Is the Great Ocean Road windy?

Is the Great Ocean Road windy?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 12/20/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Be prepared for the wind and weather on the Great Ocean Road. However, the stunning scenery will make up for it!

It is quite windy all year round along the Great Ocean Road. Some other seasons have more pleasant wind compared to others. But as the Great Ocean Road is along the coast and against the ocean, it’s expected to get windy. A lot of the time it can rain, even if the forecast says otherwise! So prepare yourself for typical Victorian weather with four seasons in one day.

Now you’re aware the Great Ocean Road can surprise you with the weather, let’s go over the popular attractions which are worth your visit.

Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles is the most popular attraction on the Great Ocean Road. They are located off the shore of Port Campbell National Park. The Apostles are limestone stacks but there are now only eight of them left. Some of the best times to view the Twelve Apostles are during sunrise or sunset.

Loch Ard Gorge

Another loved attraction on the Great Ocean Road is the Loch Ard Gorge. It is just down the road from the Twelve Apostles. The Loch Ard Gorge has a sandy bay with beautiful blue water. The view from the bay is two massive cliffs on either side. On top of the cliffs, they have some greenery like bushes and trees.

Otway Rainforest

Otway Rainforest is in the Great Otway National Park. Be sure to do the Maits Rest Rainforest Walk. This walk takes you through the rainforest on a boardwalk. In total it is about 30 minutes long which will loop you through parts of the rainforest. You can also spot some Australian wildlife throughout the rainforest. The most exciting are kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and platypuses. There are also informative signs along the walk for you to stop and read to learn more about the rainforest. Another great place to spot koalas is Kennett River!

London Bridge

About 20 minutes away from the Twelve Apostles sits the London Bridge. The London Bridge, also known as the London Arch, was once connected to the mainland. But the bridge collapsed on January 15 in 1990. During the time of the collapse, two travellers were on the arch and were left stranded. They eventually had a helicopter come by a few hours later to rescue them. The best time to view the London Bridge is at sunrise and sunset. There’s less crowd and you get stunning lighting from the sun rising or setting.

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is one of the towns travellers stop in during their drive through the Great Ocean Road. The most popular attractions are Apollo Bay Beach and Marriner’s Lookout. The lookout gives you a spectacular view overlooking Apollo Bay and the ocean. It’s a great spot to look at the whole town.

Ready to check out the Great Ocean Road? Book yourself a fun day tour!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.