Explore the
Great Ocean Road

Along the south-west coast of Victoria, a mere 90-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD, is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. Starting from the town of Torquay and finishing 240kms away in Allansford, the Great Ocean Road is one Aussie road trip you should definitely check off your bucket list.


The Great Ocean Road is one of the greatest road trips of all time.

As it’s an easy day trip from Melbourne, why not go all out and really make it a trip to remember by hiring a minibus from Melbourne. A bus charter will only enhance your experience because it will allow you to sit back, relax and experience this unforgettable journey with a group of family or friends.

But what makes the Great Ocean Road such an epic road trip? Keep reading to find out all that this adventure has to offer.

The Great Ocean Road’s epic seascapes and pristine coastline make this trip a must-do experience.

the great ocean road

Bells Beach was featured in the hit Hollywood flick Point Break.

1. Epic Coastline and Surf Spots

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!

2. Spectacular Scenery at Every Turn

Next up on the journey is the town of Lorne, where the bush meets the beach. A picturesque little town, with 10 waterfalls in the vicinity as well as sweeping views of the coast at Teddy’s Lookout, it’s a definite stopping point on any Great Ocean Road itinerary.

Heading west takes you from Lorne to Apollo Bay, which has been said by some to be the most picturesque part of the whole road trip. Have your camera at the ready and be prepared for this 45-minute drive to take a whole lot longer.

The town of Lorne has 10 waterfalls in its vicinity so be sure to pack your camera!

Kennet River is the best viewing spot for Koalas on the Great Ocean Road.

kennet river koalas

3. Wildlife Spotting

As well as the chance to spot some whales off the coast from May to September, there’s the chance to see wild koalas while on the Great Ocean Road. The best viewing spot is at Kennet River. Keep your eyes peeled as it can be hard to spot wild koalas as they sleep for most of the day. However, they’re most active in the late afternoon so try to time your arrival in Kennet River accordingly.

4. Iconic Rock Formations

Everyone knows about the Twelve Apostles, but there are heaps of other amazing rock formations to be seen on the Great Ocean Road too. Port Campbell National Park is home to not only the Twelve Apostles but also Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, London Arch (London Bridge), The Grotto and the Bay of Islands. Slow down and take your time to really appreciate all that Port Campbell National Park has to offer with a private bus charter.

This national park is full of unique rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge.

Take it All in at Your Own Pace

Why not witness a sunrise and or a sunset at the Twelve Apostles? With a private bus hire from Melbourne, you can set your own itinerary and really make the most out of your journey on the Great Ocean Road. You will not be disappointed!

If you are interested in hiring a bus for a day trip, or longer, contact our experienced team at TNA Bus Hire who can work with you in every step of the planning and itinerary.

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