Things To Do Along The Great Ocean Road
6 July 2015 - Great Ocean Road
Situated at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, one of the most adored tourism hubs in Australia, Serenity Ocean View and Sea View offer a great base from which to explore the region.
Australia’s Great Ocean Road attracts millions of visitors every year and is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives – a winding road with spectacular views, limestone cliffs and formations.
The road is Australian National Heritage listed as it was built by 3000 returned soldiers and completed in 1932. Imagine, back then, there was no heavy machinery to help – only picks, shovels and horse and carts!
Things to do along The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Watch the skill of the surfers at the world famous Bells Beach particularly at Easter time during the Rip Curl Pro surfing competition.
Drive inland through the hinterland, home to rainforests, tall trees and waterfalls. Experience The Otway Fly treetop walk and Zipline. Enjoy a variety of local wine and produce along the way. Check out and download the Otway Harvest Trail map.
Marvel at the views as you drive through the resort towns of Anglesea, Fairhaven and Lorne. Lorne has a variety of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Head to the seaside town of Apollo Bay, mid-way along the Great Ocean Road.
Drive the length of the 242km Great Ocean Road to the world famous 12 Apostles at Port Campbell.
The 12 Apostles
The Twelve Apostles came about because of the harsh weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroding the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs.
The caves then became arches, which in turn collapsed; leaving rock stacks up to 50 metres high. On 3 July 2005, a large stack collapsed, leaving only eight apostles. The rate of erosion at the base of the limestone pillars is approximately 2 cm per year.
All natural attractions in the area are sign posted and clearly seen from the road. Other ‘must see’ attractions include:
Loch Ard Gorge
Swimming is popular at Loch Art Gorge but it is an unpatrolled beach.
The London Arch
Once an arch, the London arch collapsed in June 2009 and the feature now appears as two unconnected rock pillars named Tom and Eva after the two teenage survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck.
Depending on weather conditions, is especially enjoyed by kids as the waves come in from the narrow entrance of the Thunder Cave producing a loud ‘boom’.
After your big day, you will look forward to relaxing in the hot tub at Serenity Torquay accommodation.
If you are looking to hire a car for your road trip of a lifetime, we have an exclusive deal through Red Spot Car Hire whereby any visitor to this site is eligible for a 10% discount. This great offer includes no extra fee for the second driver and no excess on an insurance claim.