Experts in Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

Great Ocean Road Holidays

Voted one of the best coastal drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most popular and scenic driving routes. Jaw-dropping scenery makes for a thrilling 240-kilometre drive along the southern coastline.

Starting in the surf capital of Torquay, you will wind your way through quaint coastal towns to Apollo Bay, stopping off en route to witness breathtaking vistas of the dramatic coastline. Driving this route takes you along cliff tops, across estuaries and alongside some of the country’s most beautiful beaches.

Great Ocean Road highlights

Of course, you don’t just drive from one end to the other. The joy of Great Ocean Road holidays is not the ultimate destination, but the journey — you can spend as long as you like taking in the sights of Victoria, enjoying as much or as little of the route as you fancy. Keep an eye out for Australia’s oldest lighthouse and remote beaches ready to explore in between the towns as you make your way along the road.

Widely regarded as the most picturesque part of the route, the section between Lorne and Apollo Bay juts between the cliffs providing incredible views of the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait. Also on the way to Apollo Bay is Great Otway National Park, where you can swap the wheels for a pair of walking boots  and enjoy some — or all — of the 91-kilometre Great Ocean Walk.

The pinnacle of the Great Ocean Road tours is the stretch along the coast of Port Campbell National Park. Here you’ll drive past the Twelve Apostles, a series of rugged rock stacks that rise from the Southern Ocean. The peaks go from dark and eerie at sunrise and sunset, to glorious sandy yellow when the hot Australian sun is at its highest point. For the ultimate experience, take a helicopter ride over the Twelve Apostles.

Take your time to enjoy the Great Ocean Road in all its splendour by planning stops along the way. You’ll take in quirky towns and rapidly changing scenery on a journey you’ll remember forever.

Apollo Bay

A coastal town in south west Victoria, Apollo Bay is located along the spectacular Great Ocean Road on the eastern side of the cape. Backdropped by the rolling green hills of the Otways, the bay is a popular tourist destination for many. A large marina provides the base for a number of fishing boats; an important industry for the local area. Enjoy fabulous views from Beacon Point and wander the gift shops, galleries and regular Saturday markets.

What to do in Great Ocean Road

Take a look at all the escorted tours and excursions on offer for your next trip to Great Ocean Road.

Choose your adventures

Places to stay in Great Ocean Road

From self-catered apartments to all-inclusive luxury hotels, find the ideal accommodation for your Great Ocean Road holiday.

Choose your accommodation

Recommended experiences

What kind of holiday experiences are you looking for?

Select your travel interests to find the experiences you’ll love. Then add your favourites to your Travel Plan to start building your tailor-made trip.

There are 6 itineraries to choose from below. Use the filters to refine your options.

Australian Escape

Australian Escape

22 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,195 per person

Explore the spectacular Great Ocean Road, cosmopolitan cities and quaint towns and discover wonderful wildlife along the way.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Food & wine
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
Australia on foot

Australia on Foot

17 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £5,349 per person

Experience unique retreats and city boutiques and explore some of Australia's most scenic and secluded routes the best way you can, on foot.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Wildlife & nature

Discover the Great Ocean Road and Grampians

3 Day Escorted Tour
From £299 per person
Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Escorted tours
  • Wildlife & nature

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

4 Day Guided Walk
From £1,409 per person
Great for
  • Adventure

Other places to go in Victoria


Melbourne Holidays

Penguins on Phillip Island
Phillip Island

Phillip Island Holidays

Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory Holidays

Grampians National Park

The Grampians and Goldfields Holidays

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Holidays

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula Holidays

From the blog

9 of the most romantic hotels in Australia

Whatever your idea of romance, we're sure one of these hotels will tick all your boxes for an unforgettable stay...

Why visit Melbourne during the Australian Grand Prix

What you need to know if you’re planning a trip to Melbourne for the kick off of the F1…
Twelve Apostles, Victoria

Exploring the Great Ocean Road

Travel Designer, Sharron, explores the Great Ocean Road and takes a helicopter ride over the Twelve Apostles. Here are the highlights of her trip...

How we create your trip

  1. Tell us your travel plans
    Fill in your travel plan with all your holiday ideas and preferences by clicking add on all the places you want to go. Our experts will then get to work creating your perfect itinerary and finding you the best deals.
  2. Book with confidence
    One of our team will get in touch with you to take you through your itinerary and once you're 100% happy with your travel plans, simply pay your deposit and start getting excited about your trip.
  3. Advice on call
    If you have any questions in the lead up, during or even after your holiday, we're always just a call away. We hope you have an amazing holiday!

Call free on 0800 988 4676