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Great Ocean Road Map – Attractions, Camping sites and Facilities

Going on a long road trip like the Great Ocean Road trip in Australia that has many incredible sights can be quite daunting.

If you don’t plan on the sights you’d cover, the time you’d spend at each site and on how much time would it take for you from one spot to another, you may not squeeze the best out of it.

Although Google maps is the commonly used as a journey planner but it has its limitations on how much information it can provide in a single view. This is where our map of Great Great Ocean road comes handy.

The Great Ocean Map below not only has all the main destinations and attractions of this fascinating road trip but it also is a handy printable guide of the Great Ocean Road that you could print and carry with you in your pocket.

Great Ocean Road Map

Map of Great Ocean Road showing all its famous attractions

See also: The Best Great Ocean Road Beach Resorts 

Great Ocean Road Stops

There are 7 main destinations that are worth stopping at when you are touring Great Ocean Road:

1. Torquay

Known as a surfing capital of Victoria, this town is situated at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road. There are plenty of white sand beaches

2. Anglesea

This is a second stop on the Great Ocean Road and is a small town with coral sandstone beach.

3. Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet has the famous Split Point Lighthouse.

4. Lorne

Lorne and is often labelled the cultural and tourist centre of the Great Ocean Road. It is characterized by a market street full lined up with food joints, cafes and shops.

Just before Lorne, you will find the famous Great Ocean Memorial Arch that was made to honor the soldiers who constructed the great ocean road.

It also signifies a gateway to the great ocean road and for this reason it is customary to get a photo clicked here with the Arc as background for your Facebook or Instagram posts.

5. Apollo Bay

6. Twelve Apostles

7. Port Campbell.

If you’re coming into Melbourne on a vacation to explore the Great Ocean Road and its stunning destinations, you could use a car rental in Melbourne to hire a rental car straight from the Melbourne Airport and get going. Renting a car provides you with the flexibility and convenience to make the most of your road trip adventure.

Great Ocean Road Drive

Many travelers ask how long is the Great Ocean Road? The answer is 237km. From the starting point in Torquay until where it ends in Allansford, the scenic coastal drive passing through the Great Otway National Park it takes about 4 hours to drive non stop.

The drive map of Great Ocean Road with all the main stops
Great Ocean Road drive map

Camping Sites Along Great Ocean Road

There are variety of camping options on the great ocean road. You could set-up your tent amidst towering trees on the Otway rainforest or you could choose to be on the beach where you could gaze at the star-studded sky!

Map of Great Ocean Road showing powered camp sites
A Map of Powered Camping Sites on Great Ocean Road

Read in more detail about the Camping Sites Along Great Ocean Road.

Waterfalls Great Ocean Road

Here comes the best part of this post!

There are several stunning waterfalls that grace the surrounds of the great ocean road. They provide the nature lovers and thrill seekers a perfect combination to explore and rave about.

Triplet Falls near Lorne
Triplet Waterfalls. Source: Heidi Kaldahl

Otways waterfalls

Otways waterfalls are located in the rainforest of the Great Otway National Park. You’ll encounter a series of enchanting waterfalls in this region that will leave you breathless. We give you the two of the best to visit here:

Hopetoun falls

Hopetoun Falls, one of the most famous falls in the area, drops a whopping 30 meters (98 feet) into a picturesque gorge.

Triplet falls

The iconic Triplet Falls will leave you in awe with its three cascades flowing side by side, creating a mesmerizing sight.

Beyond the falls themselves, the hiking trails leading to these natural wonders are equally captivating. You’ll go through ancient rainforests, feeling the cool mist on your face as you pass through the moss-covered rocks and wooden bridges.

Lorne waterfalls

Lorne also has two amazing waterfalls in its vicinity.

Erskine falls – A 10km short drive from Lorne, this gigantic waterfall drops from a tall cliff into a fern filled valley.

Henderson falls – After a 10 min short drive from Lorne, a gentle climb through dense eucalypt trees, you reach the Henderson falls that are smaller than the Erskine falls but just as amazing.

Don’t forget your camera to capture these epic natural wonders that will have your friends back home totally jealous. So grab your squad, lace up your hiking boots, and prepare for an unforgettable adventure through these waterfalls.

