuesdays and Thursdays only, until 29 August 2018. Destinations include Sydney-Wollongong, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Fraser Island, Noosa, Rockingham, Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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$20 off Wednesday skydives

Valid for jumps every Wednesday only, until 29 August 2018. Destinations include Sydney-Wollongong, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Fraser Island, Noosa, Rockingham, Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road and more. T&Cs apply.

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