You are spoilt for choice when it comes to staying in picturesque, friendly towns as you travel along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, but we had a tip to definitely stay at Wye River between Apollo Bay and Lorne. Not one of the better known places maybe, and one we might have overlooked for a bigger town, but it all makes perfect sense if you like a caravan park in an idyllic location, teeming with wildlife, across the road from a beach and walking distance to a hotel with magnificent views. What’s not to love?
Australia has a spectacular coastline with quite a few places that give you that edge of the world feeling. There are a number of spots where rugged cliffs drop off into the sea and the wild ocean slams against rock, creating wind and wave weathered formations. Perhaps the most well-known area to see this is along the Victorian coastline in the Port Campbell National Park and Bay of Islands Coastal Park.
As soon as I found out about this gourmet food trail it was firmly in the itinerary of things to do. If you are planning on driving the Great Ocean Road scenic drive in Victoria, put aside some time for this delectable detour.
For travellers wanting the closest place to stay and see some astonishingly beautiful natural attractions on the Great Ocean Road, you’d better pencil in to stay a while at Port Campbell and in particular the NRMA Holiday Park.
When driving the iconic Great Ocean Road in Victoria, a stay at the town of Port Campbell is a must to take in all that this region has to offer. Not only is it the closest place to stay for the impressive natural coastal attractions such as the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and more, but just as importantly are the food and beverage options that deserve time to savour.
Having just completed a trip along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria for the first time, a few things surprised me. I was expecting spectacular coastal scenery along a cliff hugging winding road and seeing plenty of other travellers on the road but there were some unexpected surprises too which I will share with you. For those who have yet to travel this iconic road in Australia, you may find the tips helpful and for those of you who have done it, you can nod along.