Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is truly one of the world’s great road trips, with white sandy beaches and little coves, lazy seaside villages and lush bush-covered hills. The best-known feature of this spectacular drive is the 12 Apostles, the huge and mysterious group of rock stacks just offshore between Anglesea and Port Campbell.
There are dozens of bush and bay walks, with the ultimate goal the Great Ocean Walk that stretches 104 kms from Apollo Bay to within sight of the 12 Apostles.
Inland is the richly green Otway National Park, where tall trees, relic plants and graceful ferns create some of Australia’s best rainforest vistas. Waterfalls, fern-fringed ponds, steep cliffs and views of secluded beaches add to your experience.
And more than a dozen seaside towns and resorts are strung out along the road, so you can stop for a night or two and explore the local history, shopping, cafes, food and wine.
A great place to use as your base! Great Ocean Road Tourist Park is situated on the mouth of the Curdies River inlet at Peterborough, only 10 minutes west of Port Campbell. The Park is conveniently located opposite the Hotel & only 150 m to beach.
From here you can take the time to explore spectacular coastal scenery including 12 Apostles, Port Campbell National Park, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge & Bay of Islands Coastal Park. It is also close to Otway Fly Treetop Walk, and central to a wonderful “12 Apostles Gourmet Trail” that incorporates cheese & chocolate factories, a winery, distillery and berry farm. The coastline provides great fishing & diving, bird, whale & penguin watching.
The Park has accommodation to suit all budgets including new Riverfront, Spa, Deluxe & Ensuite Cabins, grassed Powered & Unpowered sites. There is a clean, modern amenities block including disabled facilities, children’s playground with a jumping pillow, and a spacious camp kitchen with free BBQ’s and TV & games rooms. Free wi-fi is now available, and camp fires are welcome (subject to CFA conditions).
The park is open daily from 8am – 8pm and has just been voted “Australia’s Best Holiday Park” for 2013 by readers of Turu and Woman’s Day magazine. All Searoad Ferry customers receive a 10% discount on cabins & sites (conditions apply). www.gortp.com.au/