The Great Ocean Road, officially designated the B100, is one of Australia's most iconic roads and runs from Torquay to Allansford along Victoria's South West coastline. More than 180,000 thousand international visitors travel the road each year, let alone the domestic tourists!
The road travels through some beautiful towns, and here is a quick look at some of them - check back for Part 2 next week!
The official start of the road, Torquay has beautiful lawned foreshores, plenty of parklands along leading to the beach and two main town centres - one on the outskirts of town with predominantly with surf shows, and the main centre with general shops.
Places to visit - Bells Beach, Point Danger
With a small village feel, Anglesea feels like a retreat from the city life. The Anglesea River and its lakes give an added dimension to the town - you can fish or kayak in safety, or enjoy the surf beach.
Places to visit - Coogoorah Park, Harvey Street Lookout
A fairly small town, Aireys Inlet is best know for the Split Point Lighthouse which featured in the Round the Twist television series. Distillery Creek on the outskirts of town is a great place to cook over a campfire or walk through beautiful bushland.
Places to visit - Split Point Lighthouse, main beach, Distillery Creek
Perhaps the most popular town along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne has a large lawned foreshore and plenty of wonderful cafes and restaurants. The Erskine Falls are a must visit destination - you walk down through rainforest to one of the most stunning waterfalls in Victoria.
Places to visit - Lorne Surf Beach, Erskine Boardwalk, Erskine Falls, Point Grey Jetty