Ah, the open road... the wind in your hair, the hum of the engine, the ocean stretching into the distance out your car window. If you haven’t made your way to the Pacific Coast Highway in California, don’t sweat it. You can get the same feeling by cruising the Great Ocean Road in Victoria – 240 kilometres from Torquay to Allansford.
This is where photo opportunities come to life, so grab your camera and start snapping – it’s a truly impressive natural sight.
You can take several days to walk the full length or just pick small sections to sample. Either way, you’re in for breathtaking coastal scenery.
When the weather cooperates, this beach is nothing short of stunning – pristine water, clean sand and grassy areas for the perfect picnic.
All along the Great Ocean Road, you’ll find surf schools, tour companies and windsurfing and kite-surfing areas. If you want to get your feet wet, check out Great Ocean Road Surf Tours (Torquay), Port Fairy Surf School, Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak, Westcoast Adventure and Surf School (Bells Beach) or Daktari Surf and Dive in Warrnambool.1