Great Ocean Road, Things to do

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The Great Ocean Road, a driving experience

If you can get focused on the driving experience ahead of you on the Great Ocean Road, instead of thinking about it as 243km of road skirting the Victorian coastline, you are in for one hell of an experience.

The road challenges your concentration as a driver with its sea Vista's on one side of the road and tree canopy and sheer cliff face on the other, as its winds it way along the coast, when I say coast this road is right on top of the surf coast, that is why I recommend you go as a passenger or with a tour operator first time to take it all in. A good day trip would be Melbourne to Lorne or Apollo Bay. This drive has all the different driving aspects; from Airey Inlet to Eastern View is one long straight run with fantastic beach views or from Lorne to Apollo Bay is exhilarating as it winds up and down through the cuttings. Then there is the part of the drive where you discover natures natural wonders and landmarks, like the  Otway National Park with its 13,000 hectare of rainforest that frames the Great Ocean Road as it runs west from Apollo Bay were also the Old Otway Lighthouse can be found. Then there is one of Australia's most spectacular stretches of coastline, the 27km stretch of the Port Campbell National Park, which runs from Princetown through Port Campbell to Peterborough where you will find the stunning and distinctive outcrops of Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, The Grotto and the Twelve Apostles. Finally, your journey will conclude at Warrnambool, which is known as the nursery for the Southern Right Whale. Here they stay for many weeks, allowing the calves to feed for their journey back to the sub-antarctic waters  At Logan Beach, there is a specially constructed whale viewing platform allowing visitors to view the mothers with their young. 

Great Ocean Road Attractions

Some of the more popular attractions of the Great Ocean Road would be the surf beaches, and Bells Beach, Torquay,  is a surfing icon, depending on the size of the swell the wave can break in several places on the reef, including Centerside, Rincon, Outside Bells and Bells' Bowl. Have a whale of a time watching for the majestic creatures that frequent Portland Bay, Cape Nelson and Cape Bridgewater. The Southern Ocean waters are a year round whale watching destination, and there are many vantage points to watch from land as Blue Whales & Southern Right Whales frolic in waters along the Great Ocean Road

 Art and culture Discover the regional galleries that feature local, Australian and international artists or Theatres that are some oldest and grandest theatres in Victoria.

Family activities there are plenty to do with the whole family, that are truly Great Ocean Road activities and events

Food and wine, discover the region's wineries and vineyards, Sample the best of organic fruit and vegetables and delicious gourmet cheeses produced by local farms.

History and heritage view architecture and learn the history of this region at the local museum and historic attractions.

Nature and wildlife stroll through one of the local historic botanical gardens, or visit is scenic national park and lakes

Outdoor activities explore historic towns or walk, mountain bike, cycle or unwind at a fishing spot.

Shopping shop for locally produced clothing, jewellery and accessories, or discover the region's art and collectables

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