Australia is one of the most visited countries in the world. Many great attractions are there to witness and have the time of your life. Out of many tourists destinations and activities in Australia, the Great Ocean Road Trip is on the top of the list. So, today; we are going to discuss this great tourist attraction in detail. If you are a local or foreign traveler who is keen to explore Australia in detail; you will benefit from reading this article.
The Great Ocean Road Trip
Did you know that this is one of the world’s greatest coastal road trips? Other than the blue ocean, many more attractions are there to witness and have the time of your life. Most local and foreign travelers rate it as an all-in-one destination. The beaches, wildlife, historical monuments, natural monuments, and the road itself are great attractions to enjoy with your family. The road extends for over 240 kilometers. So, we can call it a 240-kilometer-long fun time. You can enjoy a Great Ocean Road Trip with your family within a day. Anyway, if you prefer to explore the attractions in detail; a one-day trip will not satisfy you 100%. You can cover the whole road within about 14 hours. Just driving along the coastal road is a preferred activity by local travelers today. Driving along the windy roads can release your stress to a greater extent.
How long will I need to cover the whole road and its attractions in detail? A common question tourists from around the world ask us. Well, you can cover most of the attractions in detail within two days. But, a 3-day trip is the best option to consider if you prefer to spend a few hours in each attraction. Winter cold can make you feel uncomfortable while driving along the breezy coastal road. So, summer is the best season to enjoy a Great Ocean Road Trip to the max with your family. Can you afford to spend a few more hundreds of dollars? Why don’t you take a ride on a helicopter then? A helicopter flight service is in operation for local and foreign travelers. The helicopter can fly above the 12 Apostles, which is one of the most-talked attractions along the coastal road.
Your Great Ocean Road Trip will start at Torquay and will finish at Allansford. Between these two points, several attractions are there to enjoy. You got many activities to do too. You will have to travel about 100 kilometers to the starting point, Torquay, from Melbourne. You can either plan your trip from east to west, and the other way around. Anyway, having an idea of the attractions along the road will help in planning your trip. As mentioned, the trip can take about 14 hours to complete. So, starting the day as early as possible in the morning will let you explore all the attractions under daylight. The sunset is another great view to enjoy while driving back to home. A quick tip: make sure you take a DSLR camera to capture the sceneries along the coastal road. Also, be careful when you take photos of all the attractions. Warning signs are there to highlight the danger of getting too close to some of the attractions. For example, the 12 Apostles. Getting too close to the Apostles means jeopardizing your life for a selfie. The giant structures are in danger of collapsing anytime.
Booking your rooms
Booking your rooms in advance is highly advisable when planning your Great Ocean Road Trip during summer, which is the peak season. Travelers from around the world visit this destination during this season. Most foreign travelers either spend two or three days to explore the destination in detail, hence book rooms in advance. Planning your trip with a tourer will give you peace of mind about booking rooms and arranging meals as these tourers look after all of these for their clients. Is this your first-time visit to Australia? If your answer is a “Yes;” planning your trip with a tourer is highly advisable. Bigger rooms are available for families, and the rooms can have 2-3 beds. You don’t need to order food from the room provider as restaurants, pizza shops, and local cafes are there all along the coastal road. Enjoying local meals is another way to enjoy your Great Ocean Road Trip to the max with your family.
You can enjoy the trip and have the time of your life by giving priority to the safety of you and family members. Nobody wants to end their trip experience with a disaster. As a leading tourer, we advise you always stick to safety precautions (especially, if you visit with kids.) The ocean is the biggest risk to protect your kids from. Don’t let your kids enter the ocean without your assistance. You may be a great swimmer, but don’t get overconfident and go to the very deeps of the ocean. Anybody can struggle under harsh ocean conditions such as high waves. The cliffs along the beach may be unstable. Hence, don’t get too close to the cliffs even when taking a photo. While you focus on your safety, focus on the safety of wildlife and the environment too. Don’t get too close to the edge of cliffs such as of London Bridge (London Arch.) The ocean can get harsh at some points along the long coastal road. So, don’t expect the ocean to be the same everywhere.
Who can enjoy the Great Ocean Road Trip?
Well, anybody. Even your teenage children will remember the trip experience for a lifetime. Adventurous activities such as surfing at the Torquay is a great option for your teenage kids. Some tourers suggest planning your Great Ocean Road Trip during the offseason. Less traffic, cheap ticket prices, and fewer tourists are the plus sides of planning your trip during the offseason. Anyway, some downsides are also there to highlight. No water activities in the winter. Winter cold and the cold breeze from the ocean can make you and kids sick. Spring is another great season to plan your Great Ocean Road Trip. The rainforest and the waterfalls are at their peak during this season. Blossoming flowers and moving wildlife will give you a blissful experience. The autumn also can get a bit too cold. Anyway, the ticket prices are coming down during this season.
Consider all the factors we have discussed so far when planning your Great Ocean Road Trip on a tight budget. The prices can go up during the peak season, the summer.