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Great Southern Touring Route


Melbourne - Lorne - Port Fairy - Halls Gap - Melbourne

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The Great Southern Touring Route turns the romance of the road trip into a grand love affair. Drive along the Great Ocean Road past the iconic surf spots of Torquay and Bells Beach, then onto the holiday haven of Lorne and the magnificent Twelve Apostles. Walk through waterfalls and lush forest in Otway National Park and watch whales from the historic town of Warrnambool. Stretch out your journey with a stay in any of the many scenic seaside towns, from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy. Away from the wild and windswept Southern Ocean, you can explore Aboriginal history in the Grampians and gold rush heritage in Ballarat.

At a glance:

  • Melbourne – Lorne (2 hours)
  • Lorne - Port Fairy (3.5 hours)
  • Port Fairy - Halls Gap (2 hours)
  • Halls Gap – Melbourne (3 hours)