Great Ocean Road

Submitted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 15:12
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We're interested in travelling Melbourne to Adelaide with caravan via the Great Ocean Road. Does anyone have some good tips, places to stay, things to see etc - nice offroad sites? Appreciate any thoughts. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 15:41

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 15:41
I was last on the GOR in 1969 and place that sticks in my mind was Apollo Bay and the beach , it's a great scenery drive too.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 15:43

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Follow Up By: Anna & Christiaan - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 16:21

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 16:21
thanks Doug, and will have a toast to Dusty... our dog Homer is a great traveller too.
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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 16:27

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 16:27
Did the Great Ocean Road from April 23 to 26 and had not such nice weather.
I also cycled through this area in 2004 but late November when it was drier and warmer.
Apollo Bay is nice but we paid through the neck and a bit more for a caravan site in town. There are nice eateries/cafes in Apollo Bay. Suggest a visit to Lavers Hill and the tree top walk nearby.
After visiting the viewing area for the Apostles, go and visit the Chocolate factory and Timboon Cheese and the Distillery.
Port Campbell was also a great spot to walk and have a meal.
Enjoy it
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Reply By: Amanda2271 - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 16:31

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 16:31
Cumberland River is a nice spot.. near Lorne
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 16:51

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 16:51
We stayed one night behind the 'pub' at Laver's Hill - they have a few powered spots and a large camping area just down the slope - quite nice overall - didn't cost much. Superb blue wrens in abundance, flitting about the scrub. Overall, we didn't notice many opportunities to bush camp on the GOR (but we don't really know the area) - the main towns are all very tourist orientated though... $$$$.
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Reply By: Pradobob - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 17:18

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 17:18
Wye River CP is nice. So is Surfside Holiday Park in Warnnambool. Never seen a better camp kitchen in all my travels. There are plenty of other good CP's along the road.
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Reply By: Member - Ron O (VIC) - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 17:49

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 17:49
If you want free camping l suggest Johanna Beach campground about 10k from Lavers Hill on Red Johanna rd we stayed there on anzac weekend nice and clean pit toilets well worth a look
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Follow Up By: Member - Leon A (SA) - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 19:44

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 19:44
I second Johanna Beach beautiful campground with an excellent beach.
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Follow Up By: 3GoBush - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 21:22

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 21:22
Johanna Beach is one of the best sites I have stayed on my travels around OZ.

We were going to stay one night, we ended up staying two, we would have stayed more but we had to head home.

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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:18

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:18
Hi,

We did GOR last May - as others have said Apollo bay is lovely, we stayed at the Pisces CP quite nice and close to shops, beach ect We also free camped at Johanna Beach - Lovely spot.

Enjoy the GOR is one of the highlights from our trip around Oz.

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Reply By: The roadrunner - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 21:37

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 21:37
The tree top walk it great to see and experience as i have lived in the Warrnambool area all my life i still love travelling the great ocean road
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