What should I wear to the Great Ocean Road?

What should I wear to the Great Ocean Road?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 10/22/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most extraordinary stretches of coastline.

Couple Hiking the Great Ocean Road

Along with the Pacific Coast (NSW to QLD) and the Coral Coast (WA), the Great Ocean Road is one of the country’s most spectacular drives and is absolutely full of amazing adventures and activities along the way!

What you wear to the Great Ocean Road really depends on what you plan to be doing. Are you a beachcomber who loves nothing more than getting out in the surf? Take your wetsuit and beach gear, of course!

Or, are you a nature lover who can’t wait to get up into the stunning gum trees that extend out from the beach? Then, be sure to pack some comfortable shoes (if not your hiking boots), a hat, change of clothes – you get the drill…

Regardless of what you chuck on throughout your Great Ocean Road adventure you are bound to enjoy some of these absolutely unforgettable experiences…

Port Campbell National Park

Port Campbell National Park is like nowhere else in Australia, period! It is an expansive area dotted with awe-inspiring natural attractions at every turn along the road, making it a surreal joy to visit.

From the sparkling limestone formations of the 12 Apostles (though it’s actually eight now, sigh) and the London Bridge to the magnificent Loch Ard Gorge and the fascinating Grotto, the Port Campbell National Park isn’t short of amazing sights for tourists to check out…


Have you ever wanted to learn to surf? Well, there’s no better place to do it than at Torquay – Australia’s home of surfing! This is truly one of the best places to paddle out and catch that first wave that will make you hooked, and with plenty of surf schools dotted around town and ready to take you out there, you might find yourself riding a wave in no time…

The Otways

The Otways are a mystical part of Australia’s natural landscape: a giant stretch of lush forests inhabited by native trees and koalas. A visit to the Otways always promises to enrich the spirit, as hiking through the forest never fails to take you to some of the Great Ocean Road’s most tranquil spots and charming waterfalls.

Are you getting excited for your trip? With so much fun and adventure along one stretch of coastline, we can imagine you will be!

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.