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Great Ocean Road map – Directions, Camping sites and Facilities

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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 along the Great Ocean Road: Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell. However, many travelers visit it from locations like Melbourne, Geelong, Colac, Warrnambool, Avalon airport and even Adelaide.

Therefore, for their ease of planning, we have listed the distances and time to travel for the 7 Great Ocean Road destinations from some of these popular locations at the end of this article for you.

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 Great Ocean Road

Camping along the great ocean road is one of the most popular family activity all round the year. Aussies love being outdoors amongst the nature to unplug themselves from distractions of modern life.

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!

Powered camping sites Great Ocean Road

For overnight camping, a low cost alternative to a caravan park is a powered camping site. Also known as powered campsite or powered site, these campgrounds are equipped with power outlets.

It allows you to use and charge electric devices, light up the campsite and afford amenities like heating and cooling while camping.

There are a few such low cost powered camping sites available on the Great Ocean Road:

Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park

Pros: Great for families and kids, close to two beaches and local shops and amenities, dogs are allowed from May to Oct (excluding Melbourne Cup weekend)

Cons: Can be overpriced, no second car allowed during peak season

Anglesea Family Caravan Park

Pros: Clean and family friendly, great amenities on site – pool, oval, play areas

Cons: Pet friendly camp sites are not as good

I stayed here with a few families and friends in 2016 and I had the most fun staying in the cozy cabins, spending time and playing with friends and enjoying the heated pool.

Wye River Campground

Pros: Beach front location, small site – good for beginner campers without being too daunting

Cons: Campfires and solid fuel barbeques not allowed, no dump point

Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park

Pros: Good location for kids and family activities, accessibility to amenities and shops

Cons: Next to a busy road, more suited to RVs than camping, Pricey

Kennett River Family Caravan Park

Pros: Adjacent to Kennett river nature walk, wildlife spotting including Koalas and Glowworms, daily activities for kids,

Cons: No dump point

Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve

Pros: Pet friendly, close to beach and amenities, great spot for fishing on the beach

Cons: Can get muddy during rains and winters

Marengo Family Caravan Park

Pros:  Dog friendly, Wi-Fi available

Cons: Less privacy with lesser shaded campsites

So on your next Great Ocean Road camping trip, you know now where to go with your electric camping appliances such as electric grills or hot plates. What a way to enjoy the nature while still enjoying the comforts and conveniences that electricity provides!

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

Our top pick: Kennett River Family Caravan Park

Why?:

  1. Location: Ideal camping site away from any busy town. The beach is right across the road, and there are plenty of hiking trails and wildlife viewing opportunities in the surrounding area.
  2. Accommodation: The campsites are neatly organized in rows, are spacious and have access to power and water. The cabins are all self-contained and have kitchenettes, bathrooms, and TVs.
  3. Facilities: Playground, Tennis Courts, Camp Kitchen, Laundry, WIFI, Garbage bins and general cleanliness of the park make it a value for money.

BIG 4 Great Ocean Road

BIG4, the well known family parks chain in Australia has plenty of parks in this region. Most of these resorts have both powered and unpowered sites as well as many other cabin and glamping tent options. There are 8 BIG4 Holiday Parks on the Great Ocean Road.

Map of BIG4 parks on Great Ocean Road
BIG4 Parks Great Ocean Road Map

1. BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park

Kangaroos in the BIG4 caravan park Anglesea

BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park is a family-friendly caravan park located at a short walk from Anglesea Beach. With a new adventure playground and a heated water complex the park makes a great base camp for exploring the Great Ocean Road.

2. Ingenia Holidays Torquay

Located on the Surf Coast Highway, Ingenia Holidays is great camping park for a surfing escape. A solar heated pool, heated spa, mini golf, tennis courts, games room and a playground makes for a good family spot.

3. BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park

This riverside holiday park is set against a mountain backdrop with the beach only a few walks away. With plenty of nature around you there is never a dull moment camping here. It has powered sites, un-powered sites and cabin options.

4. BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park

BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces holiday park is directly opposite the apollo bay beach. It offers multiple options to stay including powered and unpowered sites with an ensuite, cabins and the brand new beach tents.

5. BIG4 Aireys Inlet

At 5 minutes walk from the famous Great Ocean Road Gin tasting room bar the is another pretty good BIG4 holiday park. You are sure to like the new Bark hut glamping pod that accommodates a family of 4 but gets sold out pretty quick!

6. NRMA Port Campbell Holiday Park

If you are looking for a bit of quiet and peaceful camping outing, then this is the holiday park for you.

7. NRMA Warrnambool Riverside Holiday Park

This riverside retreat is set against the banks of the Hopkins river and will surprise you with its beautiful setting. It has some great activities for kids including a waterslide!

8. BIG4 Tasman Holiday Parks – Warrnambool

This BIG4 holiday park is just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre of Warrnambool, a historic maritime rural town. It offers free WI-FI and has a full size tennis court amongst other facilities.

