One of the most scenic roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road takes you along the southern coast of Victoria. With the amazing scenery just outside your window, there’s no better road for a road trip. The Great Ocean Road trip lasts for five days, with stops in Lorne and Coonawarra and unmissable sights like the Twelve Apostles and impressive waterfalls.
The Great Ocean Road
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Road Trip Starting Point: Melbourne
DAY 1: Melbourne to Torquay
Day 2: Torquay to Lorne
In Lorne you’ll be treated to lush rainforestry as well as sandy beaches. Lace up your shoes and try one of the many walking tracks in Lorne such as the Shipwreck plaques walk along the foreshore or the Queens Park Lookout Loop that takes you through the bush and to three lookouts that deliver panoramic views of the coast.
Grab dinner at the local favourite, Ipsos Restaurant and Bar to try some of their refined Greek food. And at night, stay close to the water with beachfront accommodation in the Mantra Lorne and let the waves soothe you into slumber. Make the most of your time in this relaxed, coastal town and try out one of the four tennis courts available at the Mantra Lorne, along with a day spa, a fully quipped gym, a kids room with games and movies, an indoor heated mineral pool and spa, and a croquet pitch! You might be so tempted by all the indulgence in Lorne that you want to stay a few extra days. But don’t worry, there’s plenty more excellence to see on the Great Ocean Road trip.