The Great Ocean Road has some of the most incredible views and towns along the 243 kilometre road.

One of the best sections of the Great Ocean Road is between the 12 Apostles and the Bay of Martyrs. This is because between these two popular attractions is a wide range of other famous attractions. You can also stop at the town Port Campbell for a refreshing drink and tasty meal.

12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles are no doubt one of the main reasons why people come out to the Great Ocean Road. The 12 Apostles are limestone stacks. A great time to view the Apostles is during sunrise or sunset. If you visit during sunrise there will be fewer people viewing the 12 Apostles.

Loch Ard Gorge

The Loch Ard Gorge is most known for its famous shipwreck. In 1878 the ship called Loch Ard crashed and sunk near Mutton Bird. Two people survived the shipwreck and were able to get ashore. Where they got ashore is where Loch Ard Gorge is and that is how the gorge got its name.


Razorback is a towering limestone stack. You can view Razorback near the Loch Ard Gorge lookouts. A great time to visit Razorback is between sunrise and the middle of the morning. Coming earlier in the morning means you will avoid larger crowds.

London Bridge

London Bridge is near the 12 Apostles. The London Bridge is more of an arch than a bridge now. In 1990, the bridge collapsed, leaving two people stranded on the arch for a few hours. Before the collapse, the bridge had once connected the mainland to the arch.

The Grotto

The Grotto is an interesting rock formation. It’s as a sinkhole, but it can be seen as a blowhole, archway, and cave. A great way to view The Grotto is from the lower viewing platform so you can look straight through it. You then will be able to see inside The Grotto and see the ocean on the other side.

Bay of Martyrs

Bay of Martyrs is a 2.5 kilometre bay along the coast of the Great Ocean Road. Inside the Bay of Martyrs, there are two smaller bays called Massacre Bay and Crofts Bay. Bay of Martyrs offers stunning views over the bay and the sparkling water. However, there are many viewpoints around the area to get a different look at the bay.

Between Razorback and London Bridge, make sure you stop at Port Campbell. Get some food and go to the Port Campbell Jetty. From the jetty you have some stunning views of the beach and can you find some rock formations nearby.

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