Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is the most beautiful route I’ve ever seen. My journey started in Melbourne at the Airport, you can enter the Great Ocean Road at several points there is no specified start or finish. You will be driving along the sea, the road is in a very good condition, sometimes it is a bit curvy and narrow but it’s worth it 🚗.
We stayed one night in Apollo Bay, it’s not the most beautiful city along the road but if you have to stay there too I can recommend the Dragon Bay Inn Chinese Restaurant, really delicious 😋.
A nice place to stay should be Port Campbell, unfortunately there was no accommodation available – make sure you book early enough if you want to stay there.
There are plenty of lookouts along the whole route, you can stop and take pictures around every curve.
Below are my favourite places; the London Bridge, the Arch and the Grotto are approximately 20 minutes by car if you leave from the Twelve Apostels – the Twelve Apostels are offering helicopter flights but you have a great view also when exploring the area by feet.
If you want to see some Koalas take a detour through one of the national parks along the road. They are full of eucalyptus trees and on a good day you can easily see Koalas up there.
Overall I would recommend to stay on the road for two to three days.
If you have time to spend a few days in Melbourne I can highly recommend it. Towards other Australian cities Melbourne has a strong European approach and is rich in art – especially street art 🎨.
Take a walk along the Yarra River (Yarra Promenade) to find a wide range of bars and restaurants, offering exotic food, fresh fish and more 😋 recommended: The Boatbuilders Yard 🥂🍹
Right next to the Royal Botanic Gardens you can find the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Center Melbourne; check for free events.
If you’re missing European breakfast check out the European – feels like back home and it’s a good place to start a day tour through the city.
By the way; Melbourne has a free tram zone for those who prefer travelling by public transport or in case of rainy days ☔🚋.
Happy travelling! 👋