The Great Ocean Road weaves along Victoria’s coastline, offering travellers a smorgasbord of beach towns, natural wonders, pristine rainforests, and dozens of swimming spots.

The region is crammed full of visitors year-round, with both international tourists and Victorian locals looking for a fabulous beach holiday. Here are our top accommodation spots for every kind of traveller looking to explore the Great Ocean Road, regardless if it’s one night, one week, or longer!

  • Bimbi Park

    Found on Cape Otway in the heart of the Great Ocean Road, the Bimbi Park is perfect for those wanting to immerse themselves in the coastal bushland. Nestled on the spectacular coastline, the park is sheltered among tall gum trees, away from the noise of towns and road traffic. The park has a range of accommodation options, from campsites, power campsites, on-site vans, and even private cabins. Nearby to the many bush walks, lookout points and beach spots, visitors can spend weeks in this park without getting bored!

  • Apollo Bay Backpackers

    For those wanting to save a bit of cash, or looking to make some friends, hostels are the way to go! The Apollo Bay Backpackers is nestled in the bustling Apollo Bay, the halfway mark along the Great Ocean Road, making it the perfect spot to set up for the night between sightseeing. Sitting right along the beachfront, this hostel is filled with surf enthusiasts, with many groups waking up before sunrise to hit the waves! After starting off your day in the seawater, you can head to the nearby rainforest for an amazing bushwalk to the waterfalls, lookout points, and more scattered about! Finish your day at the local restaurants, or back at the hostel to enjoy an Aussie beer with the other travellers!

  • The Port O’Call Motel

    Only five minutes from the iconic spot of the 12 Apostles, this hotel is perfect for those wanting to pack their day with sightseeing spots. For a cosy and intimate stay, this motel is perfect for those only wanting a couple of days in the Great Ocean Road, as it’s central location makes it perfect for travellers. The units are light and airy, opening directly onto the private gardens, only minutes walk from the Port Campbell Bay and to the fisherman’s pier.

  • The Boomerangs

    Enjoy a luxury stay on the coastline region with these award-winning boomerang-shaped cottages. Set in a three-acre grassy region, the cottages are perfect for a family wanting some privacy or even a couple looking for a romantic getaway. Surrounded by sensational forest land and ocean views, visitors will marvel at the sheer beauty this accommodation offers!

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