To really discover some of the breathtaking beaches located in Victoria, Australia, you need to pack up and travel south of Melbourne, until you hit the spectacular Great Ocean Road beaches.
Your journey begins on the Princess Freeway passing through Geelong and Eastern Beach. Bancoora is a great surf/swim beach close to the city. Further south you'll get to Queenscliff, a great starting point for your adventure exploring the beaches along the Great Ocean Road.
The first lighthouse along your journey is at Point Lonsdale illuminating the coast of Ocean Grove along to Barwon Heads and Thirteenth Beach. 13th Beach is a popular surf beach offering you a taste of what lies ahead on your journey along the Great Ocean Road.
The next major town you will arrive at is Torquay. This popular family destination attracts people from Melbourne and around Victoria, proud to be the neighbouring town to Jan Juc and the famous Bells Beach, renowned for hosting the world Surf Titles.
Continue along this surf coast, passing towns such as Anglesea with Point Roadknight, Split Point Lighthouse at Fairhaven, through to Lorne. Marvel at the spectacular beach houses along the Great Ocean Road as you pass the Wye River and Kennett River heading down to Apollo Bay.
Johanna is a small town near the start of the spectacular coast of Port Campbell, home to the 12 Apostles and rock formations visited by people from all over the world. Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland, with the secluded Bridgewater Bay, offer a variety of accommodation and a great escape from the Australian city of Melbourne.
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