The “Great Ocean Road”, one of the most famous coastal roads in the world (2/2)

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Second part: a coast of beaches, beautiful surfers and trendy cities

The second part of the "Great Ocean Road" stretches from Cape Otway to the most popular surf spot in the world, where the world championship takes place each year, Torquay and the famous Bells Beach.

It is a more urbanized coastline with plenty of beaches to stop for surfing and towns that are very popular with affluent city dwellers from Melbourne and across Australia.

The road is, at this place, built closer to the sea and becomes more and more difficult to follow when you want to admire the landscape!!

See also our activity: Eco-excursion on the Great Ocean Road


Not to miss ! One of the best views of the “Great Ocean Road”: the lighthouse of Aireys Inlet, at the entrance to Anglesea. tips

Most tourists depart from Melbourne to Warrnambool and spend the day driving to arrive before sunset at the 12 Apostles!

To avoid cars and ride in the middle of the lane while admiring the scenery, go the other way from Adelaide to Melbourne (meaning of description in this article)!

Port Campbell is a very good place to sleep. The town offers a campsite and two back packs overlooking the sea, which are often very full in high season.

Useful information

Official site of the “Great Ocean Road” (offers different types of accommodation)

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