Melbourne >> Geelong (train) >> Torquay >> Great Ocean Rd >> Warnambool >> Melbourne (train)
Distance: 268KM (Geelong to Warrnambool)
The Ride: Scenic but challenging - many hills to contend with! This ride is not for beginners!
The first stop is also the surfing capital of Victoria. Torquay is home to the famous Bells Beach, home to the Rip Curl Pro, one of world surfing's most famous and longest running events. As one of the bigger towns found on the coast, in Torquay you'll also find many accomodation options and great restaurants and cafes.
Perhaps the most picturesque of towns found along the Great Ocean Road, you should definitely consider Lorne as an overnight stop. The small township is surrounded by lush forests and is protected by it's own little bay making ocean swimming much safer here compared to other places along the coast. Walk to Erskine Falls and dine out at one of the many restaurants in town.