Enjoy a full-on day travelling along the 243-kilometre coastal drive road in Victoria.

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most scenic drives. Filled with golden sand beaches, rock formations, and a whole lot of Aussie wildlife. As you’re driving along the road, you’ll go by Surf Coast and Shipwreck Coast.

When booking a Great Ocean Road tour, here are some of the things you will likely see along with the scenic views!

Twelve Apostles

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road

The Twelve Apostles is undoubtedly the most popular attraction along the Great Ocean Road, and it’s right towards the end! If you don’t already know, the Twelve Apostles are eight main limestone stacks.

Memorial Arch

Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch

Memorial Arch is essentially a man-made arch that you drive underneath towards the start of your Great Ocean Road journey.

The arch was built to honour Major W.T.B McCormack who was the honorary engineer of the Great Ocean Road Trust and the chairman of the Country Roads Board.

The Memorial Arch has been rebuilt multiple times due to being demolished, getting hit by a truck, and bushfires.

It’s worth pulling over to get a photo of the arch and to check out the sculpture of The Diggers who are working on the road. The sculpture was built to commemorate 75 years of the Great Ocean Road and for those soldiers who died in action or in service during WWI.

Apollo Bay and other seaside towns

On the tour, you’ll stop by Apollo Bay to grab some lunch. While here, you can look at the different boutique shops and walk along the famous golden beach.

Other towns you’ll drive by on the tour include Lorne and Wye River.

Loch Ard Gorge

Loch Ard Gorge

Loch Ard Gorge is a small golden sandy beach that sits between dramatic sandstone cliffs. This is also the site of one of the most famous shipwreck stories. In 1878, Loch Ard crashed into Mutton Bird Island where only two people survived and found safety on Loch Ard Gorge beach.

From the Loch Ard Gorge viewpoint, take some steps down to the beach where you can also view The Razorback.

Melba Gully

Melba Gully is a small rainforest area within the Otway Ranges, close to Apollo Bay. Here you’ll do a short walk through the rainforest and see the scenic Anne’s Cascade, a range of birds, and a collection of plants.

Don’t forget to book your Great Ocean Road day tour and experience everything listed!

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