Great Ocean Road

Hello Everybody,

As we haven't travelled in this area before we would like your advice.

These questions go out to those who have travelled the GOR.
1) Heading from Deniliquin towing a 18' caravan in October would like to know which would be the best directions to travel to Apollo Bay or thereabouts.
2) Any caravan parks with your tick to stay at?
3) What time would you allow to experience the GOR.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.

Thank You
Allan and Andrea
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Reply By: Pradobob - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 09:53

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 09:53
Hi Allan,
I would head towards Geelong and have a look around there first. Plenty of good caravan parks from there to Apollo Bay.
We stayed at the Marengo Caravan Park, just out of town, south of Apollo Bay. We thought it was good value for money, was quiet and was absolute beachfront.
While you are in the area, it would be good to see all of the GOR and finish up at Port Fairy. If you've got 3 weeks that would be excellent, but anything less that 2 weeks wouldn't do it justice, in my opinion. I
I've been there (from SA) at various times of the year, but only book in school holidays.
I can also recommend good CPs at Wye River (expensive but nice), Gellibrand (inland), and Port Campbell.
Hope this helps,
Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan H (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 10:52

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 10:52
Hi Pradobob,
Thanks for your input. After doing research for the last 2 weeks we did think Marengo CP as a good option for your reasons. We do have 2 weeks up our sleeve so it sounds like we could do that.
Do you think Marengo CP would be a good base point?, as the place is near the middle of the GOR.

Cheers and thank you
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Reply By: The Bunyip - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 12:00

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 12:00
Allan & Andrea,
To avoid Melbourne, take the Northern Hwy south to Gisborne, then head through to Geelong via Bacchus Marsh. Certainly much safer then having to deal with Melbourne drivers (of which I was one many years ago).
As previously mentioned, don't let Apollo Bay be the end of your trip, I'd take a fortnight & travel around to Port Campbell then head home back through Geelong.
There are so many beautiful places in the Otway Ranges to visit so a fortnight is enough time to experience the area properly.
Enjoy the Great Ocean Road, if there's a better coastline drive in Australia I'd be surprised.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan H (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 13:01

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 13:01
Thanks Bunyip,
We are looking forward to the trip.

Cheers Allan and Andrea
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Reply By: Cheeky1 - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 12:32

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 12:32
We did it in 2 days. I now wish we had the time to spend a week. Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan H (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 13:03

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 13:03
Cheeky1 the place is still there, make the effort to go back.
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 22:27

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 22:27
We're heading down there for 3 weeks very soon.
Wagga-Port Fairy-Queenscliff-Wagga.
Will let you know how we go.....

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Follow Up By: Member - Allan H (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 06:47

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 06:47
Thanks Michael O,
Would be great to here about your trip on your return, ie: places to see, roads and accommodation.
Hope you enjoy.

Will be waiting for your thoughts.

Thanks Allan and Andrea.
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