The Great Ocean Road, which snakes along Victoria's rugged and windswept southwestern coast, is arguably Australia's most spectacular coastal drive. The road, built by returned soldiers after World War I along majestic cliffs, occasionally dips down to sea level. Here, in championship surfing country, some of the world's finest waves pound mile after mile of uninhabited, golden, sandy beaches and rocky headlands.
Although this region is actually on the southeast coast of the Australian mainland, it lies to the west of Melbourne, and so Melburnians refer to it as the "West Coast." From the city, you should allow two or more days for a West Coast sojourn.Driving is the most convenient way to see the region, and the only way to really enjoy the Great Ocean Road. Although the r… Read More
The going may be slow on the most scenic routes, especially during the summer holiday period. The winding road is notorious for its motor accidents (you’ll notice roadside signs along the route reminding visitors that Australia drives on the left), so take care on the bends and slow down.