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  • Writer's pictureHillary Picado

Tips for Driving the Great Ocean Road in Australia

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most beautiful road trips in Australia and around the world. In this post we are going to tell you all the information you need to know to enjoy this road trip.

1. Make an itinerary

Some people it last one day to take the Great Ocean Road, others take it for 3 or even more days. The amount of time depends on how much time you want to spend in every spot. Before hit the road it is important for you to have figured out the route. You can start this 150 miles road trip in Melbourne (most of the people start here) or in Perth. It would depend of the whole itinerary of your Australia trip.

2. Take your time

Take the time to admire the view of every spot you chose in your itinerary. Don’t rush through the Great Ocean Road and fail to admire and enjoy the sceneries.

3. Choose the car that fits your needs

The most convenient option is renting a car. You’ll be free to stop and stay as long as you whenever you want. You can drive the Great Ocean Road in a compact car. We have a wide selection from compact to full size cars, SUVs, and vans for your travel needs in Australia. Meet our office in Melbourne.

4. Accommodation

You’ll find many options of accommodation along the way, but it’s better to book a place in advance, especially if you’re traveling during the high season.

5. Must-see spots:

  • Torquay

  • Bells Beach

  • Lorne

  • Triplet Falls (The Otway National Park)

  • Koalas – Kennett River

  • Apollo Bay

  • Cape Otway Lightstation

  • Gibson Steps

  • The 12 Apostles

  • Loch Ard Gorge

  • Port Campbell

  • The Arch

  • London Bridge

  • The Grotto

  • Bay of Martyrs (Bay of Island)

Ready to hit the road and take The Great Ocean Road? Book a car with us.



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