The 243km stretch of road, between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford, Great Ocean Road, is one of world’s most iconic scenic routes. Great Ocean Road can be reached within an hour of drive from Melbourne.
Travelling by car is the best method to reach and explore the region. From Melbourne, the West gate and Princess Freeways lead you to the Geelong Ring Road and on to the Surf Coast ( in an hour), Great Ocean Road, the Otways and the Shipwreck Coast.
The Great Ocean Road is less than 40 minutes from Avalon Airport and 70 minutes from Melbourne Airport. You can pick up a rental car at either airport or climb aboard a shuttle bus to Melbourne or Geelong.
Regular trains run from Melbourne and Geelong to Winchelsea, Colac, Camperdown and Warrnambool, . Visit public transport Victoria on ptv.vc.gov.au or call 1800 800 007
Public transport Victoria runs V/Line buss several times a day along the Great Ocean Road from Geelong to Apollo Bay. Buses run 3 times a week from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool. Visit ptv.vic.gov.au for details. Tickets are also available at the Lorne Visitor Information Centre and Great Ocean Road Visitor information Centre in Apollo Bay.
Time your car on Searoad Ferries Connecting the Great Ocean Road region to Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island. The 40 Minutes crossing is a great way to cross the bay. Every day every hour from 7am to 6pm. Web: searoad.com.au