VISITING FOR WORK? HERE ARE 5 SNEAKY WAYS TO VISIT THE GREAT OCEAN ROADby FIONA VAN KEMPEN
Are you travelling to Melbourne or Geelong for an event or conference, with just a couple of days for 'down time'?
Being so close to the wonders of the Great Ocean Road, it's definitely worth planning a quick trip to see the highlights.
At Warrnambool Tours, we are experienced at taking care of visitors with lots of time on their hands – or very little at all.
Here are five smart ways to see the best of Victoria’s south coast on a limited time schedule:
1. Explore Warrnambool and nearby Tower Hill
If you’d rather not travel too far, but want a taste of the south coast landscape, we can take you to:
- Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve where you can learn about the extinct volcano; local aboriginal history and see kangaroos, emus, koalas and birdlife.
- Basalt Winery at Killarney (near Tower Hill).
And, if there’s something else you’d like to see along the way, we’ll get you there!
2. Head straight to the shipwrecks
We have a tour that’s dedicated to taking people to several of these locations to learn the stories of the shipwrecks, their crews and passengers. Being local, we have many stories to share as there is so much history in this region.
You’ll get to see the London Arch (previously London Bridge before its collapse), the town of Port Campbell, and beautiful bays and beaches like The Grotto, Bay of Martyrs, Bay of Islands. We'll also show you one of the Great Ocean Road’s best kept secrets, Childers Cove.
3. The popular (and secret) coastal spots
From high on the clifftops, to down on the beaches, we know the best views between Warrnambool and the 12 Apostles, as well as some local spots that other buses can’t, or don’t access.
This is a good time to sit back and feel confident that you’re seeing the best of this section of the road, whilst you have the chance.
Tip: if you’re not catching the evening train back to the city, check out Warrnambool’s many fantastic restaurants and wine bars.
4. Get a taste for the Otways
It’s true that you could easily spend several days on active adventure in the Great Otways National Park.
We have a one-day trip that gives you a preview of the Otways, so you’ll be sure to come back for a longer stay.
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