Take your time over our Great Ocean Road travel guide and you’ll be in the right frame of mind for making the most of every one of those 243km – rather than concentrating solely on ocean eroded sea stacks.
Check out the clifftop trails overlooking Crayfish Bay, between Blanket Bay and Cape Otway Lighthouse, and you’ll be well off the Great Ocean Road without another soul in sight.
Self drive with detailed routes notes or jump into a small group vehicle with a local guide; whatever you do, don’t just head to the Twelve Apostles and turn back to Melbourne in a day.
This is an excellent area for seeing indigenous animals in their natural environment with experienced local wildlife guides able to explain where and when to go as well as what to see at sea and on dry land.
Do some research about the land owners of the Great Ocean Road and you’ll be sure to respect the natural and spiritual cultural heritage of the area’s Aboriginal people.
Make the most of Melbourne, by all means, just give equal time to the out of the way beaches and bays to be found on the Great Ocean Road.
Listen to the tales told by our expert guides and responsible travellers and you might well uncover a few facts that are worth investigating further.
Climate change is a major cause of erosion along the Great Ocean Road, but you might be surprised to discover there's an even bigger contributor to changes to the landscape.