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EXPLORE MORE WITH TERRY SHIELDS TOYOTA

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Discover destinations and ideas to enjoy your Toyota driving experience. Each month we feature inspiring driving holidays right across across Australia from sandy beaches to outback experiences.

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

Victoria 19 Aug, 2018

ExploreMore on one of the world's most scenic drives - The Great Ocean Road. Home to the 12 Apostles, this breath-taking road trip isn't one to miss! 

None as one of  the world's greatest and most scenic coastal drives. You will truly feel as though you are driving along the edge of the world. 

 

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The Stunning 12 Apostles

One of the most well-known highlights of the Great Ocean Road is The Twelve Apostles. Situated in the Port Campbell National Park, the massive limestone structures that tower 45 metres above the tempestuous Southern Ocean, leave its visitors awe-struck in wonder at their size and beauty. Behind the eight remaining stacks (five have fallen since their discovery) are majestic cliffs, around 70 metres high.

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Great Otway National Park

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac.

The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland. In the north, the park features tall forests, ferny gullies, magnificent waterfalls and tranquil lakes. 

Down south, the rainforest gives way to the ocean in dramatic fashion. Visit the turbulent meeting of the South Ocean and Bass straight at Cape Otway Lightstation, or seek out a sheltered beach for a day of sea play.

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Bells Beach

With an international reputation as one of Australia’s best surf beaches, Bells Beach is an amazing spot – either in the water or out. There isn’t much ‘beach’ at Bells, it’s mostly a glorious cliff-face, and views from the cliff-top car park are spectacular – a great spot to watch local surfers out in the water.

There are several quality surfing spots in the precinct from Southside to Steps Reef.

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Cape Otway Lightstation

Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia's most important lighthouse. The light established in 1848 is perched on towering sea cliffs 90 metres above where Bass Straight and Southern Ocean collide. 

Explore the historic telegraph station built in 1859 and discover Australia's extraordinary secret war history from WW2. Appreciate and understand local indigenous culture at the Aboriginal meeting hut, with storytelling and bush tucker sessions from local guides. 

Watch whales at play and soak up the natural beauty and atmosphere for a few hours or stay overnight in the unique historic lightkeeper’s accommodation; great for families, groups, couples, friends and those hiking the Great Ocean Walk.

The Lightkeeper's Kitchen offers an array of tasty homemade fare; try the famous freshly baked scones and locally roasted coffee. 

The Cape Otway Lightstation is located a short drive off the Great Ocean Road, through serene forests where you are guaranteed to see koalas. Entry fees apply.

Content Credit: Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism

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