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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.
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Flight deals and essential info on how to get from the airport to the Great Ocean Road.
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. If you're travelling further west along the Victorian coast, Port Fairy is also a picturesque seaside option.
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.
Australia stays from $13 per night
Available on stays until 2021 in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is for a private room in Victoria. 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. T&Cs apply.
6-night Victoria beach getaway with ferry transfers from $399
Available on select dates from 1 February 2021 - 30 November 2022 in Portarlington. T&Cs apply.
Up to 37% off flying experiences
Available on select dates and for experiences like hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights, skydives, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to USD$1,500 OBC with Princess Cruises
Plus get free drinks, upgrades, tips and Wi-Fi on board. Available on select voyages in 2021-2021 to Melbourne, Sydney, Vancouver, Los Angeles 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 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.
Victoria hotels from $90/night
Available on select stay dates in Geelong, Creswick, Mount Buller and more. Sample stay is at Mercure Melbourne Therry Street. T&Cs apply.
Great Ocean Road midweek skydive from $319
Available on select dates for an up to 15,000ft jump. Includes $20 merchandise voucher. 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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