The Ultimate Guide to Great Ocean Road
Posted on 24/06/2018 by Spaceships Crew
Great Ocean Road is one of the most famous drives in the world. But it’s also one of the most iconic stretches of coastline in Australia. The highlights along the way, such as the 12 Apostles, will become a lasting Instagram image.
This 243km stretch of road runs along the South Eastern coastline of Australia and it boasts a variety of terrain and topography to constantly keep you on your toes. This historic route is significant to the Aussies in more ways than one and if you’re after mind-blowing views and awesome surf, dramatic land formations and misty waterfalls, or glorious beaches and endless water sports. You won’t want to miss out on this amazing adventure Down Under!
For the campervan holidaymaker, Great Ocean Drive is a bucket list must that’s not to be missed. So pack up your campervan and hit the highway with our ultimate guide to the Great Ocean Road!
The ultimate guide to Great Ocean Road
As there's so much to tell about Great Ocean Road we've created several blog posts for you. Each of them covers a specific topic that's perfect for planning your Great Ocean Road road trip.
- 5 Great Ocean Road Facts That Will Change Your Life
- This is how you get the most out of your Great Ocean Road trip
- How to enjoy the culinary side of Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road travel tips
First time driving the Great Ocean Road in Australia? Don’t worry because we’ve got all the tips to help you have the best time Down Under. Here are some must-know tips for Great Ocean Road first timer.
Tip #1: there’s more than the 12 Apostles
Most people rush through the Great Ocean Road because their main focus is the 12 Apostles. Whilst these limestone rocks are truly iconic, there’s so much more to the costal stretch than just this one sight so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to explore other areas!
Tip #2: eat well on a budget
If you’re travelling on a budget, you’ll be pleased to know you can still eat well. You’ll find many artisan food shops selling quality local produce so you can rustle up your own tasty meals in the Spaceship or set up on a BBQ site.
Tip #3: drive carefully or try the freeway
The Great Ocean Road isn’t the easiest of roads to drive on and if you’re not an experienced driver, you may find the winding lanes and sharp turns quite challenging. The road can become dangerous during poor weather conditions such as rain or snow, so keep your wits about you! If you really don’t fancy driving on the road the whole way, you can drive along the freeway which is just a few miles away from the coastal road.
Tip #4: hire a Spaceships camper
If you’re travelling on a budget, make sure you hire a Spaceship camper to explore the Great Ocean Road. We’ve been voted Australia's best campervan rental company and we offer special deals all year round to help save you money.
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