One of the great drives of the world, the Great Ocean Road starts
at Torquay and winds its way 247 kilometres to Warrnambool. The
road follows the coast all the way and you get to see some of the
most spectacular coastal scenery of anywhere, including rugged cliffs,
exquisite small sandy coves, spectacluar rock formations and even
a quaint fishing village.
The highlight is undoubtedly the Twelve
Apostles, a unique group of 12 rock formations in the Port Campbell
National Park that jut out of the sea.
You can follow the Great
Ocean Drive down to Warrnambool, a picturesque city beside the sea,
travel the extra 20 kms to the gorgeous historic fishing village
of Port Fairy, then return inland via highway 1. It can all be done
in a day, but this is such a great part of the coastline that deserves
at least two days.