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Overview

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Travelling by car from Melbourne

The Great Ocean Road is a one-and-a-half-hour drive from the heart of Melbourne with dual lane highway conditions for most of the journey and excellent signposting.

Travel via the Princes Highway over the West Gate Bridge to the bayside city of Geelong. From here you can take the Surf Coast Highway to the famous surf town of Torquay. For over 400 kilometres, from Torquay to Nelson on the South Australian border, the Great Ocean Road provides some of the most impressive coastal scenery in Australia.

Alternatively, take the inland route by following the Princes Highway from Geelong to Warrnambool past rich farmland and picturesque country towns.

Air services

Avalon Airport is conveniently located between Melbourne and Geelong and operates services by most airlines from most Australian cities. Sharp Airlines operates flights between Portland and Melbourne's Essendon airport daily.

Other transport options

V/Line runs frequent train services from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Geelong and Warrnambool. V/Line coach services operate from Geelong via the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay and Warrnambool, and from Warrnambool to Port Fairy and Portland. For detailed information on timetables and costs contact V/Line.

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Transport

Getting here & around

Getting around

Great Ocean Road (GOR) Shuttle

Since the inception of The Great Ocean Walk, the Great Ocean Road (GOR) Shuttle has assisted over 4000 enthusiastic walkers. With various ways to...

Self-drive

The Moto God

Moto God is not your average motorcycle store. Motorcycle and scooter rentals and boutique moto apparel at world famous Bell's Beach. Rent an iconic...

Public transport

Popes Timboon

Popes Timboon is setting new standards for safety and comfort, with its fleet of buses and experienced drivers ensuring your journey is a pleasurable...

Public transport

12Amorningxpress

Taking a morning stroll on the Great Ocean Walk just got easier. Picture yourself on the edge of the continent, walking on a clifftop trail to the 12...

Getting around

Timboon Taxi Service & Great Ocean Walk Shuttle Service

Located in Timboon, just 15 minutes from the Great Ocean Road, Timboon Taxi Service offers a wide range of transport services, including local runs...

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