The best reroutes on Australia’s Great Ocean Road
This staggering waterfront street (authoritatively the B100) begins the stretch between the surf town of Torquay and Anglesea, a little more than an hour from Melbourne, and strips its way along the sea to wrap up between Port Campbell and Warrnambool where it meets the Princess Highway (or the A1).
Surfs up on Bells Beach
Despite the fact that you’ve just barely begun the excursion, you’ll need to veer off the Great Ocean Road from the get-go to get a gander at surfers riding the waves at Bells Beach among Torquay and Anglesea. It’s renowned as the home of the yearly Rip Curl Pro Surfing challenge over Easter (just as the setting for the shoreline wrestle between Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in Point Break, despite the fact that the scene wasn’t really taped on area here).
Vehicle driving on the Great Ocean Road Australia on a bright day
Note: you get the best perspectives on the left traveler side heading down the Great Ocean Road © James O’Neil/Getty
Consecrated information of the Wathaurung individuals
Arranged near Bells Beach, Point Addis is a shocking ‘apparel discretionary’ detached stretch of shoreline upheld by earthenware shaded precipices and part of the Point Addis Marine National Park. The astounding Koorie Cultural Walk here will show you a little about the Wathaurung individuals, who lived in the area for centuries before Europeans touched base by ship to colonize this nation.
The bushwalk takes you on a 2km trail with useful plaques along the course. Watch out for spiky echidnas waddling through the brush and wallabies bouncing by, just as taking in sensational waterfront sees from the post focuses.
Astonishing golf mates at Anglesea
The famous coastline town of Anglesea is a magnet for holidaymakers in the mid year months for its family-accommodating shoreline and pedal-vessel rides on the Anglesea River. In any case, we have motivation to head away from the water and into the private backstreets: to witness the kangaroos who have made the Anglesea Golf Club their home.
Play a series of golf and offer the course with the occupant populace of Eastern Gray kangaroos, or just join a 30-minute ‘roo visit kept running by the club.
Kangaroo on the Anglesea fairway Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia
A child kangaroo simply searching for the remainder of its family on the Anglesea green © John W Banagan/Getty
Dim waters at Erskine Falls close Lorne
Next the street wanders aimlessly to the tremendously well known coastline town of Lorne, settled between tall gum trees on one side and the Loutit Bay on the other. To get away from the groups, take a 9km reroute to the stunning Erskine Falls, which tumbles into the Erskine River 30 meters beneath. There are two or three post alternatives: it’s a simple five-minute stroll to the survey stage from the carpark, generally handle the marginally increasingly unsafe 250 stages to the base of the falls in a lavish greenery chasm to feel the fog all over.
Individuals taking guided voyage through the beacon at Airey’s Inlet
Take a guided voyage through the Split Point Lighthouse at Airey’s Inlet © Kate Morgan/Lonely Planet
A 30-minute drive inland from Lorne will carry you to the noteworthy town of Birregurra, definitely justified even despite a bypass to meander its beguiling nineteenth century streetscape and to feast at the much-praised Brae – reliably casted a ballot probably the best café in Australia. The eatery is found simply outside the fundamental town in a flawless cabin among 30 sections of land of plant enclosures with on location settlement suites that accompany their own mixed drink bar, turn table and bath with nature sees. Cook Dan Hunter makes a degustation menu of imaginative virtuoso utilizing generally what is developed nearby or sourced locally. Note: you’ll have to save a table well ahead of time.
Mountain biking and platypus spotting at Forrest
While the beachside town of Apollo Bay gets a ton of consideration around this piece of the Great Ocean Road, it’s very worth dodging into the Otways hinterland to the town of Forrest and close-by picturesque Lake Elizabeth. Experience sweethearts can enlist an off-road bicycle and investigate the fantastic trails around Forrest, lager darlings can test cold beers at the Forrest Brewing Company, and nature sweethearts ought not pass up a guided kayak stumble on Lake Elizabeth to spot tricky platypuses in nature.