About The Great Ocean Road

Hugging tightly to the coast, the Great Ocean Road offers spectacular views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean, and is a “must-see” Australian attraction.

Surf beaches, charming coastal townships, the Great Otway National Park and the 12 Apostles at Port Campbell National Park are just some of the many attractions along the road.

Please browse our destinations and highlights pages to discover the breadth of what this region has to offer.

The Great Ocean Road Facts

The Great Ocean Road is a two lane roadway (one lane in each direction) travelling approximately 243 kms from Torquay to Allansford with generally ocean beaches on one side and bush settings on the other.

The World’s Biggest Memorial

The Great Ocean Road, which stretches along the South Eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Geelong and Warrnambool, is in itself the world’s biggest war memorial.

It was built between World War I and World War II by returned servicemen in honour of their fallen comrades.

The road took 16 years to build and it was all done by hand using picks, shovels and dynamite. The main gate, a timber arch, has been rebuilt a number of times.

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