Great Ocean Road Beaches

The beauty of the Great Ocean Road trip lies in the number of clean and beautiful beaches that you have the luxury to visit and explore. And if you are coming here for a holiday, you would find amazing beach resorts offering un-interrupted beach views on most of these beaches. They are so good I could personally vouch for them.

Torquay beach

Situated close to the Great Ocean Road start point, the Torquay beach is easily accessible by road and easily has the longest coastline of all beaches on the Great Ocean Road. It is also a surfing hub.

Anglesea beach

The next beach on the Great Ocean Road is the Anglesea Beach which is usually less crowded than the Torquay beach.

Lorne beach

Lorne beach is across the best market street on the Great Ocean Road. It hosts a lot of events around the year including the annual Lorne festival of performing arts and the falls festival.

Wye River beach

Wye River Beach stands out for its peaceful village setting, natural beauty, and the chance to experience a relaxed coastal lifestyle

Apollo Bay beach

Apollo beach offer many recreational activities for visitors like boating, fishing, surfing and kayaking.

Port Campbell beach

Port Campbell is a small but very scenic beach and my favorite beach on the Great Ocean Road. It has great photogenic qualities by being surrounded by cliffs.

We’ve done a quick comparison of these beaches below:

Torquay beach vs Anglesea beach vs Lorne beach vs Wye River beach vs Apollo Bay beach vs Port Campbell beach

Comparison of Torquay beach vs Anglesea beach vs Lorne beach vs Wye River beach vs Apollo Bay beach vs Port Campbell beach

Great Ocean Road Information Centres

Entry to Visitor Information Centre Torquay and the Australian National Surfing Museum
Visitor Information Centre Torquay. Source: Visit Victoria

There are 6 visitor information centres spread evenly along the Great Ocean Road. These facilities can be really helpful for obtaining travel updates like current road and weather conditions and security information.

You could also get maps, brochures and other printed material around various hidden gems and local attractions. What’s more, since the staff that work there are locals, they can provide handy tips and insights about the the history, local food joints and a lot more.

Torquay Visitor Information Centre

Address: Surf City Plaza, 77 Beach Rd, Torquay VIC 3228

Open: All days 9am – 5pm

Phone: (03)5261 4219

Lorne Visitor Information Centre

Address: 15 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232

Open: All days 9am – 5pm

Phone: 1300 891 152

Apollo Bay Visitor Information Centre

Address: 100 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233 (inside Apollo Bay Foreshore Reserve)

Open: All days 9am – 5pm

Phone: 1300 689 297

12 Apostle Visitor Information Centre

Address: Great Ocean Rd &, Booringa Rd, Princetown VIC 3269

Open: 24 Hrs

Phone: 1300 137 255

Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre

Address: 26 Morris St, Port Campbell VIC 3269

Open: All days 9am – 5pm

Phone: 1300 137 255

Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre

Address: 89 Merri St, Warrnambool VIC 3280 (inside Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village)

Open: All days 10am – 5pm

Phone: (03) 5559 4620

Great Ocean Road Service Stations

One important consideration while going on a road trip in the regional areas is where to refuel when you run out of gas. Thankfully, due to the popularity of this tourist destination there are quite a few fuel stations on this long stretch.

Shell Coles Express Anglesea

107 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea VIC 3230

Open 5am – 10pm Sat – Sun, 5am – 11pm Mon – Fri

Liberty Oil – Only Diesel

40 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet VIC 3231

Shell – Lorne

70 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232

Open 6am – 8pm all days

Ampol Foodary Apollo Bay

Open 7am – 7pm all days

BP Port Campbell

32 Lord St, Port Campbell VIC 3269

Open 24 hrs

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Sunny
Sunny is an avid traveler who loves discovering new places along with his family. He is a travel expert and works in the travel industry with Australia's leading travel company that has won many global travel awards. Sunny has lived in the US, the UK, India and now lives in Australia. He has visited over 65 cities around the world and has a great skill of transcribing his travel into blog posts so that he could share his travel experiences to inspire his audiences to travel and discover the beauty of our diverse world. In past he has also been a travel guide and has a TAFE certification in Travel and Tourism from William Angliss Institute, Melbourne