Bring romance back to road tripping with a fantastic affair along the Great Southern Touring Route. Drive Australia’s Great Ocean Road to one of a kind surfing spots at Bells Beach and Torquay, continue to the getaway haven in Lorne, and marvel the sights of the Twelve Apostles along the way. Hike through the lush rainforest and wonderful waterfalls of Otway National Park, or whale watch in historic Warrnambool township. Stop in beautiful seaside villages starting in Appollo Bay stretching all the way to Port Fairy. Head back in history in Grampians with its Aboriginal roots and catch gold rush fever at Ballarat with all of its heritage before pointing back towards Melbourne. Hire campervans in Melbourne from Walkabout Wagons in Australia and bring comfort with you ... this is a four-day journey you’re sure to enjoy!
Majestic Melbourne to Luscious Lorne - Day 1
Start the adventure by driving south-west out of Melbourne, beyond the unique humps at The You Yangs, towards gorgeous Geelong port. Look for a turnoff towards Great Ocean Road past the center of the city and head for Torquay. This famous surfing township boasts the world’s most expansive surfing museum! In Torquay, surf at Jan Juc or head to the iconic spot of Bells Beach for some great waves. There are options galore with surfing at Anglesea, Pt Addis, Point Roadknight, Eastern View, and Fairhaven, all on the way toward Lorne. Lorne offers surfing, fishing, or basking in the sun on golden sands, or grab a coffee in one of the oldest cafes in Victoria. Gaze at the lavish accommodation, spilling into the lush hinterland or trek along a popular track on your way to the array of tucked away waterfalls in Otway Range. Overnight at a local inn or find a caravan park or nearby campsite for your walkabout wagons rental campervan and dream the night away.
Lovely Lorne to Pretty Port Fairy - Day 2
Begin the day by heading toward Apollo Bay, featuring steep cliffs and sheer drops to one side with national parks hugging the opposite side, a fantastic sight. Bike ride or bushwalk your way to ancient heath lands and rainforests, stunning waterfalls and out-of-this-world glowworm caves in Great Otway National Park. Visit Cape Otway Lighthouse, now over 150 years old, or picnic at Shelly or Paradise Beaches. Head along the coast towards the immense towers of limestone aptly named Twelve Apostles. Soak in the spectacular views and ensure to capture the gorgeous sights from Gibson’s Steps or the boardwalk. Continue on Shipwreck Coast, known for the 700 or more ships tossed against the rocks by the tumultuous seas. Warrnambool is up next, known for its historic significance and whale gazing, then onto Port Fairy. Here, your agenda should include stopping in to see the biggest fur seal community in all of Australia or cruise alongside sharks, dolphins, and whales on a boat tour. Stay in a hotel or campsite with your campervan rental and rest up for tomorrow!
Perfect Port Fairy to Historic Halls Gap - Day 3
Extend the romance into day three with a detour to Byaduk Caves at Mount Napier State Park for the strange, yet wondrous tubes of lava. Head north for Dunkeld with its racecourse surrounded by the gorgeous Grampians Peaks to the south. The peaks stay within sight on the drive to Halls Gap, a popular tourist spot. This little town, framed by Mount William and Wonderland ranges, has many attractions to offer. Take the hiking trails at Boronia Peak, Chatauqua, and Venus Baths, and then visit the lookouts at Reed and Boroka, Lake Bellfield, McKenzie Falls, finishing with a picnic lunch at Zumsteins. Take a tour of the spiritual type from Brambuk Cultural Centre to see the rich culture of local ancient Aboriginal tribes along with sites of their rock art, while a guide points out the highlights, very enriching. Check out the wide variety of accommodation from campsites, with your rental campervan to five star hotels.
Hearty Halls Gap to Magical Melbourne - Day 4
The adventure continues as you drive north in search of goldfields with a stop in Stawell, with its famous Easter foot race, held every year. Ararat holds plenty of history from its gold rush days of Chinese colliers and big dreams. Try your own hand at prospecting in Victoria’s golden fields at Ballarat, the heart of the region. Experience the large public structures and tree bordered streets, a result of the mining era in the 1850s. Visit the interactive museum in Sovereign Hill and relive the period by panning for your own gold in a historic setting, costumes and all. Learn of the uprising at Eureka detention camp, a famous event at the Mining Exchange. Enjoy the last of the excitement this road trip has to offer by stopping in Blackwood or Trentham, adorable towns along the way back towards Melbourne. Return your hire campervan rental in Melbourne to Walkabout Wagons convenient hire campervan Victoria depot location to complete your journey.
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