The Great Ocean Road is 243 km in length and runs from of Geelong to Warrnambool. The drive takes in the beauty of south-east Australia, including some of the country’s notable natural landmarks. Perhaps the most admired and visited of these attractions is the 12 Apostles. This collection of limestone rock stacks was formed between 10 and 20 million years ago from the erosion of the limestone cliffs of the region, and stand up to 45 m high.

For those who plan to take their time on the trip, dotted along the Great Ocean Road are dozens of small towns for you to stay. The three largest towns of the district are Lorne, Apollo Bay and Torquay – here you can relax and enjoy typical coastal activities like diving and swelling, as well as surf at renowned locations such as Bells Beach. For foodies, the region is also noted for its production of gourmet fare, especially its wine production.

Exploring the coast can be a great holiday option all year round. For winter beach holiday suggestions, click here.

RACQ offer roadtrippers a number of great deals to cut costs when it comes to car hire, click here for details.

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