Dog Friendly Caravan Parks Great Ocean Road

When you have your furry friend to go along with you on camping, the search for caravan parks on great ocean road that are pet friendly could be quite challenging. Though if you need a quick list then our team has made exactly that for you below:

1. Bimbi Park – Camping Under Koalas

2. Marengo Family Caravan Park

3. BIG 4 Aireys Inlet

4. NRMA Warrnambool Riverside Holiday Park

5. BIG4 Tasman Holiday Parks – Warrnambool

6. Ingenia Holidays Torquay

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 Centre

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

Melbourne to Torquay

96km, 1 hr 30 min drive

Melbourne to Anglesea

112km, 1 hr 45 min drive

Melbourne to Aireys Inlet

122km, 1 hr 50 min drive

Melbourne to Lorne

139km, 2 hr 17 min drive

Melbourne to Apollo Bay

200km, 3 hr drive

Melbourne to 12 Apostles

226km, 3 hr 15 min drive

Melbourne to Port Campbell

249km, 3 hr 20 min drive


Geelong to Torquay

19km, 24 min drive

Geelong to Anglesea

40km, 38 min drive

Geelong to Aireys Inlet

50km, 47 min drive

Geelong to Lorne

70km, 1 hr 17 min drive

Geelong to Apollo Bay

124km, 1 hr 46 min drive

Geelong to 12 Apostles

155km, 1hr 56 min drive

Geelong to Port Campbell

157km, 1 hr 57 min drive


Anglesea to Torquay

23km, 20 min drive

Anglesea to Aireys Inlet

10km, 10 min drive

Anglesea to Lorne

29km, 33 min drive

Anglesea to Apollo Bay

74km, 1 hr 26 min drive

Anglesea to 12 Apostles

153km, 1 hr 56 min drive

Anglesea to Port Campbell

155km, 1 hr 56 min drive

Anglesea to Melbourne

114km, 1 hr 34 min drive


Aireys Inlet to Torquay

33km, 30 min drive

Aireys Inlet to Anglesea

10km, 10 min drive

Aireys Inlet to Lorne

19km, 23 min drive

Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay

64km, 1 hr 15 min drive

Aireys Inlet to 12 Apostles

146km 2 hr 1 min drive

Aireys Inlet to Port Campbell

147km, 2 hr 1 min drive

Aireys Inlet to Melbourne

132km, 1 hr 32 min drive


Lorne to Torquay

51km, 50 min drive

Lorne to Anglesea

28km, 31 min drive

Lorne to Aireys Inlet

18km, 21 min drive

Lorne to Apollo Bay

45km, 56 min drive

Lorne to 12 Apostles

128km, 1 hr 42 min drive

Lorne to Port Campbell

130km, 1 hr 43 min drive

Lorne to Melbourne

142km, 2 hr 1 min drive


Apollo Bay to Torquay

115km, 1 hr 39 min drive

Apollo Bay to Anglesea

74km, 1 hr 22 min drive

Apollo Bay to Aireys Inlet

64km, 1 hr 12 min drive

Apollo Bay to Lorne

46km, 52 min drive

Apollo Bay to 12 Apostles

85km 1 hr 21 min drive

Apollo Bay to Port Campbell

96km 1 hr 30 min drive

Apollo Bay to Melbourne

198km 2 hr 38 min drive


12 Apostles to Torquay

155 km, 1 hr 52 min drive

12 Apostles to Anglesea

153 km, 1 hr 58 min drive

12 Apostles to Aireys Inlet

144 km, 1 hr 58 min drive

12 Apostles to Lorne

129 km, 1 hr 43 min drive

12 Apostles to Apollo Bay

85 km, 1 hr 15 min drive

12 Apostles to Port Campbell

11 km, 10 min drive

12 Apostles to Melbourne

226 km, 2 hr 44 min drive


Port Campbell to Torquay

158 km, 1 hr 54 min drive

Port Campbell to Anglesea

155 km, 1 hr 58 min drive

Port Campbell to Aireys Inlet

147 km, 2 hr drive

Port Campbell to Lorne

131 km, 1 hr 45 min drive

Port Campbell to Apollo Bay

97 km, 1 hr 25 min drive

Port Campbell to 12 Apostles

11 km, 9 min drive

Port Campbell to Melbourne

229 km, 2 hr 49 min drive


Avalon Airport to Torquay

51 km, 39 min drive

Avalon Airport to Anglesea

62 km, 49 min drive

Avalon Airport to Aireys Inlet

72 km, 59 min drive

Avalon Airport to Lorne

91 km, 1 hr 22 min drive

Avalon Airport to Apollo Bay

146 km, 1 hr 58 min drive

Avalon Airport to 12 Apostles

176 km, 2 hr 6 min drive

Avalon Airport to Port Campbell

178 km, 2 hr 7 min drive


Warrnambool to Torquay

187 km, 2 hr 14 min drive

Warrnambool to Anglesea

184 km, 2 hr 17 min drive

Warrnambool to Aireys Inlet

177 km, 2 hr 20 min drive

Warrnambool to Lorne

172 km, 2 hr 14 min drive

Warrnambool to Apollo Bay

158 km, 2 hr 13 min drive

Warrnambool to 12 Apostles

73 km, 58  min drive

Warrnambool to Port Campbell

63 km, 50 min drive

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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