1. The 12 Apostles

Watching the sun set over Victoria's iconic 12 Apostles is one of life's great moments. The limestone stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean along the Great Ocean Road seemingly take on new shapes and colours as they return to shadow as the sun goes down.

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2. Bells Beach and Torquay

Watch the waves crash over Bells Beach and applaud the stellar surfers tackling the notorious swell. A stone's throw from thriving Torquay on the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach is at its peak over the Easter weekend when the world's best surfers compete in the Rip Curl Pro Surfing Competition.

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3. Lorne

Spend a summer's day or a week at Lorne, a microcosm of all the best bits of the Great Ocean Road. Having attracted holidaymakers for generations, Lorne boasts tantalising white beaches, a creative community, a verdant hinterland with waterfalls and rivers, and a high street featuring boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

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4. The Otways

Swap the Great Ocean Road's beaches for the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges. Majestic trees loom over walking tracks fringed with ancient plant life and flourishing ferns. Visit Melba Gully to see the glow worms, venture into the treetops at the Otway Fly, and marvel at the thundering waterfalls.

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5. The Great Ocean Road - The Road!

A list of the world's great drives is not complete without the Great Ocean Road, a breathtaking coastal route spanning 243 kilometres along Victoria's south-west coastline. Prepare the soundtrack and get set for hairpin turns, panoramic ocean views, rainforest detours, quaint coastal cafes and of course, the amazing 12 Apostles.

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6. Wildlife (Tower Hill, Kennett River and Anglesea GC)

Look closely along the Great Ocean Road and you're bound to spot some local wildlife. Tiny Kennett River's gum trees attract languorous koalas, while kangaroos love lounging on the Anglesea golf course. Close encounters of a huge range of native animals can be experienced at Tower Hill State Game Reserve.

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