Tips & Articles

16
April
2019

Where are the koalas on the Great Ocean Road?

What more do travellers want to see that the local animals of Australia? With so many unique and beloved animals to choose from, it’s sometimes hard to narrow down the best ones, but there is no doubt that the Koala is typically on the top of a visitor’s bucket list. And why wouldn’t they be? With their big fluffy ears and cuddly grey bodies, they have been nicknamed ‘koala bears’ for their shockingly similar appearance to a toy teddy bear. But where can you see these cute creatures? Spanning a whopping 243km of road, the Great Ocean Road is the […]

5
April
2019

What town is near the 12 apostles?

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most visited sights in all of Victoria. A collection of coastal towns, bushland, and pristine beaches, there is no doubt that the area is rich in beauty. However, no trip along the Great Ocean Road is complete without a visit to the Twelve Apostles. The pointed limestone stacks emerge from the ever-changing seas, lining the edge of the coast to create an iconic horizon for all to enjoy. Travellers come from all over to see this epic natural phenomenon, with many spending a day, a weekend, or more nearby the ocean shore. […]

22
March
2019

How many of the 12 apostles are still standing?

One of the Great Ocean Road’s ultimate highlights is the Twelve Apostles. Glorious limestone stacks emerging from the choppy seas, scattering along the coast for a breathtaking sight. The apostles formed millions of years ago, but sadly over time, the number of stacks have dropped. With the continuous erosion of sea water and weather slowly cutting them away until these apostles will eventually cease to exist. The Formation of the Twelve Apostles The Twelve Apostles formed over twenty million years ago all from what we call erosion. Back then, the land stretched out further, with the apostle’s stacks being one […]

7
March
2019

What can you see at the Grampians?

A nature reserve within Victoria, this area is home to one of the world’s oldest and most majestic sandstone mountains. A large array of native plants and wildlife, this rich bushland area is perfect for outdoor actives such as hiking, bike riding, or rock-climbing. Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Discover the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people within the Grampians at their cultural centre. This information attraction is 100% owned by the aboriginal people and promises visitors an insight into the culture, history, and traditional customs of the Western Victoria communities. With artefacts on display, daily talks, and cultural activities such […]

20
February
2019

Where are the best spots to watch the sunset and sunrise on the Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road offers exceptional scenery throughout the day, but there is no better time than when the sun illuminates the road. When the sun rises above the ocean horizon or sinks down below, the sea and cliff tops are bathed in brilliant colours that shine a range of golds, pinks, violets, and reds. The light transforms the landscape into a magical and captivating place, enhancing its natural highlights to the extreme. So, get up at the crack of dawn or relax mid-afternoon to see the epic marvel of the sunset and sunrise along the great ocean road come […]

7
February
2019

Where to stay on the Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Victoria. A patchwork of coastal towns, jagged cliffs, rainforests, and pristine beaches. Listed as one of the best scenic coastal road trips in the entire world, with hundreds of travellers visiting every day. But how long do you actually need here? A day, a weekend, or more? If so, you might need to stay a night or nights, so here is our list of the best places to stopover in during your adventure. Torquay Huddled at the very start of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is known […]

6
February
2019

Who built the Great Ocean Road?

Spanning a whopping 243km of road, the Great Ocean Road is both a vital resource and a popular tourist destination. The stretch of road begins at the east end of the coast in the town Torquay and spans along the Victorian Coast until the small town of Allansford. Weaving around jagged cliff tops and crashing waves, the Great Ocean Road is listed as one of the best coastal road trips in the entire world. Before the Road Before the Great Ocean Road was built, the coastal area was covered in thick bushland and giant rocks. Travelling to the coastal towns […]

29
January
2019

What to see within the Otway’s National Park?

Nestled along the Great Ocean Road is the spectacular Great Otway’s, more commonly known as Otway’s National Park. Covered in lush greenery, the area is filled with bird calls, rustling bushes, and thundering waterfalls. Embrace Victoria’s stunning scenery as you immerse yourself into the striking cool temperate rainforest.   Animals The rainforest is alive with sounds, with a huge array of Australian animals on offer. No matter where you travel within the greenery, you are guaranteed in seeing one fantastic creature. Look above to the high treetops and spot the lazy koalas or the singing birds. Stroll along the walking […]

10
January
2019

What is the difference between the Great Ocean Road regular and large coach tours?

The long, stretching highway of the Great Ocean spans along the Victorian Coast of Australia. Famous for its ocean views and charming towns, the road is listed as one of the world’s greatest coastal road trips. We promise numerous ways to see this Australian highlight, with one-day tours, multiple day trips, or combo journeys. But by far the most popular tours on offer are our one-day adventures, including our 1 Day Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Tour or the 1 Day Great Ocean Road Large Coach. But what is actually the difference? Seeing as they are both one-day trips […]

9
November
2018

How far is the journey down the Great Ocean Road?

The renowned Great Ocean Road is a stretch of highway that spans along the Victorian Coast of Australia. It is famous for both locals and tourists, taking travellers through an array of wildlife, attractions and towns. It is one of the world’s best coastal road trips on offer. How the Road Began The road started construction in 1919 and didn’t finish until 13 years later in 1932. Most of the workers on site were the returning soldiers of World War I, who built it as a permanent memorial to those who died in the war. The road was also built […]

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