The Surf Coast

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About the Region

The Great Ocean Road region consist of the towns: Warrnambol, Torquay, Portland, Nelson, Camperdown, Anglesea, Forrest, Aireys Inlet, Colac, Lorne, Port Campbell, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy. With so many things to see and do in the region, it’s a place you can visit again and again at different times of the year to ensure you don’t miss out on any events held.

How to get there


Melbourne Airport

Also known as Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne Airport it is the second busiest airport in Australia and is the major airport servicing the city with both domestic and international flights. Transport services and car hire are available onsite with connection to the city by public and private operators.

Avalon Airport

Located between Melbourne CBD and Geelong, Avalon Airport is the closest airport to the start of the Great Ocean Road, at only a 35 minute drive from Torquay.


The official start of the Great Ocean Road is 103km from Melbourne CBD and will take approximately 1hr:17mins to drive. Freeway Extension (M1) bypasses Geelong, making access to the Great Ocean Road much quicker.


Get to or from the Great Ocean Road aboard Searoad Ferries, the car and passenger ferry service sailing between Queenscliff and Sorrento. Connecting the Great Ocean Road to the Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island, the 40 minute crossing is a great alternative to the 3 hour drive around the bay. Ferries depart every hour on the hour from 7am to 6pm daily.

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