If you choose to hire a bus from Melbourne to traverse the Great Ocean Road, you’ll be heading from east to west so Torquay will be your starting point or first stop. This way you’ll be on the left side of the road closest to the ocean which will be easier for your chartered bus to pull over at all the viewpoints.
Just outside Torquay is the world-famous Bells Beach. Bells Beach is home to the longest running surf competition in the world, the Rip Curl Pro, and was featured in the super successful Hollywood flick “Point Break”. This is also where the Great Otway National Park starts, so rugged coastline, white sand beaches and lush rainforest are abound. What an epic start to an epic journey!