Best Great Ocean Road accommodation to book in 2021

From Torquay to Warrnambool, find and compare accommodation along the Great Ocean Road.

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The Great Ocean Road is a spectacular coastal drive. As part of the adventure, you can visit the Twelve Apostles, get up close to koalas, kangaroos and emus, take a heritage tour and go hiking, surfing or mountain biking.

We have found the hottest deals and best places stay for budget travellers, couples and large groups taking a trip along the Great Ocean Road.

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How did we pick these Great Ocean Road hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Great Ocean Road hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

Where are the best places to stay on the Great Ocean Road?

Best cheap accommodation along the Great Ocean Road

Get easy and cost-friendly access to the Great Ocean Road by booking accommodation that won't break the bank. Cost-friendly accommodation does not limit your options for where you can stay, with hostels, apartments and cottages available for less than $100 per night.

Our top picks cheap accommodation along the Great Ocean Road: 13th Apostle Backpackers, Redwood Manor Motel Apartments and High View Family Cottages

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Best Great Ocean Road accommodation in Apollo Bay

Apollo is midway along the Great Ocean Road, making it an ideal place to stop and stretch your legs. If you have time in your itinerary, check out the outdoor activities that the town offers including surfing, swimming, diving and fishing. We have included low-, medium- and high-cost accommodation options that give you quick and easy access to the Great Ocean Road.

Our top picks for Great Ocean Road accommodation in Apollo Bay: The Apollo, Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn and Apollo Beach Eco YHA

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Best Great Ocean Road accommodation for couples

Taking the journey along the Great Ocean Road with your other half is a romantic getaway. What's even better is that you get to split the driving duties. If you're making a trip of it, check out these accommodation options that are perfectly suited for couples. RACV Torquay Resort offers a couples package with the inclusion of late check-out, rose petals and chocolates placed in your room on arrival and your choice of either a bottle of French wine or DIY martini kit. If you are travelling with other couples, Seafarers offers two-bedroom apartments, providing each couple their own space and privacy.

Our top picks for Great Ocean Road accommodation for couples: RACV Torquay Resort, Grand Pacific Hotel Lorne and Seafarers Getaway

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Best luxury accommodation along the Great Ocean Road

You will find luxury accommodation surrounded by picturesque scenery the whole way along the Great Ocean Road. After all, you deserve a good night of rest after driving and exploring during the daylight hours.

It's all about the little details when you stay at Chocolate Gannets. From the hamper of goodies that awaits in your room upon your arrival and direct access to the beach from your door, it's the perfect combination for relaxation. Choose between forest, valley and ocean views when staying in one of The Boomerangs at Johanna's fully equipped self-contained cottages that offer complete quiet and privacy. Take your pick of four private hot mineral pools, beauty treatments and massages at Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs. It's located at the end of the Great Ocean Road and provides the ultimate resting spot after your adventure.

Our top picks for luxury accommodation along the Great Ocean Road: Chocolate Gannets, The Boomerangs at Johanna and Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs

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Alternative Great Ocean Road accommodation options

If you're travelling with a large group of people, Airbnb and Stayz accommodation offer the most options. It's best to book in advance as properties tend to get snapped up quickly for larger groups.

If you want to bring your pets along for the adventure, some Airbnb and Stayz accommodation offers pet-friendly accommodation along the Great Ocean Road.

Frequently asked questions about Great Ocean Road accommodation

Should I book accommodation in advance when travelling along the Great Ocean Road?

If you're taking a spontaneous trip, you may find it hard to find last-minute accommodation. To avoid inflated prices and a lack of options, it's best to book in advance if possible. If this is not an option, we suggest finding accommodation before you embark on the drive. Apollo Bay is the halfway point and a popular stop for many visitors.

Where should I stay along the Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road starts in Torquay and ends a 10-minute drive away from Warrnambool. Popular spots along the way that offer a wide variety of accommodation, cafes, ocean views, national parks to explore and shopping options include Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.

Which sites let me book Great Ocean Road accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Great Ocean Road, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Great Ocean Road hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Great Ocean Road hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Great Ocean Road accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Great Ocean Road stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Great Ocean Road booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites like me book Great Ocean Road accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Great Ocean Road booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Great Ocean Road hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Great Ocean Road accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

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